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26 May 2017
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SA Mint should review Mandela coin plans after Royal Mint blazes new platinum coin trail
PLATINUM
The decision of the Royal Mint, in the UK, to launch its first-ever platinum bullion products has rekindled hopes that the South African Mint will wipe the dust off its plans for a Mandela coin in...
 
 
25 May 2017
 
Nquthu residents not duped by 'messiahs' – IFP
POLITICS
The Inkatha Freedom Party's (IFP's) victory in the Nquthu by-election shows voters know who the "genuine politicians" are, the party said on Thursday. "The results prove that voters can now...
 
 
 
 
United Nations Security Council must include Africa – Zuma
POLITICS
President Jacob Zuma during his address on Africa Day at the presidential guest house called for the reform of the United Nations (UN) Security Council to include Africa. “As Africa changes, so too...
 
 
SOEs are being used to loot taxpayers' money – Motlanthe
POLITICS
Parastatals are being used to loot taxpayers’ money, former president Kgalema Motlanthe said on Thursday. Recent shenanigans at Eskom demonstrated that public resources are being wasted and people...
 
 
Maimane slams Zuma, ANC over silence on Zambia's Hichilema treason trial
POLITICS
Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane has said that his party would take action to "re-establish South Africa’s leading voice on the continent for the entrenchment of democracy and the...
 
 
Applications for new R1.5bn steel incentive open on June 1
STEEL
Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel released details on Thursday of a new R1.5-billion incentive for downstream steel manufacturers, which would be implemented from June 1. The incentive,...
 
 
Young Africans must 'colonise' the world with their talents - Ramaphosa
POLITICS
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has encouraged young Africans to forge ahead and "colonise" the world. "Go out into the continent and the world and colonise it. Colonise the world with your...
 
 
 
 
Brown to set up Eskom corruption probe headed by retired judge
ESKOM
Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown has announced that she will institute a “broad scope” investigation into allegations of corruption currently hanging over State-owned electricity producer...
 
 
Maimane to attend treason trial of Zambian opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema
POLITICS
Democratic Alliance (DA) leader, Mmusi Maimane, will attend the treason trial of Hakainde Hichilema, the detained President of Zambia’s largest opposition party – the United Party for National...
 
 
 
 
IFP wins Nquthu by-election
BY-ELECTION
The Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) won 14 out of the 17 wards that were contested in Nquthu, the Electoral Commission of SA (IEC) said on Thursday. Municipal Electoral Officer, Dumisani Mbuli...
 
 
US to provide millions of dollars in aid to Africa, Yemen
AID
The US announced more than $329-million in additional humanitarian assistance to provide urgently needed aid to the millions of people affected by food insecurity and violence in South Sudan,...
 
 
Implats launches dual convertible bond offerings
PLATINUM
Platinum mining company Impala Platinum (Implats) on Thursday launched dual convertible bond offerings to enhance the company’s short-to-medium term liquidity and maintain its strong financial...
 
 
South Sudan sanctions renewed
SANCTIONS
The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has unanimously adopted a resolution renewing sanctions – including a travel ban and asset freeze, on those designated to be blocking peace, security and...
 
 
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SPECIAL OFFER
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IFP leading hotly-contested Nquthu by-election
BY-ELECTION
The Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) has so far won 11 seats in the hotly-contested Nquthu by-election, according to the live Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) of SA scoreboard. Their main rival,...
 
 
 
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