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New home in Russia: White South African farmer seeks safety as land seizure looms (VIDEO)

As South Africa mulls a constitutional amendment that would allow the expropriation of land from white farmers, one such man is seeking Russian citizenship and a new start far from his African birthplace. RT caught up with Johannes Du Toit and his father Leon Francois during their visit to Russia’s Kaluga region, located around three hours by car from Moscow. ...

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Elephants & giraffes caught in snow as South African spring takes unusual turn (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

Winter had apparently come and gone for South Africa’s Western Cape and residents were looking forward to enjoying the warmer spring weather. Mother nature had different ideas this past weekend, however. Thanks to an intense cold snap which gripped much of South Africa’s Cape region, some substantial snowfalls were recorded to mark the onset of spring in a somewhat unorthodox ...

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White people are murderers, S. African ruling party caucus tweets, disowns it after outcry

The official account of ANC’s parliamentary caucus was forced to delete a tweet that appeared to suggest that white people are murderers. The statement provoked an outcry and has since been disowned. The controversial tweet published by @ANCParliament account last Thursday read: “The biggest mistake we are making is to consult murderers. White people are 9% of the population, they ...

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Take away land & the poor will starve, South African farmer tells RT

White farmers in South Africa are outraged at government plans to amend the constitution to allow their lands to be seized without compensation. Investments and food production will suffer, they warn. President Cyril Ramaphosa announced his “democracy in action” plan this week to speed up expropriation of white-owned land. The government wants to redistribute the land to the black population ...

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3 prominent Russian journalists killed in Central African Republic – reports

A three-man crew of Russian journalists was killed in the Central African Republic, with colleagues saying they were shooting a film about mercenaries in the country. Local police say they may have fallen victim to a robbery. The three men have been named as journalist Orhan Dzhemal, director Aleksandr Rastorguyev, and cameraman Kirill Radchenko. Dzhemal was a well-known war correspondent, ...

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China to invest $15 billion in South African economy

Beijing has pledged to bankroll $ 14.7 billion in South Africa and provide the country’s power utility and logistics corporation with loans. The South African rand firmed by more than one percent on news of the investment. The announcement followed a meeting between the two countries’ leaders President Cyril Ramaphosa and Chinese President Xi Jinping in Pretoria. Xi’s state visit ...

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South African gold industry in decline & nothing can change that, says country’s largest miner

One of the world’s largest gold producing nations, South Africa, is facing a steep decline in output because of depleting reserves and aging infrastructure, according to the country’s biggest miner, AngloGold. Read more “Gold is a sunset industry. It doesn’t matter what you do, it doesn’t matter how you do it, you are not going to be able to change ...

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Libya, migrants & karma: Europe's new migration policy wrecks on North African reality

The EU’s new plan to create refugee camps in North Africa is unlikely to ever work, as it’s never considered the situation on the ground – something that Europe helped create when it intervened in Libya, experts warn. Years of unending migrant influx have apparently stretched both the capacity and hospitality of some European nations to the limit. While the ...

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South African plane crash shown from cabin in horrifying VIDEO

Horrifying footage of what is said to be a recent plane crash outside the South African capital, Pretoria shot from inside the Convair CV-340 plane has been published online by Airlive. The video shows the Rovos Air local flight passing low over the ground as fire is seen coming from its left wing engine, while a passenger says: “This is ...

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75% of South African gold mines unprofitable – mineral council

South Africa’s 140-year-old gold industry – which was once the world’s largest – is now facing a major crisis. The country’s mineral council says 75 percent of gold mines are unprofitable or barely making money. The announcement comes as the sector enters wage talks with its employees. Around 200 employer and employee representatives are set to start the negotiations on ...

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