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Platinum Producer to Cut 14,000 Jobs in South Africa

Posted January 15th, 2013 at 8:40 am (UTC-5)
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Mining giant Anglo American Platinum has announced plans to close four mine shafts in South Africa and cut up to 14,000 jobs. The vast majority of the job cuts would be in the city of Rustenburg, where at least 46 people were killed in mine-related unrest last year. In a statement Tuesday, the company, also […]

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South African Presidency says Mandela’s Health Improving

Posted January 6th, 2013 at 9:45 am (UTC-5)
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South Africa’s presidency says former president Nelson Mandela has recovered from his recent lung infection and surgery to remove gallstones. A statement from President Jacob Zuma’s office says Mr. Mandela has made steady progress and continues to improve. Mr. Mandela has been receiving treatment at his Johannesburg home. The 94-year-old anti-apartheid icon was hospitalized for […]

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South African President Zuma Visits Mandela in Hospital

Posted December 25th, 2012 at 8:25 am (UTC-5)
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South African President Jacob Zuma says former leader Nelson Mandela is “looking much better,” after more than two weeks in a Pretoria hospital. Mr. Zuma commented on Tuesday, after a Christmas visit with the 94-year-old anti-apartheid icon. President Zuma said Mr. Mandela was happy to have visitors and was in “good spirts”. He added that […]

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South Africa’s Mandela to Spend Christmas in Hospital

Posted December 24th, 2012 at 12:15 pm (UTC-5)
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South African officials say former president Nelson Mandela will spend Christmas in a hospital. The office of the presidency issued a statement confirming his doctors’ decision on Monday. The 94-year-old anti-apartheid icon was admitted to a Pretoria hospital on December 8. He underwent surgery to remove gallstones on Saturday, a few days after doctors treated […]

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South Africa’s Zuma Urges Countrymen to Pray for Ailing Mandela

Posted December 22nd, 2012 at 8:45 am (UTC-5)
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South African President Jacob Zuma has visited former president and civil rights icon Nelson Mandela in the hospital and urged his countrymen to keep praying for the 94-year-old Nobel laureate. A presidential spokesman said Mr. Zuma assured Mr. Mandela of the love and support of all South Africans, young and old — and supporters the […]

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Zuma: Mandela’s Condition Improving

Posted December 20th, 2012 at 2:25 pm (UTC-5)
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South Africa’s president says the health of Nelson Mandela is improving following gallstone surgery and treatment for a lung infection. Jacob Zuma spoke at the close of a ruling ANC party conference Thursday. He said Mr. Mandela’s condition was “serious” but added that he is “responding well to treatment and has steadily improved over the […]

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South Africa’s Zuma Retains ANC Leadership

Posted December 18th, 2012 at 6:00 am (UTC-5)
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South African President Jacob Zuma will remain chairman of the ruling African National Congress party, after delegates at a party conference overwhelmingly supported him in a leadership vote. Nearly 4,000 delegates voted Tuesday, with three-quarters backing Mr. Zuma to head the party leading up to the country’s 2014 presidential election. The ANC has been in […]

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South Africa’s Zuma Expected to Retain ANC Leadership

Posted December 18th, 2012 at 3:10 am (UTC-5)
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South African President Jacob Zuma is expected to maintain his leadership of the ruling African National Congress party, after a vote to choose who will head the organization into the 2014 presidential election. Votes were being counted early Tuesday after 4,000 delegates at a party conference made their choices for the top six leadership positions. […]

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South Africa’s Zuma Faces Challenge for ANC Leadership

Posted December 17th, 2012 at 3:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Delegates from South Africa’s ruling African National Congress are voting on the party’s top six leadership positions including who will lead the organization in the run-up to the 2014 presidential election. President Jacob Zuma is facing a challenge by Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe in Monday’s vote for the ANC chairmanship. Mr. Zuma is expected to […]

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Mandela Remains Hospitalized, Health Improving

Posted December 17th, 2012 at 11:15 am (UTC-5)
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Former South African President Nelson Mandela remains hospitalized after undergoing recent gallstone surgery and treatment for a lung infection. A presidential spokesman said Monday that the public should assume that Mr. Mandela’s health is improving unless it supplies information to the contrary. The 94-year-old anti-apartheid leader was admitted to a Pretoria hospital on December 8. […]

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