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23 Jun 2017
 
 
DoC: Ayanda Dlodlo: Address by Minister of Communications, at the Durban Business Fair – Business Indaba, Umlazi, KZN (23/06/2017)
Topics
Thank you for inviting me to address the Business Fair – Business Indaba under the theme “Radical Economic Transformation and its Implication for Small Businesses in the Townships”. It is also...
 
 
South Africa's central bank row points to dangerous levels of intolerance
THE CONVERSATION
What kind of financial system is sure to collapse if the central bank cares about people’s well-being? The recommendation by South Africa’s Public Protector that the Reserve Bank’s mandate change,...
 
 
A public protector's job is to make sure people stick to the law - not to change it
THE CONVERSATION
South Africa’s Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has directed a parliamentary portfolio committee to initiate proceedings to amend a clause in the country’s Constitution that sets out the primary...
 
 
Is Southern Africa facing a food security disaster?
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
A rapidly growing population in Southern Africa means an increasingly higher food demand. And although domestic food production is expected to rise over the next few decades in response to this...
 
 
 
 
Damage control mode
REAL ECONOMY: ECONOMY
There is now absolutely no question that the country’s toxic politics is dragging the economy down and that most, if not all, the pain is self-inflected. There is also no doubt that, because the...
 
 
22 Jun 2017
 
KZN: Oncology Crisis: KZN Premier speeds up interventions
STATEMENT
The KZN Department of Health has been receiving negative publicity from various stakeholders about the poor health service delivery in the province, one of which was the Memorandum issued by the...
 
 
Eskom: Johnny Dladla appointed as acting Group Chief Executive of Eskom
STATEMENT
The Eskom Board wishes to announce the appointment of Mr Johnny Dladla as acting Group Chief Executive with immediate effect. This follows intense consultations between the Minister and Eskom Board...
 
 
 
 
Dladla appointed acting Eskom CEO ahead of closely watched AGM
ESKOM
The board at State-owned power utility Eskom announced on Thursday that Johnny Dladla had been appointed acting group CEO with immediate effect. The position of CEO and acting CEO has been vacant...
 
 
21 Jun 2017
 
 
 
Mining Charter exposing South African economy to GATT angst
MINING CHARTER
The procurement rules of the new Mining Charter may violate South Africa’s obligations under the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), exposing the country to challenges by other member...
 
 
DEA: Environmental Affairs Minister to attend 3rd BRICS Ministers of Environment meeting
STATEMENT
The Minister of Environmental Affairs, Dr Edna Molewa, will from 22 to 23 June 2017 attend the third BRICS meeting of of Ministers of Environment in Tianjin, People’s Republic of China. The BRICS...
 
 
Pursuing a 30-year old bailout is sending South Africa on a wild goose chase
THE CONVERSATION
South Africa’s Public Protector, Busisiwe Mkhwebane, has ignited a flaring grass fire with recommendations around a R1.2bn bailout paid to a local bank between 1986 and 1995. Known as the...
 
 
GCIS: Energy Minister Kubayi participated at the 9th International Forum ATOMEXPO
STATEMENT
Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi led the South African delegation to the 9th International Forum ATOMEXPO at Moscow in Russia from the 19th to the 21 where she participated in commissions as well as held...
 
 
SALGA: SALGA welcomes audit outcomes 2015/16
STATEMENT
As South Africa embarks on the beginning of the current term of Local Government this year, the South African Local Government Association (SALGA) welcomes the release of the 2015/2016 MFMA Audit...
 
 
20 Jun 2017
 
 
 
AfriBusiness: Reserve Bank’s independence is crucial to South Africa’s survival
STATEMENT
AfriBusiness is appalled by the most recent announcements made by Busisiwe Mkhwebane, the Public Protector (PP), that the Constitution should be amended to allow the South African Reserve Bank...
 
 
DIRCO: Maite Nkoana-Mashabane: Address by Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, at the meeting of the BRICS Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Beijing, People's Republic of China (19/06/2017)
Topics
Allow me, first of all, to thank you His Excellency, Minister Wang Yi, for hosting us for this first formal meeting of the BRICS Ministers for Foreign Affairs and International Relations. We are...
 
 
 
                       
 
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