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27 October 2016
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Universities get an extra R17bn to improve student enrollment
Students at South African universities and higher education institutions will receive an extra R17-billion over the next three years, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan said on Wednesday. The...
Gordhan’s ‘measured consolidation’ strategy seeks to nurture growth green shoots
Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan unveiled what he described as a “measured consolidation” strategy in his Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) address to lawmakers on Wednesday, in which he...
Pansy Tlakula appointed as new information regulator
President Jacob Zuma has appointed former Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) chairperson Pansy Tlakula as the country’s Information Regulator. Tlakula was nominated to the position by the...
Maimane slams violent protest outside Parly
Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane on Wednesday criticised the violent protest outside Parliament, saying that this should not be the norm. Protesting students clashed with police...
Gordhan did relatively well under the circumstances, says ANC’s Mantashe
The African National Congress (ANC) on Wednesday welcomed Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan’s medium-term budget policy statement, with the party’s secretary general Gwede Mantashe saying he did...
Jiba to make representations to Zuma
Acting National Director of Public Prosecutions Nomgcobo Jiba has instructed her lawyer to make representations to President Jacob Zuma against her suspension. “She received the instruction and...
Government, society need joint solution for Fees Must Fall challenge
Government has acknowledged concerns raised by various parts of the post-school community regarding free tertiary education, noted Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan in his Medium-Term Budget Policy...
R500m allocated to drought relief
More than half a billion rand would be allocated to drought relief measures, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan revealed when he tabled the medium-term budget policy statement (MTBPS) in Parliament on...
Corruption Watch intends laying charges against Sars boss
Corruption Watch intends laying criminal charges against SA Revenue Service commissioner Tom Moyane for allegedly failing to take action against two senior employees. This would be done in...
Botswana reaffirms support for ICC, 'regrets' SA decision
The government of Botswana has become the first African country to "regret" the decision taken by South Africa to leave the International Criminal Court (ICC). Botswana's ministry of foreign...
State needs to regulate minerals in open, honest manner – Godsell
South Africa’s mining problem has been the failure of accountable and transparent regulation, with the desire to achieve race transformation leading to secrecy. If mining licences had to be applied...
Australian media quote Gold Fields’ Holland as tipping ‘aggressive’ M&A
Australia’s Financial Review on Wednesday quoted Gold Fields CEO Nick Holland as predicting "aggressive" merger and acquisition (M&A) activity, while The Western Australian reported the company’s...
South Africa to import more than 2Mt of maize in 2016/17
South Africa needs to import more than two-million tonnes of maize in 2016/17 as a severe drought hits farm output, although exports of certain fruits and beef have remained resilient, the National...
'Pravin must find the money for fees crisis' - Maimane
Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane told about 1 000 marchers outside Parliament on Wednesday that there is money in government to solve the university fees crisis, and Finance Minister...
Advisers to be appointed for the realignment of shareholding in State airlines
Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan announced on Wednesday that advisers will be appointed to provide technical assistance to government as it considers the possible realignment of its shareholding in...
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