South Africa would consider strategic partner for SAA -minister 14:59 GMT

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - South Africa would consider a strategic partner for struggling state-run airline, the minister of public enterprises said on Thursday, as the government looks to cut down on spending.  Full Article

MTN to lay off half of 850 South African managers 13:14 GMT 

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - MTN Group plans to lay off about half of its 850 managers in South Africa, the mobile operator said on Thursday, well below the number of job cuts predicted by union officials.  Full Article  

Risks to South Africa's growth remain on the downside: Treasury 11:32 GMT 

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - Risks to South Africa's economic growth remain on the downside and are partly domestically driven, a senior finance ministry official said on Thursday, a day after the ministry slashed its GDP forecast for the year.  Full Article  

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