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24 April 2017
                       
 
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12 Apr 2017
 
 
Funding under way for revival of old Prieska zinc-copper potential
BASE METALS
Funding efforts aimed at reviving the old Northern Cape mining area endowed with significant zinc and copper potential are gaining momentum. Acknowledged as the host of one of world’s most...
 
 
30 Mar 2017
 
De Lille proposes R44.3bn budget for Cape Town
BUDGET
The City of Cape Town's draft budget of R44.3-billion is rooted in creating a greater parity of services, Mayor Patricia De Lille says. Presenting the 2017/18 proposal to a full sitting of council...
 
 
23 Mar 2017
 
Break Free: Funeral procession outside the Department of Energy to highlight the impacts of Fossil Fuels
STATEMENT
Today, activists of the BREAKFREE coalition have taken part in a funeral procession outside the Department of Energy (DoE) in Pretoria to highlight the impacts that coal-fired power stations are...
 
 
14 Mar 2017
 
06 Mar 2017
 
CC: Latest decision by the Competition Commission
STATEMENT
1. Key decisions on Mergers and Acquisitions 1.1 General Electric Company v Baker Hughes Incorporated The Commission has recommended to the Tribunal that the proposed large merger be approved,...
 
 
03 Mar 2017
 
 
 
'Land hunger is real' – Zuma
LAND CLAIMS
Just days after Parliament voted against land expropriation without compensation, President Jacob Zuma has again called for parties to work together on speeding up land restitution. The president...
 
 
24 Feb 2017
 
 
 
Dancing the Death Drill
AUTHOR INTERVIEW
'Be quiet and be calm, my countrymen, for what is taking place is exactly what you came to do... Brothers, we are drilling the death drill .' - Reverend Isaac Wauchope Dyobha Paris, 1958. A...
 
 
21 Feb 2017
 
SA: Jacob Zuma: Address by President of South Africa and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, on the occasion of Armed Forces Day, Durban (21/02/2017)
Topics
Let me begin by extending our deepest condolences to the families of the three naval officers and three staff members of the Department of Public Works who lost their lives tragically late last...
 
 
20 Feb 2017
 
GCIS: Interventions and progress made by DAFF on drought
STATEMENT
The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has made significant and palpable progress with regard to drought relief interventions nationwide. DAFF went through a difficult period last...
 
 
13 Feb 2017
 
 
 
Many Words, Little New
JP Landman
Ignoring the shenanigans that delayed the State of the Nation speech for more than an hour and focusing on the content of the speech itself, it can be summarised in one phrase: a damp squib. We...
 
 
10 Feb 2017
 
SA: Jacob Zuma: Address by South African President, on the occasion of the Joint Sitting Of Parliament, Cape Town (09/02/2017)
Topics
An illustrious son of our country, President Oliver Reginald Tambo, would have turned 100 years old this year, had he lived.
 
 
SONA 2017: What Zuma had to say on fees, land, corruption
SONA
President Jacob Zuma says government will look at increasing the R122 000 household income threshold for students needing full National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) bursaries. Zuma held his...
 
 
08 Feb 2017
 
New mining method needed to boost mine life – Froneman
GOLD
Latest estimates indicate that South Africa still has 400-million tonnes of gold ore in the ground that are amenable to profitable extraction using mechanised techniques. In addition, there are...
 
 
13 Jan 2017
 
NUM: NUM signed a wage agreement with Geomachanics
STATEMENT
The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) and Geomachanics today successfully concluded their negotiations for a one-year wage agreement ending a 3 days strike at the drilling and mineral exploration...
 
 
11 Jan 2017
 
 
 
High Court exposes DMR as incompetent, irrational investment obstructor
LEGISLATIVE ENVIRONMENT
A judgement of the Gauteng division of the High Court of South Africa exposes the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) as an irrational institution with a high degree of incompetence that...
 
 
 
                       
 
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