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Economic growth and jobs priority for 2017, says Zuma in New Year’s message
NEW YEAR
Igniting economic growth to create more jobs would be top of government’s agenda for 2017, President Jacob Zuma said in his New Year’s message to South Africans. Zuma described 2016 as a fruitful...
 
 
Anti-gay US pastor in joint venture with Cape Town church
RELIGIOUS HOMOPHOBIA
An unapologetically anti-homosexual Cape Town preacher is planning to open two churches in South Africa, along with banned US pastor Steven Anderson. "We know that the government banned him, but...
 
 
29 Dec 2016
 
Petrol and diesel prices to go up on January 4
PETROL PRICE
The retail price of 93 octane petrol is set to rise by 50 cents a litre and 95 octane by 48 cents a litre on Wednesday January 4, the energy department announced on Thursday. According to a...
 
 
R1bn trade deficit for November – SA Revenue Service
TRADE DEFICIT
South Africa recorded a trade deficit of R1.09-billion for November, the South African Revenue Service (Sars) said on Thursday. This was a deterioration on the surplus of R0.24-billion recorded in...
 
 
28 Dec 2016
 
 
 
Eskom’s excess generation capacity builds as Kusile Unit 1 ties-in to national grid
ELECTRICITY
South Africa’s electricity utility Eskom has connected the first power-generating unit of the new Kusile coal-fired power station, in Mpumalanga; reaching the milestone ahead of schedule and adding...
 
 
Zuma sends condolences to Lindiwe Sisulu on her husband's passing
POLITICAL FIGURE
President Jacob Zuma has sent his condolences to Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu on the passing of her husband Professor Rok Ajulu. “Professor Ajulu is a renowned internationalist and...
 
 
SA kids use their savings to contribute to R9.6m for Syrian children
SYRIAN CRISIS
The pain-etched faces of Syrian children covered in blood touched South African children and drove them to donate their piggy bank savings to their Middle Eastern counterparts. South Africans were...
 
 
Zambia withholding $243m in tax refunds owed to mining firms
TAX REFUNDS
Zambia is withholding 2.4-billion kwacha ($243-million) of the 5-billion kwacha owed to mining companies in tax refunds because the correct documentation has not been provided, the tax authority...
 
 
23 Dec 2016
 
2016 set Zuma up for life and death political battle in coming year
POLITICAL CAREER
President Jacob Zuma can, in the phrase popularised by Queen Elisabeth II in 1992, claim the past year as his annus horribilis as the State capture narrative eclipsed the Nkandla scandal and drew...
 
 
22 Dec 2016
 
Mogale City official asks Mashatile to intervene
POLITICS
Mogale City's acting municipal manager has appealed to the Gauteng provincial government to intervene in the embattled municipality, claiming that the new mayor will lead it to dysfunction. "It is...
 
 
Zuma's 'white monopoly capital' comments an insult to ANC stalwarts - Cope
POLITICS
The Congress of the People (Cope) has accused President Jacob Zuma of insulting African National Congress (ANC) stalwarts and national executive committee (NEC) members by claiming that white...
 
 
Acting police commissioner Phahlane visits Gauteng malls
POLICE
Acting national Police Commissioner Khomotso Phahlane and a delegation from the South African Police Service are expected to visit malls on Thursday in an effort to ensure the safety of residents...
 
 
Violence erupts outside court as student leader denied bail
EDUCATION
Riot police clashed with Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) Student Command members outside the Pietermaritzburg High Court on Thursday. This after student activist Bonginkosi Khanyile, who has been...
 
 
 
 
'We want the rand to fall so that when it rises, we will control the economy' - Maine
ECONOMY
African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) president Collen Maine says the league wants and needs the rand to fall so that when it rises again, the country's economy will be under their...
 
 
#NeneGate, according to Zuma
POLITICS
President Jacob Zuma on Wednesday for the first time gave his side of the story about events surrounding his firing of finance minister Nhlanhla Nene saying "white monopoly capital and their...
 
 
 
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