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24 May 2017
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Human Settlements Development Bank to be launched on Friday – Sisulu
The new Human Settlements Development Bank will be launched on Friday, creating a single government home finance entity, Minister Lindiwe Sisulu said. The human settlements minister told a media...
Mayor spends R1.7 million on KFC, Nandos and hotels – DA
Emfuleni Local Municipality Mayor Simon Mofokeng, who is a member of the African National Congress (ANC), has been accused by the Democratic Alliance (DA) of spending nearly two-million rand on...
US pledges $526-m aid in 2017 to Tanzania to fight AIDS
The US on Thursday approved $526-million aid to Tanzania over the coming year to expand the roll out of life-prolonging anti-retroviral drugs to people infected with HIV, the virus that causes...
World Bank loans Botswana $145.5m for emergency water projects
The World Bank has given Botswana a $145.5-million loan to build water projects after it suffered a severe El Nino-induced drought in the past two years, Finance Minister Kenneth Matambo said on...
General Motors pulls out of SA, GMSA to become Isuzu Motors SA
US vehicle manufacturer General Motors (GM) on Thursday announced that it would disinvest from South Africa as part of a global restructuring process. GM South Africa (GMSA) sells the Opel, Isuzu...
Shadow Minerals Minister warns of ‘disastrous’ mining outlook
Shadow Mineral Resources Minister James Lorimer forecasts that South Africa’s new minerals legislation and new charter will be “disastrous” for an industry already crippled by hugely diminished...
High Court dismisses Ntlemeza's application
The High Court in Pretoria on Thursday dismissed an urgent application filed by disgraced former Hawks boss Berning Ntlemeza, who wanted to return to work pending his appeal to the Supreme Court of...
As Somalia combats insecurity, drought worsens
The humanitarian crisis in Somalia is worsening, a senior United Nations (UN) official has told the Security Council, calling for more than $800-million in aid to offset the impact of a severe...
DRA awarded Pan African’s Elikhulu gold tailings plant project
Multi-disciplinary international engineering group DRA has been appointed by JSE-listed Pan African Resources to deliver a detailed design and construction supervision service for its Elikhulu gold...
Judgment expected in Ntlemeza's application to interdict Mbalula
The North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria is on Thursday expected to hand down judgment in an application by former Hawks boss Major-General Berning Ntlemeza to interdict Police Minister Fikile...
Documents going missing at SABC
Communications Minister Ayanda Dlodlo has struggled to get information about the South African Broadcasting Corporation's (SABC's) finances out of the broadcaster. There were "skill problems" when...
Home affairs prioritising immigration policy
Home affairs had made improving South Africa's international migration policy a priority, Minister Hlengiwe Mkhize said on Wednesday. Cabinet approved the white paper on international migration in...
Motsoeneng plans to challenge suspension at CCMA
Former South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng plans to approach the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) to challenge his suspension from the...
17 May 2017
South Africa’s Agoa eligibility likely to come under pressure before 2025, trade expert warns
A leading trade expert is urging those South African businesses currently benefiting from preferential market access to the US under the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa) to begin to “wean”...
Holomisa throws his weight behind Bobani
United Democratic Movement (UDM) leader Bantu Holomisa has on Wednesday, come out guns blazing in support of Nelson Mandela Bay Deputy Mayor Mongameli Bobani who has been axed from the position of...
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