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CALL BY NIGERIANS TO VOTE IN SA REJECTED

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Clayson Monyela is an African professional who is South Africa's head of Public Diplomacy a BrandSA Board Trustee and Chairman of Ubuntu Radio. He dismissed demands by Nigerians to participate in future South African elections.

In an interview, he said such demands by Nigerians were "ridiculous" and "unacceptable."

Arguing that the idea would never be tolerated, Monyela challenged Nigerians living in South Africa to understand bilateral agreements and trade relations.

MASHILE-NKOSI - FIRST SA WOMAN TO OWN MANGANESE MINE

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Daphne Mashile-Nkosi is the executive chairperson of Kalagadi Manganese. She is responsible for the creation of over 30 000 jobs in the Northern Cape province, and will go down in history as the mother of the largest mining venture of its kind in the last 30 years. She is also a trustee and chairperson of the Women's Development Bank (WDB) Trust and chairperson of WDB Investments Holdings.

KENYA AIRWAYS LAUNCHES INTERNET TIMETABLE APP

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Kenya Airways has launched a flight timetable app which can be downloaded from I tunes and Google play for use on android mobile devices. It is currently available to travellers in South Africa travelling to London.Kenya airways Android app is designed to make your travel experience smoother and allows you to find the information you need directly through your mobile phone. The airline promises to make your travel experience more comfortable by continuously upgrading the application to include other Kenya Airways services.

IS LONMIN’S ZIM-BORN CEO SA’S ANSWER TO ITS MINING ISSUES?

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Ben Magara is an African professional who is Chief Executive of Lonmin, one of the largest primary producers of platinum group metals. He officially took office on 1 July 2013. After graduating from the University of Zimbabwe with a degree in engineering in 1990, he began his mining career with Anglo American. He worked through the traditional mining ranks starting off as a miner, supervisor, mine overseer, production & mine manager and general manager. He was Senior Vice President responsible for all of Anglo's Eskom-tied operations and then Head of Business Development. From 2006 to 2009, he was the CEO of Anglo Coal South Africa and most recently, Executive Head responsible for Engineering & Projects at Anglo Platinum.

BORN IN UGANDAN BUSH,NOW MILLIONAIRE FOUNDER OF AFRICA’S 1ST MOBILE DEVICE

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"My parents were on safari in Uganda and I came a bit early. There were no hospitals where they were so I ended up being born in the bush so I am a bush baby," Alpesh Patel says in an interview with Chris Bishop of CNBC.
His grandfather moved to Africa in 1895 from Gujarat. He was aboard one of the boats that went into East Africa ferrying labourers out to build rail roads in Kenya.

DANGOTE: WHY WE DECIDED TO BUILD AFRICA’S FIRST PRIVATE $9BN REFINERY

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Aliko Dangote is widely believed to be Africa's richest man. He began his business when he arrived in Lagos in 1978 with a loan of 500,000 Naira from his grandfather and has since grown the Dangote Group to dominate cement, sugar and flour.
"We were a leading importer of soft commodities and when import licences were abolished in 1986 we had our first major breakthrough," he told Lerato Mbele of the BBC.
Dangote has thus far avoided investing in the oil and gas sector which is a popular money maker in a country that is one of the leading producers of the commodity in the world.

‘I WAS OUSTED FOR FIGHTING CORRUPTION’, NIGERIA BANK HEAD CLAIMS

220px-Sanusi Lamido Sanusi 2011 ShankboneOn 20 February 2014, the news broke that Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, the governor of the Nigeria's Central Bank had been suspended by President Goodluck Jonathan. The news came as a surprise to the international community given that Mr. Sanusi is a recent winner of the reputable The Banker magazine's award of the Central Bank Governor of the year.
Following his appointment in 2009, he gained worldwide respect for playing a crucial role in restoring investor confidence in the Nigerian financial sector alongside other players in the industry including Arunma Oteh who chairs the country's Securities Exchange Commission.

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