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3 May 2016
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Growth is a thirsty business, World Bank water report warns
WATER & GROWTH
A new World Bank report warns that some regions of the world, including parts of Africa, could see their growth rates decline by as much as 6% by 2050 as a result of water-related losses, with...
Updated 53 minutes ago
 
 
National Director of Public Prosecutions must show he is not a Zuma lackey, says Maimane
POLITICS
The National Director of Public Prosecutions would need to show that he was working for the people and not “a lackey” of President Jacob Zuma, Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane said on...
Updated 6 hours ago
 
 
Central Rand Gold to resist wind-up application
GOLD
London- and Johannesburg-listed gold mining company Central Rand Gold (CRG) has engaged legal advisers to defend a wind-up application. The company said in a Stock Exchange News Service...
Updated 6 hours ago
 
 
South Africa expects strong tourism growth in 2016 after visa rules tweaked
TOURISM
South Africa's tourism sector expects strong growth in 2016 after some strict new visa rules that reduced the number of arrivals in the previous year were lifted, Minister Derek Hanekom said on...
Updated 6 hours ago
 
 
Even Zuma's cattle in Nkandla have a better life - Maimane
POLITICS
President Jacob Zuma’s cattle in Nkandla have a better life than people living in Wentworth, south of Durban, Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane said on Tuesday morning. Maimane was...
Updated 6 hours ago
 
 
Without GMOs, South African maize yields would be lower – industry group
AGRICULTURE
South Africa's maize crop, scorched this season by a blistering drought, would be in far worse shape if it were not for the country's embrace of genetically-modified (GMO) varieties and new farm...
Updated 7 hours ago
 
 
Dismissal of R42m claim sends coal company's share price up
COAL
A R42.5-million claim brought against coal mining company Keaton Mining by opencast mining services company Megacube Mining has been dismissed with costs. The JSE-listed Keaton said in a Stock...
Updated 7 hours ago
 
 
Prosecuting authority must indict Zuma – DA
POLITICS
The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) was legally bound to indict President Jacob Zuma following last week’s North Gauteng High Court ruling that set aside the 2009 decision to drop 783 charges...
Updated 7 hours ago
 
 
 
 
DA’s Cachalia kick-starts 30-day listening tour in Ekurhuleni
ELECTION
South Africa’s opposition party the Democratic Alliance’s (DA’s) Ekurhuleni mayoral candidate, Ghaleb Cachalia, began his 30-day listening tour in Johannesburg ahead of the upcoming municipal...
 
 
Drought-hit Zimbabwe sells off wild animals
DROUGHT
Zimbabwe put its wild animals up for sale on Tuesday, saying it needed buyers to step in and save the beasts from a devastating drought. Members of the public "with the capacity to acquire and...
 
 
DA says charges against Zuma automotically reinstated
POLITICS
Last week’s judgment in the North Gauteng High Court in the spy tapes case, means that 783 charges against President Jacob Zuma have been automatically reinstated, the Democratic Alliance said on...
 
 
Municipal polls will not be postponed, says Van Rooyen
ELECTIONS
Postponing the local government elections was out of the question even if the Constitutional Court ruled that every name on the voters’ roll should be accompanied by sufficient particulars of a...
 
 
EFF must produce evidence of IEC vote rigging - dept
ELECTIONS
The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) has still not produced evidence to back up its renewed claims that the IEC "stole" its votes during the 2014 elections, the Co-operative Governance Department...
 
 
 
 
Exploration, mining expected to grow in importance for cement producer PPC
LIMESTONE
The medium-term game plan of African cement producer PPC is to find new resources needed by its operations, which will probably require it to engage in some form of exploration and eventual mining...
 
 
Creamer Media publishes Automotive 2016: A review of South Africa's automotive sector
RESEARCH REPORT
Figures from the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa show that 617 749 new vehicles were sold in South Africa in 2015, marking a decline of 4% on the sales recorded in...
 
 
 
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