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10 February 2016
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10 Feb 2016
 
 
De Lille launches DA voter registration drive
POLITICS
The Democratic Alliance (DA) has embarked on a voter registration drive for the 2016 local government elections. DA Cape Town mayoral candidate Patricia de Lille kicked off the campaign with the...
Updated 1 hour 20 minutes ago
 
 
SAHRC about to conclude Zwelithini probe
XENOPHOBIA
The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) is finalising its investigation into King Goodwill Zwelithini's alleged xenophobic comments. The commission looked into complaints lodged against...
Updated 1 hour 32 minutes ago
 
 
IEC announces candidates for Tlokwe by-election
ELECTIONS
Seven independent candidates and two political parties will contest the February 24 municipal ward by-election in Tlokwe in the North West province, the Independent Electoral Commission of South...
Updated 2 hours 20 minutes ago
 
 
As China surges, South Africa’s wind footprint breaches 1 GW mark
WIND ENERGY
South Africa increased its installed wind-energy capacity to above 1 GW last year, new Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) figures show, making it the largest wind-energy producer in Africa, followed...
Updated 3 hours ago
 
 
Why the Guptas are bad for SA – EFF
POLITICS
The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) on Wednesday reiterated that the Gupta family “must leave tbe country” and listed 25 reasons for their call. The first was an allegation that the family, whom...
Updated 5 hours ago
 
 
Delay in employment stats concerns economist Schüssler
EMPLOYMENT
Economist Mike Schüssler on Wednesday questioned the postponement of the release of the Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS) until the day after National Budget. The release of the fourth quarter...
Updated 6 hours ago
 
 
Guptas get interdict against EFF
LEGAL
The Gupta brothers on Tuesday obtained an urgent interdict to stop the EFF from threatening them. Judge Johan Louw granted an order in the High Court in Pretoria, interdicting the party, its leader...
 
 
The Concourt judges agree with the EFF – Malema
POLITICS
Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema told thousands of supporters outside the Constitutional Court in Johannesburg on Tuesday that once the judges ruled that President Jacob Zuma...
 
 
DA optimistic of its chances at Concourt
POLITICS
The Democratic Alliance (DA) is optimistic the Constitutional Court will uphold the constitutional powers of the public protector, following submissions in the Nkandla matter on Tuesday. Lawyers...
 
 
Judgment reserved in Nkandla ConCourt application
NKANDLA
Judgment was reserved in the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) and Democratic Alliance's (DA's) application to the Constitutional Court for an order that President Jacob Zuma pay back some of the...
 
 
Sanral using private debt collectors for e-toll fees – Outa
E-TOLLS
The use of an SMS that directs Gauteng e-toll users to pay outstanding fees is illegal, said the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa) on Wednesday. Outa, which changed its name from Opposition to...
 
 
09 Feb 2016
 
Zuma accepts Nkandla report binding
NKANDLA
In an extraordinary string of concessions, President Jacob Zuma’s lawyer told the Constitutional Court on Tuesday that he accepted not only that the Public Protector’s findings against him in the...
 
 
Every cloud has a silver lining, Zuma tells top business leaders
INVESTMENT
Business and government have to start working together more to promote investment, President Jacob Zuma said on Tuesday. Addressing CEOs and business leaders in Cape Town, he said the country had a...
 
 
Gordhan must close R30bn funding gap to avoid downgrade – economist
BUDGET 2016
Standard Bank economist Goolam Ballim estimates that Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has a yearly funding gap of between R30-billion and R50-billion to close through a combination of expenditure...
 
 
Fuel cell technology fast-tracked with launch of feasibility study in S Africa
FUEL CELLS
An extensive feasibility study of fuel cells has been launched in South Africa in a bid to make the most of South Africa’s vast platinum resources. If successful, Isondo Precious Metals (IPM)...
 
 
 
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