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19 January 2017
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19 Jan 2017
Solidarity: 2016’s mining fatalities disappointing
Trade union Solidarity today said that the number of mining fatalities recorded in 2016 have shown no significant improvement compared with those of 2015. According to statistics announced by the...
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DA NW: Tutu Faleni says NWPG schools closed while hundreds of learners sit at home
Poor planning, the closure of school buildings and empty promises by the Department of Education has resulted in nearly 400 pupils from Sunrise Park in Rustenburg still not being placed in schools....
Minister Dipuo Peters signs Bilateral Air Services Agreement with Chad counterpart
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Transport Minister, Ms Dipuo Peters and Minister of Civil Aviation and National Meteorology of Chad, Ms Haoua Acyl Ahmat AGHABACH will sign a Bilateral Air Services Agreement (BASA) on Friday, 20...
Is male chauvinism to blame for nearly 80% of road deaths in SA?
Sunshine and matric results are synonymous with South Africa’s festive season – as is the country’s road death toll, sadly. Between the 1st and 19th of December, 845 people died on South African...
18 Jan 2017
DoT: Dipuo Peters: Address by Minister of Transport, on the occasion of handing over ceremony of the torch of peace, Soshanguve East Secondary School, Soshanguve, Gauteng (17/01/2017)
Programme Director, Allow me to begin by heartily commending Minister Motshekga and her Department and the class of 2016 for achieving a 72.5% national pass rate and the province of the Free State...
Davos boosts platinum fuel cell outlook with hydrogen council launch
Hydrogen-powered fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) offer the most natural solution for emission-free vehicles, discharging only water and requiring negligible change to current driving and...
UNTU: Labour Court to rule on UNTU vs PRASA 19 disputes
The United National Transport Union (UNTU) will approach the Labour Court in Johannesburg for an expedited date to rule on the  dispute the trade union declared against the passenger rail operator...
17 Jan 2017
Investment key to raising South Africa’s lagging growth potential – World Bank
The World Bank says raising private investment in South Africa will be critical to increasing the country’s growth potential above its current estimate of only 1.3%, which is well below the...
President Xi Jinping: Don’t Blame Economic Globalization for the World’s Problems
Chinese President Xi Jinping delivered a robust defence of globalisation to business, government and civil society leaders in the opening plenary session of the 47th World Economic Forum Annual...
Tshwane will be a learning friendly environment: Msimanga
Tshwane Mayor Solly Msimanga on Tuesday welcomed thousands of young people streaming into the capital city in search of tertiary education opportunities, and those who have been accepted at the...
DA NW: Tutu Faleni says shortage of teachers, no transport and lack of resources a norm in NW schools
During an oversight visit to review school readiness in the province, the DA found that the schools were underdeveloped, had a shortage of teachers and limited resources. The DA will write to the...
DA: Manny de Freitas says bribery takes place in broad daylight yet Minister does nothing
Everyone is aware that bribery is crippling our transport sector (except for Transport Minister Dipou Peters and her department who appear to be unaware of this, otherwise why would nothing be done...
Factors contributing to the demise of informal enterprises: evidence from a Cape township
The reasons for the closure of fairly well-established informal enterprises are varied. Between 2010 and 2015, in the Cape Flats township of Delft South, a key factor was the failure to respond...
16 Jan 2017
FEDUSA: FEDUSA files Section 77 protest action notice
The Federation of Unions of South Africa (FEDUSA) has a lodged a Section 77 Protest Action Notice under the Labour Relations Act with the National Economic Development and Labour Council (NEDLAC)...
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