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28 Oct 2010
Vavi dismisses claims of new political party
Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) heavyweight Zwelinzima Vavi has denied suggestions that a civil society conference underway in Boksburg was testing waters for a new political party.
Parties give cautious nod to MTBPS
Political parties on Wednesday gave a cautious green light to Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan's Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) tabled in the National Assembly.
27 Oct 2010
Relentless drive for NHI, says Gordhan
Government will be "relentless" in implementing National Health Insurance (NHI), but the scheme may not necessarily mean higher taxes, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan said on Wednesday.
Minister to comment before year-end
Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande would submit his recommendations for implementing free higher education for all matrics before the end of the year, the department said on...
Economic outlook improving, but jobs still a concern
While South Africa's gross domestic product (GDP) growth was expected to moderate in the second half of this year, after having accelerated to an annualised rate of 3,9% in the first six months,...
SA to step up forex purchases to weaken rand, relaxes controls
Fiscal and monetary measures will be used by the South African authorities to deal with the resurgent rand, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan confirmed in the Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement...
Public worker compensation set to grow to R367bn in 2013/14
Compensation for government employees is set to rise at an average yearly pace of 6,3% between 2010/11 and 2013/14, with the wage bill for 2010/11 fiscal period having been revised upwards by 9% to...
R811bn infrastructure promise tempered by delivery shortcomings
South Africa's spending on all public infrastructure - including power, transport, water, health and education - is forecast to be R811,2-billion between now and March 31, 2014, with expenditure by...
City did not consult community on toilets
A report by the City of Cape Town on the toilet-without-walls-saga in Makhaza, Khayelitsha, shows that the community was not adequately consulted, the Social Justice Coalition (SJC) said on...
Business, labour back new economic plan for now
Business Unity South Africa (BUSA) and the Congress of south African Trade Unions (Cosatu) have both came out in support of government's new economic growth path, adding that they will wait for...
SA should not be 'obsessed' with joining Bric grouping
South Africa should focus on boosting trade, not only among dominant emerging economies, but also within the rest of Africa and other developing countries, as it sought to diversify export markets.
Let’s debate Information Bill honestly – Jordan
Debating the controversial Protection of Information Bill "hysterically" would not help people who had concerns about it, ANC veteran Pallo Jordan said on Tuesday.
Aid Agency, Policy Body on SA’s cards
South Africa will create a US-style development aid agency and foreign policy institute before the end of the financial year, International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane...
26 Oct 2010
SA should reduce carbon emissions from road transport – Cronin
Removing excess road use and improving efficiencies on South Africa's roads seems to be the most viable option to reducing the transport sector's carbon emissions in the short term.
Wind scale-up in IRP2010 sufficient to spur localisation - DoE
The proposed scale-up of renewable energy in the draft integrated resource plan, or IRP2010, which was currently out for public comment, is sufficient to stimulate localisation and industrial...
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