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25 February 2017
                       
 
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23 Feb 2017
 
 
SADTU: SADTU on the budget speech 2017
STATEMENT
The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) has noted the 2017 Budget delivered by Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan. The Budget lacks the radical economic transformation as announced by the...
 
 
Budget 2017: Nasty surprises still coming on the tax front
BOWMANS
Tax increases of R28 billion were announced in the 2017 Budget speech by the Minister of Finance, Pravin Gordhan, on Wednesday, 22 February 2017. While these are the tax increases that will take...
 
 
Issues relating to customs and excise in the South African National Budget Speech 2017
BOWMANS
With tough choices to be made to achieve the development outcomes sought by the South African Government, and with a shortfall in revenue collections this year, certain tax proposals were made,...
 
 
20 Feb 2017
 
Correct? Nigeria’s Kogi state had no working fire engine when I took over – governor
AFRICA CHECK
During a meeting with Nigeria’s top firefighting official, the governor of Kogi state said that before he took office in January 2016, the territory did not have a functional fire engine. Yahaya...
 
 
17 Feb 2017
 
Correct? Nigeria’s Kogi state had no working fire engine when I took over – governor
AFRICA CHECK
During a meeting with Nigeria’s top firefighting official, the governor of Kogi state said that before he took office in January 2016, the territory did not have a functional fire engine. Yahaya...
 
 
15 Feb 2017
 
Mining does not get the credit it deserves for its contribution to the South African economy
INSTITUTE OF RACE RELATIONS
South Africa's mining industry must start blowing its own trumpet. The mining sector does not get the credit it deserves for its contribution to the South African economy, says a paper published...
 
 
07 Feb 2017
 
 
 
Eskom releases redacted version of Dentons report, but only to PAIA applicants
ESKOM
State-owned electricity utility Eskom has agreed to release a redacted version of a “final report” compiled by international legal firm Dentons in July 2015, following a board-initiated probe into...
 
 
01 Feb 2017
 
Africa tax in brief
ENS AFRICA
ANGOLA: Budget Bill, 2017 approved and adopted by National Assembly On 17 November 2016, the National Assembly approved the Budget Bill, 2017. The final version of Budget Law, 2017 was adopted by...
 
 
24 Jan 2017
 
IAE: Fanie Brink on the rise of fuel in February
STATEMENT
Fuel prices will further rise in February 2017 according to the latest information from the Department of Energy which was published today, says Fanie Brink, an independent agricultural economist....
 
 
23 Jan 2017
 
Libya facing crippling power and water shortages
ECONOMY
Power began slowly returning to parts of Western Libya on Sunday after the authorities announced measures to address persistent and crippling shortages. In the capital, Tripoli, the situation has...
 
 
17 Jan 2017
 
 
 
"Eskom wrong about renewable energy costs"
OPINION
Eskom claims that renewable energy is causing a “net loss to the economy”, but if we look into the future and beyond vested interests, it is easy to see that renewable energy is now the cheapest...
 
 
16 Jan 2017
 
 
 
Motorists warned to brace for more petrol pain
FUEL PRICE
The Automobile Association on Monday warned motorists to brace for another hike in fuel prices at the end of January. Commenting on unaudited mid-month fuel price data released by the Central...
 
 
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...
 
 
12 Jan 2017
 
 
 
Sarec slams Eskom for distorting facts in calculating renewables-related loss
ELECTRICITY
The South African Renewable Energy Council (Sarec) has slammed as a “blatant distortion of facts” Eskom’s claim that the country suffered a net economic loss of R9-billion in 2016 as a result of...
 
 
11 Jan 2017
 
 
 
CSIR responds to Eskom claim of R9bn renewables-related economic loss in 2016
RENEWABLE ENERGY
The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has responded to Eskom’s claim that buying power from the country’s renewable-energy plants resulted in a net economic loss of R9-billion...
 
 
 
                       
 
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