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Starbucks opens first cafe in sub-Saharan Africa

Hundreds of coffee lovers queued early Thursday in an upmarket Johannesburg shopping centre as international chain Starbucks opened its first cafe in sub-Saharan Africa. Starbucks opens first cafe in sub-Saharan Africa Starbucks opens first...

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Soft drink sugar tax hits South Africa

South Africa’s Finance Minister, Pravin Gordhan announced during his budget speech that a tax on sweetened sugar beverages would be implemented by April 2017. While the beverage industry contest the idea, many support it...

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Could taxis drive South Africa forward?

Close to 19 million South Africans use minibus taxis everyday, even as most people describe them as dangerous and unreliable modes of public transport. As Joel Flynn reports, while the industry is worth 2.6...