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IMF Approves US$4.3 Billion in Support to South Africa for the COVID-19 Pandemic

Washington, DC – July 27, 2020: The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) today approved South Africa’s request for emergency financial assistance of SDR 3,051.2 million (US$ 4,286.5 million or 100 percent of quota) under the Rapid Financing Instrument (RFI) to meet the urgent balance of payment (BOP) needs stemming from the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • Countries Africa

AFRICA | Zindzi Mandela dies

JOHANNESBURG – Zindzi Mandela, daughter of former South African president and liberation hero Nelson Mandela, died on Monday, the Mandela family said.Zindzi Mandela, the youngest daughter of anti-apartheid activists Winnie Madikizela-Mandela and Nelson Mandela, rose to international prominence when she read out Nelson Mandela’s rejection of then-president P.W. Botha’s offer of a conditional release from prison in 1985.

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  • Countries Africa
  • Published in Africa

Jump-Start Private Investment to reignite South Africa's Growth says IMF

WASHINGTON, DC, June 3, 2019 - The International Monetary Fund, IMF, says South Africa’s subdued economic growth could be reignited if the pace of structural reform implementation accelerates. In this regard, robust actions are needed to reduce the fiscal deficit and reverse the increase in public debt.

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  • Countries None
  • Published in Africa

G20 Summit: BRICS Pushes For 'Democratic International Order'

High-level representatives of the world's 20 most industrialized countries gathered Friday in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in an attempt to rescue the global economy from its worst crisis in seven decades. Following an informal side-meeting, the heads of state from BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) issued a joint statement calling for the strengthening of multilateral institutions and rules.

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  • Countries Latin America

Marrying technology and home language boosts maths and science learning

Technology, like mobile apps and online learning platforms, is becoming an increasingly important teaching tool all over the world. That’s also true in emerging markets; accessible technologies can essentially be used to take information and digital resources into remote, rural and under-resourced schools.

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  • Countries Africa

Apartheid, guns and money: book lifts the lid on Cold War secrets

South Africa - November 3, 2018 - It’s not very often that a book really reshapes our perception of an issue, but Hennie van Vuuren’s “Apartheid, Guns and Money: a tale of profit” is one. It is a massive work: over 600 pages and the result of a decade of meticulous, painstaking work.

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  • Countries Africa
  • Published in Politics
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