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8 December 2016
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Ratings agencies not overly influenced by political turbulence, Ramaphosa says
ECONOMY
International credit rating agencies have shown themselves not to be overly concerned by South African’s “robust” politics, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Wednesday. “In the end the...
 
 
Platinum fuel cell passes competitive muster at Implats
PLATINUM
Impala Platinum Refinery and its partners are in the last phase of financial close for the introduction of 8 MW of off-grid electricity from a platinum-catalysed fuel-cell system that will make use...
 
 
SABC walkout 'disgusting' – ANC chief whip
POLITICS
African National Congress (ANC) chief whip Jackson Mthembu has said that the walkout staged by an South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) delegation during a parliamentary inquiry into its...
 
 
Legal minds found Financial Intelligence Centre bill to be constitutional, MPs hear
LEGISLATION
Parliamentary and state legal advisors had found the provision in the Financial Intelligence Centre (FIC) Amendment Bill to which President Jacob Zuma has objected to be constitutional, the...
 
 
Summit on transformation of the judiciary needed: Gender Commission
JUDICIARY
The Commission for Gender Equality has recommended that a national summit be held to thrash out problems impeding gender transformation in the country’s judiciary. The commission’s investigation on...
 
 
Numsa reiterates rejecting minimum wage, throws shade at Ramaphosa
MINIMUM WAGE
The National Union of Metalworkers (Numsa) on Wednesday reiterated its rejection for the proposed national minimum wage and also said that it did not support the endorsement of deputy president...
 
 
Appointment of women in judiciary found lacking
JUDICIARY
The pace of the appointment and promotion of women in the judiciary has remained slow, with “finger-pointing” from authorities as to who is ultimately responsible for ensuring gender transformation...
 
 
Varsity symposium honours Justice Dikgang Moseneke
JUDICIARY
Justice Dikgang Moseneke was on Wednesday honoured for his years of service to the country, "both in the courtroom and beyond its walls", during a joint symposium between the University of Cape...
 
 
SABC refuses to hand over documents to Parliament inquiry
POLITICS
The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has refused to hand over ten of 15 requested documents to Parliament's ad hoc committee looking into the fitness of its board, MPs heard on...
 
 
SABC board, executives walk out of parliamenary inquiry into public broadcaster’s affairs
POLITICS
South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) board chairperson Mbulaheni Maguvhe led a walkout of executives from a parliamentary inquiry into the affairs of the public broadcaster on Wednesday...
 
 
SABC inquiry goes ahead in Parliament despite new court challenge
POLITICS
A parliamentary inquiry into the affairs of the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) will go ahead on Wednesday despite a renewed legal bid by the board chairperson Mbulaheni Maguvhe to...
 
 
SABC board chair files appeal in bid to stop parliamentary inquiry
POLITICS
The beginning of a parliamentary inquiry into the affairs of the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has been frustrated further following an announcement on Wednesday that board...
 
 
Ramaphosa to field questions in Parliament
POLITICS
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa will face questions on the minimum wage and the relationship between the legislature and the executive in the National Assembly on Wednesday. The deputy president...
 
 
Congo official flags budget worries over already delayed election
ELECTIONS
The Democratic Republic of Congo's (DRC's) government may struggle to afford presidential elections in 2018 due to soaring costs, the electoral commission head said on Tuesday, adding a potential...
 
 
SABC inquiry begins in Parliament
POLITICS
Parliament's ad hoc committee looking into the fitness of the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) board will begin interviewing witnesses on Wednesday. The ad hoc committee's work stalled...
 
 
 
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