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28 April 2017
                       
 
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20 Apr 2017
 
 
 
 
 
 
Land Bank sets aside R1bn to support black farming investments in 2017
AGRICULTURE
South Africa’s Land Bank has set a target of disbursing “at least” R1-billion in 2017/18 to support investments by black entrepreneurs in the agricultural sector and to begin transforming a loan...
 
 
18 Apr 2017
 
 
 
Zille shows us how to understand mining's legacy
INSTITUTE OF RACE RELATIONS
Helen Zille’s supposedly controversial tweet about the ‘colonial legacy’ not being all bad was not a reference to the mining industry. But it might well have been. Zille, it will be recalled, was...
 
 
Sibanye wins US thumbs up for Stillwater acquisition
PLATINUM
Precious metals mining company Sibanye has received unconditional approval from the Committee on Foreign Investment into the United States on the proposed acquisition of platinum group metals...
 
 
11 Apr 2017
 
 
 
Zille's tweets and mining's legacy
INSTITUTE OF RACE RELATIONS
Helen Zille’s supposedly controversial tweet about the ‘colonial legacy’ not being all bad was not a reference to the mining industry. But it might well have been. Zille, it will be recalled, was...
 
 
10 Apr 2017
 
South Africa pays the price of state capture
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
When former deputy finance minister Mcebisi Jonas made the startling claim that President Jacob Zuma’s associates, the Guptas, had offered him the position of finance minister and R600-million, the...
 
 
06 Apr 2017
 
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
 
South Africa has lost a key line of defence against corruption. What now?
THE CONVERSATION
South Africa’s currency and bond markets plunged after a dramatic late night announcement that South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma had fired the Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan and his deputy...
 
 
28 Mar 2017
 
 
 
'White monopoly capital': an excuse to avoid South Africa's real problems
THE CONVERSATION
The call for radical economic transformation has grown louder following President Jacob Zuma’s 2017 State of the Nation Address. Accompanying these calls is a line of argument that says “white...
 
 
13 Mar 2017
 
 
 
Magara seizes Lonmin COO opportunity as he grasps low-price nettle
PLATINUM
It’s 7 am. Ben Magara walks in bang on time for our interview. He left home at 4.15 am to be in the gym at 5 am and the office at 6 am. He has a nice spring in his step as he tells me that he has...
 
 
10 Mar 2017
 
dti: Minister Davies confident funded Black Industrialists will grow and transform economy
STATEMENT
The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies is confident that the group of 27 black industrialists whose projects have been approved for funding under the Black Industrialists Incentive...
 
 
27 Feb 2017
 
Froneman shows off Sibanye in US as Stillwater deal advances
GOLD AND PLATINUM
Sibanye CEO Neal Froneman on Monday showed off the low-cost performance of this gold and platinum-mining company to a top-level audience in America at a time when the South African company’s...
 
 
23 Feb 2017
 
 
 
South Africans must reject Molefe's appointment as MP – SSA
POLITICS
Save South Africa has called on South Africans to protest against Brian Molefe’s appointment as a Member of Parliament (MP). Molefe was sworn in as an MP on Thursday in Speaker Baleka Mbete’s office.
 
 
 
 
‘Swearing in of Molefe bad for South Africa’ – DA
POLITICS
The Democratic Alliance (DA) on Thursday said that the swearing in of former Eskom group chief executive was bad for South Africa and evidence of an escalation in the civil war within the African...
 
 
DA: David Maynier says Brian Molefe’s swearing in is bad for South Africa
STATEMENT
The fact that disgraced former Eskom group chief executive, Brian Molefe, was sworn in as a Member of Parliament today is a major escalation in the civil war within the ruling party and the battle...
 
 
20 Feb 2017
 
 
 
DA proposes spending review
POLITICS
The Democratic Alliance (DA) on Monday proposed a comprehensive spending review as it previewed Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan’s budget speech to be delivered on Wednesday. The spending review,...
 
 
 
                       
 
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