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24 May 2017
                       
 
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23 May 2017
 
 
 
 
DTI refuses to release list of black industrialist scheme beneficiaries for fear they will be ‘harassed’
INDUSTRIAL SUPPORT
Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies showcased four recipients of government’s flagship Black Industrialist programme (BIP) during his Budget Vote on Tuesday, but astonishingly refused to...
 
 
SA: Basic Education Portfolio Committee in favour of conditional grant of learner transport
STATEMENT
Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Basic Education today received a briefing on the Learner Transport Policy with questions being raised by Members of Parliament regarding the safe transportation...
 
 
 
 
dti: Rob Davies: Address by Trade and Industry Minister, during the dti budget vote, National Assembly, Cape Town (23/05/2017)
Topics
In an input to the Portfolio Committee earlier this year, I argued that the dti’s contribution to the promotion of a higher level of more inclusive economic growth must involve intensifying our...
 
 
 
 
Daily Podcast – May 23, 2017
Podcast
Making headlines: Zuma refuses to answer questions on Nkandla tax and 'intelligence report' ANC asks Public Protector to probe DA 'birthday party' funding And, 1.8-million hectares of land...
 
 
1.8m ha of land transferred to communal trusts since 1994
LAND DISTRIBUTION
Almost 2-million hectares of land have been transferred to communal property associations (CPAs) and trusts since 1994, Land and Rural Development Minister Gugile Nkwinti has revealed. In a...
 
 
22 May 2017
 
SAFTU: Inaugural meeting of the National Executive Committee of the SAFTU
STATEMENT
Introduction It is a really remarkable achievement that in just three weeks the South African Federation of Trade Unions has been able to launch a 700 000-strong new workers’ fighting force of 24...
 
 
Can you claim constructive dismissal without proof of an intolerable employment relationship?
ANNUAL LABOUR LAW CONFERENCE
The judge described this case as a tale of white mischief in the farming community of the Eastern Cape. An employee, and a 49 percent shareholder in the business, was employed as a professional...
 
 
18 May 2017
 
MEC Helen Sauls-August unveils job training programme for unemployed youth
What's On
In an effort to address high levels of youth unemployment in the Province, Eastern Cape Human Settlements MEC will take unemployed youth in Ntabankulu to an onsite human settlement youth training...
 
 
DPW: Nathi Nhleko: Address by Minister of Public Works, during the budget vote speech, Parliament, Cape Town (16/05/2017)
Topics
The African National Congress back in 1994 and in other previous policy instruments declared that: “No political democracy can survive and flourish if the majority of its people remain in poverty,...
 
 
DMR: Mosebenzi Zwane: Address by Minister of Mineral Resources, on the occasion of the budget vote, National Assembly, Cape Town (16/05/2017)
Topics
This year we honour one of the greatest stalwarts of our movement, Comrade Oliver Reginald Tambo. It is befitting therefore that we dedicate our collective efforts even more to realising Comrade...
 
 
General Motors pulls out of SA, GMSA to become Isuzu Motors SA
AUTO INDUSTRY
US vehicle manufacturer General Motors (GM) on Thursday announced that it would disinvest from South Africa as part of a global restructuring process. GM South Africa (GMSA) sells the Opel, Isuzu...
 
 
 
 
Shadow Minerals Minister warns of ‘disastrous’ mining outlook
LEGISLATIVE FRAMEWORK
Shadow Mineral Resources Minister James Lorimer forecasts that South Africa’s new minerals legislation and new charter will be “disastrous” for an industry already crippled by hugely diminished...
 
 
17 May 2017
 
Can secrecy strengthen democracy?
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
Can Parliament hold the executive accountable if motions of no confidence in the president are not exercised through a secret ballot? That is one of the key questions that South Africa’s...
 
 
12 May 2017
 
Ramaphosa prepared to meet Marikana widows
POLITICS
Deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa is prepared to meet the widows of the 44 people who died at Marikana. The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) chief whip Floyd Shivambu awoke the National Assembly from...
 
 
11 May 2017
 
DHET: Blade Nzimande: Address by Minister of Higher Education and Training, during the Professional Development of Campus Managers workshop, Khayelitsha campus, Mew Way, Khayelitsha, Cape Town (11/05/2017)
Topics
Firstly I want to congratulate all the Campus Managers who have been part of Phase One of the Professional Development of Campus Managers over the last year.
 
 
 
                       
 
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