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South Africa’s ex-president due in court to face corruption charges

The trial of South Africa’s former president, Jacob Zuma, on decade-old corruption charges, alongside French arms company Thales, is due to resume on Tuesday.
South African authorities have apprehended eight people suspected of illegally siphoning 2.3 billion rand ($133.87 million) from small lender VBS Mutual Bank, which collapsed in 2018 because of the corruption scandal.

Eight suspects arrested in South Africa’s ‘biggest bank robbery’ fraud case

South African authorities have apprehended eight people suspected of illegally siphoning 2.3 billion rand ($133.87 million) from small lender VBS Mutual Bank, which collapsed in 2018 because of the corruption scandal.
Electricity pylons carrying power from Koeberg nuclear power plant are seen in Cape Town, South Africa, on July 11, 2018. REUTERS-Sumaya Hisham-File Photo

South Africa consults with industry on nuclear power plans

South Africa’s energy ministry on Sunday began consultations with industry on preparations for a proposed 2,500 megawatt (MW) nuclear power plant building programme, which has faced opposition from environmental campaigners.
Koeberg Nuclear Power Plant. 21 August 2010. Wikimedia Commons-Paul Scott

South Africa to develop plan for new 2,500 MW nuclear plant

South Africa will soon start developing a plan for a new 2,500 megawatt (MW) nuclear power plant, the energy ministry told lawmakers on Thursday.
[file] Former South African president Jacob Zuma appears at the KwaZulu-Natal High Court in Durban on April 6, 2018, during for a brief preliminary hearing on corruption charges linked to a multi-billion dollar 1990s arms deal./ AFP PHOTO / POOL / Nic BOTHMA

Jacob Zuma’s corruption trial postponed due to coronavirus

A corruption trial involving South African former president Jacob Zuma, due to resume this week, has been postponed to June because of the coronavirus outbreak, the state prosecutor said Monday.
President Cyril Ramaphosa delivers his State of the Nation address at parliament in Cape Town, South Africa, February 13, 2020. REUTERS-Sumaya Hisham

South African court clears President Ramaphosa of misleading parliament, money-laundering

South Africa’s High Court on Tuesday cleared President Cyril Ramaphosa of lying to parliament about the source of donations to his 2017 campaign to lead the ruling party, setting aside a potentially damaging report by a powerful anti-graft watchdog.

Arrest warrant issued for South African opposition leader Julius Malema

A bench warrant was issued Monday for the arrest of Julius Malema, a fiery leader of one of South Africa’s main opposition parties, the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF).
Power returned to much of Argentina and two neighboring countries following a massive blackout that left tens of millions in the dark on Sunday.

Miners welcome South Africa’s plans to open up power generation

South Africa’s announcement that it will open up electricity generation to other players, effectively breaking Eskom’s monopoly, has been welcomed by many, especially the mining industry, a key sector in Africa’s most industrialised economy.
[file] Former South African president Jacob Zuma appears at the KwaZulu-Natal High Court in Durban on April 6, 2018, during for a brief preliminary hearing on corruption charges linked to a multi-billion dollar 1990s arms deal./ AFP PHOTO / POOL / Nic BOTHMA

Jacob Zuma receiving treatment in foreign country – lawyers

Lawyers for South Africa’s former President Jacob Zuma have dismissed reports that he will be in parliament on Thursday for his successor Cyril Ramaphosa’s annual state of the nation address, saying he is still receiving medical treatment abroad.
[file] Former South African president Jacob Zuma appears at the KwaZulu-Natal High Court in Durban on April 6, 2018, during for a brief preliminary hearing on corruption charges linked to a multi-billion dollar 1990s arms deal./ AFP PHOTO / POOL / Nic BOTHMA

Court issues arrest warrant against Jacob Zuma

A South African court has issued an arrest warrant for former President Jacob Zuma, after he skipped court on grounds of needing medical treatment.

South African Airways secures state-led rescue

South African Airways was placed under a state-led rescue plan on Thursday as part of a massive restructuring following a costly week-long strike last month.
[file] Former South African president Jacob Zuma appears at the KwaZulu-Natal High Court in Durban on April 6, 2018, during for a brief preliminary hearing on corruption charges linked to a multi-billion dollar 1990s arms deal./ AFP PHOTO / POOL / Nic BOTHMA

Jacob Zuma loses bid to stop corruption trial

A South African court on Friday rejected an appeal by former President Jacob Zuma that sought to prevent his prosecution on corruption charges over a 2 billion dollars arms deal.

UK lawmaker blames HSBC, others over corruption in South Africa under Jacob Zuma

British lawmaker Peter Hain said corruption under South Africa’s former president Jacob Zuma was enabled by international banks, companies, and governments which should now seek to recover the loot they helped to launder.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on July 27, 2018 former South African president Jacob Zuma stands in the dock of the High Court of Pietermaritzburg during his hearing over 16 corruption charges. A public inquiry opened in South Africa on August 20, 2018, probing alleged corruption under scandal-tainted former president Jacob Zuma, who is accused of overseeing widespread graft during his nine-year reign. The inquiry, which could take two years to deliver its findings, is set to hear evidence of allegations that Zuma let ministries and government agencies be plundered for private gain in a scandal known as "state capture". / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Phill MAGAKOE

Reports: Jacob Zuma owes bank, school fees for daughter

Former South African President Jacob Zuma appears to be facing a financial downturn, unable to pay a debt of R7.3million ($496,000) to VBS Bank, now in liquidation and also pay the school fees for one of his daughters.
Workers at South African Airways (SAA) downed tools on Friday to demand higher wages and protest planned job cuts in a strike that has forced the troubled state-owned carrier to cancel all flights and left its future hanging in the balance.

South African Airways hit by crippling strike

South African Airways workers on Friday embarked on an indefinite strike for higher wages and against the national carrier's retrenchment plan, forcing the cash-strapped airline to ground hundreds of flights.
FILE PHOTO- Mulugeta Desalegn, an owner of a convenience store, or “spaza shop”, picks an item for a customer as he holds a candle, in Senaone, Soweto, South Africa March 18, 2019. REUTERS-Siphiwe Sibeko-File Photo

South Africa hit by rolling blackouts as state utility struggles

South Africa was hit by rolling blackouts on Wednesday in a blow for the continent’s most developed economy as it shows signs of rebounding.

South Africa ex-president Jacob Zuma to appeal graft trial

South Africa’s embattled former president Jacob Zuma will appeal a court ruling that he face trial on corruption charges over a 1990s arms deal, his lawyer said Tuesday.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on July 27, 2018 former South African president Jacob Zuma stands in the dock of the High Court of Pietermaritzburg during his hearing over 16 corruption charges. A public inquiry opened in South Africa on August 20, 2018, probing alleged corruption under scandal-tainted former president Jacob Zuma, who is accused of overseeing widespread graft during his nine-year reign. The inquiry, which could take two years to deliver its findings, is set to hear evidence of allegations that Zuma let ministries and government agencies be plundered for private gain in a scandal known as "state capture". / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Phill MAGAKOE

South Africa’s ex-leader to face corruption charges

South Africa’s scandal-plagued former president Jacob Zuma will face a corruption trial, a court ruled on Friday, dismissing his application for a permanent stay of prosecution.

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