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27 May 2015
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Zuma promises to release Marikana report
MARIKANA REPORT
President Jacob Zuma has told parliament that he will release the report of the Farlam commission of inquiry into the Marikana massacre by the end of next month. Zuma was responding to mounting...
 
 
 
 
Nedbank clinches African mining financing deals worth $540m
MINING FINANCE
Nedbank has closed $540-million worth of mining financings on the continent of Africa in the last 18 months. Speaking to Creamer Media’s Mining Weekly Online on Tuesday, Nedbank Capital...
 
 
South Africans flock to urban areas
Urban Development
South Africa’s urban population is growing larger and younger, and it is envisaged that nearly 80% of the total population will be living in an urban area by 2050. Cooperative Governance and...
 
 
Home affairs clarifies new travel regulations for children
REGULATIONS
Children who applied for unabridged birth certificates before June 1 would still be allowed to travel if they did not receive their documents in time, Home Affairs Director-General Mkuseli Apleni...
 
 
Eskom to implement load-shedding from 17:00
ELECTRICITY
Owing to a shortage of generation capacity resulting from technical faults at some of its units, State-owned entity Eskom would implement stage 1 load-shedding from 17:00 on Tuesday. