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Another large hike pushes rates to pre-pandemic level

22nd September 2022 Interest rates are back at pre-pandemic levels after the Reserve Bank hiked rates by 75 basis points, for a second meeting in a row. Three members... 

Calls grow for load-shedding exemptions for healthcare facilities

22nd September 2022 As the country experiences one of the worst weeks of blackouts this year, calls are growing for hospitals and clinics to be turned into... 

Blind justice: ConCourt gives Parliament two years to remedy defects in Copyright Act

22nd September 2022 The Constitutional Court has given Parliament 24 months to cure defects in the Copyright Act after declaring sections of the Act invalid,... 


Journalist files urgent application to stop Zuma ‘abuse of process’ in High Court

22nd September 2022 News24 specialist legal journalist Karyn Maughan has filed an urgent application in the Pietermaritzburg High Court, asking the court to set aside... 

DA's Retief Odendaal elected mayor of Nelson Mandela Bay after marathon council session

22nd September 2022 Democratic Alliance councillor Retief Odendaal has been elected the new mayor of Nelson Mandela Bay Metro Municipality, following a 17-hour... 

Lack of quality leadership the cause of SA's problems – Thabo Mbeki

22nd September 2022 Taking another jab at President Cyril Ramaphosa's administration, Thabo Mbeki said the country's current crop of leaders left much to be desired.... 

Ramaphosa, ministers still 'deliberating' on load-shedding crisis

22nd September 2022 Hours after President Cyril Ramaphosa held a Cabinet meeting to discuss the country's energy crisis, he and his ministers were still deliberating... 

Mantashe: I don't steal, nor does my family

22nd September 2022 Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe has rejected allegations that he or his family "steal". The minister was responding to... 

Godongwana: Law changes 'critical' to prevent greylisting

22nd September 2022 Changes to the law to bolster South Africa's ability to fight money laundering, corruption and terror finance will be "critical" in avoiding a... 

Nelson Mandela Bay mayor ousted via motion of no confidence

22nd September 2022 The mayor of Nelson Mandela Bay, Eugene Johnson, was on Wednesday removed from their positions via a motion of no confidence.  The meeting was... 

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