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30 April 2017
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Leadership and inclusive growth to take centre stage at WEF on Africa
WEF ON AFRICA
Africa’s drive to generate inclusive economic growth and the leadership this requires will be the focus of the twenty-seventh World Economic Forum on Africa, taking place in Durban, South Africa,...
 
 
Platinum's process leap given Parliamentary pep
ELECTRICITY REDUCTION
A significantly improved platinum group metals (PGMs) processing method has been developed with the assistance of South Africa's State-owned Industrial Development Corporation (IDC), Economic...
 
 
Zuma will attend Cosatu May Day rally – ANC
MAY DAY RALLY
President Jacob Zuma will attend Cosatu's worker's day celebrations in Bloemfontein, the African National Congress said on Friday. This was despite calls by some Cosatu affiliates that the trade...
 
 
Zuma to lead Team SA at WEF Africa in Durban
ECONOMY
President Jacob Zuma will lead the South African delegation to the World Economic Forum in Africa, taking place in Durban next week, the Presidency confirmed on Friday. WEF Africa will be held at...
 
 
State questions mental history of man accused of planning SA coup
COURT PROCEEDINGS
The State is questioning the mental history of a man who was allegedly plotting to assassinate South African government officials perceived as beneficiaries of State capture, including cabinet...
 
 
Poor ANC governance a let down – Makhura
GOVERNANCE
Gauteng Premier David Makhura said on Friday that and that the African National Congress- (ANC-) led government had a duty to govern properly and fight to dispel perceptions that African liberation...
 
 
Gigaba has shown South Africa will stick to fiscal discipline and consolidation – Cabinet
ECONOMY
South African Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba’s interaction with investors and the global finance community has shown that government would stick to the course of fiscal discipline and consolidation...
 
 
'No financial bailout' for SABC, yet – communications minister
STATE BROADCASTER
There are no plans yet for the National Treasury to give the ailing SABC a bailout, Communications Minister Ayanda Dlodlo said on Friday. Media reports of a potential R1-billion bailout were...
 
 
Court finds for community in Shongweni landfill saga
ENVIRONMENT
There was singing and dancing outside the Durban High Court this week as Judge Gregory Kruger granted an interim order compelling waste management giant EnviroServ to cease all acceptance,...
 
 
Zimbabwe says has met all conditions to clear arrears to World Bank, AfDB
ECONOMY
Zimbabwe has met all conditions to clear arrears to the World Bank and African Development Bank, paving the way for possible future funding from the International Monetary Fund, its finance...
 
 
Thousands trapped by fighting in South Sudan as aid agencies pull out
CIVIL WAR
Tens of thousands of South Sudanese have fled their homes and are now trapped under intense sun without food, water or medical care, aid agencies said on Thursday after fierce fighting forced them...
 
 
Gordhan praises Ramaphosa, backs State capture inquiry
STATE CAPTURE
Former Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan on Thursday told CNN that a judicial commission of inquiry into allegations of state capture would “clear the air”. Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa recently...
 
 
 
 
Alleged ‘coup plotter’ set to make first appearance
CRIME
A man who allegedly plotted to assassinate officials perceived as State capture beneficiaries is set to make his first appearance in the Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court on Friday. The man, 23, was...
 
 
South Africa's petrol, diesel pump prices to rise in May
FUEL PRICES
The retail price of petrol and the wholesale price of diesel in South Africa will rise from May 3, the energy department said on Friday. The price of 95 octane petrol will climb 3.7% to R13.79...
 
 
Crop-eating armyworm marches on, UN says Angola now hit
AGRICULTURE
The fall armyworm, which decimates fields as it marches ever forward - has spread to Angola as the caterpillar eats its way through Southern Africa, UN officials said on Thursday. With Angola the...
 
 
 
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