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Polity – News this week
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A roundup of news this week.
 
 
Concourt likely to reject info bill — De Klerk
LEGISLATION
It is unlikely that the Constitutional Court will approve the Protection of Information Bill in its current form, according to former President FW de Klerk.
 
 
Grid unbundling not an immediate obstacle to private power - Eskom
PRIVATE POWER
State-owned power utility Eskom expects to sign agreements for 1 425 MW of conventional and renewable energy arising from independent power producer (IPPs) between now and 2013, as well as a...
 
 
Be ‘scientific’ on ANC officials — Mbete
ANCYL
African National Congress (ANC) chairperson Baleka Mbete on Wednesday urged the movement's youth wing to be "scientific" when taking positions for or against party members deployed in government.
 
 
Court orders halt of strike by police
SYMPATHY STRIKE
An interim interdict that prohibits all members of the South African Police Service (SAPS) from embarking on a strike was granted by the Labour Court early hours of Thursday morning, a national...
 
 
ANCYL must assess ANC leaders — Malema
NATIONAL GENERAL COUNCIL
The African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) must examine whether the current ANC leadership is willing to use its power to change the economic conditions of South Africans, league president...
 
 
25 Aug 2010
 
 
 
No political intervention in public sector strike — ANC
STRIKE
There will be no political intervention to resolve the public sector strike, the African National Congress (ANC) said on Wednesday.
 
 
 
 
Double-cab carbon tax delayed to 2011, threshold to be higher than for cars
GREEN TAX
South African consumers would start paying carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions tax on new double-cab pick-ups in the first half of next year, with the implementation of the tax on single-cab pick-ups...
 
 
ANC Gauteng backs Masondo
PARTY POLITICS
The African National Congress (ANC) in Gauteng said on Wednesday that it backed Johannesburg mayor Amos Masondo and then it announced the dissolution of the Regional Executive Council (REC).
 
 
End strike now to save lives — Motsoaledi
HEALTH
Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi on Wednesday urged a rapid end to the public service strike, saying that lives were being lost and raising the spectre of errant health workers being fired.
 
 
SA's energy plan expected by November, no plan to cancel Kusile
ENERGY PLAN
The much-anticipated second Integrated Resource Plan, or IRP2010, originally planned for promulgation in September, is now expected by the end of October or early November, an official from the...
 
 
SA teachers’ salaries “favourable” — Dept
PUBLIC SERVICE
The salaries earned by South Africa teachers are "favourable" compared with their counterparts in developing countries, the Basic Education Department said on Tuesday.
 
 
 
 
 
 
South Africa’s economic growth slows to 3,2% in Q2
ECONOMIC GROWTH
The 3,2% gross domestic product (GDP) growth figure for the quarter ended June, released by Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) on Tuesday, was lower than expected, particularly given that a...
 
 
24 Aug 2010
 
 
 
CO2 tax possible on all cars, old and new — Gordhan
TAX
Government is considering implementing a carbon dioxide (CO2) vehicle emission tax on all cars, both new and old, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan said on Tuesday.
 
 
Gauteng to unveil industry sector plan within weeks
INDUSTRIAL POLICY
The Gauteng provincial government expects to unveil the identities of the business sectors that it plans to support under a refined provincial industrial policy action plan within weeks.
 
 
 
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