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21 February 2017
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Rollout of medical marijuana soon up for public comment – IFP
PUBLIC COMMENT
The use of, and access to, medical marijuana for South Africans will soon be up for public comment, the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) said on Monday. Speaking to News24, IFP chief whip Narend Singh...
 
 
 
 
New panel established to guide Gauteng on infrastructure projects
ECONOMY
The Gauteng Provincial Government (GPG) has established an economic advisory panel to advise it on the roll-out of social and economic infrastructure projects planned for the next two years. GPG...
 
 
'Molefe MP nomination will damage ANC image ahead of 2019 elections'
POLITICS
The nomination of former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe to Parliament has divided the tripartite alliance, with the South African Communist Party (SACP) in the North West province labelling the move...
 
 
SACP upset over Brian Molefe MP appointment
POLITICS
The South African Communist Party (SACP) on Monday said the appointment of former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe as MP was “problematic” because its alliance partner, the ruling African National Congress...
 
 
Minergy to list coal project in Botswana, also eyeing JSE
COAL
Coal and energy company Minergy said on Monday that it will list on the Botswana Stock Exchange in the first half of this year and is also planning a Johannesburg Stock Exchange listing in 2017’s...
 
 
Budget Speech must be in sync with radical economic transformation – Cosatu
BUDGET
The Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) said on Monday that it wanted this year’s budget to be dedicated to radical economic transformation and to be in sync with the resolve of the...
 
 
DA proposes spending review
POLITICS
The Democratic Alliance (DA) on Monday proposed a comprehensive spending review as it previewed Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan’s budget speech to be delivered on Wednesday. The spending review,...
 
 
EFF disrupts Sopa, Makhura warns of using Esidimeni tragedy as 'political football'
POLITICS
Gauteng Premier David Makhura warned opposition parties of using the deaths of Life Esidimeni psychiatric patients as 'political football' following an attempted disruption by the Economic Freedom...
 
 
Pan African shares fall on fatality-linked mining suspension at Evander
PRECIOUS METALS
The share price of Pan African Resources fell by more than 8% in early trade on Monday after the company issued a stock exchange news service notice announcing a fatality-linked 55-day mining...
 
 
Gauteng infrastructure dept mulls concept of construction bank or fund
CONSTRUCTION BANK
The Gauteng Department of Infrastructure Development (DID) is exploring the possibility of establishing a dedicated construction or infrastructure bank or fund aimed at providing specialised...
 
 
Statue for JZ? Rather use that money for the people – Cope
POLITICS
The Congress of the People (Cope) in the North West province on Sunday lambasted government for allocating R6-million for a statue of President Jacob Zuma. The party said that erecting a statue in...
 
 
Gauteng ANC caucus to push for land expropriation
POLITICS
The African National Congress (ANC) caucus in the Gauteng Provincial Legislature (GPL) wrapped up its three-day lekgotla on Sunday with a promise to pursue land expropriation, improve school...
 
 
NSFAS to fund over 400 000 students for 2017
EDUCATION
The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has approved over 400 000 applications for funding for the 2017 academic year. NSFAS chairperson Sizwe Nxasana said they had approved a total of...
 
 
Fedusa 'dismayed' at Molefe's MP nomination
POLITICS
The Federation of Unions of South Africa (Fedusa) has joined in the public outcry over the appointment of former Eskom Chief Brian Molefe to Parliament. In statement released on Sunday, the union...
 
 
Donald Trump is 'radical' but 'give him time' – Mugabe
POLITICS
Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe says Donald Trump's Mexico wall "appears quite nasty" but the US president "might come up with better policies", state media reported on Sunday. In excerpts of an interview...
 
 
 
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