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By: Bradley Dubbelman     10th February 2012 South Africa’s multibillion-rand public infrastructure programme, including those projects that will unlock key mineral resources and exports, were... 

Zuma unveils plans for new heritage projects  

By: Henry Lazenby     10th February 2012 South Africa would proceed with, and undertake a number of new heritage projects this year, including new museums and centres in memory of South... 

Only ANCYL can fire leadership – Malema

By: Sapa     10th February 2012 Only the ANC Youth League has the right to dismiss its leaders, its embattled leader Julius Malema told delegates at the league's three-day... 

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Zuma praised but oversights questioned

By: Sapa     10th February 2012 Observers have welcomed President Jacob Zuma's focus on economic development in his state-of-the-nation address, but said he neglected other areas... 

Business welcomes Zuma’s power price stance, Eskom prepares options

By: Terence Creamer     10th February 2012 The focus in President Jacob Zuma’s State of the Nation address on moderating the rate of increase in South Africa’s electricity tariffs has... 

Zuma declares 2012 the year of public infrastructure delivery 

By: Terence Creamer     9th February 2012 South Africa’s multibillion-rand public infrastructure programme, including those projects that would unlock key mineral resources and exports,... 

Miners should focus on community empowerment as nationalism tide rises 

By: Jean McKenzie     9th February 2012 The mining industry should do more to implement sustainable practices and empower local communities, as resource nationalism is evolving into a... 

Skills projects could be better aligned with workplace demand

By: Henry Lazenby     9th February 2012 South Africa is in need of increased high-level integration of the country’s multiple programmes, policies and strategies to better align skills... 

Economic focus for nation address

By: Sapa     9th February 2012 President Jacob Zuma is expected to focus mainly on economic issues during his annual state-of-the-nation address at the opening of Parliament on... 

Return to era when State contributed 50c in every rand invested - economist 

By: Terence Creamer     8th February 2012 In light of serious external and domestic economic headwinds, concerted efforts were required to raise public sector investment to levels where... 

ANC mine study seeks new taxes, buries nationalisation

By: Reuters     8th February 2012 A study submitted to South Africa's ruling ANC to reform its vital mining sector proposes a 50% tax on profits and rejects nationalisation as an... 

Zuma speech should boost investor confidence, support SMEs

By: Natasha Odendaal     8th February 2012 Enterprise support, especially for small and medium-sized businesses (SME's), could be a key theme of President Jacob Zuma’s State of the Nation... 

Mining report carries no weight – ANC

By: Sapa     8th February 2012 A highly-anticipated report on possible reform in the mining sector is merely a discussion document and no cause for concern, the ANC said on... 

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