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20 February 2017
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17 Feb 2017
 
 
Gordhan must be fired – ANCYL
POLITICS
National Treasury has failed in its oversight role at banks and therefore Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan and his top management should be fired, the African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL)...
 
 
Sarec says Eskom dragging its feet in honouring Zuma’s renewables ‘injunction’
RENEWABLE ENERGY
The South African Renewable Energy Council (Sarec) claims that Eskom has yet to issue any updated budget quotes for projects that President Jacob Zuma said in his State of the Nation address (Sona)...
 
 
Zuma sends Expropriation Bill back to Parliament
LEGISLATION
President Jacob Zuma has sent the Expropriation Bill back to the National Assembly for review, some 10 months after Members of Parliament approved it, his office said on Friday. Zuma confirmed last...
 
 
Leaders should choose words about foreigners carefully – Gigaba
POLITICS
Minister of Home Affairs Malusi Gigaba has issued a stern warning to leaders in South Africa to choose their words carefully when talking about foreigners in the country. Gigaba was speaking at the...
 
 
Defence committee to ask minister about Sona army deployment letter
POLITICS
Parliament's joint standing committee on defence says it will ask Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula for more information around the deployment of 441 soldiers for the State of the Nation...
 
 
Mcebisi Jonas takes on Ajay Gupta over Saxonwold meeting
POLITICS
Deputy Minister of Finance Mcebisi Jonas has taken on Ajay Gupta in a replying affidavit that dispels an allegation that he lied about a 2015 meeting that took place at the Gupta residence in...
 
 
Gambia to stay in ICC
POLITICS
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed the rescission the Gambia’s withdrawal from the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC). According to statement issued...
 
 
20 000 internally displaced in South Sudan
POLITICS
The top United Nations peacekeeping official in South Sudan has described the lack of information about the situation of some 20 000 internally displaced people on the west bank of the Nile in the...
 
 
Social Development Minister Dlamini denies clash with Finance Minister Gordhan
POLITICS
Minister of Social Development Bathabile Dlamini on Friday said there was no “enmity” between herself and Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan over reports that she had rejected his suggestion to ask...
 
 
ANCYL to brief media on NEC meeting
POLITICS
The African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) will on Friday brief media on the outcomes of its national executive committee (NEC) meeting. The NEC discussed the transformation of the...
 
 
Zimbabwe 'to roll out 10, 20 bond notes'
ECONOMY
Less than two weeks after President Robert Mugabe's government unexpectedly introduced 5 US "bond notes", a state-controlled newspaper says notes in denominations of 10 and 20 are likely to be...
 
 
North West to construct Zuma statue
POLITICS
The North West government plans to construct a 6m-high bronze statue in honour of President Jacob Zuma in Groot Marico. Zuma was arrested there in 1963, while he and 45 other Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK)...
 
 
Mkhwebane worried about public's mistrust
POLITICS
Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane is bothered by the public’s mistrust of her office. “Combing through our official Twitter and Facebook timelines, listening to callers during live radio...
 
 
South Africans have double standards when it comes to racism – AfriForum
POLITICS
Lobby group AfriForum believes South Africans have double standards when it comes to the way they react to racist and hateful comments on social media. The group’s deputy CEO, Ernst Roets, said...
 
 
16 Feb 2017
 
 
 
Dlamini rejects Gordhan's social grants proposal
POLITICS
Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini has rejected Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan's proposal for banks and the post office to distribute social grants to 17-million beneficiaries. She said...
 
 
 
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