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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...
 
 
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...
 
 
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...
 
 
13 Feb 2017
 
dti: South Africa and France agree to enhance trade and economic relations
STATEMENT
The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies had a courtesy meeting with the new French Ambassador to South Africa, Christophe Farnaud in Cape Town. The two discussed the bilateral trade...
 
 
06 Feb 2017
 
 
 
Zuma's daughter takes swipe at ANC media manager
POLITICS
Chief of staff of the Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services Thuthukile Zuma has taken a swipe at the African National Congress’s (ANC's) communications manager Khusela Sangoni,...
 
 
01 Feb 2017
 
Africa tax in brief
ENS AFRICA
ANGOLA: Budget Bill, 2017 approved and adopted by National Assembly On 17 November 2016, the National Assembly approved the Budget Bill, 2017. The final version of Budget Law, 2017 was adopted by...
 
 
19 Jan 2017
 
Solidarity: 2016’s mining fatalities disappointing
STATEMENT
Trade union Solidarity today said that the number of mining fatalities recorded in 2016 have shown no significant improvement compared with those of 2015. According to statistics announced by the...
 
 
 
                       
 
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