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24 March 2017
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24 Mar 2017
Traditional healers unite to fight rhino poaching
The SADC Unified Ancestors, Traditional Healers and Practitioners of South Africa organisation on Friday, called for traditional healers to stop assisting poachers with ‘muti’. On Friday, during a...
Updated 3 hours ago
OUTA: Uninformed Department, the reason for water crisis in South Africa
The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (OUTA) has expressed concern over the maladministration by the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS). OUTA requested information on the country’s drinking...
Updated 4 hours ago
23 Mar 2017
Break Free: Funeral procession outside the Department of Energy to highlight the impacts of Fossil Fuels
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...
22 Mar 2017
KZN: KZN welcomes hosting UN World Water Day Summit and Expo
Somebody once said: “In the future, the wars won’t be fought on the availability of oil and mineral resources, but it will be fought on the availability of water.” KwaZulu-Natal Premier Willies...
Eskom: Standard & Poor’s affirms Eskom Holdings SOC Limited credit rating at ‘BB-’
Standard and Poor’s (S&P) has affirmed their ‘BB-’ global scale and ‘zaBB+/ZaB’ national ratings on Eskom; outlook remains negative. Citing the implicit strong government support for Eskom through...
Somaliland drought a security threat – minister
Prolonged drought in Somaliland has killed between 65 and 80 percent of the semi-autonomous region's livestock, creating conditions that are "the worst time in our lives" and could threaten...
DA: Sonja Boshoff says SACE must account for fatal school assault
The DA will submit parliamentary questions to the Department of Basic Education regarding the involvement of the South African Council of Educators (SACE) in the investigation into the fatal...
OUTA: Sewage pollution floods World Water Day
The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (OUTA) raised concern over the widespread violation of the public’s constitutional right of access to clean drinking water and a healthy environment. The concern...
SAPS: SAPS statement on chief justice office robbery
As the South African Police Service, we are pleased to announce developments relating to the break-in that took place at the offices of the Chief Justice, during the early hours of Saturday the...
Reaping Digital Dividends: Leveraging the Internet for Development in Europe and Central Asia
The internet is creating new opportunities for individuals and businesses across the globe today. However, not everyone is benefitting equally. The economic gains or digital dividends associated...
ANC and democratic crisis: what do we do?
Raymond Suttner
Last week saw a number of significant judicial decisions. These included a Constitutional Court ruling over the social grants crisis and the removal of General Berning Ntlemeza as head of the Hawks...
20 Mar 2017
OUTA: Human Rights Commission must investigate drinking water crisis
The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (OUTA) has lodged a complaint to the South African Human Rights Commission, calling for an investigation into maladministration within the Department of Water &...
17 Mar 2017
South Africa asks World Bank to review ease-of-doing-business position in light of InvestSA initiative
The South African government has officially launched a new investment facilitation service, dubbed InvestSA, which it claims will dramatically reduce red tape for foreign and domestic businesses...
SACP: SABC teetering on the brink of collapse: A call to the newly appointed interim board to act decisively
The South African Communist Party (SACP) welcomes Parliament’s rapid finalisation of the nomination of five members to an SABC interim board. We urge President Jacob Zuma to formally appoint them...
SA: Jacob Zuma: Address by South African President, on the occasion of the Invest South Africa One Stop Shop launch, Pretoria (17/03/2017)
I am happy to join you all today on this momentous occasion, the launch of Governments National Invest South Africa One Stop Shop for investors.
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