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25 June 2017
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22 Jun 2017
EFF: EFF welcomes the ConCourt judgement on the secret ballot
EFF welcomes the unanimous judgment handed down today by the Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng on the Secret Ballot. It must be embarrassing again for the Constitutional Court to correct the Speaker of...
21 Jun 2017
Public Protector has no power to ask for change of Constitution – EFF
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...
SA: Cyril Ramaphosa: Address by South African Deputy President, at the Gordon Institute of Business Science, Illovo, Johannesburg (20/06/2017)
In just under a week’s time, South Africa will celebrate the 62nd anniversary of the adoption of the Freedom Charter at the Congress of the People in Kliptown.
20 Jun 2017
Tito Mboweni weighs in on findings against Absa
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
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...
Have black peoples’ lives improved after apartheid?
When South Africa transitioned into democracy in 1994, socio-economic conditions were disheartening, especially amongst Blacks. Nelson Mandela’s democratic government faced an enormous challenge in...
19 Jun 2017
Radical economic transformation must go beyond slogans - Ramaphosa
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says true radical economic transformation must go beyond slogans, and must effect active change for the black majority. Ramaphosa was speaking at the Western Cape...
14 Jun 2017
The Republic of Gupta: A Story of State Capture
The Guptas rose to national infamy when a commercial airliner packed with guests for a family wedding was allowed to land at Air Force Base Waterkloof in 2013, sparking an onslaught of public...
A call for action to ensure strong regulation of the financial sector to avoid environmental, social and governance risks
Across Africa, Latin America and Asia families are being forced off their land and rainforests razed to the ground – for projects backed by European money. Companies looking for land to grow crops...
South Africa’s power utility: so many red flags it’s hard to know where to start
South Africa’s state owned enterprises have been hit by one scandal after another signalling serious political and corporate governance failures. The largest of these, the power utility Eskom, has...
13 Jun 2017
SABC paid millions for Guptas' breakfast briefings
The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) paid R20-million for the broadcasting of the Gupta-owned newspaper The New Age's breakfast briefings, in contradiction to earlier testimony before...
DHS: Property Practitioners Bill, 2016 and the Home Loan and Mortgage Disclosure Amendment Bill go for public participation
The Property Practitioners Bill, 2016 and the Home Loan and Mortgage Disclosure Amendment Bill, go for public participation starting from next week. The Two Bills were published on 31 March 2017...
Gigaba defends granting Gupta aliens citizenship
Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba on Tuesday said there was nothing untoward about him granting members of the Gupta family South African citizenship. In a statement, Gigaba confirmed the authenticity...
Renewable Energy Auctions: Analysing 2016
At least 67 countries had used auctions for renewable energy contracts by mid-2016, up from less than 10 in 2005. This auctions report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)...
12 Jun 2017
Renewable energy eclipsing coal – Fieldstone
Renewable energy is very rapidly ousting coal, which could present a blow to Botswana, which has been pinning its hopes on coal replacing the static diamond industry as its new platform for...
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