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Vol. 14 1999 Nos. 1-25

SouthScan Vol. 14 - 1999 Full reports (password access)

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Angola

1405 5 March 99

Unita blames Luanda for bombs,

1406 19 Mar 99

Anglo urged to stay on,

Humanitarian crisis warning,

1408 16 April 99

Budget gives priority to defence, sees 95 per cent inflation,

Focus now is on defence of cities,

Luanda launches diplomatic effort to cut Unita's arms supply,

Meeting agreed on arms charge,

Zimbabwe, Namibia troops to fight against Unita,

1410 14 May 99

Government has four months to start economic reforms,

Unita near Luanda and could threaten oil installations,

Zambian, Angolan officials meet,

1401 8 Jan 99

Diamonds and oil war rages,

1402 22 Jan 99

West stays silent as Cubans return,

1403 5 Feb 99

President takes over control of government, armed forces,

1404 19 Feb 99

Mandela backs Zambia against n accusations,

Military experts predict Unita will have the upper hand,

1407 2 Apr 99

Unita assault steps up internal pressure on Dos Santos,

1413 25 June 99

UN to return as internal refugee situation grows critical

Unita 'shifting bases back again'

1414 9 July 99

UN's sanctions man defines art of the possible in closing down Unita

1417 20 Aug 99

Aid corridors to be forced through

1418 3 Sept 99

Government ratchets up war effort as Unita threat grows

1419 17 Sept 99

Heightened tension shows in angry words with SA

Unita arms suppliers exposed

Verbal commitments but no funding for UN sanctions body

1421 15 Oct 99

IMF postpones further talks

Luanda hails De Beers' embargo

Unita claims it is undeterred by MPLA offensive

1422 29 Oct 99

Unita's return to guerrilla tactics now anticipated

1423 12 Nov 99

Fighting spreads in south

German land-for-debt swap?

Government accused of planning to kidnap opponents abroad

UN sanctions team lacks funds

Zimbabwean troops 'involved in central highlands fighting'

1425 10 Dec 99

Civil society team press oil issue

Murky oil dealings of ultra-wealthy Luanda elite are exposed

Regional security deal cemented

Su-22s 'bought from Slovakia'

1411 28 May 99

Bank decides to let currency float

1412 11 June 99

Aid promises fail to materialise

UN envoy seeks tightening of anti-Unita sanctions

1415 23 July 99

IMF will implement economic monitoring in return for aid

1420 1 Oct 99

Government offensive may precede new talks

Sandline win contract

Spending cuts in 'serious' situation

1424 26 Nov 99

Endgame for Savimbi as UK joins hardline camp?

 

 

Botswana

1416 6Aug99

Joint military meeting at critical time in Windhoek

No election surprises foreseen

 

 

Congo DR

1405 5 March 99

Economy deteriorates as ban on foreign currencies bites,

Gecamines assets seized in SA,

Great Lakes conflict moves up international agenda,

Opposition leader forms party,

1406 19 Mar 99

Rebels upbeat about advances,

Reshuffle fails to widen Kabila's narrow political base, 1

1408 16 April 99

Opposition rejects Kabila's call for national debate,

1401 8 Jan 99

Rebels advance, seek to settle internal disputes,

1402 22 Jan 99

Civil society organisations launch their own peace plan,

1403 5 Feb 99

Bar on gold, diamond areas,

Kabila's multiparty system unanimously rejected,

1407 2 Apr 99

Rebels find unity hard to achieve,

1409 30 Apr 99

Chiluba says Libyan peace pact not binding as rebels stay away,

Kabila sets up his one party state,

1413 25 June 99

Ceasefire agreement will be difficult to implement

1414 9 July 99

Questions left hanging after adoption of ceasefire agreement

1416 6Aug99

Kabila reverses position and seeks Mbeki's help

1417 20 Aug 99

Economy cannot sustain the war

Zuma is 'hijacked' by Rwandans on assessment visit

1419 17 Sept 99

UN role is played down even before peace process begins

1422 29 Oct 99

First Hague hearings in Kabila's case against neighbours

1423 12 Nov 99

Ceasefire is void, say all rebel groups as fighting flares again

UN observers go in

Zimbabwean interests lose out as Belgian takes over at Gecamines

1425 10 Dec 99

Offshore bank finances projects in rebel territory

1412 11 June 99

More talks about talks while fighting continues

1415 23 July 99

UN chief talks of 'thousands' of peace-keepers going in

1420 1 Oct 99

UN waits in the wings as war continues to rage

1424 26 Nov 99

Fighting intensifies as Zimbabwe considers escalation

Iran alleged to sell Scud missiles

 

