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Deadline to meet revised B-BBEE codes drawing closer
Deadline to meet revised B-BBEE codes drawing closer

With only a few weeks remaining until the deadline for effectiveness of the Department of Trade and Industry's (dti's) revised broad-based black economic-empowerment (B-BBEE) codes, many sector codes will still not meet the extended 30 April deadline in terms of the re-alignment process...

27 Mar 2015 13:12

Hi-tech roll call system will keep errant MPs honest
Hi-tech roll call system will keep errant MPs honest

The days of MPs getting away with being absent from parliamentary sittings should be a thing of the past from next month when a biometric attendance system is finally activated...

27 Mar 2015 09:35

Audit call 'triggered' removal of Eskom execs
Audit call 'triggered' removal of Eskom execs

The controversial suspension of Tshediso Matona and three other Eskom executives came just a week after they had initiated an audit of the parastatal's tender processes...

26 Mar 2015 09:03

SKA African partner countries meet in Pretoria
SKA African partner countries meet in Pretoria

Ministers from African member countries of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) mega project met in Pretoria on Wednesday to discuss future cooperation in radio astronomy...

26 Mar 2015 09:00

Zuma: The need for black industrialists not racist
Zuma: The need for black industrialists not racist

The need for black industrialists in the economy is not aimed at creating racism but rather at ridding the country of it, says Jacob Zuma...

26 Mar 2015 08:43

Ramaphosa to meet stakeholders over Eskom crisis
Ramaphosa to meet stakeholders over Eskom crisis

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa will continue engaging key stakeholders to address and find solutions to the challenges faced by the state power utility Eskom...

25 Mar 2015 13:55

DoC explains set box project process
DoC explains set box project process

The Department of Communications (DoC) says certain aspects of the Broadcasting Digital Migration process require detailed review...

25 Mar 2015 12:30

Task team set up to address challenges in oil industry
Task team set up to address challenges in oil industry

A ministerial task team to address challenges in the oil and gas industry has been established at Saldanha Bay, said the Department of Trade and Industry (dti) on Monday...

25 Mar 2015 08:02

Home Affairs staff unhappy with six-day work week
Home Affairs staff unhappy with six-day work week

NEWSWATCH: The Department of Home Affairs says it is unperturbed by a possible employee strike. Its staff are unhappy because, as of this week, they will be required to work on Saturdays...

24 Mar 2015 12:24

Transnet completes 95 electric locomotives
Transnet completes 95 electric locomotives

State-run rail and logistics company Transnet has manufactured a batch of 95 electric locomotives at its engineering facilities at Koedoespoort, Pretoria, as part of its R300bn investment in SA's ports and rail network...

23 Mar 2015 13:21

Bhisho juices R21m in citrus exports
Bhisho juices R21m in citrus exports

The Eastern Cape's citrus industry has received a R21-million boost for exports from the Fort Beaufort and Peddie region...

By Deneesha Pillay 23 Mar 2015 11:15

Willingness to pay taxes has sunk to new levels
Willingness to pay taxes has sunk to new levels

The Minister of Finance's announcement during his budget speech that personal income tax will be increased for the first time in 20 years, is going to test the willingness of citizens to pay tax...

23 Mar 2015 11:13

Eskom confirms price increase
Eskom confirms price increase

Eskom has confirmed that a price increase will be implemented on 1 April 2015...

23 Mar 2015 10:59

SARS advisory committee announced
SARS advisory committee announced

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene has announced the members of the advisory committee that has been set up to attend to governance matters at the South African Revenue Service (SARS)...

23 Mar 2015 10:54

Entrepreneurial tender network welcomes proposed government e-tender portal
Entrepreneurial tender network welcomes proposed government e-tender portal

The announcement of a new government e-tender portal in last month's Budget Speech, has been welcomed by Opentenders.com, a platform that connects entrepreneurs with procurement opportunities...

