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25 February 2017
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21 Feb 2017
De Lille threatens to sue professor over Bo-Kaap spat
Mayor Patricia de Lille has threatened to sue architect and University of Cape Town emeritus professor Fabio Todeschini after he publicly accused her of being the source of the city council’s...
IMF says drought to cut Somalia's 2017 growth to 2-2.5 pct
Somalia's economy is likely to expand by 2-2.5 percent this year, down from an estimated 3.4 percent last year, as drought cuts output in the important agriculture sector, the IMF's country...
20 Feb 2017
Rollout of medical marijuana soon up for public comment – IFP
The use of, and access to, medical marijuana for South Africans will soon be up for public comment, the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) said on Monday. Speaking to News24, IFP chief whip Narend Singh...
New panel established to guide Gauteng on infrastructure projects
The Gauteng provincial government (GPG) has established an economic advisory panel to advise it on the roll-out of social and economic infrastructure projects planned for the next two years. GPG...
'Molefe MP nomination will damage ANC image ahead of 2019 elections'
The nomination of former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe to Parliament has divided the tripartite alliance, with the South African Communist Party (SACP) in the North West province labelling the move...
SACP upset over Brian Molefe MP appointment
The South African Communist Party (SACP) on Monday said the appointment of former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe as MP was “problematic” because its alliance partner, the ruling African National Congress...
Minergy to list coal project in Botswana, also eyeing JSE
Coal and energy company Minergy said on Monday that it will list on the Botswana Stock Exchange in the first half of this year and is also planning a Johannesburg Stock Exchange listing in 2017’s...
Budget Speech must be in sync with radical economic transformation – Cosatu
The Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) said on Monday that it wanted this year’s budget to be dedicated to radical economic transformation and to be in sync with the resolve of the...
DA proposes spending review
The Democratic Alliance (DA) on Monday proposed a comprehensive spending review as it previewed Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan’s budget speech to be delivered on Wednesday. The spending review,...
EFF disrupts Sopa, Makhura warns of using Esidimeni tragedy as 'political football'
Gauteng Premier David Makhura warned opposition parties of using the deaths of Life Esidimeni psychiatric patients as 'political football' following an attempted disruption by the Economic Freedom...
Pan African shares fall on fatality-linked mining suspension at Evander
The share price of Pan African Resources fell by more than 8% in early trade on Monday after the company issued a stock exchange news service notice announcing a fatality-linked 55-day mining...
President Adama Barrow orders release of 171 prisoners
As The Gambia enters a new era of democracy, President Adama Barrow has reiterated his commitment to ending human rights abuses in the country and ordered the release of all prisoners detained...
Gauteng infrastructure dept mulls concept of construction bank or fund
The Gauteng Department of Infrastructure Development (DID) is exploring the possibility of establishing a dedicated construction or infrastructure bank or fund aimed at providing specialised...
Parts of South Sudan experiencing famine – government official
Parts of war-ravaged South Sudan have been hit by famine, a senior government official said on Monday, saying nearly half the country's population would be food insecure by July. “In greater unity...
Statue for JZ? Rather use that money for the people – Cope
The Congress of the People (Cope) in the North West province on Sunday lambasted government for allocating R6-million for a statue of President Jacob Zuma. The party said that erecting a statue in...
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