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6 December 2016
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06 Dec 2016
Judgement reserved in DA’s bid to halt ICC withdrawal
The High Court in Pretoria on Tuesday reserved judgement in the Democratic Alliance’s (DA's) application to have South Africa’s withdrawal from the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court...
Updated 18 minutes ago
GDP contraction a worry for investors
South African investors should be concerned about the stagnant economic growth which also has an adverse impact on business confidence, an economist said on Tuesday. This comes after South Africa’s...
Updated 25 minutes ago
Ghana's Mahama accuses foe of undermining confidence in voting
President John Mahama accused Ghana's main opposition leader of deliberately undermining confidence in the voting process before Wednesday's election by failing to issue a clear call for peace...
Updated 35 minutes ago
Aveng wins Gamsberg zinc mining contract
A contract to establish and mine the Gamsberg opencast zinc operation has been awarded to Aveng Moolmans by Black Mountain Mining, a Vedanta Zinc International operation. Vedanta acquired zinc...
Updated 42 minutes ago
DA bid to halt ICC withdrawal premature: Government
The Democratic Alliance’s (DA's) application to have the process of withdrawing South Africa from the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC) halted is premature, the High Court in...
Updated 1 hour 15 minutes ago
Fears for refugees health in Kenya as food aid rations halved
Food rations to more than 400 000 refugees in Kenya have been halved due to severe funding shortages, and existing supplies will run out completely at the end of February, the United Nations said...
Updated 2 hours 6 minutes ago
ANC's Carrim: We're not going buckle on FIC Bill over Zuma
Yunus Carrim, African National Congress (ANC) Member of Parliament (MP) and chairperson of the standing committee on finance, took a tough stance against the fact that the Financial Intelligence...
Updated 3 hours ago
Zuma congratulates Gambia President-elect Barrow
President Jacob Zuma on Tuesday congratulated President-elect Adama Barrow on his victory in the elections of the West African Republic of The Gambia. The elections took place on December 1.
Updated 3 hours ago
Outa objects to handling of IRP public consultation process
Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa) on Tuesday accused the department of energy of giving the public too little time to weigh in on the draft Integrated Resource Plan (IRP), which sees South...
Updated 4 hours ago
GDP growth slows to 0.2% in Q3
South Africa’s gross domestic product (GDP) grew at a meagre 0.2% in the third quarter of 2016, Statistics South Africa announced on Tuesday. The growth recorded was significantly lower than the...
Updated 6 hours ago
Ghana President Mahama asks for second term to consolidate gains
Ghana President John Mahama, facing a tough challenge in this week's election, said on Monday he had done his best in the past four years and deserved a second term to consolidate economic and...
Updated 7 hours ago
EFF to Mugabe: Political power shouldn't be taken to the grave
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe should step down and allow other Zimbabweans to take over from him, the opposition Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) said on Monday. The EFF said this in statement,...
Mkhwebane asks Masutha to help get govt to comply with PP's recommendations
Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has asked Justice Minister Michael Masutha to support her office by creating a framework for government to comply and co-operate with her office's investigations...
Time to listen, no time for arrogance – Ramaphosa
It is time that the country’s leaders listen to South Africans and heed their cry, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Monday. “This is a time to listen, and be in conversation with our...
Zuma, Masutha to respond to ICC court challenge
The High Court in Pretoria is expected to hear arguments from government on Tuesday on reasons for wanting to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC). Representatives for President...
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