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25 March 2017
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16 Mar 2017
Zuma denies grant crisis, says ‘funny’ to call for Dlamini to be fired
President Jacob Zuma on Thursday denied that there is a welfare grant crisis, and ridiculed calls for him to fire Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini as a “funny” notion of how democracy...
Nehawu not striking at Sassa
Nehawu members at Sassa are not on strike and have no immediate plans to do so, unlike like their colleagues at the Department of Social Development, a union official said on Thursday. "Our members...
No calls in Cabinet for Dlamini's head to roll - Radebe
There were no calls in Cabinet for Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini’s head to roll, Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe said on Thursday. The minister refused to be drawn on the...
EFF boycott Zuma's question session, again
The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) on Thursday again boycotted President Jacob Zuma’s question and answer session in the National Assembly. Zuma was answering questions in the National Assembly...
City Power's board to be replaced
The entire of board of City Power, including chair and ANC stalwart Reverend Frank Chikane, will be replaced after its term was not renewed. The announcement was made during City Power's Annual...
Zille to face disciplinary for colonialism tweets - Maimane
Western Cape Premier Helen Zille will face a disciplinary process for her tweets about colonialism, Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane said on Thursday. Speaking on 702, following an...
Former PRASA board case postponed
The urgent High Court case brought by former PRASA board members to have their dismissal by Transport Minister Dipuo Peters set aside, was postponed on Thursday morning. After a minute of appearing...
Helen Zille does quick about-turn on 'colonialism' defence
Western Cape Premier Helen Zille was forced to apologise on Thursday after she raised the ire of South Africans over her "defence of colonialism". On Thursday morning while at the airport, the...
State must take over social grant payments - Mkhize
Government should take over the payment of social grants, African National Congress (ANC) treasurer general Zweli Mkhize has said. The SA Social Security Agency would however struggle with the...
Impairments drag ARM into narrowed loss
Diversified mining company African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) on Thursday reported a narrowed basic earnings loss of R254-million in the six months to December 31. The loss resulted mainly from...
Ethiopia trash dump death toll rises to 113
The death toll from a landslide at a dump in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa has reached 113, officials said on Wednesday, as the government declared three days of national mourning. Flags flew...
Zuma to face questions on Dlamini, Molefe in Parliament
President Jacob Zuma on Thursday will field questions on Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini and former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe in his first question-and-answer session in Parliament this...
15 Mar 2017
IDC supporting entry of superior platinum processing route – Malinga
A bankable feasibility study has been completed on a new platinum processing method that slashes electricity consumption by eliminating the power-guzzling smelting step in the processing of...
Ex-Mandela cop reveals apartheid police secrets
Members of the apartheid-era security police swept the scenes after the bombing of Community House in Salt River in 1997 and the killing of the so-called Gugulethu Seven in 1986, the Western Cape...
Kenya president Kenyatta offers assurances on debt sustainability
Kenya's public debt stands at about 50 percent of GDP and the country has not been in any danger of failing to repay its creditors, President Uhuru Kenyatta said on Wednesday. Kenyatta, who faces...
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