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6 February 2016
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05 Feb 2016
Parliament ready for SONA, with trimmed budget
Parliament is ready to host President Jacob Zuma's State of the Nation Address with a smaller budget of R3.5-million. With the after-speech dinner scrapped and guest lists cut to save money, the...
Zuma appoints ministerial task team on social security
South African President Jacob Zuma has appointed Presidency Minister Jeff Radebe to facilitate talks between Treasury and Cosatu on the Tax Administration Amendment Act, a day after Cosatu...
There is no threat - Malema
Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema insists there is no threat to ANN7 and New Age journalists, despite his statement that the party cannot guarantee their safety. Instead, media...
Malema's Gupta comments incite violence - ANC
Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema's comments regarding the Gupta family and its media outlets go against the Constitution and incited violence, the African National Congress...
We will share Sona with Zuma - Malema
The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) will not stay quiet during President Jacob Zuma’s State of the Nation Address, party leader Julius Malema said on Friday. “Instead of just leaving him alone, we...
Business warns of power hike ‘vicious cycle’, amid weak demand outlook
Business warned on Friday that South Africa risked entering a “vicious cycle” of ever-increasing yearly electricity hikes, beyond those already approved, owing to the nature of the current...
Opposition not interested in Nkandla solution - ANC
Opposition parties are not interested in finding a solution to the Nkandla saga, the African National Congress (ANC) said on Thursday. "It gives them oxygen. If you were to minus and resolve the...
Market inquiry into private health sector to start soon
The Health Market Inquiry (HMI) hearings into the private healthcare sector  will get under way on February 16 at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) International Convention...
Coal will be a priority this year, assure sector stakeholders
Key stakeholders in South Africa’s coal industry have affirmed their commitment to boosting the sector’s performance in 2016, despite the current tough times for the commodity, and the economy as a...
Zimbabwe finally declares the drought a disaster
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has declared a state of disaster in most rural parts of the country severely hit by a drought, with 26% of the population said to be in need of food aid, the...
Reconsider charges against De Klerk, Vlok - Mandla Mandela
Nelson Mandela's grandson, Chief Zwelivelile 'Mandla' Mandela, has condemned the charges laid against former president FW De Klerk and former Minister of Law and Order Adriaan Vlok in a statement...
04 Feb 2016
Chamber of Mines joins opposition to Eskom’s proposed tariff increase
The Chamber of Mines (CoM) has joined the ranks of industry stakeholders concerned about State-owned power utility Eskom’s R22-billion Regulatory Clearing Account (RCA) application to the National...
Nersa seeks to get to grips with Eskom’s R8bn diesel claim
 The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) homed in on the “prudency” and “efficiency” of Eskom having spent an extra R8-billion on diesel to operate the expensive open cycle gas...
Gauteng ANCYL upset over provincial cabinet reshuffle
The African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) in Gauteng has described this week's provincial cabinet reshuffle as a "recycling of old faces and friends". "Gauteng is a vibrant, youthful...
Zuma, CEOs to meet to discuss S African investments
To promote a more conducive investor climate in South Africa, President Jacob Zuma will host a meeting with the CEOs of top companies for a World Economic Forum (WEF) review, in Cape Town, on...
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