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South Africa's Truworths sees sales tick up for first part of 2020

JOHANNESBURG, Nov 7 (Reuters) - South Africa's Truworths International Ltd reported on Thursday a 2% rise in retail sales for the first 18 trading weeks of its 2020 financial year despite a difficult conditions.

The South African-listed clothing, shoes, jewellery and homeware retailer said sales rose to 6.3 billion rand ($427 million) during the period from July 1 to Nov. 3, with an increase in sales from its African business.

($1 = 14.7611 rand) (Reporting by Tanisha Heiberg; Editing by Edmund Blair)