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AG's provincial audit results in numbers
AG's provincial audit results in numbers

Auditor-General Kimi Makwetu says provincial governments showed a lot of improvement in this year's audit cycle compared to the 2012/13 financial year...

27 Nov 2014 09:28

Eskom records R9.3bn in profit
Eskom records R9.3bn in profit

Eskom on Tuesday reported a profit of R9.3bn for the six months ended on 30 September 2014. This is down 24% from R12.2bn for the same period the previous year...

26 Nov 2014 10:28

Incentives proposed to reward saving taxpayers
Incentives proposed to reward saving taxpayers

National Treasury wants people to look into taking up non-retirement savings products as the current household savings study paints a bleak picture of the future...

26 Nov 2014 10:02

Reportable arrangements: Proposed Replacements of existing notices
Reportable arrangements: Proposed Replacements of existing notices

Section 35(2) of the Tax Administration Act, No 28 of 2011 (TAA), currently provides that an arrangement will be reportable, among others, if it is listed as such by the Commissioner for the South African Revenue Service (SARS) by public notice, and if the commissioner is satisfied that the arrangement may lead to an undue tax benefit...

By Megan McCormack 25 Nov 2014 11:29

Now ANN7's Asanda Magaqa 'leaves'
Now ANN7's Asanda Magaqa 'leaves'

NEWSWATCH: Mail & Guardian reports ANN7's Asanda Magaqa was 'escorted' off the premises yesterday, and also reports that R2K's lawyer says the police minister's argument regarding naming of national key points is 'indefensible'...

25 Nov 2014 06:44

Public Protector backs law fraternity's call for public procurement revamp
Public Protector backs law fraternity's call for public procurement revamp

Public Protector Adv. Thuli Madonsela agrees that the challenges presented by the system and rules governing public procurement need attention...

24 Nov 2014 11:55

Deputy Minister and Dignity Dreams #unite4mandela in support of schoolgirls' education
Deputy Minister and Dignity Dreams #unite4mandela in support of schoolgirls' education

Many young girls stay away from school during their menstrual cycle as they are unable to afford sanitary towels...

24 Nov 2014 11:15

Transport department pledges not to bar Emirates from SA skies
Transport department pledges not to bar Emirates from SA skies

The Department of Transport early last week provided a public assurance that it will not prevent Emirates Airline from flying to SA...

By Carol Paton 24 Nov 2014 08:13

Welcome to SA's Xmas 'blight' lights, courtesy Eskom
Welcome to SA's Xmas 'blight' lights, courtesy Eskom

NEWSWATCH: SA's retailers are facing a bleak festive season, due to the threat posed by Eskom blackouts, and the DA wants SABC Chair Ellen Tshabalala suspended immediately...

24 Nov 2014 07:32

Sunday Times journalists arrested
Sunday Times journalists arrested

Two Sunday Times journalists were arrested after trying to interview drug trafficker Sheryl Cwele in prison...

21 Nov 2014 10:54

PetroSA boss storms newspaper... gets ejected
PetroSA boss storms newspaper... gets ejected

Controversial PetroSA chairman Tshepo Kgadima stormed into the Times Media Group's Johannesburg offices, and ended up being removed by security...

21 Nov 2014 09:54

Anton Harber
MPs more free in the street than in Parliament

I can stand in the street and call someone a thief. I can even call the president a thief. But I can't do it in Parliament. Something is topsy-turvy here...

By Anton Harber 21 Nov 2014 09:39

Repo rate unchanged at 5.75%
Repo rate unchanged at 5.75%

The repo rate will remain unchanged at 5.75%, new Reserve Bank Governor Lesetja Kganyago said on Thursday...

21 Nov 2014 08:13

Products with performance fees will not qualify as tax-free savings accounts: Treasury
Products with performance fees will not qualify as tax-free savings accounts: Treasury

In draft regulations on tax-free savings accounts‚ due to apply from March next year‚ the Treasury says products with performance fees will not qualify...

