“If I can persuade Al Sharpton and Bill O’Reilly to come to the same meeting, there are plenty of people of good faith to get something done,” President Barack Obama said in the White House’s East Room yesterday.
Jeffrey Zients made tens of millions of dollars building consultancies, helped bring Major League Baseball back to Washington and salvaged Obamacare’s rollout. He also counted Nelson Mandela among his wedding guests.
Massmart Holdings Ltd., the South African food and general goods retailer controlled by Wal-Mart Stores Inc, reported full-year profit that missed estimates, as its Game chain of shops struggled to sell household goods.
South Africa’s main opposition party is turning to a 33-year-old former resident of the township of Soweto to help it challenge the ruling African National Congress in the nation’s richest province, Gauteng.
Demand for a proposed platinum coin named after Nelson Mandela could be as high as the equivalent of one million ounces of the metal a year, about 8 percent of total use, Impala Platinum Holdings Ltd. said.
Incensed over the lack of electricity, water and houses that endures two decades after apartheid ended in South Africa, shantytown residents near Pretoria rioted, torching a community hall, library and clinic.
The estate of South Africa’s first black president Nelson Mandela has been provisionally valued at 46 million rand ($4.1 million), excluding the contents of three trust funds, according to the executors of his will.