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Roads bill would cut need for legal assistance
Roads bill would cut need for legal assistance

Actuaries in the Department of Transport are looking into four aspects of the Road Accident Benefit Schemes Bill, which were flagged as problematic at public consultations...

By Linda Ensor 5 Mar 2015 07:38

The New Age opts out of ombudsman system
The New Age opts out of ombudsman system

NEWSWATCH: The New Age newspaper has pulled out of the Press Council's ombudsman system, the council said yesterday, reports Mail & Guardian...

5 Mar 2015 07:32

DEA opens doors of new head office to public
DEA opens doors of new head office to public

Members of the public recently had an opportunity to see the Department of Environmental Affairs' (DEA) R653m head office in Pretoria in action...

4 Mar 2015 12:01

Lionel Moyal
Mobile apps help government connect with citizens, enhance service delivery

Smart cities are fast becoming a reality across the globe, driven by the interconnectedness of devices that communicate and provide information that leads to intelligent automation, decision and actions...

By Lionel Moyal 3 Mar 2015 08:52

Medupi produces first power
Medupi produces first power

First power was produced out of the Medupi power station's Unit 6 today, Eskom said on Monday...

3 Mar 2015 06:39

Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr summarises 2015 Budget
Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr summarises 2015 Budget

The Minister of Finance, Nhlanhla Nene, delivered the 2015 Budget speech which contains a number of tax proposals that will impact businesses and individuals alike. Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr has provided a summarised version of certain key tax proposals...

2 Mar 2015 08:57

Muthambi in firing line over New Age adverts
Muthambi in firing line over New Age adverts

NEWSWATCH: Communications Minister Faith Muthambi is in the firing line over 'irregular' adverts placed in The New Age, reports City Press...

2 Mar 2015 08:35

Anton Harber
One step forwards, one back for democracy

If journalists in Zimbabwe had stood up in that country's parliament to protest against interference with their cellphone signals, they would have been laughed out of the place...

By Anton Harber 2 Mar 2015 06:14

SABC: Wanted... more zip to Zuma news
SABC: Wanted... more zip to Zuma news

NEWSWATCH: Party spin doctors reportedly want to 'reclaim' the public broadcaster to polish the president's halo, and they're apparently not too pleased with The New Age, reports Mail & Guardian...

2 Mar 2015 05:49

Government must do more to support small business
Government must do more to support small business

This year's budget from Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene showed some support for the country's SMEs by giving further tax relief to the smallest enterprises; yet it could have done more to help local businesses prosper...

27 Feb 2015 12:03

Budget 2015: in numbers
Budget 2015: in numbers

Finance minister Nhlanhla Nene's budget speech has received mixed reactions. While income tax is being raised for the first time in 20 years, small to medium sized businesses set to benefit by the doubling of the turnover tax threshold. (infographic)

27 Feb 2015 07:27

Transfer duty and the 2015 budget
Transfer duty and the 2015 budget

Commentary from David Warmback of Shepstone & Wylie on some interesting changes proposed to the transfer duty rates and brackets announced in the 2015 Budget Speech...

By David Warmback 26 Feb 2015 11:44

PwC tax comment on the 2015 Budget Review
PwC tax comment on the 2015 Budget Review

PwC has provided comment on Finance Minister Nene's 2015 Budget Review yesterday...

26 Feb 2015 11:36

Budget 2015: Read the fine print
Budget 2015: Read the fine print

Although Budget 2015 has delivered some good news for small business, the South African Institute for Professional Accountants (SAIPA) says it's not all good news...

26 Feb 2015 11:16

Government to revise toll tariffs
Government to revise toll tariffs

Government has noted concerns regarding the socio-economic impact of the e-toll tariffs and revised monthly ceilings will be proposed shortly, Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene announced on Wednesday...

26 Feb 2015 11:05

37 companies apply to postpone time frame for air quality compliance
37 companies apply to postpone time frame for air quality compliance

The Department of Environmental Affairs has reached decisions regarding applications for postponement of time frames for compliance with the minimum emission standards in terms of section 21 of the National Environmental Management Air Quality Act 39 of 2004...