21 Nov 2014 07:39

Addressing the national energy crisis
Addressing the national energy crisis

We can no longer depend solely on Eskom to meet our escalating energy needs, says WWF-SA, nor can we continue our heavy reliance on coal...

By Sindy Peters 20 Nov 2014 09:20

No decision on legal rhino horn trade
No decision on legal rhino horn trade

No decision has yet been taken over the legal trade in rhino horn by South Africa, says Minister of Environmental Affairs, Edna Molewa...

20 Nov 2014 06:53

CPA not applicable to majority of residential property sales
CPA not applicable to majority of residential property sales

Since the promulgation of the CPA on 1 April 2011 there has been debate as to whether the voetstoots clause is permitted by the CPA...

By Chantelle Gladwin 20 Nov 2014 06:35

Miller Matola
Active citizenship and its role in changing the South African brand reality

We often hear the term 'active citizenship' and see it used in relation to our contribution to the growth and development of South Africa. But do we fully understand what this term means?..

By Miller Matola 19 Nov 2014 14:26

SABC hiring practices need to change
SABC hiring practices need to change

It is a matter of public knowledge that the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) is crisis-ridden. It is weighed down by an investigation into board Chair Ellen Tshabalala's qualifications...

By Kate Skinner 18 Nov 2014 07:03

SANEF protests censorship of parliament live feed
SANEF protests censorship of parliament live feed

The SA National Editors Forum (Sanef) has dispatched a letter to the spokesperson of Parliament, Luzuko Jacobs, protesting against the soft censorship that is creeping into the broadcasting of proceedings...

17 Nov 2014 09:56

SA holds solemn reception as deceased return home
SA holds solemn reception as deceased return home

Two months since the tragic collapse of a guesthouse in Lagos, Nigeria, the bodies of 74 of the deceased have arrived home to a poignant and emotional reception ceremony.

17 Nov 2014 09:40

Demerit system for drivers edges closer
Demerit system for drivers edges closer

The long-awaited rollout of the points demerit system to manage traffic infringements is edging closer with only a few hurdles still to be overcome...

14 Nov 2014 06:32

Auditing Act amendments propose board plays greater role in training
Auditing Act amendments propose board plays greater role in training

Amendments to the Auditing Profession Act are proposed which will give the Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors (Irba) a greater role in the training of prospective auditors...

By Linda Ensor 14 Nov 2014 06:16

Government to review broadcasting policy
Government to review broadcasting policy

Communications Minister Faith Muthambi says government will undertake a broadcasting policy review that will, amongst others, ensure that the broadcasting regulation framework is brought in-line with new practices...

14 Nov 2014 06:02

Chris Moerdyk
Government on an ad-banning roll

It was entirely predictable that after a relatively trouble-free and politically safe banning of tobacco product advertising almost two decades ago, government would turn its attention to liquor, fast food and a raft of other forms of advertising...

By Chris Moerdyk 13 Nov 2014 14:48

SAA: Claim of lifting of Kalawe's suspension 'a blatant lie'
SAA: Claim of lifting of Kalawe's suspension 'a blatant lie'

The boardroom fiasco at South African Airways (SAA) took an even more astonishing turn earlier this week...

13 Nov 2014 12:19

Vision 2030 requires leadership and courage
Vision 2030 requires leadership and courage

Cape Town's socio-economic challenges cannot be overcome through narrow, sectarian politicking.

By Chris Whelan 12 Nov 2014 08:54

R200m in textbook funds reallocated to salaries, school furniture
R200m in textbook funds reallocated to salaries, school furniture

Thousands of Eastern Cape pupils face being without textbooks next year after the Education Department used funds for learner-teacher support material (LTSM) to pay teacher salaries and buy furniture...

12 Nov 2014 08:30

Atlantis ready to apply for SEZ status
Atlantis ready to apply for SEZ status

Atlantis will soon apply to be designated a SEZ to encourage industrial growth in the area. Government also has plans to develop the West Coast as a green economy hub...

12 Nov 2014 07:31

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