 

International

1405 5 March 99

Last-ditch hard-sell by protagonists of EU pact,

1406 19 Mar 99

Attack of nerves over EU crisis,

1410 14 May 99

Mandela forced to tread carefully in Kosovo minefield,

1401 8 Jan 99

Trade deal 'within reach' but EU pressure stays for fisheries access,

1402 22 Jan 99

Kurdish chief may head for SA,

Meeting ahead on trade deal,

1403 5 Feb 99

Foreign sentiment stays negative as SA stresses 'sound' economy,

Free trade agreement could be in force by early 2000,

Highest level Chinese visit to SA,

1404 19 Feb 99

SA's naval orders may run into German political storm,

Suspense over the SA-EU deal,

Swiss probe apartheid financing,

US-SA anti-crime body launched,

1407 2 Apr 99

European council finally approves Free Trade Agreement,

Government condemns air strikes,

No opening for EU fishing vessels,

1409 30 Apr 99

Mandela thanks Russians,

1424 26 Nov 99

Kuwait and SA in military pact?

1414 9 July 99

Finland to focus on Africa during EU presidency

1416 6Aug99

US trade and investment deal

1421 15 Oct 99

Coup scuppers possible SA Kashmir mediation

Tanzania bomb blast suspect picked up in SA

1422 29 Oct 99

Pentagon creates centre for African strategic studies

1425 10 Dec 99

EU and ACP countries still failing to reach agreement

Military deal with Malaysia

Swiss clear intelligence service

1411 28 May 99

SA interested in buying Libyan oil

Saudi group to invest R3bn

1412 11 June 99

Milosevic's son 'transfers funds'

1420 1 Oct 99

Swiss probe into Basson's links

 

 

Lesotho

1401 8 Jan 99

Intervention may have been illegal,

1402 22 Jan 99

Mutineers return to their cells,

1409 30 Apr 99

Troops in final withdrawal,

1412 11 June 99

Army training begins

 

 

Malawi

1410 14 May 99

Germany backs opposition call to postpone polls,

1404 19 Feb 99

Government under fire over constituency demarcation,

1407 2 Apr 99

Court bars opposition plan,

1413 25 June 99

Violence follows election

1414 9 July 99

Corruption fight takes new shape after election

1416 6Aug99

Growth rate not sufficient to reduce poverty

Illegal cross-border trade costs millions in forex

1418 3 Sept 99

Muluzi clamps down

1419 17 Sept 99

EU warns of 'explosive' situation

1422 29 Oct 99

EU seeks to avert 'explosive' AIDS crisis

 

Mozambique

1410 14 May 99

US Pande gas deal is largest investment yet,

1404 19 Feb 99

Future arms purchases 'may be tied to Russia',

1407 2 Apr 99

General elections may be delayed,

1413 25 June 99

Military may be trained in Nigeria

Resolving Russian debt issue and improved relief may cause delays

1414 9 July 99

Foreign debt cut by 3.7bn dollars

1417 20 Aug 99

Major titanium find in Chibuto

1419 17 Sept 99

Demonstrators march for Timor

First diamond prospecting licence

French navy to monitor coast

1421 15 Oct 99

First stock exchange opens

1425 10 Dec 99

Massive turn-out in 'intrinsically democratic election'

1420 1 Oct 99

Foreign investment grows

 

 

Namibia

1402 22 Jan 99

Government signals withdrawal,

1407 2 Apr 99

Nujoma shifts Toivo to labour ministry,

1414 9 July 99

Arrests ahead for Lubowski killing

1416 6Aug99

Opposition party names leaders

Rebel attack in Caprivi has potential to spill over borders

1418 3 Sept 99

Epupa delays hurting Namibia

More Caprivi attacks may follow

1425 10 Dec 99

Clear majority and fair economic prospects for Swapo

1411 28 May 99

Government spurns private Aids donation programme

 

 

