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We must do extraordinary things – Zuma on climate change

3rd November 2017 President Jacob Zuma has called on South Africans to do "extraordinary things" to address climate change. Answering questions in the National Assembly on Thursday, Zuma said scientific evidence showed that the African continent would continue getting warmer. 

Cabinet approves minimum wage bill

2nd November 2017 Cabinet approved the National Minimum Wage Bill during its fortnightly meeting on November 1. The draft legislation will now be referred to Parliament for further deliberation, after which President Jacob Zuma will be required to officially sign it into law. In February this year representatives... 

Treasury grilled on R74bn deviation procurement

2nd November 2017 Treasury's Director General Dondo Mogajane was grilled by members of SCOPA on Wednesday on how it was possible for state entities and institutions to have been allowed to deviate from required procurement processes to the tune of a total of R74-billion in 2016/17. While the public procurement... 

State irregular expenditure at R45.6bn – Auditor General

1st November 2017 Despite "intensified contestations" by some state entities, Auditor General Kimi Makwetu on Wednesday released the financial report for the country’s national and provincial departments, as well as government entities for the 2016/17 financial year. The audit report reflects progress made since... 

We should avoid radical rhetoric and policies on land – AgriSA

1st November 2017 AgriSA believes progress is being made in the land reform debate in South Africa and that the country should steer away from radical rhetoric and policies. These were the views of Dan Kriek, the president of AgriSA during the launch of its national land audit on Tuesday. 

Zwane must be probed on State capture and Gupta relations – DA

1st November 2017 There are enough grounds to establish an ad hoc committee of inquiry into Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane’s relationship with the Gupta family and allegations of State capture, said James Lorimer from the Democratic Alliance (DA). Speaking to journalists after a meeting of the... 

Zuma will establish inquiry into State capture if instructed by the court

1st November 2017 President Jacob Zuma has placed on "record" that he will establish a commission of inquiry into State capture within a month if ordered by a court. It comes as Zuma is seeking an order by the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria to have former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela's remedial actions,... 

City of Joburg's anti-corruption unit makes major bust

1st November 2017 The City of Johannesburg’s anti-corruption unit made one of its biggest busts since its inception a year ago, with about R80-million worth of City Power equipment seized from sub-contractors. The City's anti-corruption unit, which was established by Mayor Herman Mashaba last year, and headed by... 

City of Cape Town gets go-ahead to deviate from municipal act to deal with drought

31st October 2017 Minister of Finance Malusi Gigaba has approved the City of Cape Town's request to deviate from Municipal Finance Management Act (MFMA) regulations in order to urgently deal with the drought, the City said on Monday. The City in a statement said Gigaba informed it that he had been advised that... 

Work drying up in Western Cape drought

26th October 2017 Red flags were raised over possible civil unrest in the Western Cape due to the predicted loss of around 50 000 jobs as the drought hammers the province's vital agricultural sector, a joint parliamentary committee sitting heard on Wednesday. "The impact on the economy is worse for the... 

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