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25 June 2017
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Gerrie Nel: 4 things needed to fight corruption in SA
CORRUPTION
There are four things needed to fight corruption, namely a strong political will; a free judiciary; a free press and an independent and active civil society, according to Gerrie Nel, head of a...
 
 
Parliament to seek court order to set aside Public Protector action
POLITICS
Parliament has joined Absa and the South African Reserve Bank (Sarb) in heading to court to get Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s remedial action set aside, as they believe it is unlawful....
 
 
If Koko returns, it won’t be as acting CEO, Brown avers, as she unveils interim board
ESKOM
Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown has called on the new interim leadership of embattled power utility Eskom to give priority attention to addressing the management of contracts, conflicts of...
 
 
Mining Charter violates shareholder rights – Hogan Lovells
LEGISLATIVE ENVIRONMENT
Mining Charter Three’s arbitrary increase of empowerment shareholding to 30% violates the property rights of shareholders, and the new charter’s requirement to pay 1% of yearly turnover is not...
 
 
Despite e-toll saga, Sanral won't go down the drain - minister
E-TOLLS
Despite challenges the South African National Roads Agency (Sanral) is facing over e-tolls in Gauteng, the entity is performing well nationally, said Transport Minister Joe Maswanganyi. The...
 
 
Masire 'was instrumental in fight against apartheid in SA'
POLITICS
South Africa's High Commission to Botswana, Mdu Lembede, has reportedly said that the late Botswana president Sir Ketumile Masire was instrumental in the fight against apartheid in South Africa....
 
 
IFP calls for KZN health MEC to be fired
POLITICS
The Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) has called for the KwaZulu-Natal MEC for health to be removed from his post immediately. "It is either the people of KwaZulu-Natal or Dr [Sibongiseni] Dhlomo. We...
 
 
ANC disappointed at 'inaction' over motion of no confidence in Zille
POLITICS
The African National Congress (ANC) in the Western Cape has expressed its disappointment that a debate on the motion of no confidence in Western Cape Premier Helen Zille has still not been heard in...
 
 
Zwane 'chased away' from Mpumalanga mining indaba
POLITICS
Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane had to be whisked away from an angry crowd closing in on him at a community meeting in Mpumalanga on Friday. "You cannot come to another man's yard and do...
 
 
High Commissioner ‘seized’ with avoiding post-Brexit trade interruption with South Africa
TRADE RELATIONS
British High Commissioner to South Africa Nigel Casey says he is currently “very seized” with ensuring that measures are put in place “timeously” to guarantee no interruption in the trade...
 
 
Ramaphosa, Dlamini-Zuma speak in North West
POLITICS
African National Congress (ANC) deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa and former African Union Commission chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma will address separate rallies in the North West this weekend....
 
 
South Africa reports outbreak of H5N8 bird flu, industry body says
HEALTH
South Africa reported an outbreak of a highly pathogenic H5N8 bird flu at a farm in the Free State province, an agricultural industry body group, AgriSA, said on Friday. South Africa earlier this...
 
 
DA supports Parliament's Public Protector action
POLITICS
The Democratic Alliance (DA) will support Parliament's application for a review of Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane's recommendation that the legislature amend some clauses in the Constitution...
 
 
Parliament opposes calls to change Reserve Bank mandate
RESERVE BANK
The South African Parliament will launch a court challenge against an anti-graft watchdog's recommendation of constitutional changes to alter the mandate of the central bank, it said. The...
 
 
Mixed reactions to ConCourt's ruling on Zuma vote of no confidence
COURT
The African National Congress (ANC) Women's League has welcomed the decision by the Constitutional Court, which ruled that National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete has the power to decide on whether...
 
 
 
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