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Government vows to go after State capture loot

28th June 2018 South African Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene said on Thursday that government was working with international institutions to trace and recover all the monies that were stolen from the country's coffers through "State capture". "Perhaps at times we underestimate the damage that State capture did.... 

Ramaphosa to participate in World Economic Forum roundtable

28th June 2018 President Cyril Ramaphosa was due on Thursday to participate in a roundtable of the World Economic Forum (WEF) with South Africa to shape an inclusive and sustainable agenda for economic growth and address the triple challenge of poverty, inequality and unemployment, his office said. The... 

Renewable energy brings power and jobs to Clanwilliam

27th June 2018 The Western Cape town of Clanwilliam’s first retail shopping centre to be opened on Thursday is an example of how renewable energy is aiding economic development in small towns with limited access to the national grid, an energy company executive said on Wednesday. SOLA Future Energy installed a... 

Water and sanitation minister opens SADC ministers meeting in Johannesburg

27th June 2018 South Africa Water and sanitation minister Gugile Nkwinti on Wednesday welcomed the Southern African development community (SADC) ministers to a water and energy summit taking place at Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg. In his welcome address, Nkwinti said: “It has become critically clear... 

R59m project completed on R44 route in Western Cape

27th June 2018 The Department of Transport and Public Works (DTPW) in the Western Cape has completed a R59-million maintenance project on the scenic R44 route between Rooi Els and Gordon’s Bay in the Western Cape, the department said on Wednesday. The project that started in October 2017, included crack... 

New insurance Act to come into effect in July – Treasury

27th June 2018 The Insurance Act of 2017 will commence on July 1, National Treasury said on Tuesday. "The Insurance Act establishes a legal framework for the prudential regulation and supervision of insurers and insurance groups in terms of the Twin Peaks framework," Treasury said in a statement. 

Gordhan among first to testify at commission of inquiry into Sars

26th June 2018 Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan will be one of the first witnesses when the commission of inquiry into administration and governance at the South African Revenue Service (Sars) begins its public hearings on Tuesday. The commission was set up by President Cyril Ramaphosa in May after he... 

Sub-Saharan farmers to fight Fall Armyworm with new digital weapon

26th June 2018 The fight by sub-Saharan farmers against the Fall Armyworm pest, which has devastated crops and threatened food security for 300-million people, has gone digital. The United Nations (UN) has reported that the new weapon which was launched by the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and... 

Black Business Council consulting members on draft mining charter

26th June 2018 The Black Business Council (BBC) said on Tuesday it was consulting its members before commenting on South Africa's just-gazetted draft mining charter. The government published the document last week after abandoning implementation of a new mining charter last year aimed at boosting the... 

South African sugar industry to march over influx of imports

26th June 2018 Hundreds of sugar cane farmers from KwaZulu-Natal and Mpumalanga provinces will on Tuesday march to the Department of Trade and Industry in Tshwane demanding that a tariff on sugar be reinstated to protect the domestic industry from cheap imports.  The South African Sugar Association (SASA) said... 

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