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Vol.15 2000 Nos. 1-25

SouthScan Vol. 15 - 2000 Full reports - password access

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Angola

v15/01 14 Jan 00

Israeli arms dealers row

Ivorian coup is a serious setback for Savimbi's network

v15/02 28 Jan 00

SA says it is tightening controls on smuggled gems

v15/03 11 Feb 00

EU agrees to humanitarian aid

Unita launches its guerrilla counter-offensive

v15/04 25 Feb 00

War of words hots up with Pretoria over talks with Unita

v15/05 10 Mar 00

Namibia seeks Unita talks as fighting increases

Unita still using diamond funds for arms says report

v15/06 24 March 00

Faint praise from SA for UN's Unita sanctions report

v15/07 7Apr00

Agreement with IMF finally announced

Savimbi 'sets up new Unita military structure'

v15/11 2 June 00

2,000 Congolese policemen to be trained

Chill in SA relations may thaw after visit

v15/12 16 June 00

Unita appoints new generals after defeats

v15/14 14 July 00

Unita 'ousted from diamond areas'

v15/16 11 Aug 00

Unita raids diamond mine

v15/18 8 Sept 00

Normalisation process begins in pacified zones

Soldiers withdrawn from Namibia

Togo bans sale of uncertified diamonds

v15/20 6 Oct 00

Major offensive creates refugee wave in Zambia

v15/21 20 Oct 00

Biological weapons accusation

SA military mission in talks

v15/22 3 Nov 00

Embargo on war diamonds 'ineffective' says UN report

v15/25 15 Dec 00

Russian military advisers to return


 

Botswana

v15/02 28 Jan 00

Veteran opposition leader ready to quit

v15/10 19 May 00

Aids will shrink economy by nearly a third


 

Congo DR

v15/01 14 Jan 00

Gloomy outlook for peace on eve of US-sponsored talks

v15/02 28 Jan 00

Devaluation and economic crash 'caused by war'

SA steers clear of peace enforcement

v15/03 11 Feb 00

Battles rage in key river town

Peace force being readied despite uncertainty over UN call

Rebels say they will not offer sanctuary to Unita

v15/04 25 Feb 00

Peace force gets clearance - but SA will not be welcome

v15/06 24 March 00

War continues despite SA's diplomatic efforts

v15/07 7Apr00

Former US Africa chief calls for UN peace enforcers

v15/08 21 Apr 00

Deep crisis within the rebel groups

Mediator focuses on Zim troops

v15/09 5 May 00

Peace still uncertain after Holbrooke visit

v15/11 2 June 00

Kabila gets rid of the central bank's staff

Kabila's forces lose ground to MLC along Ubangui river

v15/13 30 June 00

SA to pay for DRC mission

v15/14 14 July 00

Costs of peace mission set

v15/15 28 July 00

Fighting intensifies in Equator province

SA peacekeepers on hold after Kabila block

v15/16 11 Aug 00

Monopoly in diamonds agreed with Israelis

SA's Iscor keen to restart Kipushi mine

v15/17 25 Aug 00

Escalation of war likely after Lusaka summit failure

Rebels use new openings to boost economic activity

v15/18 8 Sept 00

Diamond deal intended to cut smuggling

Diplomatic offensive by government after failure of Lusaka summit

Kabila prepares for more war

Kabila reshuffles cabinet

v15/19 22 Sept 00

Brazzaville wants to join peace process

Economy worsens

v15/20 6 Oct 00

Diplomatic bid for Angolan neutrality

Kabila's personal airline acquires monopoly

v15/21 20 Oct 00

Arrest warrant attacked in court action

Maputo summit agreement will be difficult to implement

v15/22 3 Nov 00

Kabila's offensive annuls summit's peace moves

v15/23 17 Nov 00

Economy slides rapidly down

Kinshasa increases pressure in region

v15/24 1 Dec 00

Opposition seeks to isolate Kabila government

v15/25 15 Dec 00

Belligerents talk disengagement

Kivu tension grows after Kabila's ex-comrade is reported executed

Zimbabweans are driven out of key town in rebel push on Lubumbashi

v15/10 19 May 00

Attacks on Zimbabwean forces reported

Intra-rebel deal does little to ease pessimism


 

