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30 April 2017
                       
 
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19 Apr 2017
 
 
 
 
Innovative joint ventures can boost agricultural production and promote agrarian transformation
ECON 3X3
Growing agriculture can reduce poverty, create economic opportunities in rural and peri-urban areas, and boost employment, particularly for semi- and unskilled workers. We review several successful...
 
 
12 Apr 2017
 
DST: Minister Pandor on the latest R&D survey
STATEMENT
Our aim in government is to double the investment in R&D from the 2014/15 figure of 0.77% to 1.5% of GDP. That means doubling the 2014/2015 investment of R29 billion to roughly R60 billion a year...
 
 
10 Apr 2017
 
Malema warns Zuma supporters ahead of National Day of Action protests
POLITICS
Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema on Monday warned pro-Zuma activists not to attempt disrupting a mega protest, incorporating numerous opposition political parties, scheduled for...
 
 
03 Apr 2017
 
SARS: Revenue Service announces preliminary outcome of revenue collections for 2016/17
STATEMENT
In its humbling role of serving the nation, South African Revenue Service (SARS) has remained steadfast, once again, delivering on its core mandate; that of collecting all revenue due to the...
 
 
30 Mar 2017
 
ANCYL defends Zuma, condemns use of funerals for ‘political posturing’
POLITICS
The African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) on Thursday came out in defence of President Jacob Zuma who was barred from the funeral of struggle stalwart Ahmed Kathrada, saying funerals of...
 
 
27 Mar 2017
 
Can Kenya ensure national security while still admitting refugees?
THE CONVERSATION
The world has become a hostile place for refugees. The narrative often used to justify such actions is national security. The cornerstone of international refugee law is the principle of...
 
 
14 Mar 2017
 
 
 
EXCLUSIVE: Mugabe gives more land to ex-freedom fighters ahead of 2018 vote
POLITICS
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is promising to give more land to the country's former freedom fighters, telling those who have not yet benefitted from his land programme to "indicate" which...
 
 
08 Mar 2017
 
Solidarity: Weak growth and poor investment increase the risk of a rating downgrade
STATEMENT
Trade union Solidarity today expressed renewed concern about South Africa’s weak economic growth rate. This comes after Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) yesterday announced figures for the gross...
 
 
Strong outlook for recovering ferrochrome industry – Merafe
FERROCHROME
Ferrochrome and chrome ore prices recovered from rock bottom in the first quarter of last year to levels twice and four times higher respectively in 2017, a year in which a shortage of electricity...
 
 
07 Mar 2017
 
dti: Minister Davies visits the dti beneficiaries in East London
STATEMENT
The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies visited two East London-based beneficiaries of the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) funding yesterday. Minister Davies was in Buffalo...
 
 
02 Mar 2017
 
NUM: NUM is worried about fatalities in the mining sector
STATEMENT
The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) is saddened and highly perturbed by the continued fatal accidents in the mines following another lost of lives at Power Construction site in Malmesbury N7 in...
 
 
26 Feb 2017
 
SA: Police budget should ensure accelerated attainment of NDP goals for policing
STATEMENT
The Portfolio Committee on Police welcomes the 7.46% increase in the Budget of the South African Police Service (SAPS) to further intensify the fight against crime. “The Committee is of the view...
 
 
24 Feb 2017
 
SA: Jacob Zuma: Address by South African President, during the launch of Operation Phakisa on Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, Roodeplaat, Pretoria (21/02/2017)
Topics
It is my great pleasure to welcome you to the official Launch of Operation Phakisa for Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development.
 
 
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...
 
 
21 Feb 2017
 
Replacing South Africa's finance minister, or his deputy, would carry a heavy cost
THE CONVERSATION
Many see the decision by South Africa’s governing African National Congress (ANC) to send the disgraced former CEO of the power utility Eskom to parliament as the precursor to another attack on the...
 
 
 
                       
 
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