26 Feb 2015 08:14

Electricity war room focused on keeping the lights on
Electricity war room focused on keeping the lights on

The "electricity war room" is focusing all its energy towards implementing government's five-point plan, Rural Development and Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti said on Tuesday...

25 Feb 2015 11:27

GDP increases by 4.1% in fourth quarter of 2014
GDP increases by 4.1% in fourth quarter of 2014

South Africa's gross domestic product (GDP) increased by 4.1% in the fourth quarter of 2014, Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) said on Tuesday, 24 February...

25 Feb 2015 09:05

Budget 2015 - Sanlam Investments expects an increase in taxes
Budget 2015 - Sanlam Investments expects an increase in taxes

Tax changes, guided by the recommendations of the Davis Tax Committee, are likely to take centre stage when Minister Nene reads the National Budget on 25 February 2015...

By Arthur Kamp 24 Feb 2015 07:46

Budget expected to address future of social security system
Budget expected to address future of social security system

For the 2015 National Budget speech, we will focus our attention on the expected future direction of social security and retirement fund reform...

By David Gluckman 24 Feb 2015 07:40

Premier announces interventions to unlock Gauteng's economy; media 'exclusion' from speech slammed
Premier announces interventions to unlock Gauteng's economy; media 'exclusion' from speech slammed

The Gauteng government has announced three interventions to change the space and structure of the economy of the province in order to address unemployment, poverty and inequality.

24 Feb 2015 07:19

Junior officials blamed for cellphone jamming
Junior officials blamed for cellphone jamming

Ministers in the Cabinet's security cluster have blamed junior officials for last week's jamming of cellphone signals in the National Assembly, saying the executive was not involved at an operational level as this had been left to officials...

23 Feb 2015 10:23

Employment Services Bill soon to be published
Employment Services Bill soon to be published

The much anticipated Employment Services regulations are soon to be published for public comment. According to the Labour Minister Mildred Olifant, the regulations will be published as soon as they have been ratified...

By Katlego Letlonkane and Gavin Stansfield 23 Feb 2015 09:13

Taxation as method of revenue generation: Budget 2015
Taxation as method of revenue generation: Budget 2015

In his Medium Term Budget speech, Finance Minister Nene emphasised that government's revenue shortfall is of paramount importance...

By Ferdie Schneider 23 Feb 2015 08:49

Treasury's credibility to ensure fiscal sustainability at stake
Treasury's credibility to ensure fiscal sustainability at stake

Last year's Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) set the bar for fiscal prudency against a challenging economic backdrop. In light of a deterioration in global growth and subdued commodity prices, National Treasury's credibility to ensure medium-term fiscal sustainability remains at stake...

By Sanisha Packirisamy 23 Feb 2015 08:35

Old Mutual Corporate expects clarity on retirement savings
Old Mutual Corporate expects clarity on retirement savings

Michelle du Toit, principal consultant at Old Mutual Corporate, expects the 2015 National Budget speech to bring further clarity on government's commitment to positive retirement outcomes for retirement savings, as well as society at large...

23 Feb 2015 08:30

Agri minister calls on farmers to engage with government
Agri minister calls on farmers to engage with government

During a recent interview with Farmer's Weekly, agriculture minister Senzeni Zokwana called on farmers to approach their unions and engage with government about the proposed 12,000 ha land ceiling...

By Denene Erasmus 23 Feb 2015 07:00

2015 SADC Media Awards and Water Awards call for entries
2015 SADC Media Awards and Water Awards call for entries

The South African media are invited to submit their entries for the 2015 SADC Media Awards Competition...

21 Feb 2015 14:11

Formal disciplinary enquiry for suspended SAA CEO
Formal disciplinary enquiry for suspended SAA CEO

A formal disciplinary inquiry has been convened for suspended South African Airways (SAA) CEO Monwabisi Kalawe, said the national carrier's board this morning...

20 Feb 2015 12:14

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