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SA rolls up sleeves for Mandela Day

With only three days to go before the 2018 International Nelson Mandela Day, the country is readying itself for one of the biggest installations of the campaign to make the world a better place. The United Nations declared 18 July International Nelson Mandela Day. Annually on this day, people across political divides …

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Customs officials bust goods valued at R1, 7 billion

The South African Revenue Service (SARS) has released its latest statistics of Customs busts for the period January 1, 2018 until June 30, 2018. The total value of all goods confiscated amounts to R1 732 339 421. A total of 4 122 busts valued at R1 732 339 421 this …

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DA laid criminal allegations against VBS  bosses

Democratic Alliance (DA) says it has on Friday laid charges of fraud, racketeering and corruption against VBS Mutual Bank officials and its majority shareholder, Vele Investments, at the Sandton Police Station in Johannesburg. DA Shadow Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Kevin Mileham said criminal accusations takes after claims …

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Eskom welcomes McKinsey apology

Eskom has welcomed McKinsey’s apology to South Africa for its role in State capture. “Eskom welcomes the apology made by McKinsey & Company Global Managing Partner, Kevin Sneader, to the people of South Africa at the University of Pretoria’s Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) forum earlier today,” said the …

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Latest on fuel price hike interventions

Due to concerns about the recent fuel price hike, President Cyril Ramaphosa has convened a meeting of the Ministers in the Economic Cluster to discuss the current fuel prices and deliberate on interventions government can make. The meeting, which was held on Thursday, resolved that the VAT commission could be …

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SASSA commits to paying grants in full

South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) Acting CEO Abraham Mahlangu has assured grants beneficiaries that their social grants will be paid in full. Mahlangu said the agency is aware that beneficiaries are experiencing problems with the electronic payment of their grants during the current social grant payment cycle. “What is …

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Fuel price going up

The fuel price is going up with effect from Wednesday 04 July, the Department of Energy has announced. “The Minister of Energy, Mr. Jeff Radebe, announces the adjustment of fuel prices for July 2018 based on current local and international factors with effect from 04 July 2018,” said the Energy …

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Programmes in place to return land to tenants, farm dwellers

Deputy President David Mabuza says government is implementing programmes aimed at returning land to labour tenants and farm dwellers.  He said this when responding to oral questions in the National Council of Provinces on Thursday afternoon. ANC MP from the Eastern Cape, Zukiswa Ncitha, had asked the Deputy President what …

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Stop paying Zuma’s  legal fees, says DA

In a surprise move, President Cyril Ramaphosa has reversed his decision to discontinue to pay legal fees for the former President Jacob Zuma. This is a sequel to a recent announcement by President Ramaphosa that the presidency will no longer pay for Zuma’s legal costs. The pronouncement came in the …

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Minister focuses energy on financially stable SABC

Government is focused on ensuring the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) is a financially sustainable institution that provides valuable content, says Minister of Communications Nomvula Mokonyane. “Our focus is [on ensuring] that we build a financially sustainable, professional and leading public broadcaster in content and technology that will be an …

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