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Drought-hit Cape Town dreads 'Day Zero' when taps will run dry

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - A tough water-saving regime and the generosity of farmers have given South Africa's main tourist hub welcome respite from a severe drought and helped push back a dreaded "Day Zero" when Cape Town's taps are expected to run dry.

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South Africa's parliament to launch inquiry into mines minister Zwane

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's parliament will launch an investigation into allegations of influence-peddling against mines minister Mosebenzi Zwane, its oversight committee on mineral resources department said on Wednesday.

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Gunmen kill five police in attack on South African police station

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Gunmen killed six people in an attack on a police station in a small South African town on Wednesday, stealing quantities of weapons and a vehicle in what police were treating as a robbery.

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South Africa's drought-stricken Cape Town pushes back 'Day Zero' to July 9

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - South Africa's drought-stricken city of Cape Town has pushed back its estimate for "Day Zero," when taps are expected to run dry, to July 9 from June 4 due to a decline in water usage, the city's deputy mayor said on Tuesday.

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Investors watching closely as South Africa's Ramaphosa considers cabinet line-up

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Tuesday his early morning walks gave him time to think about his cabinet amid growing speculation about its composition and the future of the finance minister.

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South Africa's Ramaphosa set to outline priorities in key speech

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's new president, Cyril Ramaphosa, is expected to give more details about how he plans to tackle corruption and boost economic growth on Friday, when he delivers his first state of the nation address.

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Wily negotiator Ramaphosa takes South Africa's top job

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - After weeks of tortuous discussions to convince scandal-plagued Jacob Zuma to step down as head of state, South Africa's great negotiator, Cyril Ramaphosa, has fulfilled his long-held ambition to lead the country.

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South Africa starts long walk back to post-Zuma rehabilitation

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africans awoke to a nation without Jacob Zuma as president for the first time in nine years on Thursday, released from the burden of a compromised leader who darkened the dreams and aspirations of the post-apartheid "Rainbow

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South Africa's Zuma expected to respond to 'recall' order

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African President Jacob Zuma was expected to respond on Wednesday to an order from the ruling African National Congress (ANC) to step down as head of state, party officials said, after nine years in office dogged by scandal

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South Africa's drought-stricken Cape Town pushes back 'Day Zero' to June 4

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's drought-stricken city of Cape Town has pushed back its estimate for "Day Zero," when residents will have to start queuing for water, to June 4 from May 11 due to a decline in water usage, the city's deputy mayor sai

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South African President Zuma's fate to be decided on Monday, says ANC head

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - The ANC will decide President Jacob Zuma's fate at a special meeting on Monday, the party's new chief said, in what could be the most serious bid yet to unseat a leader damaged by corruption allegations.

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South Africa's ANC to hold meeting on Monday as pressure mounts on Zuma

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) will convene a special meeting of its decision-making executive on Monday, its spokesman said, amid mounting pressure on President Jacob Zuma to step down.

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South Africa's ANC official urges patience during Zuma exit talks

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africans should be patient with the ruling African National Congress (ANC) leader Cyril Ramaphosa as he holds talks with President Jacob Zuma for a transition of power, the party's national chairperson said on Saturday.

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South Africa's Ramaphosa clears diary, pushing for Zuma exit

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - African National Congress (ANC) leader Cyril Ramaphosa and other top party officials pulled out of public events on Friday, fuelling speculation that Ramaphosa was making a final push to force Jacob Zuma to step down as South Africa'

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End-game looms for South Africa's Zuma

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Efforts by South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) to unseat President Jacob Zuma tilted towards the end game on Wednesday as the speaker of parliament said party leader Cyril Ramaphosa would outline Zuma's fate immi

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South Africa's ANC to hold urgent meeting on Zuma's future

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) will hold an urgent meeting on Monday to discuss President Jacob Zuma's future as head of state after overnight talks with the scandal-plagued 75-year-old leader failed to secu

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