SA bets on bolstering growth to fight downgrades - Treasury

2016-12-02 21:36

SA has plans in place to ignite growth to avert a ratings downgrade in the next six months, National Treasury tells Fin24 as economists caution we aren't out of the woods yet.

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New children’s hospital is proof that SA is on a good path - Moseneke

2016-12-02 21:33

The new state-of-the-art children’s hospital built in memory of former president Nelson Mandela is proof that South Africa is on a good path, former Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke says.


Hostages safe in Paris

2016-12-02 22:36

Several people taken hostage on Friday evening in a Paris travel agency were released safe and sound, police said, but the armed robber who seized them was on the run.


S&P ratings: Treasury highlights 11 points

2016-12-02 20:13

National Treasury has pointed out the strengths and weaknesses mentioned by S&P Global Ratings after the country escaped a downgrade to junk.

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Angolan President Dos Santos to stand down in 2017

2016-12-02 22:00

Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos, in power for 37 years, will stand down before next year's general election, state radio says, citing sources in the ruling MPLA party.


Pirate's to form Iceland's government

2016-12-02 22:22

Iceland's president has invited the anti-establishment Pirate Party to form a government, after both the right and left-wing parties each failed in their bids.


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