Region

1406 19 Mar 99

Mutilated Burundians kept waiting for SA crutches,

New urgency enters security chiefs' quest for peace force,

1408 16 April 99

SA Customs Union support still needed to effect EU deal,

SA expected to invest in Libya,

Visit shows warm Morocco links,

1410 14 May 99

Zimbabwe blames SA over continuing Angolan war,

1401 8 Jan 99

Security for aid agencies looms larger after UN planes downed,

1404 19 Feb 99

US gets a role in regional peace-keeping exercise,

1407 2 Apr 99

Differences remain over support for African crisis force,

1413 25 June 99

Burundi talks to SA generals

Foreign policy shifts a gear as Mbeki takes on the Congo war

1417 20 Aug 99

Hot pursuit from Caprivi into neighbouring countries promised

Nigeria seeks closer relations with SA and its neighbours

Summit leaves regional security control issue still unresolved

1418 3 Sept 99

Ceasefire finally signed, but peace force doubts are growing

Commercial airlines defy ban

Rebels show little enthusiasm for SA mediation call

1419 17 Sept 99

SA bank sues Ugandan military

World Bank steps in, but AIDS still too delicate for presidents

1421 15 Oct 99

Algeria spent most on SA arms

Lesotho Highlands bribery

Rwanda, ANC in talks

SA, Nigeria strategic relationship

Two views on corruption highlighted at conference

1422 29 Oct 99

Botswana 'best risk' for French

Lesotho families to be compensated for apartheid raids

1423 12 Nov 99

Higher profile for SA in Burundi mediation effort

1425 10 Dec 99

Amnesty slams Pretoria for letting Mengistu return

Stability and good governance head SA priorities

Zimbabwe faces moment of truth as troops are trapped in war

1412 11 June 99

Sasol-Chevron project for Nigeria

1415 23 July 99

Beginning of long haul as SADC trade talks founder

1424 26 Nov 99

Eritrea 'buying used MiGs'

SA firms boost Nigerian bourse

 

 

SA development

1405 5 March 99

Review of lending laws ahead,

Shock survey announces one in eight adults carries AIDS virus,

Surplus rifles to be destroyed,

1406 19 Mar 99

Emigration still drains skills pool,

1408 16 April 99

Zuma not to be pursued for play,

1410 14 May 99

Aids deaths declared notifiable,

Armed robberies and car hijackings on the rise,

1401 8 Jan 99

AIDS murder slammed by UN,

Phosa launches purge,

R50m for development agency,

Racially divided unions merge,

1402 22 Jan 99

Countryside hit by crime,

Muslim radicals take over vigilante group,

1409 30 Apr 99

Crime figures still not better,

Drug companies asked to cut AIDS medicine prices,

1413 25 June 99

Crime still increasing

1416 6Aug99

Education in crisis says minister

1417 20 Aug 99

Affirmative action overturned

Basic income grant planned

Furore over gun control mounts

1418 3 Sept 99

FBI-style unit will intercept communications

Heath faces high court challenge

Koeberg to store spent fuel

Proceeds of crime law tightened

Quest for cheap anti-AIDS drugs may yield results

1421 15 Oct 99

Another N-power station?

Anti-witchcraft campaign in North

Large-scale privatisation looms in structurally adjusting Jo'burg

R2 million from Rolls Royce

Rape ad censored as 'anti-men'

1422 29 Oct 99

Better management may be crime solution says new police chief

1423 12 Nov 99

AZT bar 'may be unconstitutional'

Selebi will drive for more recruits

Telcomms authority slammed

1425 10 Dec 99

Confidence in police crumbles after Cape bomb blasts

Crime rate highest since 1994

New corruption unit to be set up

1411 28 May 99

ANC's achievements and failures

Gauteng Aids losses forecast

1415 23 July 99

Gun control law draws flak

Population now over 43 million

1420 1 Oct 99

Code of conduct for soldiers

Land process unblocked

New police unit target officials

One out of four police illiterate

Prison building booms

Report on traditional leaders soon

1424 26 Nov 99

Additional anti-corruption units?

Wars mop up smuggled AKs

 

 

 

