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16/01 South Africa's rand rose to its strongest since July 2015 on Tuesday as it crossed crucial technical points and ignited offshore buying interest.  Full story
16/01 The Foschini Group (TFG) reported a more than 30 percent jump in December sales, buoyed by recent British acquisitions, lifting the South African retailer's share price by 5 percent.  Full story
16/01 Nicolaas Kruger will step down as chief executive of South African life insurer MMI Holdings next month, after more than seven years at the helm, as part of a management shake-up announced on Tuesday.  Full story
16/01 Nicolaas Kruger will step down as the chief executive of MMI Holdings with effect from Feb. 15, the South African life insurer said on Tuesday, sending its shares up nearly 7 percent.  Full story
16/01 following company announcements, scheduled economic indicators, debt and currency market moves and political events may affect South African markets on Tuesday.  Full story
12/01 An investigation into the South African arm of KPMG is progressing "satisfactorily" while part of it is nearing completion, the boss of the nation's audit regulator said on Friday.  Full story
12/01 A South African market regulator said on Friday it was reviewing volatile share trading sparked by market speculation that a research group would release a negative report on a listed firm.. . .  Full story
11/01 Nigerian regulators have set a Jan. 16 deadline for receipt of binding offers from prospective bidders to acquire debt-laden telecom firm 9mobile, the telecoms regulator said on Thursday.. . .  Full story
11/01 South Africa's rand was flat on Thursday, taking a breather after a week of volatile trade driven by swirling speculation that President Jacob Zuma would step down before his term ends in 2019.. . .  Full story
11/01 One person was killed and part of South Africa's Royal Bafokeng Platinum's (RBPlat) conveyor belt was burnt during overnight protests at one of its shafts in the country's North West Province, the platinum producer said. . .  Full story
11/01 South Africa's Royal Bafokeng Platinum (RBPlat) said one person was killed and a conveyor belt was burnt during overnight protests at one of the platinum producer's shafts in the country's North West Province.. . .  Full story
11/01 A financial services subsidiary of South Africa's Bidvest Group said on Thursday it has acquired Cannon Asset Managers as part of an acquisition drive to expand into investment management.. . .  Full story
10/01 South Africa's rand weakened as much as 1.7 percent on Wednesday to its worst performance in nearly three weeks after the ruling African National Congress said an early exit for President Jacob Zuma had not. . .  Full story
09/01 South Africa's rand strengthened on Tuesday, touching its highest level in two sessions, after rumours that President Jacob Zuma had stepped down spurred a temporary rally in the currency against the greenback.. . .  Full story
07/01 Zambia has declared a curfew in a poor Lusaka township badly affected by a cholera outbreak that has killed 58 people across the country since September, the government said on Sunday.. . .  Full story
04/01 Steinhoff's finance head stepped down on Thursday as the South African retailer focuses on plugging a hole in its finances after an accounting scandal.. . .  Full story
04/01 Zambia has shut three of South African retailer Shoprite's Hungry Lion fast-food restaurants after their food tested positive for the bacterium that causes cholera, a government minister said on Thursday.. . .  Full story
03/01 South Africa's rand gained more than one percent on Wednesday, reversing losses from earlier in the session to trade at a three-day high as investors betting on a dollar recovery bought the local currency. . .  Full story
29/12 South Africa's rand was firmer on Friday, the last trading day of the year, as continued volatility in low liquidity conditions saw the currency touch and then retreat from levels near its 2-1/2 year. . .  Full story
28/12 Ratings agency Moody's on Thursday downgraded Steinhoff's debt deeper into "junk" territory and warned further downgrades could follow due to mounting cash flow problems at the South African retail group.. . .  Full story
28/12 MTN Group, Africa's biggest mobile phone operator, said on Thursday it had assigned a $231 million shareholder loan to phone tower group, IHS Holding Ltd, impacting its 2017 profits.. . .  Full story
27/12 South African financial markets opened at 0900 GMT on Wednesday after the resumption of trading was delayed due to technical issues, exchange operator JSE Ltd. said.. . .  Full story
22/12 Shocked Steinhoff shareholders have wiped more than $12 billion off its value since it revealed "accounting irregularities" and parted ways with its chief executive, in a dramatic fall from grace for the South African retailer.. . .  Full story
22/12 South African tycoon Christo Wiese resigned on Thursday as chairman of Steinhoff , the latest setback for the retail group in the throes of an accounting scandal.. . .  Full story
21/12 South Africa's rand inched firmer on Thursday, regaining the momentum injected by Cyril Ramaphosa's election to lead the ruling African National Congress.. . .  Full story
21/12 South African investor Christo Wiese has sold an additional 1.1 billion rand ($87 million) of shares in supermarket group Shoprite, exchange filings showed on Thursday, after his exposure to scandal-hit retailer Steinhoff dented his fortune.. . .  Full story
21/12 South Africa's biggest lender by assets, Standard Bank, urged the newly elected leadership of the ruling ANC party on Thursday to urgently implement sweeping reforms to restore investor confidence and reverse economic decline.. . .  Full story
20/12 South Africa's rand rose on Wednesday, buoyed by as positive sentiment from the election of ruling party leader Cyril Ramaphosa.. . .  Full story
20/12 Workers at South Africa's Shoprite will go on a one-day strike on Dec. 22 to protest a change in working hours, their union said on Wednesday. . .  Full story
20/12 Italy's Campari signed an agreement to buy cognac brand Bisquit from South Africa's Distell group in a move aimed at further broadening its premium spirit portfolio.. . .  Full story
19/12 Downer EDI Ltd, a mining contractor, said on Wednesday it had secured a mining services contract at the Gruyere Gold Project worth about A$400 million($306.56 million).. . .  Full story
19/12 South African banking stocks rallied on Tuesday, buoyed by optimism that the newly elected leader of the ruling African National Congress will push through policies aimed at putting the economy on a stronger footing.. . .  Full story
19/12 Anglo-South African financial services group Old Mutual is selling its UK wealth business run by veteran fund manager Richard Buxton to private equity firm TA Associates for 600 million pounds ($803 million), it said on. . .  Full story
18/12 South Africa's rand scaled nine-month highs on Monday after Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa became the new leader of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) party, succeeding President Jacob Zuma.. . .  Full story
18/12 ArcelorMittal South Africa , which has agreed to pay a 1.5 billion rand ($116.85 million) fine for colluding to fix steel prices in five instalments, will be allowed to pay the first of those. . .  Full story
15/12 South Africa's rand firmed 2 percent on Friday as the ruling African National Congress prepared to elect its now leader, the likely next president. . .  Full story
15/12 South African tycoon Christo Wiese on Friday called off plans to sell his stake in grocer Shoprite to Steinhoff's African arm, a day after he resigned from Steinhoff's board in the midst of an accounting. . .  Full story
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