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SOUTH AFRICA

Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
May 12, 2019
ANC keeps power in South Africa but scandals cost it votes
The African National Congress easily won South Africa's general election Saturday, but its share of the vote fell, reflecting anger at corruption scandals and racial inequalities that remain entrenched a generation after the party took power.
BUSINESS
May 1, 2019
Sibanye says 1,800 workers are trapped underground in South Africa platinum mine
About 1,800 workers are trapped underground at a Sibanye Gold Ltd. platinum operation in South Africa after an incident in the shaft used to transport workers, the company said.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 11, 2019
Nissan pledges ¥23.9 billion South Africa investment for production of latest Navara pickup
Nissan Motor Co. plans to invest a further 3 billion rand (¥23.9 billion) in its South African plant to prepare for production of the latest version of the Navara pickup.
WORLD
Mar 14, 2019
Lion on the lam locked up in South African jail
A young lion that had been captured after being on the run for almost a month spent the night in a South African police cell before being moved back to its national park home.
Japan Times
Rugby
Dec 19, 2018
Springbok captain Siya Kolisi committed to giving back to children in South Africa
When Japan takes on South Africa next September at Kumagaya Rugby Ground the Brave Blossoms will come up against a player in Siya Kolisi whose background and raison d'etre is a world away from their own.
Japan Times
ENVIRONMENT
Nov 16, 2018
After severe drought, invasive trees around Cape Town to be target of eradication campaign
Big business is backing a South African fund to eradicate invasive trees around Cape Town and yield billions of liters of water as the city emerges from its worst drought in a century, officials said Friday.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Nov 7, 2018
Four of 6 rare black rhinos die after move to Chad, possibly from starvation
Four out of 6 endangered black rhinos that were relocated to Chad from South Africa have died, possibly of starvation, the two countries and an NGO said.
Japan Times
WORLD
Nov 3, 2018
South Africans make bricks from human urine
South African researchers have made bricks using human urine in a process that could one day help reduce global warming emissions by finding a productive use for the waste product.
Japan Times
Rugby
Oct 4, 2018
Japan's win over South Africa set to be turned into movie
Japan's famous win over South Africa at the 2015 Rugby World Cup, regarded by many as one of the greatest sporting upsets of all time, will to be turned into a movie with an international all-star cast, the film's creator told Kyodo News.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Sep 13, 2018
South African cave stone boasts oldest-known human drawing, dating back 73,000 years
A small stone flake marked with intersecting lines of red ochre pigment some 73,000 years ago that was found in a cave on South Africa's southern coast represents what archaeologists on Wednesday called the oldest-known example of human drawing.
WORLD
Jul 22, 2018
Gunmen shoot 11 taxi drivers dead in South Africa ambush
Gunmen shot dead 11 taxi drivers returning to Johannesburg from the funeral of a colleague in Kwa-Zulu Natal on Saturday, a police spokesman said Sunday.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jul 22, 2018
In Senegal, Xi pledges stronger Sino-African ties
Chinese President Xi Jinping pledged during a visit to Senegal on Saturday to strengthen economic ties with Africa, a continent already awash with cheap Chinese loans in exchange for minerals and huge construction projects.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
May 1, 2018
Icebergs could be tugged from Antarctica to drought-hit Cape Town to ease water crisis: experts
Marine salvage experts are floating a plan to tug icebergs from Antarctica to South Africa's drought-hit Cape Town to help solve the region's worst water shortage in a century.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Mar 22, 2018
African nations agree to form giant free-trade bloc but top economies Nigeria and South Africa stay on sidelines
African leaders agreed to form a $3 trillion continental free-trade zone encompassing 1.2 billion people, but its two biggest economies, Nigeria and South Africa, did not sign up, diminishing its impact.
EDITORIALS
Feb 19, 2018
A last chance for the ANC — and South Africa?
Japan should step up efforts to ensure that new South African President Cyril Ramaphosa succeeds as he tries to reorient his country and overcome the legacy of the Zuma interregnum.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Feb 14, 2018
ANC orders Zuma to step down as South African president but doesn't specify timing
South Africa's ruling party ordered Jacob Zuma on Tuesday to step down as head of state after marathon talks over the fate of a leader whose scandal-plagued years in power darkened and divided Nelson Mandela's post-apartheid "Rainbow Nation."
EDITORIALS
Jan 29, 2018
Cape Town approaches 'Day Zero'
The water woes of South Africa's Cape Town should serve as a lesson for Japan.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Jan 26, 2018
One in 20 of South Africa's rhinos slaughtered in 2017
South Africa's efforts to stem the poaching of endangered rhinos for their horns failed to prevent another 5 percent of the population being slaughtered last year.
EDITORIALS
Dec 24, 2017
A bittersweet victory in South Africa
Cyril Ramaphosa has won an election but the struggle for control of the ANC and the South African government continues.
Japan Times
Rugby
Oct 26, 2017
Experimental Japan squad to take on Ellis-led World XV
Jamie Joseph's Japan side faces its first test of the autumn Saturday when it takes on Robbie Deans' World XV in an uncapped game at Fukuoka's Level 5 Stadium.

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