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Cosatu, Saftu welcome Public Protector’s Reserve Bank remedial action
Trade union federation Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) and its rival, the South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) have welcomed Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s...
Zimbabwe to export grain, report says
The Zimbawean government is reportedly looking to export grain following a bumper harvest that saw most farmers surpassing the targeted yield per hectare under the country's command agriculture...
Mantashe says call to change central bank mandate is "overreach"
African National Congress secretary general, Gwede Mantashe, described a call for the reserve bank monetary policy to be changed as "Public Protector overreach" on Tuesday. Public Protector...
Mining Charter set to worsen stakeholder relations – Bench Marks
The new Mining Charter is the flawed outcome of inadequate consultation with communities, the board of the Bench Marks Foundation said on Tuesday, when it warned that the document is poised to...
ConCourt to rule on Zuma no-confidence secret ballot on Thursday
The Constitutional Court will make its ruling on Thursday on the United Democratic Movement's (UDM's) application to force National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete to conduct the vote of no...
Zuma hosts BEE workshop
President Jacob Zuma on Tuesday convened the Black Economic Empowerment Advisory Council (BEEAC) workshop focusing on radical socio-economic transformation in Pretoria. “This a workshop, not a...
MPs want Gigaba summoned to Parliament over Guptas
Members of several political parties want Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba summoned to Parliament to account for the naturalisation of the Guptas. However, members of the portfolio committee on home...
Tempers flare in Parliament over Home Affairs DG’s absence to explain Gupta citizenship
Members of Parliament (MPs) clashed on Tuesday morning over the absence of Home Affairs director-general (DG) Mkuseli Apleni to explain how the Gupta family was granted early citizenship. Home...
Cut ties with Absa, ANCWL tells govt
The African National Congress Women's League (ANCWL) called on all state departments to cut ties with Absa over the R1.1-billion the Public Protector said it owes the South African Reserve Bank...
CAR government signs peace deal with rebel groups
The government of the Central African Republic (CAR) has signed an "immediate ceasefire" deal with rebel groups at a meeting in Italy's capital, Rome, aimed at ending violence in the strife-torn...
Mbalula mustn't try to rule ANCYL from the grave – Maine
The African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) says it still believes National Executive Committee (NEC) member and Police Minister Fikile Mbalula should become one of the party's top...
Public Protector’s suggestions around SARB open Pandora’s box – Parsons
Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s proposal that the mandate of the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) be changed to be more transformation-led threatens to open a “Pandora's box” of additional...
SARB to challenge Public Protector’s recommendation in court
The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) on Tuesday said it would take legal action to challenge Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s recommendation that Parliament effect a Constitutional amendment...
SA Reserve Bank to challenge Public Protector’s report findings
The South African Reserve Bank (Sarb) said on Tuesday that the Public Protector had no powers to direct Parliament to effect a Constitutional amendment to the powers of the Reserve Bank, saying...
International conflict forced 66 million people from their homes in 2016
On World Refugee Day on Tuesday the United Nations released a report stating that almost 66-million people had been forced from their homes during 2016 due to conflict and persecution. Stressing...
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