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EFF to lay charges against Gigaba over Transnet locomotive procurement 

By: African News Agency      8th June 2017 The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) on Thursday said it would open a criminal case against Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba, whom it alleged was at the centre of corruption in the procurement of diesel locomotives by Transnet. The EFF could also lay charges against the Transnet board that was in... 

Acid mine water quick-fix possible as water deficit looms, Oppenheimer, De Beers told 

By: Martin Creamer     19th October 2016 Water-constrained Gauteng may see an acid mine drainage (AMD) quick-fix in order to save the fresh water from the Lesotho Highlands Water Project from being wasted on AMD dilution instead of being available to the economy, environmental adviser Dr Anthony Turton said on Wednesday. Delivering the... 

Steel manufacturer donates hall to KZN community

27th February 2015 Inkatha Freedom Party president and Buthelezi clan chieftain Mangosuthu Buthelezi officially handed over the Goqo Community Hall, in KwaZulu-Natal, in December last year. The hall was donated to the Buthelezi Traditional Council by steel, tube and pipe manufacturer Robor. “The most remarkable... 

Privatise Eskom, SAA – Buthelezi 

By: Sapa     17th February 2015 Government should privatise and not pump money into state-owned companies such as South African Airways (SAA) and Eskom, Inkatha Freedom Party leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi told MPs on Tuesday. "We are pouring good money after bad," he said, speaking during a joint sitting debate on President Jacob... 

Economists salute Nene on MTBPS

By: Sapa     23rd October 2014 Economists saluted Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene for containing state spending and debt in his first medium-term budget on Wednesday, but opposition parties faulted him for not doing more to stem waste. Wits economist Dr Kenneth Creamer said that with growth lagging at 1.4% of GDP, fiscal... 

Parties laud 'conservative budget'

By: Sapa     26th February 2014 Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan's budget contained few surprises, political parties said on Wednesday. The ruling African National Congress (ANC) said it understood the tight fiscal constraints under which Gordhan was forced to operate. 

Budget too good to be true – opposition MPs

By: Sapa     24th October 2013 Mixed reaction greeted the country's three-year budget framework, with opposition parties saying they were discouraged and the ruling party expressing satisfaction. The MPs spoke to reporters on the steps of the National Assembly on Wednesday, shortly after Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan tabled... 

Zuma leaves opposition 'uninspired'

By: Sapa     15th February 2013 Opposition parties were unimpressed with President Jacob Zuma's state-of-the-nation speech on Thursday. Democratic Alliance leader Helen Zille said it had been a "wasted opportunity". 


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