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24 February 2017
                       
 
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22 Feb 2017
 
 
DoF: Pravin Gordhan: Address by Finance Minister, during the Budget Speech 2017, Parliament, Cape Town (22/02/2017)
Topics
I have the privilege to present our Government’s budget for the fiscal year 2017/18, and the framework for the next three years.
 
 
Molefe brings hope to toiling masses says ANCYL
POLITICS
Former Eskom chief executive and soon to be African National Congress (ANC) member of parliament, Brian Molefe, brings hope to the toiling masses, the African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL)...
 
 
21 Feb 2017
 
Free cash rockets to $278m, dividend resumed – AngloGold
GOLD
Gold mining company AngloGold Ashanti will resume dividends after lower operating and interest costs helped it nearly double free cash flow to $278-million on lower production. In the 12 months to...
 
 
17 Feb 2017
 
 
 
 
 
Foreign policy rows all about the changing balance of power
POLITICAL INSIGHT
The year began with two rows on foreign policy. The first was about a visit to Taiwan by Solly Msimang in his capacity as the executive mayor of Tshwane. The second, which riled the African...
 
 
16 Feb 2017
 
Major South African coal extension project on cards – South32
DIVERISIFIED MINERS
A decision will be taken in the June quarter on go-ahead for the Klipspruit Life Extension coal project in Mpumalanga, which is said to have robust economics. The original BHP Billiton capital...
 
 
14 Feb 2017
 
Zuma's speech was full of 'alternative facts' rather than a reflection of reality
THE CONVERSATION
South African President Jacob Zuma’s state of the nation speech will be followed by Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan’s Budget speech next week on February 22. They represent the country’s two main...
 
 
09 Feb 2017
 
Free State: Free State signs Memorandum of Understanding on investment with Sao Paulo
STATEMENT
In pursuit of radical economic transformation, the Free State Provincial Government investment initiative this time around went to Sao Paulo in Brazil to court possible investments. A delegation...
 
 
08 Feb 2017
 
Ramaphosa confirms everyone signed wage deal, bar Cosatu
WAGE DEAL
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has confirmed that he signed the R20 an hour minimum wage agreement on Tuesday. Addressing media at Parliament on Wednesday, Ramaphosa said everyone except the...
 
 
BRICS wants to set up an alternative rating agency. Why it may not work
THE CONVERSATION
The idea of establishing an alternative credit rating agency led by the BRICS bloc of countries is gaining momentum. But there are questions as to whether it will prosper given the major challenges...
 
 
02 Feb 2017
 
SA: Committee calls on dti to deal speedily with challenges in poultry industry
STATEMENT
The Select Committee on Trade and International Relations has urged the Department of Trade and Industry (dti) to speedily deal with challenges in the poultry industry. The Chairperson of the...
 
 
01 Feb 2017
 
 
 
Socioemotional Apartheid
OPINION
In opposition to the smug claims of some South African thought leaders that unlike in other multiracial nations such as Brazil and my homeland America that this nation is far ahead of the eight...
 
 
31 Jan 2017
 
 
 
EU rebuffs South African claim of chicken imports being cause of industry distress
TRADE RELATIONS
The European Union (EU) is strongly contesting arguments that its chicken exports to South Africa are the main cause of the current distress in the industry, asserting that “structural” problems in...
 
 
30 Jan 2017
 
 
 
Poultry industry to mark ‘day of misery’ with protest march against EU imports
AGRICULTURE
The Food and Allied Workers Union (Fawu) will, on Wednesday, hold a protest march in Pretoria against the dumping of chicken in South Africa by European Union (EU) countries. This is in response to...
 
 
26 Jan 2017
 
It’s time South Africa tuned into Africa’s views about its role on the continent
SAIIA
South Africa has variously styled itself as a ‘bridge’ between the North, the global South and Africa as well as a ‘gateway’ into the continent. It also sees itself as a spokesperson for Africa,...
 
 
 
                       
 
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