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ANC slams Madonsela over Absa apartheid bailout report
POLITICS
The African National Congress (ANC) wants the Public Protector report linking Absa to billions of rands in bailout funds from the apartheid government made public. The party also criticised former...
 
 
Gambia's Yahya Jammeh declares state of emergency
POLITICS
Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh has declared a national state of emergency one day before the end of his mandate. In a national TV address, Jammeh said on Tuesday the measure was necessary due to...
 
 
Four Gambia ministers resign from Jammeh's government
POLITICS
The Gambia's ministers for finance, foreign affairs, trade and the environment have resigned from President Yahya Jammeh's government, according to ministry sources and state television. The...
 
 
17 Jan 2017
 
Pound climbs as Theresa May outlines how Brexit will happen
ECONOMY
Theresa May, British Prime Minister, said on Tuesday that the country cannot “possibly” remain within the European Union’s (EU's) single market, as that would mean the UK is not leaving the EU at...
 
 
 
 
Investment key to raising South Africa’s lagging growth potential – World Bank
ECONOMY
The World Bank says raising private investment in South Africa will be critical to increasing the country’s growth potential above its current estimate of only 1.3%, which is well below the...
 
 
 
 
Ramaphosa says SA has done well to survive a turbulent 2016
POLITICS
Deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa sought to deliver a message of hope as he addressed the country delegation at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on Tuesday. Likening 2016 to the...
 
 
 
 
Cosatu calls for nationalisation of the Reserve Bank
FINANCE
The Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) on Tuesday called for government to nationalise the South African Reserve Bank (Sarb). Cosatu was responding to a leaked preliminary report by...
 
 
Tshwane will be a learning friendly environment: Msimanga
POLITICS
Tshwane Mayor Solly Msimanga on Tuesday welcomed thousands of young people streaming into the capital city in search of tertiary education opportunities, and those who have been accepted at the...
 
 
 
 
Cosatu calls on govt to help municipalities indebted to Eskom
ELECTRICITY
National government has a duty to intervene and help municipalities owing billions of rands to Eskom, the Congress of SA Trade Unions (Cosatu) said on Tuesday. The federation urged government to...
 
 
Ramaphosa spearheads Team SA’s message at Davos
POLITICS
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa was on Tuesday expected to address the South African delegation of government, business and labour at the 2017 World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual meeting in Davos,...
 
 
 
 
Radebe appointed to WEF stewardship board
POLITICS
Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe has been appointed to the stewardship board of the World Economic Forum (WEF) System Initiative on the Future of Education, Gender and Work. The minister in...
 
 
 
 
We are walking the talk on fighting corruption – Zuma
POLITICS
President Jacob Zuma says the Presidency is doing everything it can to fight corruption and "discourage those who may be tempted". Zuma was replying to a Parliamentary question from Congress of the...
 
 
Stalwarts, ANC discussion a work in progress
POLITICS
Long-standing members of the African National Congress (ANC) that are organising themselves under the ANC Stalwarts banner reached an agreement with the ANC top six on Monday at Luthuli House that...
 
 
Eskom happy to make some progress with municipal arrears debt
ELECTRICITY
Eskom said on Tuesday that it was making progress in recouping monies owed to it by some municipalities across the country. Municipalities in the Free State, North West, Northern Cape, Eastern Cape...
 
 
UN releases report on human rights violations in South Sudan
HUMAN RIGHTS
The United Nations human rights office (OCHR) and the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) have released a report on human rights violations in South Sudan, urging the need for accountability and...
 
 
 
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