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25 February 2017
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23 Feb 2017
'Let us be tolerant of each other' – Nigerians in SA
Nigerians living in South Africa no longer feel safe following attacks on foreigners in Pretoria West, the Nigerian Union South Africa (NUSA) said on Wednesday. “Criminality has no nationality....
Missing Sassa deadline 'no natural disaster' – ANC MPs
Ruling party MPs on Parliament’s social development committee on Wednesday rallied behind Minister Bathabile Dlamini as she was questioned about the department’s readiness for April 1. They were...
Major transformation planned for eThekwini
Durban’s inner city will get a facelift and investors will be offered incentives to put their money into the local economy, Mayor Zandile Gumede said on Wednesday. Investors would get tax rebates...
22 Feb 2017
Chamber notes Gordhan’s bemoaning of Section 54 stoppages
The Chamber of Mines of South Africa has described Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan as having done an effective job of maintaining fiscal discipline with a budget deficit of 3.1% in these most...
Pan African CEO accuses union of ‘blatantly false’ safety statements
The CEO of the London Aim- and Johannesburg-listed precious metals and coal mining company Pan African Resources on Wednesday accused the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) of making statements...
DA disappointed by lack of spending cuts
The Democratic Alliance (DA) on Wednesday said it expected Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan to announce more haircuts for government and reprioritise funding to programmes to employ young people in...
EFF applauds balanced budget, worried about corporate tax
Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader, Julius Malema, has welcomed the tabling of the 2017 budget, calling it a “well-thought of and balanced budget”, but expressed concerns over corporate taxes....
I have served at Zuma’s pleasure – Gordhan
Responding to suggestions that he may be fired, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan on Wednesday said he was deeply aware that he served at President Jacob Zuma’s pleasure but believed his track record...
ICC withdrawal process could be 'embarrassing' for SA – High Court
If government goes ahead with its withdrawal from the International Criminal Court (ICC) the ensuing process of legal challenges would be embarrassing for the country, the High Court in Pretoria...
Budget makes room for more housing opportunities
Government is to spend R29.8-billion on housing, according to the National Budget. Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan delivered Budget 2017 in parliament on Wednesday. He said it was important to have...
Agriculture outlook positive, says Gordhan
Agriculture output is expected to increase as South Africa recovers from a crippling drought, which National Treasury is hoping will boost job creation in the sector. According to the 2017 budget...
Eskom and Transnet need to borrow billions more
Eskom and Transnet need to borrow billions more than anticipated in 2016, National Treasury revealed in its 2017 Budget Review on Wednesday. Even as Eskom’s financial performance improved in...
Higher education secures a further R5bn in funding
As the National Treasury allocates a further R5-billion to support financially-strapped students, new ways are being examined to develop a clear roadmap to mitigate the magnitude of the student...
Government urged not to appeal high court ICC ruling
The Justice and Peace Commission for the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC) on Wednesday asked the South African government not to appeal the North Gauteng High Court ruling that...
Government to proceed with the introduction of a sugar tax
South African consumers of sugar-sweetened drinks are set to feel the impact of the proposed sugar tax later this year as the relevant legislation is finalised for Parliamentary approval. The...
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