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Zuma postpones Cabinet meeting

29th March 2017 President Jacob Zuma has postponed the start of Wednesday’s Cabinet meeting “to later this afternoon” to enable members to attend the funeral of struggle stalwart Ahmed Kathrada, the Presidency said. “President Jacob Zuma has again expressed deep sadness and extended his heartfelt condolences to... 

South Africa's drought a 'harvest of dysfunction' – Oxfam

28th March 2017 The ongoing drought has exposed "hazardous shortcomings" in the planning and management of the country’s water resources, according to report by Oxfam SA released on Tuesday. Government officials and politicians calling the drought a "God-given" event, and their palpable relief that rain had... 

Minister moves to calm land reform fears

28th March 2017 Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform Gugile Nkwinti has said the country needs clarity on the ruling party's current stance on land, and that the ANC is still guided by the provisions in the Constitution. Nkwinti held a media briefing in Parliament on Tuesday to update the country on a... 

Zuma court move in Gupta matter fails

28th March 2017 President Jacob Zuma’s legal representatives declined to join proceedings in the matter between Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan and Gupta-owned Oakbay Investments. On Monday Zuma entered the case, which involves 14 companies owned by the Guptas, National Treasury, the Reserve Bank governor, the... 

Cape Town water being treated for harmless compound

28th March 2017 The City of Cape Town is treating its dwindling water supplies for a harmless organic compound that is affecting its smell and taste, it said on Tuesday. Confirming the suspicions of many who had observed changes in the water as dam levels dropped to 27.3%, councillor Xanthea Limberg said the... 

Outrage over Zuma's order to Gordhan, Jonas

27th March 2017 President Jacob Zuma's instruction to Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan and his deputy Mcebisi Jonas to immediately return home from an investor roadshow in the UK and US has raised eyebrows among the opposition and civil society. "The instruction to cancel the international investor roadshow... 

Gordhan flying back to SA tonight – Treasury

27th March 2017 Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan will comply with President Jacob Zuma’s order and return to South Africa on Monday evening. That is according to Treasury spokesperson Yolisa Tyantsi, who told Fin24 on Monday that arrangements were being made to fly him back to South Africa later on Monday evening. 

Stellenbosch University and CubeSpace to launch nanosatellite

27th March 2017 Stellenbosch University and CubeSpace are expected to launch a nanosatellite to the International Space Station (ISS) on Tuesday. The nanosatellite will be launched from the US on Monday, or Tuesday. 

Rehabilitation school proposed for road traffic offenders

23rd March 2017 Those found guilty of breaking road rules by a court of law will have to complete a mandatory rehabilitation programme under the new proposed demerit system, Parliament has heard. The Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences Amendment Bill will establish rehabilitation centres around... 

We need to change how we use water – World Bank

23rd March 2017 The world needs to transform the way it manages its water, Professor Patrick Verkooijen of the World Bank said on Wednesday. To accelerate the transformation, World Bank President Jim Kim and UN secretary general Antonio Guterres are convening a high-level panel on water with 11 heads of state,... 

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