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Ramatlhodi to testify at Zondo commission of inquiry

28th November 2018 Former Mineral Resources Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi will be the fourth minister who served under former president Jacob Zuma to appear before the Zondo commission of inquiry into state capture on Wednesday. News24 understands Ramatlhodi and his former adviser and spokesperson advocate Mahlodi... 

Durban train delays in the spotlight

28th November 2018 "He didn't even wait for me to explain why I was late. I was just told to pack my things and leave," says Philile Nzimande, who was fired from her job because of Durban Metrorail train delays. Nzimande said she had arrived two hours late after the train from Umlazi "stopped in the middle of... 

Ramaphosa grants Sars inquiry two-week extension for final report

27th November 2018 President Cyril Ramaphosa has granted the Nugent Commission of Inquiry a two-week extension to file its final report on the state of tax administration and governance at the South African Revenue Service (Sars).  The commission, which was established in May and is chaired by retired judge Robert... 

Treasury loses out on more than R1bn in VAT from drought-stricken farmers

27th November 2018 The government has lost out on more than R1-billion in VAT from drought-stricken farmers who were forced to cut production after their irrigation water from the Cape supply dams was radically reduced a year ago. Agri Western Cape CEO Carl Opperman said on Monday this was one of the facts he... 

Power system remains 'tight and vulnerable' as protests add further strain – Eskom

27th November 2018 There is low to medium probability of load shedding this week but protest action at the entrance of a coal mine could have a detrimental impact, says State power utility Eskom. Eskom on Monday night issued a statement indicating that the power system remains "tight and vulnerable". 

Following Mandela’s management style will aid in land reform – Ramaphosa

26th November 2018 President Cyril Ramaphosa invoked the management style of Nelson Mandela on Sunday evening when speaking of how the State would manage land reform, saying the matter needed to be addressed for SA to move forward. Ramaphosa was a guest at the Gauteng Conference of the South African Jewish Board of... 

Zuma's Nene sacking cost SA 148 000 jobs, 1% of GDP

23rd November 2018 Treasury Director-general Dondo Mogajane has told the judicial commission of inquiry into allegations of State capture that when Nhlanhla Nene was removed in 2015 there was a reduction of about R378-billion in market capitalisation on the JSE.   "Business confidence was at its lowest following... 

Service delivery tied to job creation – Ramaphosa

22nd November 2018 President Cyril Ramaphosa has urged municipalities to adhere to standardised levels of service delivery so they can create the type of environment that will attract investors. Speaking on Thursday at a National Council of Provinces sitting in Alberton, south of Johannesburg, Ramaphosa said... 

High Court rules in favour of Eastern Cape community in historic mining rights case

22nd November 2018 The Mineral Resources Minister will have to obtain full and formal consent from the Xolobeni community prior to granting mining rights, the North Gauteng High Court ordered on Thursday. The Amadiba Crisis Committee launched a court battle against the Department of Mineral Resources and Australian... 

Ramaphosa to announce Cabinet reshuffle

22nd November 2018 President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to announce changes to the National Executive at the Union Buildings, Pretoria, at 15:00 on Thursday. In a statement issued on Thursday morning the Presidency said "these changes have been occasioned by the passing away in September 2018 of the Minister of... 

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