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30 May 2015
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S Africa records a R2.51bn rand trade deficit in April
TRADE
South Africa recorded a trade deficit of R2.51-billion ($207-million) in April from a revised shortfall of R9-million in March, data from the revenue agency showed on Friday. Exports fell by 7.5%...
 
 
Stakeholders meet to discuss land policies
LAND
Around 400 stakeholders in the communal land sector have converged in Johannesburg for a two-day indaba to offer their inputs into the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform’s policies....
 
 
State Security welcomes signal-jamming ruling
RULING
The Ministry of State Security has welcomed the court decision to dismiss an application to prohibit the use of signal jamming devices in Parliament by the State Security Agency. The South African...
 
 
S Africa on the cusp of a drought – WWF-SA
WATER
Just 8% of South Africa’s land area provided 50% of the country’s surface water and the country could be on the cusp of a drought, Worldwide Fund for Nature South Africa (WWF-SA) Freshwater...
 
 
WEF will show that S Africa, continent is open for business
ECONOMY
Under the auspices of the World Economic Forum (WEF) on Africa, being held in Cape Town from June 3 to 5, South Africa will reiterate its stance that it is open for business, showcasing what it has...
 
 
Eskom to turn off lights in three defaulting districts
ELECTRICITY
South Africa's power utility Eskom said on Friday all but three of the top 20 defaulting municipalities had settled their outstanding dues and that the debtors still face electricity cuts next...
 
 
Molefe vows no planned load-shedding this winter
ELECTRICITY
South Africans could be living without load shedding this winter, if acting Eskom CEO Brian Molefe gets his way. Speaking at the launch of the Transnet Development Hub on Friday, Molefe said...
 
 
Zuma’s pool makes a fool of police minister - Corruption Watch
NKANDLA
David Lewis‚ head of the country's leading non-governmental anti-graft agency‚ Corruption Watch‚ has criticised Police Minister Nathi Nhleko's report exonerating President Jacob Zuma of having to...
 
 
Judge orders Derby-Lewis be granted parole
PAROLE
The man who was linked to the murder of South African Communist Party leader Chris Hani was on Friday a free man after being granted medical parole in the High Court in Pretoria. After an extensive...
 
 
Blacks hitting proverbial glass ceiling at middle management level
TRANSFORMATION
While transformational efforts have succeeded in boosting black representation at a managerial level in the metals and engineering sector, these individuals appear to stagnate in middle management...
 
 
Mbalula rejects FIFA bribery allegations with ‘contempt they deserve’
CORRUPTION
Sports minister Fikile Mbalula on Thursday reprimanded US authorities for disregarding diplomatic channels and announcing South Africa’s alleged involvement in the FIFA corruption scandal before...
 
 
ICT made massive strides in 15 years, but developing countries need more traction
ICT
Fifteen years after the United Nations agreed on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), much progress had been made in the development of information and communications technology (ICT)...
 
 
EU aims to ‘consolidate’ relations with SA in 2015 following action-packed period
INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
The head of the European Union (EU) Delegation to South Africa, Ambassador Roeland van de Geer, expects a quieter year in relations between the 28-member-country bloc and South Africa, following an...
 
 
World Cup scandal may have tarnished SA's image, economist says
FIFA WORLD CUP
Revelations that two South Africans allegedly bribed Fifa with $10-million for the country to host the 2010 Soccer World Cup may have tarnished the country’s image, economist Mike Schussler said on...
 
 
Government outlines plans for forging new generation of ‘active’ black industrialists
BLACK INDUSTRIALISTS
There are growing indications that the South Africa government is seeking to change gears in the area of black economic empowerment (BEE), with the departments of Trade and Industry (DTI) and the...
 
 
 
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