International

v15/04 25 Feb 00

Limits set to US military involvement

v15/09 5 May 00

Chinese visit seen as successful

World racism conference for SA

v15/10 19 May 00

US to give $250m for development

v15/12 16 June 00

Chinese privatisation experience sought

v15/13 30 June 00

NGOs seek concerted EU policy on Central African conflict

v15/14 14 July 00

Denel to supply ammunition to Australia

v15/19 22 Sept 00

Iraq seeks power deal

SA seeks changed IMF voting system

v15/20 6 Oct 00

Russia, SA to sell refurbished Mirages

v15/21 20 Oct 00

Split between EU and ACP over Zimbabwe

v15/22 3 Nov 00

SA, China sign health, medical science deal

v15/23 17 Nov 00

Foreign affairs leeway for new president

US-SA trade deal sought

v15/24 1 Dec 00

EU donates R500m for water and sanitation

Jay Naidoo appointed to UN telecomms body

v15/25 15 Dec 00

Bush appointees for Africa unlikely to be activists


 

 

Lesotho

v15/06 24 March 00

SA agreement to pay for intervention may ease tension

v15/20 6 Oct 00

Radio transmitters destroyed

v15/21 20 Oct 00

Scientologists make a breakthrough

v15/24 1 Dec 00

Demand for finger print election technology


 

Malawi

v15/03 11 Feb 00

Government taken to task over security

v15/11 2 June 00

Corruption 'takes a third of revenues'

v15/15 28 July 00

Parastatals under fire

v15/18 8 Sept 00

$500m World Bank AIDS loan rejected


 

Mozambique

v15/01 14 Jan 00

No power sharing

v15/02 28 Jan 00

Renamo heads north as Frelimo forms government

v15/03 11 Feb 00

Renamo threatens to break away with a government in the north

v15/04 25 Feb 00

Anonymous calls for division

Paris group likely to take on disaster aid issue

v15/05 10 Mar 00

Aid appeal boosted

v15/08 21 Apr 00

New debt reduction package agreed

v15/12 16 June 00

Consultative group meets funding needs

Immigrant farmers bring investment

v15/20 6 Oct 00

Challenge to Dhlakama and party tactics may lie behind expulsion

v15/23 17 Nov 00

Spectre of renewed fighting after demonstrations


 

Namibia

v15/10 19 May 00

Swapo clears way for land expropriation

v15/15 28 July 00

Land issue raised by DTA

v15/16 11 Aug 00

Talks on Trans-Kalahari route

v15/18 8 Sept 00

Hereros seek compensation on same basis as Nazi slaves


 

Region

v15/01 14 Jan 00

Hyundai shuts down

SA edges closer to saying it will use troops

SADC replaces Mbuende

Summit on Congo conflict

War boosts Aids infections

v15/03 11 Feb 00

SADC trade agreement by year-end

v15/04 25 Feb 00

Clinton throws weight behind Mandela on Burundi

SA uses fuel lever in hope of better relations with Mugabe

v15/05 10 Mar 00

Belgium opens diplomatic offensive in Central Africa

Illegal migrant numbers entering SA from Mozambique are likely to increase

v15/07 7Apr00

Risk survey focuses on war spill-over

v15/08 21 Apr 00

ANC backs Mugabe ahead of Mbeki's visit

SA discovers the limits to its regional authority

SA may help boost Nigeria's armed forces

White Zambian farmers reassured

v15/09 5 May 00

Nigerian, SA peace force for Congo has hurdles to overcome

v15/11 2 June 00

EU to assist SACU to face the FTA shock

Mugabe starts more regional land hunger fires as Mbeki seeks funding to put one out

v15/13 30 June 00

Trade pact for SADC 'by September'

v15/14 14 July 00

Eskom to help solve Nigeria's power cuts

v15/15 28 July 00

Control system on conflict diamonds agreed

Support for democracy strongest in Botswana

v15/16 11 Aug 00

Free trade zone will be based on well-established SACU

Malawi may ban Mozambican tobacco

v15/18 8 Sept 00

Burundi and the DRC claim to be ready for talks

v15/20 6 Oct 00

Foreign direct investment still going to minerals

Mbeki seeks to revitalise Renaissance on tour

v15/21 20 Oct 00

EU parliament backs African production of anti-AIDS drugs

Gigantic scheme mooted to bring water from Congo

v15/23 17 Nov 00

SA may go into Sierra Leone

v15/25 15 Dec 00

SADC moves toward centralising and reviving its security organ

SADC states are divided on free trade and co-operation issues


 

SA development

v15/01 14 Jan 00

Population to reach 44.7m

v15/02 28 Jan 00

Aids kills 11% of workers

More reviews on education plan ahead

v15/03 11 Feb 00

Less corruption in five years?

