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30 April 2017
03 Jun 2016
DAFF: Senzeni Zokwana: Address by Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, on the G20 Ministers' meeting, Xi'an, China (03/06/2016)
I believe that this meeting presents a perfect platform to formulate a shared vision, a united approach and draw from collective experiences to guide G20 actions particularly on Agricultural...
26 Apr 2016
11 Feb 2016
Do government spending and taxation really reduce inequality, or do we need more thorough measurements? A response to the World Bank researchers
World Bank staff and consultants claim that South Africa’s progressive taxation and pro-poor social spending reduce the Gini inequality coefficient from 0.77 to 0.59. But their data and methodology...
04 Dec 2015
Carbon tax – be careful of future trade measures
The National Treasury has released a draft Carbon Tax Bill and has invited interested parties to submit comments by the middle of this month. There are design and implementation issues with the...
06 Nov 2015
DSD: Social Development on Technology Innovation World award
The Department of Social Development’s Gender-Based Violence Command Centre (GBVCC) – a 24-hour call centre dedicated to providing support and counselling to victims of gender based violence – has...
03 Jul 2015
Delinking from the minerals sector
Low Carbon Future
Minerals and energy resources will continue to play an important role in South Africa’s economy. It is what South Africa does that will determine its future. While we have substantial minerals...
22 May 2015
SA: Naledi Pandor: Address by Minister of Science and Technology, during her budget speech on DST 2015/16, Parliament (21/05/2015)
Chairperson, honourable members, guests in the gallery, I'm pleased to present the 2015/16 budget and programme plans of the Department of Science and Technology (DST).
08 Oct 2014
SA: Statement by Department of Communications, on the launch of the national environmental compliance and enforcement report 2013/14 and GEF rhino project (08/10/2014)
South Africa’s environmental laws and regulations have the potential to advance a green economy by improving the health and safety of the workforce and communities, conserving natural resources and...
12 Jul 2013
The implementation of carbon tax
A carbon price can drive changes in producer and consumer behaviour and in so doing, address climate change. Sometimes, the manner in which one can regulate detrimental conduct is by placing a...
13 Mar 2013
SA: Qedani Mahlangu: Address by the MEC for Infrastructure Development, at the new Natalspruit Hospital, Vosloorus, Ekurhuleni (13/03/2013)
Good morning ladies and gentlemen of the media. We called you here today to share with you some of the exciting plans in the pipeline for the 2013/14 financial year. The aim is to shed further...
11 Jan 2013
EIUG head calls for rethink on SA’s nuclear plan
The head of South Africa’s Energy Intensive User Group (EIUG), which represents Eskom’s largest mining and industrial customers, has called for a full review of the country’s future generation...
30 Aug 2012
Newly launched YTIF opens doors for young innovators
In its aims to stimulate technology innovation and entrepreneurial capacity among young South Africans, the Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) has launched its Youth Technology Innovation Fund...
08 May 2012
SA: Ndabeni: Adress by the Deputy Minister of Communications Stella Ndabeni, on the budget vote for the Department of Communications, Parliament (08/05/2012)
In the next ten days we will be celebrating the World Telecommunications on Information Society Day on 17 May 2012 under the theme “Women and Girls in ICT”. Together with the industry and in...

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