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23 February 2017
                       
 
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23 Feb 2017
 
 
Radical economic transformation: Did Budget 2017 meet COSATU’s expectations regarding tax changes?
BOWMANS
Cosatu issued a press release recently in relation to its “enormous expectations” for the 2017/18 budget.  As regards the tax proposals, how does Budget 2017 measure up? Income tax and VAT...
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22 Feb 2017
 
Agriculture outlook positive, says Gordhan
AGRICULTURE
Agriculture output is expected to increase as South Africa recovers from a crippling drought, which National Treasury is hoping will boost job creation in the sector. According to the 2017 budget...
 
 
DoF: Pravin Gordhan: Address by Finance Minister, during the Budget Speech 2017, Parliament, Cape Town (22/02/2017)
Topics
I have the privilege to present our Government’s budget for the fiscal year 2017/18, and the framework for the next three years.
 
 
 
 
Electric vehicles: Technology brief
RECOMMENDATION
The global stock of electric vehicles (EVs) reached 1 million in 2015 and exceeded 2 million by the end of 2016. Yet faster growth is needed for EVs to fulfil their role in the global energy...
 
 
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...
 
 
Zuma addresses Armed Forces Day event
POLITICS
President Jacob Zuma has begun his address at the 6th Armed Forces Day celebrations in Durban. Zuma was welcomed at Moses Mabhida Stadium just after 10:00 on Tuesday by a traditional military...
 
 
20 Feb 2017
 
Budget Speech must be in sync with radical economic transformation – Cosatu
BUDGET
The Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) said on Monday that it wanted this year’s budget to be dedicated to radical economic transformation and to be in sync with the resolve of the...
 
 
dti: Government's drive to create fuel cell industry gathers momentum
STATEMENT
The South African government’s efforts to develop a viable fuel cell manufacturing industry that will contribute in stimulating economic growth, creating jobs, generating export revenue and...
 
 
Gauteng: David Makhura: Address by Gauteng Premier, during the State of the Province Address, Green Hills stadium, Rand-West city, West Rand District Municipality (20/02/2017)
Topics
Please join me in acknowledging the presence of members of the Family Committee representing the bereaved families of the Life Esidimeni tragedy in which more than a hundred mental health patients...
 
 
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...
 
 
14 Feb 2017
 
DEBATE ON THE STATE OF THE NATION ADDRESS AND REPLY BY PRESIDENT JACOB ZUMA
What's On
The National Assembly (NA) and National Council of Provinces (NCOP) will host a Joint Sitting to debate President Jacob Zuma’s 2017 State of the Nation Address on Tuesday, 14 February and...
 
 
13 Feb 2017
 
GCIS: Department of Communications joins the world in celebrating World Radio Day
STATEMENT
The Department of Communications will, on Monday 13th of February 2017, join the world in celebrating World Radio Day. This will be the sixth edition of World Radio Day, proclaimed by UNESCO to...
 
 
 
                       
 
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