v15/04 25 Feb 00

Mass fall-off in African party political activity

Relief among journalists at top SABC appointment

v15/05 10 Mar 00

Black editors set out their concerns on media racism

Mbeki's AIDS initiative may signal denial of a looming disaster

v15/06 24 March 00

Government develops maverick AIDS theme, hits at drugs giants

Poverty campaign weakened by turmoil in welfare department

Scorpions to be trained by FBI

Top SA 'dissident' joins Mbeki's AIDS experts panel

v15/07 7Apr00

Five die during Aids drug trials

Media racism hearings end with widely differing accounts

Orania may keep its segregation

Pharmaceuticals issue adds to controversy surrounding AIDS summit

v15/08 21 Apr 00

Cricket scandal sets back hopes for corruption victory

Mbeki begins international lobbying on AIDS issue

Widespread opposition to immigrants

v15/09 5 May 00

AIDS panel composition gives 'dissidents' new lease of life

New amnesty may relieve overcrowding

Police chief defends crackdown on illegals

Universities may be re-graded

US AIDS decision may hasten drugs agreement

v15/10 19 May 00

Aids 'spreading faster'

New Congo obstacle in Aids test for troops

v15/12 16 June 00

Curriculum goes back to drawing board

v15/13 30 June 00

Naidoo to head DBSA

National literacy initiative launched

Police kill at twice the rate admitted under apartheid

v15/14 14 July 00

AIDS economic costs estimated

Drugs giants, hopeful of deals, take criticism coolly

Foreign interest in SA mini-nuclear reactor

Mbeki insists poverty, not AIDS, is SA's main health challenge

v15/15 28 July 00

Crime figures to remain under wraps before standardisation

Crime statistics show fall in murders

Land invasions in KZN

Rapid rise of black elite is mapped

v15/16 11 Aug 00

Renaming process to accelerate

v15/17 25 Aug 00

Measured welcome for media racism report

v15/18 8 Sept 00

Black empowerment challenged by union chief

Conference ends myth of consensus as race rises on the political agenda

Griqua movement seeks independence

Telecomms licence may be conditional

Whites and Coloureds most pessimistic

v15/19 22 Sept 00

HIV incidence increases in prisons

Mbeki again stresses role of other diseases

Thousands of prisoners to be released

Under heightened attack government shifts Aids focus to drugs pricing

v15/20 6 Oct 00

Still little change in private firms' personnel

v15/22 3 Nov 00

Government's AIDS strategy may be based on false premises

Provincial AIDS demands expand

v15/23 17 Nov 00

Mineral rights to go

Water dispute with Namibia looms

v15/24 1 Dec 00

A third still do not pay

Church calls for a GE food moratorium

Despite political climate new SABC chief will prioritise business side

Sharp rise in settled claims

Underground water discovery may not save large-scale agriculture

v15/25 15 Dec 00

Contracts go ahead despite corruption probe


 