23 Mar 2015 08:52

Fuel tax not so high after all
Fuel tax not so high after all

Even after finance minister Nhlanhla Nene slapped motorists with a huge tax bill, filling up at local petrol stations is cheaper here than in most other countries...

23 Mar 2015 06:13

Blade is out for Rhodes
Blade is out for Rhodes

Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande has come out in support of calls to have a statue of Cecil John Rhodes removed from the University of Cape Town, saying it should be "stored in a museum"...

20 Mar 2015 08:15

Law protects HIV-positive employees
Law protects HIV-positive employees

South African courts have been unanimous in their findings that human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-positive employees and prospective employees are thoroughly protected by the law from unfair discrimination...

By Fadia Arnold 20 Mar 2015 07:47

Minister welcomes vice-chancellor's stance on Rhodes statue
Minister welcomes vice-chancellor's stance on Rhodes statue

Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande has welcomed the statement by University of Cape Town vice-chancellor Dr Max Price on the statue of Cecil John Rhodes...

20 Mar 2015 07:30

Light at the end of the tunnel for Eskom
Light at the end of the tunnel for Eskom

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says there will be light at the end of the tunnel for power utility Eskom...

19 Mar 2015 12:16

Cutting the Cape Times sees Zille at odds on talk show
Cutting the Cape Times sees Zille at odds on talk show

The decision not to renew Western Cape government subscriptions to the Cape Times saw Premier Helen Zille embroiled in a Twitter spat with radio show host Redi Tlhabi.

By Jan-Jan Joubert 19 Mar 2015 08:54

Impact of proposed Bill on foreign land ownership
Impact of proposed Bill on foreign land ownership

In President Jacob Zuma's 2015 State of the Nation address, delivered on 12 February 2015, he indicated that 'foreign nationals' will no longer be allowed to own certain types of land in South Africa...

By Ronel Straughan 19 Mar 2015 07:48

Preparations underway for Collins Chabane's funeral
Preparations underway for Collins Chabane's funeral

Government is continuing with preparations for the memorial service and funeral of the late Public Service and Administration Minister, Collins Chabane...

By More Matshediso 19 Mar 2015 05:50

Correct disposal of hazardous waste should be promoted
Correct disposal of hazardous waste should be promoted

Household hazardous waste is a waste stream which should not end up on a landfill site as it is potentially extremely harmful to the environment and citizens' health.

18 Mar 2015 14:27

R2K: Parliament needs to rein in its rogue secret committee!
R2K: Parliament needs to rein in its rogue secret committee!

Murray Hunter, national spokesperson for the Right2Know Campaign says R2K is outraged to learn that Parliament's intelligence committee, the Joint Standing Committee on Intelligence, has gone ahead in secret to interview candidates for the 'spy ombud', the Inspector General of Intelligence...

18 Mar 2015 12:26

DA requests parliamentary inquiry into Hope Zinde allegations
DA requests parliamentary inquiry into Hope Zinde allegations

The DA has written to the chair of the Communications Portfolio Committee, Joyce Moloi-Moropa, requesting a parliamentary inquiry into allegations against SABC Board Member Hope Zinde...

18 Mar 2015 10:09

Jamming was to stop drones, says Mahlobo
Jamming was to stop drones, says Mahlobo

State Security Minister David Mahlobo this week insisted that the jamming device used in Parliament during the state of the nation address was designed to stop the operation of drones in parliamentary air space, and prevent cellphones being used as triggers for explosive devices.

18 Mar 2015 07:14

Minister Chabane's funeral set for Saturday
Minister Chabane's funeral set for Saturday

The late Public Service and Administration Minister, Collins Chabane, will be laid to rest on Saturday at Xikundu village in Malamulele, Limpopo...

17 Mar 2015 10:46

Gauteng aims to resolve service delivery issues
Gauteng aims to resolve service delivery issues

Gauteng MEC for Human Settlements, Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Jacob Mamabolo, has met with communities to find peaceful ways to address concerns over access to basic services...

17 Mar 2015 10:33

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