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27 June 2017
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MPs to include State capture in Molefe probe
POLITICS
Parliament’s portfolio committee on public enterprises on Wednesday resolved to devote August to an in-depth probe of the circumstances surrounding Brian Molefe’s re-appointment to the helm of...
 
 
Ecsponent Development Fund improving BEE procurement in the Mining Sector
South African News
JSE-listed African financial services company, Ecsponent Limited, says that its unique Ecsponent Development Fund (EDF) provides large corporate business with an effective way of managing...
 
 
 
 
‘Stand up and help us fight corruption’ – Malema
POLITICS
Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema has told property owners to help fund ongoing litigation aimed at fighting corruption. Malema addressed the South African Property Owners...
 
 
More people on grants than with jobs
SOCIAL GRANTS
There were more than 17-million South Africans dependent on social grants on a monthly basis compared with about 15.5-million South Africans with jobs last year, the South African Institute of Race...
 
 
South Sudan no longer classified as in famine: UN-backed report
FAMINE
South Sudan is no longer classified as being in famine, although 45 000 people in Jonglei and Unity states are expected to remain in famine-like conditions and the situation is still critical, a...
 
 
Absa approaches High Court to review and set aside PP’s report
POLITICS
Barclays Africa and Absa Bank said on Wednesday that Absa has decided to approach the High Court in order to have the Public Protector’s report that the bank must repay more than one billion rand...
 
 
Public Protector has no power to ask for change of Constitution – EFF
POLITICS
The Public Protector has no power to give instructions for constitutional amendment, the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) said on Tuesday. Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane recommended that...
 
 
The co-pilot is ready to be the captain - Ramaphosa
POLITICS
Presidential hopeful Cyril Ramaphosa is ready to take over as South Africa's captain. During his talk at the Gordon Institute of Business Science in Johannesburg on Tuesday, Ramaphosa used the...
 
 
Parliament considering Mkhwebane's Absa report
POLITICS
Parliament says it has received and is considering Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane's report recommending the institution consider amending the constitutional clause that seeks to protect the...
 
 
#GuptaLeaks are an attack on me because I am black - Zwane
POLITICS
Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane has spoken out for the first time about the so-called Gupta leaks, calling the allegations common lies and saying he is being targeted because he is...
 
 
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Govt, miners need to 'go back to drawing board' on Charter – Ramaphosa
LEGISLATIVE ENVIRONMENT
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says government and the mining industry need to "go back to the drawing board" to recraft the Mining Charter, following the recent Gazetting of a third version that...
 
 
 
 
DA opposes Public Protector’s orders on Absa and SA Reserve Bank
POLITICS
The Democratic Alliance (DA) on Tuesday said Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane was exceeding her powers with the directive that Absa must pay back a bailout of R1.125-billion by the South African...
 
 
Tito Mboweni weighs in on findings against Absa
POLITICS
Former governor of the South African Reserve Bank (Sarb), Tito Mboweni, on Tuesday weighed in on the Constitutional amendment into the powers of Sarb as proposed by the Public Protector, saying...
 
 
Parliament's 'half-baked' State capture probe shields Zuma – DA
POLITICS
The Democratic Alliance (DA) has slammed Parliament's directive that four portfolio committees quiz their respective ministers over alleged links to state capture in the #GuptaEmails. Parliament...
 
 
Public Protector has erred, says Banking Association
POLITICS
The Banking Association of South Africa (Basa) said on Tuesday that the Public Protector has erred in making comments and recommendations about the Constitutional mandate of the Reserve Bank. This...
 
 
 
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