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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...
 
 
23 Mar 2017
 
Agri SA: Agricultural Landholdings Bill not well thought through
STATEMENT
Ever since 2011, the concept of land ceilings has been hotly debated.  A number of studies have been done on the feasibility of such a measure and many articles have been written about it. Some of...
 
 
20 Mar 2017
 
DA: Tsepo Mhlongo says DA calls for calm in Orlando housing protest
STATEMENT
The DA is calling for calm in Mzihlophe following protest action that saw parts of the Soweto Highway being closed off due to violence. The protestors are raising issue with the eviction of illegal...
 
 
15 Mar 2017
 
Turning tide against cross-border crime
KZN Office of The Premier
Yesterday, the President of the Republic, His Excellency Jacob Zuma visited Umhlabuyalingana Local Municipality as part of efforts aimed at fighting cross border crime.  He was accompanied by...
 
 
28 Feb 2017
 
 
 
Rental Housing Act: KwaZulu-Natal Rental Housing Tribunal: Nominations invited
[G. 40656 GeN 164] - Comment by 15 Mar 2017
Nominations are hereby invited for candidates to be appointed by the KwaZulu Natal MEC for Human Settlements and Public Works, Mr R.R Pillay, as members of the KwaZulu Natal Rental Housing Tribunal.
 
 
24 Feb 2017
 
SAA: Enjoy up to 85% discount on SAA-operated flights with the SAA Voyager redemption seat sale
STATEMENT
South African Airways Voyager has made available discounts of up to 85% less Miles on a wide variety of flights across the airline’s network. The JourneyBlitz seat sale is aimed at highlighting...
 
 
23 Feb 2017
 
To liquidate or commence business rescue proceedings: Reasonable prospects of recovery or not?
SCHOEMAN LAW
Business Rescue proceedings have been introduced into our law by Chapter 6 of the new Companies Act 71 of 2008, as amended from time to time (“the Companies Act”). The main focus of business rescue...
 
 
22 Feb 2017
 
Budget makes room for more housing opportunities
HOUSING
Government is to spend R29.8-billion on housing, according to the National Budget. Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan delivered Budget 2017 in parliament on Wednesday. He said it was important to have...
 
 
DoF: Pravin Gordhan: Address by Finance Minister, during the Budget Speech 2017, Parliament, Cape Town (22/02/2017)
Topics
I have the privilege to present our Government’s budget for the fiscal year 2017/18, and the framework for the next three years.
 
 
02 Feb 2017
 
Shut down some embassies, Mugabe told as liquidity crisis continues
POLITICS
Zimbabwe's national assembly has reportedly urged President Robert Mugabe's government to shut down some of the southern African country's embassies as liquidity crisis continues. According to News...
 
 
How farmers in Africa are finding ways to sustainably use wetlands
THE CONVERSATION
Swamps, marshes, floodplains and mangrove forests, all known as wetlands, are a precious resource. In their natural state they provide a range of eco-system services. They regulate water flows,...
 
 
23 Jan 2017
 
BMF: Lonmin shareholders to be challenged on Marikana obligations
STATEMENT
Shareholders of mining company Lonmin will this week face a challenge from the Bench Marks Foundation to compel the company to meet its obligations in respect of workers’ needs by the fifth...
 
 
13 Dec 2016
 
UCT: UCT fees decision considers needs of students from lower-income families
STATEMENT
Keeping in mind the importance of students’ commitment to fee-free education and the urgent economic position of academically qualified students who cannot afford higher education, the University...
 
 
Bench Marks Foundation: Bench Marks Foundation says housing tensions are on the boil again
STATEMENT
Tensions in the Marikana community around the Lonmin Platinum mine are again running high over housing, with at least one activist having been killed over this issue in recent days and another...
 
 
11 Dec 2016
 
SA: Update by President Zuma on steps taken by departments to implement Farlam Commission recommendations
STATEMENT
On 26 August 2012, I appointed a Commission of Inquiry to investigate matters of public, national and international concern arising out of the tragic incidents at the Lonmin Mine in Marikana,...
 
 
 
                       
 
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