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24 February 2017
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13 Feb 2017
 
 
I won't hesitate to fire you, Zambian leader Lungu tells ministers
POLITICS
Zambian President Edgar Lungu has threatened to fire ministers who do not regularly visit their constituencies, Lusaka times has reported. Lungu made the remarks while speaking during a public...
 
 
08 Feb 2016
 
 
 
S Africans encouraged to participate in nominating a new Public Protector
CORRUPTION
Nonprofit organisation (NPO) Corruption Watch on Monday launched the Bua Mzansi public awareness campaign in Johannesburg in an effort to engage South Africans to actively participate in this...
 
 
19 Oct 2015
 
 
 
South African mining’s delicate make-or-break phase outlined
MINING INVESTMENT
The South African mining industry’s delicate make-or-break phase has been outlined by some of the sector’s leading lights who make it clear that only give-and-gain will prevent it from losing...
 
 
18 Sep 2015
 
 
 
DBSA bullish on loans ramp-up as it reports record disbursements of R13bn in 2015
DEVELOPMENT FINANCE
The Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) – which disbursed a record R13-billion during 2015, from R12.7-billion in the prior year – remained optimistic that it could ramp up loan...
 
 
10 Sep 2015
 
 
 
Citizen organisations play important role in SA democracy
DEMOCRACY
Speaking at a Centre for Development and Enterprise (CDE) panel discussion on the impact citizen organisations have on South Africa’s democracy, former national director of public prosecutions...
 
 
21 Jul 2015
 
 
 
Low iron-ore price killing jobs at Kumba
IRON-ORE
South African iron-ore major Kumba Iron Ore has taken the knife to 1 772 jobs as low iron-ore prices cut a swathe through the industry. Out of a previous complement of 572, only 221 permanent and...
 
 
16 Jul 2015
 
 
 
 
 
User-pay infrastructure funding critical in light of on-budget resource constraint – Radebe
INFRASTRUCTURE
Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe has defended the user-pay principle as one of the mechanisms to finance critical infrastructure projects, warning that “on-budget” resources are limited and...
 
 
02 Jul 2015
 
 
 
 
 
Rejected mine water plan deprived 7 000 of jobs – Robinson
GOLD
The rejection of a still-workable mine water and slimes dam plan at the stricken Grootvlei gold mine on Gauteng’s East Rand deprived 7 000 squatter camp dwellers of employment and set the mine on...
 
 
 
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