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Public Protector's 'foolish behaviour' threatens Constitution and economy – Phosa

21st June 2017 African National Congress (ANC) stalwart and presidential hopeful Mathews Phosa has accused Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane of constitutional overreach and threatening South Africa's economy. He joins those who have voiced their disapproval of Mkhwebane since she released her findings of an... 

Zwane disappointed in people using courts to legislate

21st June 2017 As the Chamber of Mines said it would go to court in order to get an interdict against the implementation of the Mining Charter, Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane said he disappointed that people use courts in order to legislate. The charter set a new target for black ownership of mines... 

More people on grants than with jobs

21st June 2017 There were more than 17-million South Africans dependent on social grants on a monthly basis compared with about 15.5-million South Africans with jobs last year, the South African Institute of Race Relations (IRR) said on Wednesday. In a finding released in the institute’s latest South Africa... 

Western Cape govt hopes to see dams 75% full by October

21st June 2017 The Western Cape government has cautioned residents to use water sparingly, despite the increase of dam levels across the province following recent rains. Local Government MEC Anton Bredell said dams had risen to 21.2%. 

Manguang water supply cut over multimillion-rand debt

21st June 2017 Bloem Water has cut its water supply to Manguang to 30% over an R340-million outstanding debt. Water shortages were expected to occur on Tuesday evening. 

Cape Town dam levels rise by 3.7% following recent rains

20th June 2017 The City of Cape Town on Monday warned residents to curb water consumption, saying recent rains had done little to elevate the ongoing drought. On Monday afternoon, the city's storage dam levels stood at 23.1%, an increase of 3.7%, following recent rains. 

Knysna facing major water crisis

20th June 2017 The Knysna community is being urged to use water sparingly after the town only received 1mm of rain during the past week. Knysna Municipality said both the Gouna and Knysna Rivers, that feed the town's off-channel storage Akkerkloof Dam, have stopped flowing. 

More than 7 500 animals ready for African Animal Ark operation

20th June 2017 Trailed by great clouds of dust, a massive convoy of noisy diesel trucks rumbles out of Zimbabwe this week starting on Monday to begin one of Africa's largest-ever wildlife relocation projects. The aim is to shift more than 6 000 wild animals from Zimbabwe to neighbouring Mozambique to replenish... 

Companies Tribunal to hear case on SAA chair Dudu Myeni

19th June 2017 The Companies Tribunal is on Monday set to hold a hearing on whether Dudu Myeni acted in a delinquent manner in her capacity as director of the South African Airways (SAA) board. In March, the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (OUTA) and the South African Airways Pilots Association had initially... 

Zwane reveals final Mining Charter, despite boycott

15th June 2017 The new and final Mining Charter revealed by Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane on Thursday increases the level of black ownership at mining companies from 26% to 30%. In addition, mining prospecting rights need to have a minimum of 50% plus one share, while companies will be required to... 

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