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27 June 2017
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Zuma to face state capture, resignation questions in Parliament
President Jacob Zuma is due to face some tough questions on Thursday during his quarterly appearance in Parliament to answer questions from Members of Parliament (MPs). MP's are expected to focus...
Constitutional Court to rule on motion of no confidence secret ballot
The Constitutional Court will on Thursday make its ruling on the United Democratic Movement's (UDM's) application to force National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete to conduct the vote of no...
ANC MP Vincent Smith to head up committee to probe party funding
The ad hoc committee that will investigate party funding won't be all about finding more money for political parties. Senior African National Congress (ANC) MP Vincent Smith made sure to underline...
Court dismisses DA MP Breytenbach's application to have charges against her dismissed
A Pretoria North Regional Court magistrate on Wednesday dismissed an application for the dismissal of two counts of charges against former prosecutor and Democratic Alliance (DA) MP Glynnis...
Zambia transfers opposition leader back to a prison in capital
Zambian prison authorities on Wednesday transferred an opposition leader who is charged with treason from a maximum security facility back to one in the capital following a court order by a...
21 Jun 2017
Failures in policy implementation on ANC KZN agenda
The ruling party’s failure to implement policy was a recurrent theme that African National Congress (ANC) regions in KwaZulu-Natal agreed needed discussion at its provincial general council (PGC)...
Meat, petrol price increases drive up May CPI food inflation
The headline Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation lifted slightly in May to 5.4 percent from 5.3 percent year-on-year in April on food and petrol prices, Statistics South Africa said on Wednesday....
Public Protector's 'foolish behaviour' threatens Constitution and economy – Phosa
African National Congress (ANC) stalwart and presidential hopeful Mathews Phosa has accused Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane of constitutional overreach and threatening South Africa's economy....
Mining Charter exposing South African economy to GATT angst
The procurement rules of the new Mining Charter may violate South Africa’s obligations under the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), exposing the country to challenges by other member...
Bond notes won’t address Zim's macro-economic imbalances – World Bank
Zimbabwe’s newly-introduced trade currency, the bond notes, will not address the country’s underlying macro-economic challenges, despite trade currency increasing the cash supply, boosting...
Transnet denies claim that no CSR locomotives made in South Africa
State-owned freight logistics group Transnet has described as “inaccurate” the claim that none of the locomotives procured from China South Rail (CSR) have been manufactured locally. Research...
Rupert has never challenged me - Malema
Economic Freedom Front (EFF) leader Julius Malema said business tycoon Johann Rupert, who he claims is one of the people who has a monopoly on the economy, has never challenged him in court about...
Only nine new municipalities out of 263 achieved clean audits - AG report
There was little improvement in the local government audit outcomes report for the year 2015/16, with fewer municipalities achieving clean audit opinions. This auditor general local government...
Zwane disappointed in people using courts to legislate
As the Chamber of Mines said it would go to court in order to get an interdict against the implementation of the Mining Charter, Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane said he disappointed that...
Ramaphosa moves to reclaim ‘radical economic transformation’ from those 'misusing' term
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has moved, just days before the convening of the African National Congress’s (ANC’s) policy conference, to reclaim the phrase ‘radical economic transformation’ from...
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