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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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Farm supervisor shot dead, his boss’ son harmed

Tomburke police in Lephalale have launched a manhunt for the killers of a 57-year-old tomatoes farm manager. He was shot and lethally injured on Wednesday night by unknown attackers. Police Spokesperson Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo said the incident happened at Dale farm, near Tomburke outside Lephalale. “According to the information, the …

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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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Minimum wage implementation looms

Companies and businesses that can’t pay for the endorsed R20 minimum wage will apply for exemption with the Department of Labour. The online application will be up and running soon. Department of Labour Deputy Director: Employment Standards Mathilda Bergmann told employers must consult with trade unions and workers and to …

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Kingon is SARS acting Commissioner

Mark Kingon has been appointed the new acting commissioner for the South African Revenue Service (SARS), the Treasury announced on Tuesday morning. Kingon was the acting chief officer of business and individual taxes division at SARS. His appointment follows the immediate suspension of SARS Commissioner Tom Moyane on Monday night by President …

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Cele calls for discipline in the new police unit

Trigger-happy law enforcement officers, taking bribes and political connection won’t be tolerated in the South African Police Service, warned Police Minister Bheki Cele. Minister Cele issued a stern warning during the launch of the new Public Order Policing (POP) Reserve Unit. In a statement on Friday, Cele said his department …

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