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24 February 2017
                       
 
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22 Feb 2017
 
 
ICC withdrawal process could be 'embarrassing' for SA – High Court
POLITICS
If government goes ahead with its withdrawal from the International Criminal Court (ICC) the ensuing process of legal challenges would be embarrassing for the country, the High Court in Pretoria...
 
 
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...
 
 
10 Feb 2017
 
Going beyond the Limits to Growth debate
LOW-CARBON FUTURE
The Limits to Growth (LTG) thesis was developed in the 1970s by a group of experts collectively called the Club of Rome. They used a computer (at that time, they did not have sufficient data or the...
 
 
08 Feb 2017
 
ActionAid: Civil Society coalition vows to fight MPRDA Amendment all the way to the Constitutional Court
STATEMENT
A coalition of civil society groups resolved at a meeting on the sidelines of the Alternative Mining Indaba in Cape Town on Tuesday (Feb 7) to oppose in every way possible the draft mining law...
 
 
31 Jan 2017
 
SA: KZN public hearings on Traditional and Khoi-san Leadership Bill move to UMkhanyakude district
STATEMENT
The people of UMkhanyakude district municipality in the KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) province will tomorrow, Wednesday 1 February 2017, have an opportunity to input on the draft legislation that deals with...
 
 
Eskom: Eskom ‘back in business’ for large power users
STATEMENT
Eskom says large power users can now launch their growth plans with confidence, thanks to the utility’s turnaround strategy delivering an operational surplus capacity. Speaking at the POWER-GEN &...
 
 
23 Jan 2017
 
No, 70% of American foreign aid is not ‘stolen off the top’
AFRICA CHECK
The United States spends about $50-billion on foreign aid, or about 1% of its entire federal budget. Much of it, whether in the form of development, health, humanitarian or military aid, involves...
 
 
15 Jan 2017
 
CC: Latest decisions by the Competition Commission
STATEMENT
1.  Key decisions on Mergers and Acquisitions 1.1 Proposed merger between Vardospan (Pty) Ltd v Habib Overseas Bank Ltd The Commission has approved, without conditions, the intermediate merger...
 
 
11 Jan 2017
 
GCIS: Provision of education support to Military Veterans and their dependants for 2017
STATEMENT
The provision of education to military veterans and their dependants constitutes a major priority for the Department of Military Veterans. The Department has to date supported approximately 5800...
 
 
13 Dec 2016
 
SADTU: SADTU post NEC statement
STATEMENT
The National Executive Committee (NEC) of the South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) held its last meeting for 2016 at its headquarters in Kempton Park from 8 to 10 December, 2016. The...
 
 
 
 
AMCU blasts Zuma over Marikana plan
POLITICS
The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) president, Joseph Mathunjwa, on Tuesday blasted President Jacob Zuma for announcing the implementation of Farlam Commission of Inquiry’s...
 
 
09 Dec 2016
 
Is ‘about 40%’ of Johannesburg’s water used to irrigate gardens?
AFRICA CHECK
Speaking on Radio 702, member of the mayoral committee for environment and infrastructure services in Johannesburg told listeners that “about 40% of the water that is used in Joburg is used on...
 
 
06 Dec 2016
 
Gauteng: David Makhura: Address by Gauteng Premier, during the third political report, Gauteng Provincial Legislature (06/12/2016)
Topics
I would like to express my sincere gratitude to this House for granting me this opportunity to table the Third Political Report of the ANC-led fifth provincial administration, which I have the...
 
 
05 Dec 2016
 
Zuma's refusal to quit puts South Africa's economy on an even weaker footing
THE CONVERSATION
South Africa’s president Jacob Zuma is in deep water. Most recently calls for him to go were debated at the National Executive Committee of his governing party, the African National Congress (ANC)....
 
 
02 Dec 2016
 
NUMSA: Prasa arbitration victory
STATEMENT
Ten workers employed by the Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) have won a ground-breaking victory in the CCMA which has upheld their case against unfair dismissal. The ten, represented by the...
 
 
 
                       
 
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