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Parties urged to respect dispute resolution on social grants

Minister in the Presidency for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, Jeff Radebe, has appealed to all the parties, who signed a dispute resolution protocol on the payment of social grants, to respect and use the agreement. This follows the article published on Sunday, 28 January, which makes reference to a supposed …

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Arrest Magashule, Zwane and the Guptas for stealing from poor black farmers, says DA

The Democratic Alliance (DA) has called on the Hawks to arrest the Guptas, Ace Magashule, Msebenzi Zwane, and all others embroiled in the alleged theft of R200 million belonging to poor black farmers. DA Leader  Mmusi Maimane said in a statement on Friday following search and seizure operation at the …

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Hawks confirm raids at Free State Premier’s office

The Hawks have confirmed that they are currently conducting search and seizure operations at both the office of Free State Premier Ace Magashule and the provincial office of the Department of Agriculture. “Yes I can confirm that we have been here since around 8:30am. We are targeting the office of …

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Government is committed to the automotive industry

  Government remains committed to the production of vehicles locally through the Industrial Policy Action Plan (IPAP) says Trade and Industry Deputy Minister Bulelani Mangwanishe. “As the government, our commitment to local vehicle production is supported in our Industrial Policy Action Plan (IPAP) with a prime focus on adding value …

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Terms of Reference for State Capture Inquiry released

The Department of Justice and Constitutional Development has published the Terms of Reference for the Judicial Commission of Inquiry into State Capture in the Government Gazette. The terms of reference act as a guideline for the Commission in their investigations. They were signed into effect by President Jacob Zuma on …

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Molefe ordered to pay back golden handshake

Embattled former Eskom boss Brain Molefe’s golden handshake got revolting when the North Gauteng High Court on Thursday ordered him to pay back the cash. The ruling was pronounced by Judge Elias Matojane. When he left the power utility, the former CEO was granted R30 million golden handshake. In 2016, …

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Discount, Retail, farm and forestry Sectors minimum wage hike in February

The Department of Labour has announced the minimum wage increase in different sectors with effect from March this year. Departmental Spokesperson Teboho Thejane said the minimum  wage in the Wholesale and Retail part will increase by 5,1 and 6,6 percent, while workers in the farming and forestry industries will get 5,6 percent …

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Acclaimed jazz icon has died

President Jacob Zuma has communicated sincere sympathies on the sad passing of acclaimed jazz musician, the incredible trumpeter, social lobbyist and freedom fighter veteran Hugh Masekela. Masekela  passed on at 78. Masekela was one pioneer of jazz music in South Africa whose ability was perceived and respected for many years. …

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Suspended Eskom CFO, Anoj Singh has resigned

Suspended Eskom Chief Financial Officer Anoj Singh has on Monday tendered his resignation with immediate effect. The Power Utility received Singh’s resignation letter through his lawyers. Eskom said Singh resigned from his position as the Chief Financial Officer, in line with the terms of his employment contract, saying he resigned …

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Road fatalities decrease by more than 10%

The preliminary 2017/18 Festive Season report indicates an 11% decline in fatalities on the roads when compared to the same period in the previous year. “Our preliminary festive season fatalities for the period starting 1 December 2017 to 9 January 2018 show that there were 1 527 people who died on …

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