SA economy

v15/01 14 Jan 00

Signs of turn-around give Manuel the strategic advantage

v15/02 28 Jan 00

Arms loans for R29 bn signed

Bid to thwart money laundering

Despite hopeful predictions SA gets poor credit rating report

Low inflation sets scene for rates cut

Mboweni seeks to boost flagging FDI

v15/03 11 Feb 00

Channel Africa to be corporatised

Hard line at car plant driven by fear of investment withdrawal

Minister soft-pedals on revisions to labour laws

v15/04 25 Feb 00

Budget at a glance

Development elements of give-and-take budget outflank critics

v15/05 10 Mar 00

Inflation concern means Mboweni may damp down growth

v15/06 24 March 00

Cosatu puts thousands in the streets

Upward growth trend continues, but job creation lags

v15/07 7Apr00

Privatisation gathers pace as unions fight job losses

v15/08 21 Apr 00

Rival seeks to win back militancy label by not marching with Cosatu

v15/09 5 May 00

Rand slides fast on Zimbabwe news

Small business law changes ahead

v15/10 19 May 00

Failure of domestic investment confirmed

Giant revenue shortfall ascribed to tax fraud

Official unemployment rate at 25.2% in 1998

Zimbabwe turmoil hits SA railways

v15/11 2 June 00

Crime main obstacle

One year into Mbeki government and economy is still treading water

Weak Rand boosts exports

v15/12 16 June 00

Trade figures show production still sluggish

v15/13 30 June 00

Further slump in employment

v15/14 14 July 00

Ratings agency predicts upgrade despite Zimbabwe crisis and AIDS

v15/16 11 Aug 00

Doubts cast on size of profit as privatisation policy is spelled out

Increasing regional involvement revealed

Mass lay-offs put on hold

Optimists see turnaround in the economy finally appearing

Privatisation's impact on 'real economy' questioned

v15/17 25 Aug 00

Arms exports fall

Growth of 3% anticipated this year

v15/18 8 Sept 00

Banks warned to change risk criteria

Lack of investment blamed for sliding incomes

South Africans invest in London property

v15/19 22 Sept 00

Banks may be told to back black business

Global vagaries cause fresh Rand collapse

Globalisation increases vulnerability

Growth set to accelerate

v15/20 6 Oct 00

Arms maker's revenue surges 20%

Reserves, other indicators up

v15/22 3 Nov 00

Increased spending, capital investment in upbeat budget plan

v15/23 17 Nov 00

IMF endorses SA's course, but local forecasts are gloomy

IMF meeting boosts Mbeki's IT urges

v15/24 1 Dec 00

Credit may be eased to black business

GEAR Mark Two aims to lure more investment and boost jobs

Massive car industry deal announced

v15/25 15 Dec 00

Green light for investment


 