SA economy

1406 19 Mar 99

Business confidence rises slightly,

Gold price will be hit by sell-off,

1408 16 April 99

Jobs anxiety over IMF gold sale,

Plans to ease labour law signal belief that militant era is over,

1410 14 May 99

Business confidence improves,

1401 8 Jan 99

Long transition period before fuel deregulation,

1403 5 Feb 99

Industrialists pessimistic,

Murder may hit Asian investment,

Probe puts Reserve Bank 'independence' under spotlight,

1404 19 Feb 99

Defence budget stays constant,

Eskom prepares for privatisation,

Pre-election budget wins predictable plaudits from all sides,

Saudi mega-deal delayed,

1407 2 Apr 99

Growth forecast for Mpumalanga,

1409 30 Apr 99

Backlash hits black business elite,

Elections 'may postpone economic recovery',

1414 9 July 99

French agency to invest $50m

1416 6Aug99

No more support for falling Rand

1418 3 Sept 99

Billion dollar saving made on arms purchase contract

Massive strike changes relationship with ANC

Mboweni supports inflation targeting

Real GDP continues to increase

1421 15 Oct 99

No shield for Rand

1422 29 Oct 99

ANC eyes tighter capital controls as it manoeuvres inside Gear

Boardrooms remain white

Mbeki begins top level consultations

Merger of financial markets proposed

Millennium bug will hit SA markets

1423 12 Nov 99

Black firm buys into Engen

1425 10 Dec 99

Business confidence near nine-year high, but job prospects dim

1411 28 May 99

ANC and PAC most optimistic

Major tasks loom for government

New government under constraint as it seeks jobs and investment

Public servants to be redeployed

1415 23 July 99

Angry protests over gold sales spread throughout region

Some signs finance department may be challenged on orthodoxy

1420 1 Oct 99

Campaign seeks to win recruits

Few jobs in gold price rebound

Tourism employment hopes rise as gold and construction fade

1424 26 Nov 99

Growth fastest in two years

 

 

