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Domestic travel shrinks in South Africa due to financial hardship – Stats SA

4th September 2017 Domestic tourism within South Africa has declined over the past two years due to economic hardships, the Domestic Tourism Survey 2016 (DTS 2016) released by Statistics South Africa on Monday shows. According to the survey, the total number of day trips undertaken within the country decreased from... 

Mogadishu requests 'urgent military assistance' over uranium mining claims

4th September 2017 Somalia’s government has made an urgent request for “immediate military assistance” from the United States to prevent Islamist militants Al Shabaab from supplying uranium to Iran. In a letter, Foreign Minister Yusuf Garaad says the militants have captured a region with uranium deposits and have... 

SA Meter Taxi Association and YooKoo Ride ready to take on Uber

1st September 2017 The SA Meter Taxi Association — which has been unhappy about growing competition from ride-sharing app, Uber — on Thursday said it had began registering drivers who will use YooKoo Ride, which it described as a “taxi hailing app for smart phones”. The move indicates a shift from physical... 

Grayston bridge collapse inquiry to resume at end of September

1st September 2017 The Department of Labour inquiry into the collapse of the temporary bridge structure on Johannesburg’s M1/Grayston Drive, which left two people dead and 19 others injured, will resume later this month. In a statement on Friday, the department said the inquiry would finally in Pretoria on... 

Zwane calls for turning point after Kusasalethu mine deaths

1st September 2017 Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane said on Friday that the Kusasalethu mine incident where five mineworkers lost their lives should be a “turning point” in the health and safety of the country’s mining industry. “Kusasalethu mine deaths should be a turning point in mine safety in the... 

Cabinet calls for any deliberate wrongdoing at National Treasury to be punished

1st September 2017 Cabinet on Friday called for any deliberate wrongdoing in the development of government’s Integrated Financial Management System to be punished. The call flowed from Cabinet’s regular fortnightly meeting and followed a week of intense politicking over audit weaknesses identified in the project,... 

JSE censures prominent businessman Bheki Sibiya

1st September 2017 The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) on Friday censured prominent businessman Bhekokuhle Sibiya in his capacity as a lead independent director of technology firm, Alviva Holdings, after he was found in breach of the JSE Listing Requirements.  The JSE said Sibiya sold a total of 38 925 Alviva... 

Zwane to receive Kusasalethu mine seismic incident report

1st September 2017 Harmony Gold management is on Friday, expected to brief Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane on the seismic incident a week ago, which killed five mineworkers at it’s Kusasalethu mine near Carletonville. The Chief inspector of mines and the department’s inspectors, who were part of the... 

Rustenburg did not overspend on rapid transport system, Scopa hears

31st August 2017 The Rustenburg local municipality did not over spend on the Rustenburg Rapid Transport (RRT) project, the North West Scopa heard on Wednesday. Mayor Mpho Khunou, Speaker Sheila Mabale-Huma and Municipal Manager Nqobile Sithole were called to appear before the Standing Committee on Public Accounts... 

Zuma receives higher education report from Heher Commission

31st August 2017 President Jacob Zuma has received the final report of the Heher Commission on the feasibility of free higher education and would make it public in due course, his office said on Thursday. “The Chairperson of the Commission, Judge Jonathan Heher, presented the report to the President at his... 


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