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25 March 2017
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24 Mar 2017
How many SA municipalities lose more than 37% of their water? We don’t know
In his 10th State of the Nation Address, President Jacob Zuma made a number of claims relating to the country’s water situation. Among those, the president specifically mentioned water losses in...
23 Mar 2017
DWS: Minister Mokonyane awards creative minds in the water sector
Minister of Water and Sanitation, Ms Nomvula Mokonyane has congratulated the winners of the 2016 Hack4Water competition during a Gala Dinner Ceremony held at iNkosi Albert Luthuli International...
22 Mar 2017
DA: Alf Lees says DA welcomes the Tax Ombud investigation into refund delays by SARS
The Democratic Alliance welcomes the announcement by the Tax Ombud, Judge Bernard Ngoepe, that he will conduct an investigation into systemic failures at the South African Revenue Service (SARS)...
17 Mar 2017
DA: Alf Lees says SAA losses skyrocket to R3.5 billion
Replies to questions by members of the Standing Committee on Finance from South African Airways (SAA) have revealed that the projected losses for the 2016/17 year amount to a massive R 3,5 billion....
DHA: Malusi Gigaba: Address by Minister of Home Affairs, on the occasion of the National conference on International Migration, Sandton (17/03/2017)
It is with a deep sense of gratitude and privilege that I welcome you all to this important Conference on International Migration this morning.
NUM: NUM disappointed with DRD Gold on BEE transaction
The NUM has noted with disappointment media reports on the pending shareholder's approval of the "hedging arrangements" of Khumo's DRD Gold shares, the Mining Right Holder (DRD Gold) backs this as...
ANC welcomes court ruling on grants fiasco
South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) on Friday welcomed a top court decision ordering the government to pay social grants on April 1 via its current provider, a bid to end a fiasco...
15 Mar 2017
Eskom initiates talks on triggering government support to cover IPP costs
Eskom has written to the signatories of the Government Support Framework Agreement (GSFA) – which guarantees support for the State-owned utility in meeting its obligation to buy electricity from...
DSBS: Lindiwe Zulu: Address by Minister of Small Business Development, on the pre-GEC pitching competition, Midrand, Gauteng (13/03/2017)
Small Business Development
Today is a very exciting day for South Africa and the African continent. It marks the first day of the Global Entrepreneurship Congress (GEC), the world’s largest conference and exhibition for...
If there's no new contract by Thursday, grants may not be paid – CPS
If the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) and Treasury do not agree to a new interim contract with Cash Paymaster Services (CPS) by Thursday, the social grants distributor may not be able...
13 Mar 2017
DA: Alf Lees says DA welcomes that our request for the Tax Ombud to investigate SARS has been taken up
The DA is pleased that the Tax Ombud, Judge Bernard Ngoepe, has asked for permission from Finance Minister Gordhan to investigate possible systemic problems with the payment of refunds by the South...
10 Mar 2017
AfriBusiness: Ramaphosa proposes amendment to Constitution, AfriBusiness will intervene
AfriBusiness will test the validity of any amendment to Section 25 of the Constitution should Government attempt to alter it in its bid to allow the expropriation of land without just and equitable...
09 Mar 2017
Delayed legislation stopping mining from firing on all cylinders – Exxaro
South Africa’s economic growth remains inadequate to drive the changes required for the country’s socioeconomic challenges and the continued delay in the promulgation of key minerals legislation is...
ANC recalls Kannaland mayor to end coalition with DA
The African National Congress (ANC) in the Western Cape on Wednesday said it recalled the mayor and deputy mayor of Kannaland Local Municipality in an attempt to get the party out of its coalition...
Coal-boosted Exxaro’s earnings soar
Diversified mining company Exxaro delivered a strong performance in the 12 months to December 31, with its higher net operating profit boosted by higher coal selling prices. The headline earnings...
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