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Parliament approaches the high court to bring Gupta siblings back into the country to testify

Dudu Myeni and Duduzane Zuma will also be served with  summons Parliament’s Public Enterprises Committee on Tuesday set out to approach the High Court to apply for an edictal citation to guarantee the Gupta siblings testify before Eskom Inquiry. The disputable Gupta brothers, obviously to be outside of the outskirts …

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Implementation of minimum wage still on track

The implementation of the NMW goes ahead as arranged The Department of Labour has consoled bosses that the National Minimum Wage (NMW) is still on track despite the implementation date having been put on hold for an unspecified period. The concern follows the declaration by Labour Minister, Mildred Oliphant at a …

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Introduction of National Minimum Wage delayed

Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant says implementing the National Minimum Wage by 1 May 2018 will not be possible.  Briefing the media in Cape Town on Monday evening, the Minister said the delay was due to the fact that Parliament won’t be able to finalise the Bills aimed at implementing the …

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The Presidency’s decision to cover Zuma’s legal expenses invalid, contends DA

Democratic Alliance (DA) has filed papers in the North Gauteng High Court testing the understanding by the Presidency to take care of the legal expenses incurred by former President Jacob Zuma for his criminal prosecution. The DA argued in court papers on Friday the decision by the Presidency to take …

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Minister Zulu drives in the fast lane, let ride small businesses

Democratic Alliance (DA) requires the Public Protector, Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane to investigate the Department of Small Business Minister Lindiwe Zulu for the purchase of two luxury cars. This follows a written response to DA question which uncovered the Department of Small Business has spent more than R1, 8 million approved …

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President Ramaphosa clarifies former President’s legal fees

President Cyril Ramaphosa says former President Jacob Zuma’s legal fees will be paid in exception to cases where the court finds that he acted in his personal capacity. “The State Attorney decided that it was appropriate to grant the request of the former President, subject to the condition that he …

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Let’s fight for our children’s rights

Deputy President David Mabuza has challenged all South Africans, black and white, to fight for the rights of children in townships and villages.  Addressing the national Human Rights Day commemoration at the George Thabe Cricket Sports Ground in Sharpeville, Emfuleni Local Municipality, on Wednesday, the Deputy President recited a poem …

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Post Office plans to pay social grants on track

The South African Post Office (SAPO) has met the obligations in its role for the readiness of the electronic payment option for social grants, says Telecommunications and Postal Services Minister Siyabonga Cwele. These include card productions and plans to swap existing cards with new cards. “As you would expect with …

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Campaign to celebrate Human Rights Day

As part of celebrating Human Rights Day, Public Service and Administration Minister Ayanda Dlodlo announced that her department will embark on a campaign to encourage public servants to observe Batho Pele principles. Batho Pele requires public servants to be responsive, timeous and efficient at all times when rendering services to …

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Ramaphosa urged to establish Commission to investigate SARS

The Standing Committee on Finance has urged President Cyril Ramaphosa to set up a Commission at the earliest opportunity to investigate shenanigans at the South African Revenue Service (SARS). The Commission Chairperson Yunus Carrim said part of its mandate includes an investigation into how SARS has managed the allegations against  …

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