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26 April 2017
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No blacklisting of Nkandla upgrade companies - Nhleko
POLITICS
None of the companies involved in the upgrades to President Jacob Zuma’s Nkandla homestead have been blacklisted, the public works ministry has said. Replying to a parliamentary question from...
 
 
SADC releases recommendations on Congo
POLITICS
The Troika Ministerial Assessment Follow Up Mission of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) has released its recommendations following a visit to the Democratic Republic of the Congo...
 
 
Six new prospecting licences awarded to Botswana Diamonds
DIAMONDS
London Aim-listed Botswana Diamonds on Tuesday announced that its joint venture (JV) with the large Russian diamond company, Alrosa, had been awarded of six new prospecting licences in Botswana....
 
 
Zuma considers ConCourt judge candidates
JUDICIARY
Four candidates are under consideration by President Jacob Zuma for the position of judge of the Constitutional Court, following their interviews by the Judicial Service Commission on April 4. The...
 
 
Herbert Smith Freehills to launch legal learnership programme in Johannesburg
SKILLS DEVELOPMENT
Global law firm Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) is set to extend its innovative Alternative Legal Services (ALT) business to Johannesburg. The business will combine a mix of legal expertise, process...
 
 
DA wants National Treasury to blacklist companies involved with Nkandla upgrades
POLITICS
The leader of the Democratic Alliance (DA) Mmusi Maimane on Tuesday said not a single one of the 14 companies involved in the scandalous upgrades at Nkandla has been blacklisted, or “placed on the...
 
 
Public Works cancels Nkandla briefing
POLITICS
Public Works Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko on Monday cancelled a press briefing scheduled for Tuesday where he was expected to “set the record straight” on further upgrades to President Jacob Zuma's...
 
 
Interim SABC board will reverse 'stupid decisions' - Tsedu
POLITICS
There would be no shortcuts in earning back the public's confidence in the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), interim board deputy chairperson Mathatha Tsedu said on Monday. Addressing...
 
 
ANC to introduce amended land claims bill in May
LEGISLATION
The African National Congress (ANC) will introduce an amended land rights bill in parliament in May after the top court declared invalid a law that re-opened a process for blacks to make claims on...
 
 
24 Apr 2017
 
 
 
LPG industry urged to act on non-binding market inquiry findings
LIQUID PETROLEUM GAS
South Africa’s Competition Commission has made far-reaching, yet non-binding, recommendations for dealing with prevailing “market distortions” in the domestic liquid petroleum gas (LPG) sector...
 
 
Motsoeneng in hot water over press conference
POLITICS
The South African Broadcasting Cooperation’s (SABC's) Hlaudi Motsoeneng may face yet another disciplinary hearing. This time, Motsoeneng is in hot water for a two-hour press conference held last...
 
 
Ntlemeza will be arrested if he doesn't bring car back immediately - Mbalula
POLITICS
A warrant of arrest will be issued against former Hawks boss Berning Ntlemeza if he does not return a state vehicle which he took when he reported for duty on Monday morning. Police Minister Fikile...
 
 
Call for probe into possible Eskom, ANC ties
POLITICS
A R1.7-million donation to the African National Congress (ANC) from a company linked to acting Eskom boss Matshela Koko’s stepdaughter has prompted the Democratic Alliance (DA) to lodge an...
 
 
Kenya promises to curb election-related violence amid party primaries
ELECTIONS
The Kenyan government on Monday promised "decisive action" to stem a surge in violence during party primary elections in a country still haunted by the ethnic bloodletting that followed a disputed...
 
 
Angola's presidential council proposes Aug 23 for national vote
ELECTIONS
Angola's Council of the Republic, a presidential group that consults on national decisions, has proposed August 23 for a national election, state radio reported on Monday, a decision which hangs on...
 
 
 
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