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29 July 2015
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Scientists say there is ‘no debate’ that SA is experiencing a ‘water crisis’
WATER
Leading water scientists say it is no longer debatable that South Africa is experiencing a water crisis given that there are already serious problems in supplying enough water of sufficient quality...
Updated 7 hours ago
 
 
S African unemployment rate drops to 25%
LABOUR
Unemployment in South Africa has decreased a notch as the public and informal sector supported more job creation in the second quarter of the year, the latest Statistics South Africa (Stats SA)...
 
 
Promotion and Protection of Investment Bill tabled in Parliament
TRADE
Following what the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) describes as “an extensive public consultation process”, the draft Promotion and Protection of Investment Bill – which government says will...
 
 
Obama visit bolsters government, stings opposition and boosts business
PRESIDENTIAL VISIT
US President Barack Obama flew out of Kenya leaving behind a confident administration of President Uhuru Kenyatta, a deflated opposition, and a group of loaded businessmen, firms and venture...
 
 
Nhleko tells MPs Nkandla’s R246m pricetag includes estimate for further work
NKANDLA
The amount commonly claimed to have been spent on President Jacob Zuma’s Nkandla home, in fact includes an estimate of R31-million for further improvements which have yet to be done, Police...
 
 
South Africa's 'Boere Buffett' faces classroom revolt in Advtech bid
EDUCATION
A takeover battle to create a $1.5-billion private education giant in South Africa is pitting shareholders against parents and exposing tensions over race, language and ethnicity two decades after...
 
 
Sacci names Mukoki CEO
APPOINTMENTS
The South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Sacci) has appointed former Land and Agricultural Bank head Alan Mukoki as its new CEO, effective August 1. Mukoki offered several years’...
 
 
Nigeria's Buhari in Cameroon seeks closer partnership against Boko Haram
Boko Haram
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari began a two-day visit to Cameroon on Wednesday in a bid to soothe fractious ties between the West African neighbours and strengthen cooperation against Islamist...
Updated 7 hours ago
 
 
Zimbabwe misses H1 tax target, mining royalties plunge
TAXES AND ROYALTIES
Zimbabwe's tax collections were six% below target during the first half of the year while mining royalties and value added tax plunged, reflecting a struggling economy, the tax agency said on...
 
 
Task team to probe damage caused by new visa regulations
VISA REGULATIONS
Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom has told Talk Radio 702's John Robbie that Cabinet has appointed a task team to look into the damage being caused to tourism by tough new entry requirements imposed...
 
 
Eskom to implement Stage 1 load-shedding on Wednesday
ELECTRICITY
Eskom will implement Stage 1 load-shedding on Wednesday between 17:00 to 22:00, the power utility said. “The power system is currently constrained and under pressure because of a shortage of...
 
 
More than 2 000 migrants tried to enter Channel Tunnel in France
MIGRANTS
More than 2 000 migrants tried to enter the Channel Tunnel in an attempt to reach Britain from France, French authorities said on Tuesday. Six migrants were injured in what was the biggest...
 
 
Turkey to help fight ISIS along border
ISIS
The US and Turkey will co-operate to clear the last stretch of the Turkish-Syrian border that is controlled by Islamic State, senior US officials say. The details of the effort along the 80km...
 
 
Suicide bomber, clashes kill 12 Libyan soldiers in Benghazi
UNREST
Nine Libyan soldiers were killed in the eastern city of Benghazi on Tuesday by a suicide bomber and in ensuing clashes between troops and Islamist fighters, medics and military sources said. Forces...
 
 
MPs move with haste to stop parliamentary disruptions
PARLIAMENT
Parliament is moving with haste to pass a set of interim arrangements to deal with disruptions to its business, with the the legislature’s rules committee adopting the stop gap measures on Tuesday....
 
 
 
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