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17 January 2017
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09 Jan 2017
We must stop tearing one another apart - Zuma
The African National Congress (ANC) has called on party members to stop fighting one another and instead focus on priorities like jobs and fighting crime and corruption. Addressing a packed Orlando...
06 Jan 2017
Dismantle the ‘premier league’ faction – SACP
The leaders of the African National Congress (ANC) should start dealing with factionalism by dismantling the so called “premier league”, South African Communist Party (SACP) deputy secretary Solly...
Time for SA to evaluate its relations with Al-Bashir, says SACP
South African News
SA Communist Party (SACP) deputy secretary Solly Mapaila on Friday, accused Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir of committing atrocities against his fellow countrymen, and urged the South African...
05 Jan 2017
Court dismisses Afriforum’s interdict, Eskom to cut off defaulting municipalities
South African News
The North Gauteng High Court on Thursday dismissed with costs AfriForum’s application to prevent Eskom from cutting off power of more than seven municipalities who are billions of rand in arrears....
Matric results dispel 'DA lies' – Sadtu
The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (Sadtu) said on Thursday that the 2016 matric results prove that the union is not a barrier to education, as the Democratic Alliance has claimed. "This...
04 Jan 2017
SA’s Class of 2016 improves pass rate to 72.5%
Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga announced on Wednesday that the National Senior Certificate (NSC) class of 2016 had achieved a pass rate of 72.5% – up from the 70.7% in 2015. The 2016...
Progressing failed learners has borne fruit – Motshekga
The Department of Basic Education's policy to promote more than 100 000 learners has borne fruit, Minister Angie Motshekga said on Wednesday. The 2016 matric pass rate, including the results of...
South Africa's Eskom to meet coal supplier over drop in black ownership
South Africa's state-owned power producer Eskom will meet with Exxaro Resources after the coal producer approved a transaction that will see its black ownership drop to 30% from over 50%, the...
Education dept stands by 2016 matric results
The Basic Education Department is standing by its 2016 matric results, due to be released on Thursday, despite DA MP Gavin Davis questioning the way some averages were increased. "We do stand by...
03 Jan 2017
Outlook 2017: SA growth weak, but stronger than 2016
South African asset prices should perform "ok", but mainly because there are more negative peers to compare to – especially Turkey – emerging markets economist Peter Attard Montalto of Nomura said...
South African stocks start 2017 positively, rand in the red
South African stocks kicked off 2017 in positive territory as a platinum rally spurred producers of the precious metal, while dollar strength knocked the volatile rand into the red. The benchmark...
Dlamini-Zuma outlines AU achievements in New Year message
South African News
The chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC) Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has released her new year’s message, praising progress in implementing the continent’s Agenda 2063 plan but also...
Zuma hints he will confront Msimanga over Taiwan trip
President Jacob Zuma on Tuesday suggested he would use the next meeting of the President’s Coordinating Council to talk to Tshwane mayor Solly Msimanga about his visit to Taiwan, which has angered...
DA brands ANC attack on Tshwane mayor’s visit to Taipei hypocritical
The Democratic Alliance on Monday hit back at accusations from the ruling African National Congress that Tshwane mayor Solly Msimanga’s visit to Taiwan violated South African foreign policy. In a...
30 Dec 2016
DA queries what looks like artificial inflation of matric results
The Democratic Alliance on Friday expressed concerns about the standardisation of matric examination results for 2016, pointing to what the party said looked like artificial inflation of results....
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