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10 Apr 2017
 
 
FEDUSA: A successful motion of no confidence could restore SA's rating credibility
STATEMENT
The irresponsible and disastrous cabinet reshuffle by President Zuma is the main reason for the downgrade of the country and the banks. South Africa’s sixmember bank index has declined by over 10%...
 
 
24 Feb 2017
 
 
 
Dancing the Death Drill
AUTHOR INTERVIEW
'Be quiet and be calm, my countrymen, for what is taking place is exactly what you came to do... Brothers, we are drilling the death drill .' - Reverend Isaac Wauchope Dyobha Paris, 1958. A...
 
 
01 Aug 2016
 
Beware taxation without representation
INSTITUTE OF RACE RELATIONS
“Taxation without representation is tyranny” is the famous cri de coeur uttered in about 1761 presaging the American War of Independence. Poor villagers in Limpopo are subjected to “unlawful”...
 
 
19 May 2016
 
SACP: Solly Mapaila's statement on the negatives and positives of the past week
STATEMENT
South African’s unemployment rate reflected its stubborn, structural feature in the context of the ongoing world capitalism crisis. The quarterly increase in unemployment rate of 2.2 percent to...
 
 
SACP: Jeremy Cronin's statement on EFF hooliganism, media opportunism
STATEMENT
This week, once more, much of the mainstream media acted as a boom box to the EFF’s parliamentary hooliganism. In most commercial media outlets, the EFF MPs were portrayed as unfortunate victims,...
 
 
18 Mar 2016
 
 
 
Platinum miners head for pay talks in difficult environment
PLATINUM
Price-pressured platinum-mining companies are heading for wage talks burdened by the low dollar prices of their basket of platinum-group metals (PGMs) that even the weak rand has been unable to...
 
 
04 Mar 2016
 
SA: Premier Supra Mahumapelo responds to Sowetan article on Bakgatla ba kgafela
STATEMENT
The North West Office Of the Premier has noted an article in the Sowetan on Friday 4 March 2016 with the caption “Premier milking dispute” which states that the Bakgatla ba Kgafela royal family are...
 
 
23 Feb 2016
 
 
 
SACP: Alex Mashilo on The 2016 State of the Nation Debate and the press
STATEMENT
Tomorrow, 24 February the Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan will present the Budget Speech to parliament. It is not too late to urge all parliamentary parties and the media to assist us with...
 
 
09 Feb 2016
 
COSATU: COSATU calls for the boycott of the Multi Aircraft Services and for the investigation of its racist owner
STATEMENT
The Congress of South African Trade Unions calls for an investigation of the owner of Multi Aircraft Services, Mr Sandro Strimer, who is accused of using racial insults against his employees. The...
 
 
20 Nov 2015
 
 
 
We Have Now Begun Our Descent
AUTHOR INTERVIEW
The South African secret services block the cellphones of journalists covering Parliament. Opposition party members are violently thrown out of the House. President Jacob Zuma –  accused of...
 
 
26 Oct 2015
 
 
 
Let’s Talk Frankly
AUTHOR INTERVIEW
South Africa has been in the grip of a worrying culture of acquiesce and silence after 1994. Such silence is largely driven by patronage and a misplaced sense of loyalty, to party politics across...
 
 
08 Oct 2015
 
COSATU and SACP: Joint COSATU and SACP statement on the Sowetan story “War over Zuma’s job erupts”
STATEMENT
The Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) and the South African Communist Party (SACP) held an ordinary bilateral meeting on Monday, 5 October. This meeting was convened to discuss a wide...
 
 
06 Oct 2015
 
DA NW: Chris Hattingh says Mahumapelo’s R15 million luxury car shopping spree will cost NW dearly
STATEMENT
The DA in North West is concerned that the Provincial Government is blatantly ignoring money-saving measures announced two years ago by the Treasury, with regards to the purchase of new, luxury...
 
 
NW: North West responds to Sowetan article on purchased vehicles
STATEMENT
The North West Provincial Government has noted with great concern an article on page 7 of the Sowetan dated 6 October 2015, which seeks to dent the good image of the Premier of Bokone Bophirima who...
 
 
23 Sep 2015
 
 
 
Mosebenzi Zwane is new Mineral Resources Minister
LEGISLATIVE ENVIRONMENT
Mosebenzi Zwane is South Africa’s new Mineral Resources Minister in a Cabinet reshuffle that saw Ngoako Ramatlhodi’s 16-month spell come to an abrupt end. Chamber of Mines of South Africa president...
 
 
 
                       
 
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