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17 January 2017
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Guptas fail to sell SA companies by end of 2016
BUSINESS
The Guptas’ intention to dispose of their shares in all their South African businesses by the end of 2016 has not come to fruition, their family spokesperson confirmed this week. "The Gupta family...
 
 
'Don't follow losers' - Ramaphosa to school kids
EDUCATION
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has advised learners starting the 2017 school year to emulate the behaviour of their clever counterparts. "If you really want to succeed, you must associate...
 
 
All 40 000 learners in need of schools will be placed – Makhura
EDUCATION
Gauteng Premier David Makhura on Wednesday assured parents that “everything will be done” to ensure that all 40 000 children on the waiting list will be placed in schools. “The more we improve...
 
 
Nersa gets new boss
ENERGY
Christopher Forlee will take over the helm as chief executive officer of the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa). Nersa announced on Monday that Minister of Energy Tina...
 
 
Surprise move to make Eskom nuke procurer ‘unlawful’, court told
NUCLEAR
The environmentalist groups taking the Department of Energy (DoE) to court over the nuclear procurement programme claim its decision in late 2016 to make Eskom the nuclear energy procurer was...
 
 
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World Bank warns rand could take hit amid global policy flux
ECONOMY
The World Bank has issued a warning that the South Africa currency could come under pressure in 2017, owing to heightened policy uncertainty in the US and Europe, which could constrain capital...
 
 
 
 
‘ANC members must unite’ – stalwarts
POLITICS
A grouping of long-standing African National Congress (ANC) members known as the ANC Stalwarts met in Johannesburg on Tuesday to discuss President Jacob Zuma’s January 8 address to the party...
 
 
18 000 more learners placed at Gauteng schools
EDUCATION
The Gauteng Department of Education (GDE) on Tuesday said 18 000 more learners had been placed at schools in the province, reducing the total number of unplaced learners to 40 000. “The Department...
 
 
Parents on waiting lists after queuing for hours outside Gauteng DoE
EDUCATION
After waiting in queues since 7am on Tuesday morning, at the Gauteng Department of Education (GDE) offices in Johannesburg, some parents have been told their children might only be placed at a...
 
 
 
 
DA lays blame of increasing road deaths at Dipuo Peters’ door
POLITICS
The Democratic Alliance (DA) said on Tuesday that it was deeply saddened to learn that 1 714 people had lost their lives on South Africa’s roads this past festive season, a worrying five percent...
 
 
 
 
Mineral ‘wrongs’ righted
LEGISLATIVE ENVIRONMENT
A company that showed diligence in applying for mineral rights ended up getting mineral ‘wrongs’, a court has found. The Gauteng division of the High Court in Pretoria has ruled that Aquila Steel...
 
 
 
 
ANC loses Supreme Court bid to challenge City of CTown logo
LEGAL
The Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) has dismissed an application by the African National Congress (ANC) for leave to appeal in the case where the party sought to challenge the City of Cape Town...
 
 
 
 
Youth leader wants "second revolution"
POLITICS
The African National Congress (ANC) needs a bold leader to launch a "second revolution" redistributing wealth to the black majority, said the head of the party's youth wing, which helped propel...
 
 
ANC Women’s League says it is time for ’50/50′
POLITICS
The African National Congress Women’s League (ANCWL), which stirred controversy by naming Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma as their preferred candidate to take over from President Jacob Zuma, on Tuesday...
 
 
Govt to help matrics on social grants
EDUCATION
Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini is on Tuesday expected to announce how her department will help the matriculants of 2016 on government grants to study further. In 2016, the department...
 
 
 
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