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24 May 2017
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Zuma refuses to answer questions on Nkandla tax, 'intelligence report'
POLITICS
President Jacob Zuma has refused to answer a question on whether he paid fringe benefit tax on the non-security related upgrades to his homestead in Nkandla, and whether the so-called "intelligence...
 
 
22 May 2017
 
Ministers are trying to police Financial Intelligence Centre – DA
POLITICS
Justice Minister Michael Masutha’s call last week to bring back the counter money-laundering advisory council seems a blatant attempt to gain control of the Financial Intelligence Centre (FIC), the...
 
 
 
 
DA's Steenhuisen lambasts police 'intimidation'
POLITICS
Democratic Alliance (DA) chief whip John Steenhuisen views an unannounced visit by four Gauteng police officers to his office at Parliament as intimidation. On May 12, the officers arrived at...
 
 
 
 
Zille declares WCape a disaster area as ‘Day Zero’ looms
DROUGHT
Western Cape Premier Helen Zille on Monday officially declared the Western Cape a disaster area in response to the current drought crisis – the worst in more than a century. “The disaster...
 
 
Black Business Council cut ties with Busa
BUSINESS
The Black Business Council announced on Monday the termination of cooperation with Business Unity South Africa (Busa), following over 23 years of partnership and dialogue between white and black...
 
 
South Sudan president announces unilateral ceasefire, prisoner release
VIOLENCE
The president of war-ravaged South Sudan declared a unilateral ceasefire on Monday and promised to release political prisoners, but with no sign of a political deal with rebels it was not clear...
 
 
 
 
Govt sits on 4 000 farms, yet hints at expropriation
LAND EXPROPRIATION
While the African National Congress (ANC) increasingly hints at land expropriation without compensation, the state is struggling to transfer more than 4 000 farms which have already been bought to...
 
 
 
 
Saftu warms up to Amcu
POLITICS
The new South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) and the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) are cooperating through campaigns to fight unemployment and a commemoration...
 
 
 
 
DA demands Brown tables documents on Molefe’s re-appointment
POLITICS
The Democratic Alliance (DA) said on Monday it has asked Parliament to ensure Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown provides MPs with documents relating to Brian Molefe’s reappointment at Eskom,...
 
 
Zuma congratulates President of Iran on election win
POLITICS
President Jacob Zuma has congratulated the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Hassan Rouhani, following the latter’s win in the Iranian presidential elections which took place on May 19....
 
 
Two assessments of security features at Nkandla – Nhleko
POLITICS
Public Works Minister Nathi Nhleko has said his department has conducted an assessment on structural damage to one of the security features at President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla homestead, but there...
 
 
Govt officials to receive training on special economic zones in China
ECONOMY
A group of 34 Special Economic Zones (SEZs) practitioners and supporting sector specialists from the trade and industry department (dti), provincial departments, and agencies responsible for...
 
 
DA asks AG to probe unnecessary R81m advance payment to Zuma benefactor
POLITICS
Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane needs to explain why President Jacob Zuma’s close friend Philani Mavundla was allegedly irregularly paid an advance of tens of millions of rand, the...
 
 
Parly inquiry into Eskom must include Duduzane Zuma’s ‘fake intelligence report’ – DA
POLITICS
The Democratic Alliance (DA) will ask Parliament’s chair of chairs Cedric Frolick to include an investigation into the most recent evidence of possible political interference in Eskom, this time by...
 
 
Economic transformation must have real content and meaning – Ramaphosa
TRANSFORMATION
It is necessary to give real content and meaning to the imperative of radical economic transformation to achieve inclusive growth, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Sunday. Delivering the...
 
 
 
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