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World Bank says Eskom simply too big to fail

By: News24Wire      22nd January 2019 The World Bank has argued that Eskom is too big to fail, and the South African economy would not withstand a financial meltdown of the cash-strapped power utility. "It is just too big to allow it to disintegrate, and fixing all these pieces will be costlier than trying to reform it," the bank’s... 

No land grabs allowed – ANC assures AgriSA  

By: Sashnee Moodley     21st August 2018 Agricultural industry association AgriSA said on Tuesday that it welcomed the African National Congress’s (ANC’s) policy commitments regarding agrarian reform and agricultural property with respect to the ongoing debate on the expropriation of land without compensation. AgriSA and representatives... 

AgriSA meeting with the ANC "successful"

By: News24Wire      21st August 2018 AgriSA president Dan Kriek met President Cyril Ramaphosa in Cape Town on Tuesday, while the organisation's CEO, Omri van Zyl, held talks with Deputy President David Mabuza in Johannesburg. The meetings were part of two separate consultation processes: Kriek met Ramaphosa as part of the... 

ANC, AgriSA to meet over expropriation, economy

By: News24Wire      20th August 2018 The ANC and AgriSA, the country’s largest representative body of commercial farmers, will meet on Tuesday to discuss the heated issue of expropriation without compensation. This follows months of uncertainty in the agricultural sector and the broader economy after the ANC’s initial decision to... 

South Africa opens door to future Russian nuclear power deal

By: Reuters     26th July 2018 South Africa cannot afford large-scale expansion of its nuclear power fleet but would still be open to future nuclear deals with Russia, the ruling party's Treasurer General said on Thursday shortly before President Vladimir Putin arrived for the Brics summit. The nuclear project was prioritised... 

If NPA fails to prosecute Zuma, private prosecution will be put in motion - AfriForum

By: News24Wire      15th February 2018 Former president Jacob Zuma’s resignation did not mean he should be able to evade prosecution, AfriForum said on Wednesday. CEO Kallie Kriel says the organisation would "take all reasonable steps" to ensure that Zuma is prosecuted by the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA). 

The choices Ramaphosa has to make 

By: Aubrey Matshiqi     15th February 2018 As I sit to write this month’s missive, it seems the Zuma moment will be behind us soon. As I write, I am listening to a news bulletin in which it is being reported that African National Congress (ANC) reasurer-general Paul Mashatile told a group of businesspeople at the Mining Indaba, in Cape... 

We have shown that 'unity of the ANC is sacrosanct' - Zuma 

By: News24Wire      21st December 2017 President Jacob Zuma says there are no winners or losers, after Cyril Ramaphosa was elected the new leader of the African National Congress (ANC). In a statement on Thursday morning, Zuma said the ANC was the clear winner after the election. 

Here is why CR17 is not ahead in ANC leadership race 

By: Aubrey Matshiqi     24th November 2017 In a matter of weeks, the African National Congress (ANC) will elect its fourteenth president. Depending on who or what section of the media one believes, it is either Cyril Ramaohosa (CR17 to his supporters) or Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma (NDZ) who is, as they say, ‘miles ahead’. This is not... 

Gauteng govt to launch six megahousing projects in Ekurhuleni in the next 5 years

By: Anine Kilian     21st September 2017 In a move to address the housing backlog across Gauteng, the provincial government will launch two new megahousing projects a month from now until February 2018, revealed Gauteng Human Settlements MEC Paul Mashatile. Speaking at the 2017 National Human Settlements Development Summit, in... 

Sisulu asks housing beneficiaries to not sell their houses

By: Anine Kilian     14th July 2017 Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu has called on community members of Westonaria Borwa, in Johannesburg, to preserve their houses and look after the community infrastructure.   Sisulu visited the Westonaria housing project with Gauteng Human Settlements MEC Paul Mashatile on Thursday to... 

Minister Sisulu in Westonaria Borwa to hand over title deeds

By: African News Agency      13th July 2017 Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu and Gauteng MEC Paul Mashatile will on Thursday hand over houses and title deeds to beneficiaries of Westonaria Borwa housing project. In a statement, the Human Settlements Department said the mega housing project includes BNG/RDP, bonded, gap market, and... 

Gauteng housing department remains committed to megaprojects 

By: Anine Kilian     29th June 2017 The Gauteng Department of Human Settlements is committed to the implementation of 31 megaprojects that are expected to yield more than 300 000 houses when completed. Unpacking the 2017/18 financial year’s budget vote for the department, MEC Paul Mashatile on Thursday said the department would... 

Private investment key to Gauteng infrastructure development

By: Anine Kilian     4th May 2017 If Gauteng wants to achieve its objective of becoming a global city region, government must partner with the private sector to deliver infrastructure, Human Settlements MEC Paul Mashatile said on Thursday. Addressing delegates at the Gauteng Infrastructure Funding Summit, in Midrand, he said... 

Infrastructure summit to stimulate Gauteng-based projects

By: Anine Kilian     2nd May 2017 The Gauteng provincial government hopes to raise R30-billion in funding for 31 megacity projects at the upcoming Infrastructure Funding Summit, to be held at Gallagher Estate, on Thursday and Friday. The summit is being held in partnership between the Gauteng Department of Human Settlements and... 

Treasury approval sought for Gautrain expansion plan

By: Irma Venter     10th March 2017 The proposed expansion of the Gautrain rail system has the capacity to create around 211 000 direct jobs, says Gauteng Human Settlements MEC Paul Mashatile. Speaking at the i-Transport and UATP Conference and Exhibition, in Sandton, in February, he noted that the Gautrain Management Agency (GMA)... 