SA politics

v15/01 14 Jan 00

Bloodbath in Pretoria

End to non-racial tag for UDM as Meyer hands in his notice

Heath probes arms corruption claims

Left blamed for economic failures as Manuel woos foreign investors

More European arms producers may invest

v15/02 28 Jan 00

Disgraced official to work for IFP

Zulu king backs off as ANC moves in on power of traditional leaders

v15/03 11 Feb 00

Holomisa questioned on Kerzner

Mbeki polemicises on race, talks up economic performance

PAC open to talks with ANC

State seeks recusal of Basson judge

Uncertainty over Cape coalition

Winnie may not pay for Ghana trip

v15/04 25 Feb 00

Chiefs reject demarcation

Commission retreats under heavy fire after subpoenas on editors

NNP seeks facelift to avoid looming obliteration

v15/05 10 Mar 00

Paris assassination file may be reopened

Poll confirms NNP's rapid decline since election

v15/06 24 March 00

Concern that Zimbabwe land invasion ploy may spread south

Intelligence candidates interviewed

v15/07 7Apr00

Agreement on intelligence inspector

ANC set for restructuring to end phase as liberation movement

Military helicopters reported missing

v15/08 21 Apr 00

PAC battle on to replace Mogoba

SA minds grow concentrated on land reform

v15/09 5 May 00

Allies and enemies are confused as ANC backs union's general strike

v15/10 19 May 00

ANC agrees Boesak gave it donor funds

Bid to control secret donations to parties ahead of local election

Government makes tactical noises on jobs in aftermath of strike

Major shift of state land to black farmers announced

v15/11 2 June 00

Divisions show in ANC over Zimbabwe

NIA sidelined by ANC

Scandal brews over arms procurement

UDM defections in KZN

v15/12 16 June 00

Amnesty for ex-police chief

Change in party political landscape ahead as DP battles NNP

Mbeki takes the helm in land reform

Mr Fixit provides social adhesion but few solutions for SA's problems

Plea for end to marginalisation of Africa

Radical parties move toward alliance

Winnie visits Zim farms

v15/13 30 June 00

Final demise for party which formulated apartheid

Mbeki hears of 'Marshall Plan' to rescue Africa from marginalisation

v15/14 14 July 00

ANC makes rhetorical shift to Left ahead of local elections

Democratic Alliance unlikely to distract from intra-ANC politics

IFP fights for support on home turf

New body seeks to involve labour, capital in boost to investment

v15/15 28 July 00

Cosatu scents betrayal and accuses government over labour laws

Cosatu statement warns of mobilisation as against last apartheid rulers

v15/16 11 Aug 00

Mbeki spokesman on defensive over Aids orphans

SACP discipline action causes disquiet

v15/17 25 Aug 00

Fresh outcry from key union is dismissed by confident ANC

Land price falling, say farmers

Lekota seeks to cut media access to SANDF

Mbeki seeks to avoid confrontation with chiefs ahead of local elections

Political violence again rises in KZN

v15/18 8 Sept 00

Bid to spring Boesak from jail after three months

v15/19 22 Sept 00

Chiefs warns government on local elections

Critical noises at Cosatu congress may hide shift of power

Government considers conscription as army is described as racist

Harsh security laws contemplated as bombings continue in Cape

More harsh words from Cosatu on local government

v15/20 6 Oct 00

MK veterans meet on land reform

Offsets may not materialise from defence re-equipment deals

Retrenchments delayed in public services

v15/21 20 Oct 00

Local election date announced

Mbeki's spin doctors adopt damage limitation on AIDS controversy

Network of ANC business links is unravelled by defence hearings

Police raids on media in search of evidence

v15/22 3 Nov 00

ANC dissidents challenge party in local poll

Arms procurement deals will go under microscope

Government voices anger at claim that arms sales were unethical

IEC launches voter education campaign

Local poll marks end of privilege, points to unpredictable results

Opposition parties take the gap left by the ANC on AIDS provision

v15/23 17 Nov 00

Muslims mobilise 'thousands' to aid Palestinian cause

Revamped opposition may fail to garner Coloured votes

v15/24 1 Dec 00

AIDS crisis tops electioneering

Heath to lose control of anti-corruption unit

v15/25 15 Dec 00

ANC received 59% of votes, DA 22%

Constitution to be changed to boost chiefs

DA's vote is harbinger of maturing system - or deeper political divide


 

 

Swaziland

v15/04 25 Feb 00

Newspaper forced to close down

v15/08 21 Apr 00

Call for stop on EU trade privileges

v15/12 16 June 00

Industrial law changed to avert US ban

v15/22 3 Nov 00

Warnings that political violence may spread

v15/23 17 Nov 00

Mass action blocked by security forces

v15/25 15 Dec 00

Armed group reported to have crossed border to challenge monarchy


 

Zambia

v15/03 11 Feb 00

Angolan bid for access refused

v15/07 7Apr00

Chinese planes criticised

v15/19 22 Sept 00

EU gives massive $100 million for budget support

v15/23 17 Nov 00

Bar on Angolan officials visiting camps


 

Zimbabwe

v15/01 14 Jan 00

Garrison in Congo still besieged

Mugabe justifies civil service cuts

Mugabe postpones plan

v15/02 28 Jan 00

Compensation demand in constitution

More pressure on economy as Pretoria cuts credit insurance

Politics, not profit, drives UK's 'ethical policy' change

v15/03 11 Feb 00

Britain rejects obligation to pay for land

Detention without trial invoked to counter rising violence

Mbeki to hold talks with Mugabe

v15/04 25 Feb 00

Referendum victory may be pyrrhic for opposition

v15/05 10 Mar 00

Mugabe ratchets up populist support

v15/06 24 March 00

Mugabe yields to pressure in 'anti-corruption drive'

Telecomms bill will ease interception

v15/07 7Apr00

Battle for votes begins in rural areas

Good governance Zimbabwe-style to the fore at Cairo summit

Mugabe waits to see who will blink first over land clashes

v15/08 21 Apr 00

Key tobacco harvest will be safe for Mugabe

Military asserts loyalty to allay coup fears amid rising tension

v15/09 5 May 00

Mbeki's 'rescue package' leaves little international leverage

v15/10 19 May 00

Election may hinge on credible opposition land reform policy

Threat to UK passport holders

World Bank suspends loans

v15/11 2 June 00

Mugabe tells Namibians to follow example

Violence in the countryside may decide outcome of poll

v15/12 16 June 00

Drivers still queue as Mugabe accuses Britain

Mass layoffs likely in gold mines as production halves

Zanu seeks to fence off opposition influence

v15/13 30 June 00

Economic crisis likely to linger on

Election result appears best for stability and transition

Parliamentary targets

v15/14 14 July 00

Mugabe on hearts and minds trip

SA to press IMF on loans for Mugabe

v15/15 28 July 00

New finance minister Makoni takes a gamble

v15/16 11 Aug 00

SA tied in closer to Mugabe's game plan

Zanu considers successor to Mugabe

v15/17 25 Aug 00

Economic reforms may be too little, too late

Fresh uncertainty over farming's future

Fuel shortage becomes critical

v15/18 8 Sept 00

Massive costs of Congo adventure revealed

v15/19 22 Sept 00

Anglo secures its land in a one-to-one deal with Mugabe

v15/20 6 Oct 00

Showdown looms as opposition hands Mugabe a hostage to fortune

v15/21 20 Oct 00

Rioting reveals Mugabe can depend on army

Tension and fear grows in Bulawayo

v15/22 3 Nov 00

Harare blocks Matabeleland link

Stayaways loom as government delays on budget

v15/23 17 Nov 00

International land plan hatched as Mugabe collides with courts

Makoni's budget presses right buttons - but Mugabe may ignore it

SA business supports Mbeki's line

v15/24 1 Dec 00

Downgraded water project fuels Matabeleland anger

Ruling party sets about restructuring itself after election challenge

v15/25 15 Dec 00

Corruption revelations may add to reasons for Mugabe to sit tight


 

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