Deepening Democracy through Access to Information

Overhaul of Eskom board to have no executive spill over

By: Terence Creamer     9th June 2011 Cabinet has endorsed a major overhaul of the board of State-owned power utility Eskom, including the nomination of a new chairperson, Zola Tsotsi,... 

Mandela Foundation hosts talks on Info Bill

By: Sapa     9th June 2011 The Nelson Mandela Foundation hosted talks between government officials, civil society, intelligence agents and academics on the Protection of... 

NUM supports Freedom Charter on nationalisation 

By: Sapa     8th June 2011 The National Union of Mineworkers' (NUM) central committee on Wednesday backed the Freedom Charter's clause on nationalisation. 

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Land issue emotive – Minister

By: SA News     8th June 2011 Land restitution still remains “a complex and emotive issue,” says Rural Development and Land Reform Minster Gugile Nkwinti.  

SoEs must contribute to job creation – Gigaba

By: SA News     8th June 2011 State-owned enterprises (SoEs), which should establish themselves as big players on the African continent, must play a role in job creation, Public... 

Performance monitoring tool to assist depts, municipalities

By: SA News     8th June 2011 Government is developing a Performance Monitoring System to measure service delivery and the state of national and provincial departments and... 

Nominations open for Drivers of Change awards

8th June 2011 The Mail & Guardian and the Southern Africa Trust have merged two prestigious awards, Investing in the Future and Drivers of Change, to make the... 

Hlophe must repay fees if he loses appeals

By: Sapa     8th June 2011 The state will continue to pay embattled Western Cape Judge President John Hlophe's legal fees only if he agrees to repay them in full should he... 

World Bank confirms SA recovery, but growth lagging the region

By: Terence Creamer     8th June 2011 The World Bank expects South Africa’s growth rate to recover to 3.5% in 2011, on the back of continued consumer spending and a recovery in private... 

US, SA agree to more regular trade, investment interactions

By: Christy van der Merwe     7th June 2011 Deputy US Trade Representative Demetrious Marantis has described his recent discussions with South Africa’s Department of Trade and Industry as... 

Broadband connectivity drives economic growth and jobs - report

By: Loni Prinsloo     7th June 2011 Access to broadband connectivity is a strong driver of economic growth and new jobs in countries, a recent study by the Broadband Commission for... 

Shabangu withdraws Xolobeni mining licence 

By: Christy van der Merwe     7th June 2011 South African Mineral Resources Minister Susan Shabangu has withdrawn the mining licence granted to Transworld Energy and Minerals (TEM) in 2008,... 

New R9bn fund launched to create 150 000 jobs  

By: Loni Prinsloo     7th June 2011 Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan on Tuesday launched a R9-billion jobs fund aimed at creating 150 000 new jobs over the next three years, as part of... 

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