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  • RUSTENBURG, South Africa, Sept 16- South African platinum miner Vincent Nyeleka has just moved up in the world, leaving behind a cramped hovel that he rented for a new, three-bedroom house he can call his own.

  • UPDATE 1-Petra sells rare blue diamond for $27.6 mln Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 3:41 AM ET

    Sept 16- London- listed Petra Diamonds Ltd sold a rare blue diamond found at its mine in South Africa for $27.6 million, falling short of the price some analysts had expected it to fetch.

  • South Africa seizes $9.3 million at airport Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 9:56 AM ET

    JOHANNESBURG— Authorities in South Africa say they have seized $9.3 million in cash from two Nigerians and an Israeli who arrived at Lanseria, an airport in the Johannesburg area. Travelers arriving in South Africa with more than $2,300 are subject to stringent checks.

  • JOHANNESBURG, Sept 12- After his conviction on Friday for the negligent killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day last year, Olympic track star Oscar Pistorius's next battle will be to stay outside the walls of the notorious Pretoria Central Prison, or C-Max.

  • UPDATE 1-Pistorius found guilty of culpable homicide Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 4:33 AM ET

    PRETORIA, Sept 12- Oscar Pistorius was convicted of culpable homicide on Friday, having escaped the more serious charge of murder for the killing of his girlfriend, and the Olympic and Paralympic track star could face a lengthy prison sentence.

  • PRETORIA, Sept 12- Oscar Pistorius returns to court on Friday after being cleared of murdering girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, but the South African Olympic and Paralympic sprinter could still be convicted of culpable homicide for the "negligent" shooting of the model.

  • SINGAPORE, Sept 12- Gold extended losses to trade near a 7-1/ 2 month low on Friday, poised to post its worst week in more than three months as a stronger dollar and easing tensions in Ukraine curbed appetite for safe-haven bullion.

  • JOHANNESBURG, Sept 11- South Africa- focused bullion producer Sibanye Gold plans to cut up to 2,500 workers at its recently acquired Cooke 4 mine west of Johannesburg, two industry sources told Reuters on Thursday. Job cuts are a thorny issue in South Africa where labor relations in the mining shafts are raw and the unemployment rate is around 25 percent.

  • *Trial presented South Africa with awkward realities. PRETORIA, Sept 11- A South African judge cleared Oscar Pistorius of premeditated murder on Thursday, saying prosecutors had failed to prove the Olympic and Paralympic track star explicitly intended to kill his girlfriend on Valentine's Day last year.

  • Judgement day for Oscar Pistorius Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 7:00 PM ET

    JOHANNESBURG, Sept 11- After 41 days of tears, anguish and at times gruesome testimony in the Pretoria High Court, Oscar Pistorius, the double amputee who became one of the biggest names in athletics, will learn this week whether he will spend the next 25 years behind bars.

  • Judgment day for Oscar Pistorius Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 7:00 PM ET

    JOHANNESBURG, Sept 11- After 41 days of tears, anguish and at times gruesome testimony in the Pretoria High Court, Oscar Pistorius, the double amputee who became one of the biggest names in athletics, will learn this week whether he will spend the next 25 years behind bars.

  • The all-in cost of producing an ounce of gold dropped by 23 percent to $1,331 an ounce in the year to end-March, according to data from Citigroup.

  • LONDON, Sept 3- British airline Virgin Atlantic is to beef up its core transatlantic services and stop flying to Tokyo, Mumbai, Vancouver and Cape Town, to help it try to reach a level of profitability which has proved elusive for the past 15 years.

  • American doctor tests for Ebola: Report     Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 1:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Meg Tirrell reports an American missionary doctor serving in Liberia has tested positive for Ebola.

  • Forecasts for 20 percent net annual returns from investing in shopping malls, office blocks or industrial complexes in countries from Zambia to Kenya is drawing in new investors, despite more immediate concerns in some countries about Ebola, terrorism or political stability.

  • How Ivory Coast steps up guard against Ebola     Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 12:43 AM ET

    Jean Louis Billon, Minister of Commerce at Ivory Coast, says its economy has not been affected by the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and outlines the preventive measures the country has implemented.

  • PRETORIA, Aug 26- South Africa avoided slipping into recession in the second quarter as solid growth in agriculture and finance outweighed a plunge in production in the strike-hit mining sector, data showed on Tuesday.

  • JOHANNESBURG/ LONDON, Aug 25- The chief executive of platinum producer Lonmin denied assertions from mining industry sources on Monday that the company aimed to cut around 5,700 jobs as part of a drive to restore profits after a five-month strike.

  • JOHANNESBURG/ LONDON, Aug 25- Platinum producer Lonmin aims to cut around 5,700 jobs, about 21 percent of its South African workforce, as part of a drive to restore profits after a five-month wage strike this year, sources familiar with the plan said. Lonmin spokeswoman Sue Vey said in response to questions from Reuters that she had "no knowledge" of the plan.

  • JOHANNESBURG, Aug 20- Unemployed South African construction worker Daniel isn't sure how he fell so deeply in debt. All he knows is that African Bank Investments, which was bailed out this month, kept offering him money and he kept taking.