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A map of African operations hangs on a wall near a glass elevator at MTN Group Ltd.'s headquarters in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Photographer: Waldo Swiegers/Bloomberg

South Africans were cheered Wednesday with two announcements many thought would never come: Arrests in relation to state corruption and plans to auction new internet spectrum.

Four government officials and business people were detained as part of an investigation into a 255 million-rand ($15-million) asbestos audit project awarded by a provincial housing department, according to a police unit. The move is a rare sign of progress in the fight to curb graft that became rife under former President Jacob Zuma.

Read More: South Africa Authorities Arrest Four in Asbestos Audit Probe

His successor, Cyril Ramaphosa, launched an inquiry into corruption shortly after ousting Zuma in early 2018, but many South Africans have become disillusioned with the process as few culprits have been

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