Gautrain expansion project could see local spend of up to R79bn  

By: Irma Venter     14th February 2017 The proposed expansion of the Gautrain rail system has the capacity to create around 211 000 direct jobs, says Gauteng Human Settlements MEC Paul Mashatile. Speaking at the i-Transport and UATP Conference and Exhibition, in Sandton, on Tuesday, he noted that the Gautrain Management Agency (GMA)... 

After flash floods, Premier prepares to declare parts of Gauteng disaster areas

By: African News Agency      11th November 2016 Gauteng Premier David Makhura said on Friday he intended to declare some parts of Gauteng disaster areas following this week’s fierce flash floods in the province. “We are taking the necessary steps to declare a disaster so that we can tap into all available resources to assist those affected by... 

Gauteng government receives clean bill of health from Auditor General 

By: African News Agency      24th August 2016 All 12 Gauteng provincial departments and public entities have received clean audit status for the 2015/16 financial year, a first for the province in 13 years, provincial Premier David Makhura said on Wednesday. Makhura was speaking during a release of the audit outcomes of the provincial... 

DPME to take over South Africa’s spatial planning, fix fragmented policies

By: Natasha Odendaal     4th July 2016 With the fragmentation of South Africa’s spatial planning function and the subsequent transfer of responsibility to the Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation (DPME), National Planning Commission chairperson and Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe on Monday said an overhaul of the... 

ANC not for sale - Ramaphosa  

By: News24Wire      24th March 2016 Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa issued a stern warning on Wednesday night to those attempting to use their deep pockets to influence leaders within the ruling party. "The ANC (African National Congress) is not for sale. The ANC refuses to be captured... Those who want to capture the ANC and... 

Gauteng Premier Makhura announces cabinet reshuffle; Mashatile appointed MEC 

By: African News Agency      2nd February 2016 Gauteng African National Congress (ANC) chairman and MP Paul Mashatile has been appointed MEC for Human Settlements, provincial Premier David Makhura announced on Tuesday evening. “Bringing him back to Gauteng will help us at provincial government. I am very pleased to have recruited a powerful... 

DA looks to amend budget to play catch-up on R2.7bn fees shortfall 

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     26th October 2015 While President Jacob Zuma’s announcement that there would be no fee increases for universities for 2016 – following two weeks of protests by tertiary students nationwide – was a welcome relief for all students, no mention was made of where the resulting shortfall in university income, estimated... 

Mashatile calls for high-quality data to bolster South African planning

By: Schalk Burger     23rd October 2015 ANC Gauteng chairperson Paul Mashatile called for private and public organisations to focus on using quality data to enable proper planning, as inaccurate data and information produced ineffective economic initiatives, interventions and policies. Mashatile was speaking at master data firm Pilog’s... 

SA Inc takes ‘tick the boxes’ appraoch to economic transformation 

By: RDM News Wire      15th September 2015 “Corporate South Africa seems to be engaged in malicious compliance” rather than being committed to economic empowerment‚ the African National Congress’ Gauteng chairperson Paul Mashatile said on Monday night. In an address to the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation‚ Paul Mashatile said that the stability... 

We stand by govt on e-tolls – Zulu 

By: Sapa     21st October 2014 The small business development department stood by the national government's position on e-tolls, while the e-toll advisory panel continued its work, Minister Lindiwe Zulu said on Tuesday. "We've got a national government position on that [e-tolls] but there is a process there," she told a media... 

No comment on e-toll collusion – ANC 

By: Sapa     14th October 2014 The ANC in Gauteng on Tuesday refused to comment on whether there was any collusion in the e-tolling system. Provincial secretary Hope Papo said the party could not make a public statement about the matter without having all the facts. 

There are alternatives to e-tolls – Mashatile

By: Sapa     6th October 2014 The ANC in Gauteng wants to submit alternatives to e-tolling in the province, chairperson Paul Mashatile said on Sunday. "Conference did not talk about scrapping the e-tolls. We said we don't support e-tolling in its current form," he told reporters at the end of a three-day elective summit in... 

Sanral doesn't run SA – Mashatile

By: Sapa     3rd October 2014 Recommendations of the e-tolls review panel will be implemented, ANC Gauteng provincial chairperson Paul Mashatile said on Friday. "We cannot close our eyes in Gauteng when our people have problems," he told the party's provincial conference in Pretoria. 

Gauteng ANC calling on Mbeki to be Zuma’s cheerleader, flower girl  

By: Aubrey Matshiqi     11th October 2013 According to newspaper reports, the African National Congress (ANC) in Gauteng would like former President Thabo Mbeki to join the 2014 election campaign effort of the ruling party in the province of gold. 

‘ANC’ must not stand for ‘Absolutely No Consequences’ – Vavi  

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     23rd November 2012 The governing African National Congress (ANC) should avoid morphing into a party of ‘Absolutely No Consequences’ and regain its political legitimacy by heeding lessons from Brazil and particularly its former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu)... 

Heads should have rolled over textbooks – Mashatile

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     23rd November 2012 Arts and Culture Minister Paul Mashatile said on Friday that there was room for improvement in the way South Africa’s schools were functioning and added that heads should have rolled over the late delivery of textbooks in Limpopo and Eastern Cape. Mashatile, who was speaking at a Daily Maverick... 

Job seekers grant proposed – Mashatile

By: Sapa     29th June 2012 The idea of a job seekers grant was proposed during commission discussions around the ANC's social transformation policy document, Gauteng chairman Paul Mashatile said on Thursday. "In the commission there was no support for the youth subsidy as initially proposed. We have proposed the job... 


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