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26 May 2017
 
 
DED: Ebrahim Patel: Address by Minister of Economic Development, during the budget vote 2017/18, Parliament, Cape Town (25/05/2017)
Economic Development
The global and domestic economic context shapes the work of the Department and agencies that make up the economic development portfolio.
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25 May 2017
 
24 May 2017
 
Vedanta hits production high spot at Black Mountain
DIVERSIFIED MINERS
Diversified mining company Vedanta has achieved its highest quarterly production in four years at Black Mountain in South Africa, where the Gamsberg zinc project is on track to begin production...
 
 
19 May 2017
 
DoE: Mmamoloko Kubayi: Address by Minster of Energy, during the Department of Energy budget vote for 2017/18, Parliament, Cape Town (19/05/2017)
Energy
We would have loved to receive more in light of our work, however we understand the constraints of the fiscal capability.
 
 
18 May 2017
 
African leaders take the blame for the continent’s resource curse
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
African leaders tend to lay the blame on others for the ‘resource curse’ – the way the continent’s natural resources have mostly bred rampant corruption, enriched elites and triggered civil...
 
 
09 May 2017
 
 
 
Why were SA’s oil reserves sold illegally?
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
This past week South Africa’s new Minister of Energy, Mmamoloko Kubayi, directly contradicted the statement that former minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson made to Parliament regarding the sale of...
 
 
08 May 2017
 
Could Nigeria build 774 health centres with seized US$9.2m? Minister’s math off
AFRICA CHECK
In recent months, eye-popping amounts of cash have been recovered in various parts of Nigeria, following a clutch of new laws aimed at fighting corruption. In one such find in February,...
 
 
27 Apr 2017
 
Angola in full compliance with Opec output cuts – oil minister
OIL CUTS
Angolan oil minister José Maria Botelho de Vasconcelos said on Thursday his country was more than fully complying with Opec production cuts, and that he believed a deal to curb output would be...
 
 
26 Apr 2017
 
Famine creeps in on Africa while the world's media looks elsewhere
THE CONVERSATION
Major political events in the US and Europe have preoccupied western media over the past year. Chief among these has been Donald Trump’s rise to US president and his continuing efforts to establish...
 
 
25 Apr 2017
 
DEA: Department of Environmental Affairs commemorates World Penguin Day
STATEMENT
The Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) today joins the rest of the world in commemorating the annual World Penguin Day. The Department, along with the management authorities (CapeNature,...
 
 
06 Apr 2017
 
Gordhan lays into Dlamini, Mokonyane, Zuma at Kathrada memorial
POLITICS
Former finance minister Pravin Gordhan on Wednesday criticised Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini for not having the humility to admit her wrongs, and accused Water and Sanitation...
 
 
Gordhan’s firing – why did it happen and what will happen next?
INSTITUTE FOR RACE RELATIONS
What explains the allegedly irrational decisions taken by the South African government over recent days? Two explanations suggest themselves. The first is that the decisions were not irrational,...
 
 
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...
 
 
22 Mar 2017
 
KZN: KZN welcomes hosting UN World Water Day Summit and Expo
STATEMENT
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...
 
 
16 Mar 2017
 
Buhari’s mystery illness unsettles the country and the continent
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
You know things are going badly when even your wife criticises the way you are running the country – publicly. Nigeria’s First Lady Aisha Buhari recently told BBC that if her husband, Muhammadu,...
 
 
 
                       
 
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