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17 January 2017
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Cosatu demands urgent govt intervention to save poultry industry, jobs
ECONOMY
The Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) on Wednesday said it was deeply concerned by the pending jobs blood bath in the poultry industry, and also alarmed by government’s “deafening...
 
 
Kenyan opposition forms alliance in unity bid before August election
POLITICS
Kenyan opposition political parties announced an alliance on Wednesday to fight the August presidential and parliamentary elections against President Uhuru Kenyatta's coalition. Kenyatta, 55, is...
 
 
 
 
CSIR responds to Eskom claim of R9bn renewables-related economic loss in 2016
RENEWABLE ENERGY
The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has responded to Eskom’s claim that buying power from the country’s renewable-energy plants resulted in a net economic loss of R9-billion...
 
 
 
 
High Court exposes DMR as incompetent, irrational investment obstructor
LEGISLATIVE ENVIRONMENT
A judgement of the Gauteng division of the High Court of South Africa exposes the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) as an irrational institution with a high degree of incompetence that...
 
 
Ivory Coast President Ouattara names new government
POLITICS
Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara named a new, slightly smaller government on Wednesday, though there were few changes to major positions, according to a statement read on state-owned...
 
 
 
 
Outa broadens scope to investigate water administration issues
WATER
The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa) on Wednesday said it would set its sights on South Africa’s ongoing water issues, through the introduction of an additional portfolio aimed at...
 
 
Military veterans dept to clamp down on education benefit fraud
FRAUD
The Department of Military Veterans will be clamping down on fraudulent educational support claims, it said on Wednesday. This included inflated tuition invoices and beneficiaries receiving the...
 
 
South Sudan reverts to refusing deployment of regional force
DEFENCE
The South Sudan authorities are once again refusing the deployment of a regional protection force, alleging that the security situation in the country has improved. In an interview with the Sudan...
 
 
PAC's Kenny Motsamai given full parole after 27 years in jail
PAROLE
Former Pan Africanist Congress (PAC) combatant Kenny Motsamai has been granted full parole. On Wednesday, Motsamai walked out of the Boksburg prison a free man after the parole board granted him...
 
 
 
 
Guptas fail to sell SA companies by end of 2016
BUSINESS
The Guptas’ intention to dispose of their shares in all their South African businesses by the end of 2016 has not come to fruition, their family spokesperson confirmed this week. "The Gupta family...
 
 
'Don't follow losers' - Ramaphosa to school kids
EDUCATION
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has advised learners starting the 2017 school year to emulate the behaviour of their clever counterparts. "If you really want to succeed, you must associate...
 
 
 
 
Obama's final speech: 'We rise or fall as one'
POLITICS
Barack Obama has addressed the US and the world for the final time as president, in an emotional speech that listed the landmark achievements of his presidency and stressed unity as nation. Capping...
 
 
All 40 000 learners in need of schools will be placed – Makhura
EDUCATION
Gauteng Premier David Makhura on Wednesday assured parents that “everything will be done” to ensure that all 40 000 children on the waiting list will be placed in schools. “The more we improve...
 
 
Ivory Coast's two-day mutiny leaves foreign investors unfazed
INVESTMENT
Soldiers rampaging through Ivory Coast in a two-day mutiny have done little to dent investors' faith that President Alassane Ouattara will retain control and push ahead with reforms in a country...
 
 
Nersa gets new boss
ENERGY
Christopher Forlee will take over the helm as chief executive officer of the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa). Nersa announced on Monday that Minister of Energy Tina...
 
 
 
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