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17 January 2017
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Grain industry group sees 2017 maize surplus
AGRICULTURE
South African industry group Grain SA sees a 2017 maize surplus after last year's drought-induced deficit and its surveys show farmers have planted 2.4-million hectares this season, an 18% increase...
 
 
No varsity registration fees for NSFAS students – Nzimande
EDUCATION
As the volatile 2017 tertiary education academic year begins, Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande on Thursday said government has prepared several packages to assist the poor and calm the...
 
 
BLF to meet Public Protector
POLITICS
Members of the Black First Land First organisation are to hold talks with Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane on Thursday. They hope to discuss issues initially raised with former public protector...
 
 
Gordhan to act against municipalities which owe Eskom money
STATE COMPANY
Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan said National Treasury will act against municipalities which have failed to settle their debt to Eskom, Fin24’s sister publication Netwerk24 reported. In a letter to...
 
 
Zuma signs 7 new finance bills into law
LEGISLATION
President Jacob Zuma has signed seven new finance bills into law, the Presidency said in a statement on Thursday. The Bills have been passed by both the National Assembly and National Council of...
 
 
Public Protector calls on taxi drivers with 'illegal' vehicles to approach her office
TRANSPORT
Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane on Wednesday called on taxi operators who bought Toyota Quantum panel vans that were illegally converted into minibuses to approach her office. “It has come to...
 
 
Elect ANC leaders with succession in mind - Mantashe
POLITICS
African National Congress (ANC) secretary general Gwede Mantashe says the party needs to elect leaders with a succession plan in mind. Mantashe was speaking to journalists on Wednesday at ANC...
 
 
Stalwarts, ANCWL could weaken the party - Mantashe
POLITICS
African National Congress (ANC) general secretary Gwede Mantashe has warned party stalwarts and the ANC Women’s League (ANCWL) that they risk deepening divisions in the organisation. The veterans’...
 
 
Don't panic, we will place your children - Lesufi, Makhura assure parents
EDUCATION
Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi has assured the parents of around 40 000 pupils who used the online application system to find places in schools for their children - and who were still waiting...
 
 
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Cosatu demands urgent govt intervention to save poultry industry, jobs
ECONOMY
The Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) on Wednesday said it was deeply concerned by the pending jobs blood bath in the poultry industry, and also alarmed by government’s “deafening...
 
 
 
 
CSIR responds to Eskom claim of R9bn renewables-related economic loss in 2016
RENEWABLE ENERGY
The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has responded to Eskom’s claim that buying power from the country’s renewable-energy plants resulted in a net economic loss of R9-billion...
 
 
 
 
High Court exposes DMR as incompetent, irrational investment obstructor
LEGISLATIVE ENVIRONMENT
A judgement of the Gauteng division of the High Court of South Africa exposes the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) as an irrational institution with a high degree of incompetence that...
 
 
 
 
Outa broadens scope to investigate water administration issues
WATER
The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa) on Wednesday said it would set its sights on South Africa’s ongoing water issues, through the introduction of an additional portfolio aimed at...
 
 
Military veterans dept to clamp down on education benefit fraud
FRAUD
The Department of Military Veterans will be clamping down on fraudulent educational support claims, it said on Wednesday. This included inflated tuition invoices and beneficiaries receiving the...
 
 
PAC's Kenny Motsamai given full parole after 27 years in jail
PAROLE
Former Pan Africanist Congress (PAC) combatant Kenny Motsamai has been granted full parole. On Wednesday, Motsamai walked out of the Boksburg prison a free man after the parole board granted him...
 
 
 
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