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Green Bond to help with 'new normal' of water shortages

13th July 2017 The City of Cape Town should spend some of the R1bn raised in its first Green Bond on installing digital water-use devices in homes, a University of Cape Town (UCT) senior lecturer has suggested. "We have no electronic dashboard to help us compare day-to-day consumption," Dr Kevin Winter, who is... 

State capture must be probed, 'billions of rands' lost through it recovered – Ramaphosa

12th July 2017 Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says South Africa needs to recover all the money stolen through State capture. "We now know without any shred of uncertainty that billions of rands of public resources have been diverted into the pockets of a few," said Ramaphosa. 

Zuma has no grounds to stop state capture inquiry - Mkhwebane

12th July 2017 President Jacob Zuma has no grounds on which to attack the remedial action former public protector Thuli Madonsela set out in her State of Capture report, her successor says in court papers. His application for a court to review and set aside Madonsela’s recommendations lacks any prospect of... 

Reserve Bank to proceed with court bid to review Public Protector’s report

11th July 2017 The South African Reserve Bank (Sarb) on Tuesday said it will proceed with an application for the review of the Public Protector’s report into Bankorp regarding “evidential factual inaccuracies”. This follows the announcement by Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane that she will not oppose the... 

Cape Town dams 25.4% full

11th July 2017 Despite an increase in water levels since June, the City of Cape Town says dam storage levels and usable water are still very low. The city said in a statement on Monday that dam storage levels were at 25.4% and usable water levels were at approximately 15.4%. Water levels have increased by 6%,... 

Icasa inquiry plans to slash data prices

11th July 2017 The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) will hold an inquiry to try and reduce the country's high data costs. The inquiry will consist of four phases: a market study, discussion document, public hearings, and findings document, Icasa spokesperson Paseka Maleka said in a... 

Treasury must remain independent, says Pandor

11th July 2017 Treasury in a democratic country must remain independent, African National Congress (ANC) National Executive Congress (NEC) member Naledi Pandor said on Monday. She appeared to disagree with a proposal made at the ANC’s national policy conference last week, that the budget and resource allocation... 

NPA eyeing prosecution over PRASA billions

10th July 2017 The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) may decide at the end of July whether or not it will prosecute anyone over allegedly corrupt contracts worth billions of rands awarded by the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA). The NPA has told News24 that its Specialised Commercial Crime Unit... 

Bus set alight in Durban protest

7th July 2017 A small group of protesters set alight a municipal bus in Mayville, Durban, on Friday morning, KwaZulu-Natal police said. The protesters are believed to be demanding land to build houses, provincial police spokesperson Thulani Zwane told News24. 

Monopoly capital 'has no colour, gender or faith' – Cronin

6th July 2017 SACP deputy general secretary Jeremy Cronin says the idea of monopoly capital is a reality that has always been around, but it has no colour, gender or faith. Cronin told News24 on the sidelines of a Cape Town Press Club event on Wednesday that the Communist Party has a long history with the idea... 


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