SA politics

1405 5 March 99

Election date announced,

Expelled Mzimela joins UDM,

Ramaphosa's departure raises key black empowerment issues,

Richmond killings linked to former police and army,

Top ANC leadership fails to secure amnesty,

Vlakplaas killers get amnesty,

1406 19 Mar 99

ANC vulnerable after Boesak trial,

Fears of pre-election violence on the rise as UDM strength grows,

Land reform further off agenda,

Military Intelligence role questioned after faulty arrest,

Top military officers flooding out,

1408 16 April 99

Hani decision boosts TRC and clears air between ANC and allies,

1410 14 May 99

Little evidence to buttress 'two-thirds majority' alarm,

New attack revives nervousness about media freedom,

Political pact undisturbed by huge arms cache in KwaZulu-Natal,

1401 8 Jan 99

71 arrested for rural attacks,

Boesak's discharge denied,

Foreign affairs gets deputy D-G,

Top police probe KZN violence,

Women's leader Nyembe dies,

1402 22 Jan 99

Crime levels up in 1998 despite police ministry's protestations,

Government launches first anti-terrorism campaign,

IFP, ANC assassinations,

New poll shows ANC vote rising,

Revamp for under-resourced foreign affairs department,

1403 5 Feb 99

Bank 'ran dirty tricks fund',

Concern over racial polarisation,

Mixed review of ANC's first years,

Nkabinde's funeral pulls in IFP,

Phosa out in the cold after corruption furore,

Registration credibility low as halfway mark reached,

1404 19 Feb 99

Mbeki engineers election list to gain maximum party unity,

New KZN premier revives divisions ahead of election,

White union creates jobs network,

1407 2 Apr 99

Chemical war evidence suspect,

Constituency system mooted,

Defections hit NP in Western Cape,

Guns still being smuggled into KZN says exonerated McBride,

Jobs top voters' concerns,

Shape of Mbeki's new cabinet still murky to the view,

1409 30 Apr 99

ANC edges to two-third majority,

Battles flare as UDM steals votes,

Mbeki's republic takes shape with purge of provincial premiers,

New NP rejects white coalition,

Self-censorship fear after sacking,

TRC in prosecution talks,

1413 25 June 99

Mbeki's personal stamp goes onto cabinet centred on presidency

Mtshali reappointed KZN premier

New ministers and their deputies

Provincial premiers list

Sexwale enters diamond business

Violence threats in Cape

1414 9 July 99

Doubts raised over army's preparedness for peace role

Massive job losses on mines and in industry signal crisis for Mbeki

No general amnesty, says new justice minister

1416 6Aug99

Basson's property to be seized

Call is revived for blanket amnesty despite TRC process

New land strategy will seek to maintain agricultural output

UDM strategises in the face of persistent race politics

1417 20 Aug 99

Intelligence agencies for shake up

More moves to freeze DP out

Outspoken government attacks on unions as strike action spreads

1418 3 Sept 99

Land Bank chief to face inquiry

NNP calls on opposition parties to join forces

1419 17 Sept 99

Ambassadors quizzed over arms procurement kick-back claims

Audits which undermined cuts theme are quietly buried

Cosatu discovers its weakness and Mbeki his strength

Radebe composes new script for public enterprise privatisation

1421 15 Oct 99

Intelligence Bill approved

1422 29 Oct 99

Afrikaner leaders plead for minority rights

Pressure on for constitutional shake-up as provinces atrophy

Workers against Johannesburg plan

1423 12 Nov 99

Olive branch offered to bitter public service over job losses

Opposition parties moot realignment summit

1425 10 Dec 99

Foreign intelligence chief will be at Buthelezi's side

New head for foreign affairs

1411 28 May 99

Amnesty for ex-security police

Few prepared to guess ahead of mid-June cabinet announcement

Mbeki seeks law change to allow general amnesties to be granted

Move to ethnic identity

1412 11 June 99

ANC landslide was verdict on white opposition

National election results

Pockets of UDM support spoil ANC victory ride

1415 23 July 99

Land Bank head challenged on alleged racism, nepotism

Unions plan mass action to slow down market driven job losses

1420 1 Oct 99

Centralised administration means ministers are on short leash

Nkabinde embarrassment ahead

Review ahead of spies' misconduct

1424 26 Nov 99

Affirmative action into operation

Arms deal runs into flak as benefits are questioned

Basson documents 'too secret'

SABC board choices sound knell for white liberals in public life

Spying incidents raise concerns

 

 

Swaziland

1406 19 Mar 99

Electricity may come from Congo,

1402 22 Jan 99

Public outcry over chiefs' law,

1424 26 Nov 99

Rwandan helicopters seized

 

 

Zambia

1405 5 March 99

Bombs in capital bring calls for more defence spending,

1406 19 Mar 99

Journalists charged with spying,

1401 8 Jan 99

Lack of enthusiasm for election,

Political detainees get costs,

1403 5 Feb 99

More control on Angolan refugees,

1404 19 Feb 99

EU to resume aid to ,

1418 3 Sept 99

Tazara rail line to be privatised

1423 12 Nov 99

Government caves in and sells off copper mines to Anglo

SA team checks on assassination

1411 28 May 99

Ndola fire may hit Unita's covert fuel supply lines

1415 23 July 99

Copper mine layoffs ahead of long-delayed privatisation

 

 

Zimbabwe

1410 14 May 99

Libya bail-out to arrive 'soon',

1405 5 March 99

Trade unions to form party.,

1408 16 April 99

Russian attack helicopters may be sought for Congo war,

Zanu seeks to streamline its secret business empire,

1401 8 Jan 99

Offer of free trade with SA,

1402 22 Jan 99

Boka Bank 'was smuggling funds abroad for government',

Former president Banana jailed,

Violent military reaction appears to confirm story of coup plot,

1403 5 Feb 99

Arms imports for Congo war 'will cost 2% of GDP',

Corruption was rampant at state oil company,

Local poverty increases, infrastructure collapses,

SA black business seeks investments,

1407 2 Apr 99

Constitutional talks collapse amid new threats to media,

1409 30 Apr 99

Talk inside the military is of Mugabe's private war gain,

1413 25 June 99

Ghost of Zapu past rises over Nkomo's sick-bed

1414 9 July 99

Mugabe comes nearer apology for massacres in Matabeleland

Opposition considers its chances for forthcoming election

1416 6Aug99

Indigenisation battle inside major finance company

1417 20 Aug 99

Arms deal collapses as Kabila reneges on promise to Mugabe

1418 3 Sept 99

IMF 'good news' spells higher inflation and gloom

1419 17 Sept 99

Case exacerbates judicial tensions

New party's policies will make it vulnerable to attack

1421 15 Oct 99

IMF turns its gaze away from real cost of Congo war

1422 29 Oct 99

New budget fails to reassure

1423 12 Nov 99

Mugabe makes fresh concessions over massacres

1425 10 Dec 99

Clamp on forex holdings

1411 28 May 99

More money sought to fund intervention in Congo war

Rail give-away heralds privatisation boom for elite

1412 11 June 99

Mining sector 'no longer viable'

Terrorism charge dropped

1415 23 July 99

IMF agrees to lend US$200m

Mugabe counts mounting costs of his Congo intervention

1420 1 Oct 99

Military companies reveal aim of profiting from Congo link

1424 26 Nov 99

Constitution making process nears conclusion


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