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Mandela Day used to repair looting damage

Mandela Day used to repair looting damage

AFRICAN MIRROR REPORTER SOUTH African from all walks of life used Mandela Day - the celebration of the birthday of the country's founding president - to do good humanitarian deeds, all aimed at repairing the damage done by last week’s violence and looting. Several individuals and groups donated and helped to distribute food and water to communities that have been left stranded after shopping malls, factories and warehouses were set alight and looted in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng in the worst violence since the dawn of democracy. While some provided food, large groups joined clean up campaigns across the two provinces…
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The storm is over, but the battle remains – Ramaphosa

The storm is over, but the battle remains – Ramaphosa

AFTER  a week from hell, President Cyril Ramaphosa has sought to instil confidence among South Africans that calm has been restored to most of the affected areas, but warned that the storm is not over yet. While Ramaphosa has outlined measures to contain the violence and the looting, he has made it abundantly clear that this was the biggest test to SA’s democracy and that the biggest challenge remains to arrest the ring leaders of the insurrection which paralysed parts of the country and inflicted damage running into billions. Alongside the big clean-up operation and the campaign by the police…
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S.A looting dies down as more troops expected

S.A looting dies down as more troops expected

A week of violence, arson and looting that has engulfed South Africa slowly began to ebb on Thursday as several districts rocked by the mayhem were quiet ahead of an expected surge in soldiers on the streets. Pockets of looting contiued in the eastern port city of Durban. A Reuters reporter saw crowds in Durban's Mobeni neighbourhood rollling away trolleys loaded with maize meal and other looted staples. Some loaded pick-up trucks - one such truck had to be abandoned as it had run out of fuel. Petrol stations have shut across the city because of the unrest. Taxi drivers…
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EXCLUSIVE – South Africa tries to recover over $23 million from SAP for ‘unlawful’ contracts

EXCLUSIVE – South Africa tries to recover over $23 million from SAP for ‘unlawful’ contracts

ALEXANDER WINNING SOUTH African investigators are seeking to recover more than 400 million rand ($23 million) from German software firm SAP for two government contracts they allege were entered into unlawfully, court documents seen by Reuters show. Although the amount of money sought is small for a company with a market value of around 162 billion euros, the move by the authorities is another headache for SAP, which in 2018 admitted to misconduct over deals with South African state firms during former president Jacob Zuma's tenure. SAP, a major global business software company, had said it was reviewing all its…
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