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'Fuel will be more expensive in April' – AA

15th March 2018 Although basic fuel prices are showing signs of further decreases at month end, the overall price of fuel is set to increase because of the addition of increased fuel levies in April. This is according to the Automobile Association (AA), which was commenting on unaudited mid-month fuel price data... 

Ramaphosa says there will be 'broad discussion' on expropriation without compensation

15th March 2018 President Cyril Ramaphosa said the land reform debate should not be reduced to a debate about expropriation without compensation. He was answering questions in the National Assembly, where Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane asked him about the full details of the government's plan to... 

Beleaguered Jonas Makwakwa quits Sars

14th March 2018 The South African Revenue Service (Sars) announced on Wednesday that its chief officer for business and individual tax, Jonas Makwakwa, has resigned with immediate effect. Sars commissioner Tom Moyane made the announcement at an urgent briefing. 

Blue Scorpions called in as Limpopo municipality faces its own Day Zero

14th March 2018 The Waterberg District in Limpopo is facing its own Day Zero, with just 49 days of drinking water left. The Department of Water and Sanitation says it will deploy the Environmental Management Inspectorate (EMI), better known as the Blue Scorpions, to the area to conduct validation and... 

Court orders preservation order for Guptas' mine rehabilitation funds

12th March 2018 The National Prosecuting Authority has secured a court order to preserve the mining rehabilitation funds of two Gupta-owned mines held by the Bank of Baroda which intends leaving South Africa. According to the North Gauteng High Court order, dated March 8, the money in the in the Optimum Mine... 

Cape Town's taps can still run dry despite Day Zero scrapping - experts

12th March 2018 The politicians may have scrapped Day Zero – but water experts say this does not mean Cape Town's taps won't run dry. It is still as likely to happen as it was a week ago. 

New presiding officer for Grayston bridge collapse inquiry announced

9th March 2018 Phumudzo Maphaha has been appointed as the new presiding officer of the Grayston Drive pedestrian and cyclist structural bridge collapse inquiry. Maphaha's appointment was announced on Thursday by Tibor Szana, chief inspector at the department of labour. 

Culture of nonpayment threatens stability of municipal finances – Treasury

9th March 2018 National Treasury has flagged the non-payment for public services as a threat to the financial stability of municipalities. Treasury officials briefed members of the standing committee on appropriations on Thursday, on the 2018 division of revenue bill, where they gave an update on local... 

SANDF revises presidential flight procedures after Ramaphosa's Moti flight

8th March 2018 Internal processes around the procurement of private aircraft for presidential flights have been revised following news reports that President Cyril Ramaphosa flew on an aircraft owned by the Moti company. Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula was grilled in the National Assembly on Wednesday... 

Gordhan calls for visible govt action to restore trust in SA Inc

7th March 2018 Since December the future of South Africa has been more certain and optimistic, Minister of Public Enterprises Pravin Gordhan said on Wednesday, adding that the government needs to be seen taking visible action to restore trust in SA Inc. He was the opening speaker at a seminar on the theme “The... 

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