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25 February 2017
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Missing Sassa deadline 'no natural disaster' – ANC MPs
GRANTS
Ruling party MPs on Parliament’s social development committee on Wednesday rallied behind Minister Bathabile Dlamini as she was questioned about the department’s readiness for April 1. They were...
 
 
Major transformation planned for eThekwini
POLITICS
Durban’s inner city will get a facelift and investors will be offered incentives to put their money into the local economy, Mayor Zandile Gumede said on Wednesday. Investors would get tax rebates...
 
 
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Chamber notes Gordhan’s bemoaning of Section 54 stoppages
BUDGET
The Chamber of Mines of South Africa has described Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan as having done an effective job of maintaining fiscal discipline with a budget deficit of 3.1% in these most...
 
 
 
 
Pan African CEO accuses union of ‘blatantly false’ safety statements
GOLD
The CEO of the London Aim- and Johannesburg-listed precious metals and coal mining company Pan African Resources on Wednesday accused the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) of making statements...
 
 
 
 
DA disappointed by lack of spending cuts
BUDGET
The Democratic Alliance (DA) on Wednesday said it expected Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan to announce more haircuts for government and reprioritise funding to programmes to employ young people in...
 
 
 
 
EFF applauds balanced budget, worried about corporate tax
BUDGET
Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader, Julius Malema, has welcomed the tabling of the 2017 budget, calling it a “well-thought of and balanced budget”, but expressed concerns over corporate taxes....
 
 
I have served at Zuma’s pleasure – Gordhan
POLITICS
Responding to suggestions that he may be fired, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan on Wednesday said he was deeply aware that he served at President Jacob Zuma’s pleasure but believed his track record...
 
 
ICC withdrawal process could be 'embarrassing' for SA – High Court
POLITICS
If government goes ahead with its withdrawal from the International Criminal Court (ICC) the ensuing process of legal challenges would be embarrassing for the country, the High Court in Pretoria...
 
 
Budget makes room for more housing opportunities
HOUSING
Government is to spend R29.8-billion on housing, according to the National Budget. Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan delivered Budget 2017 in parliament on Wednesday. He said it was important to have...
 
 
Agriculture outlook positive, says Gordhan
AGRICULTURE
Agriculture output is expected to increase as South Africa recovers from a crippling drought, which National Treasury is hoping will boost job creation in the sector. According to the 2017 budget...
 
 
 
 
Eskom and Transnet need to borrow billions more
STATE-OWNED ENTERPRISES
Eskom and Transnet need to borrow billions more than anticipated in 2016, National Treasury revealed in its 2017 Budget Review on Wednesday. Even as Eskom’s financial performance improved in...
 
 
Higher education secures a further R5bn in funding
2017 BUDGET
As the National Treasury allocates a further R5-billion to support financially-strapped students, new ways are being examined to develop a clear roadmap to mitigate the magnitude of the student...
 
 
Government urged not to appeal high court ICC ruling
POLITICS
The Justice and Peace Commission for the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC) on Wednesday asked the South African government not to appeal the North Gauteng High Court ruling that...
 
 
 
 
Government to proceed with the introduction of a sugar tax
2017 BUDGET
South African consumers of sugar-sweetened drinks are set to feel the impact of the proposed sugar tax later this year as the relevant legislation is finalised for Parliamentary approval. The...
 
 
Justice minister says South Africa still intends to quit the ICC
POLITICS
South Africa's government still plans to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC), Justice Minister Michael Masutha said on Wednesday, after a court ruled that it was unconstitutional...
 
 
 
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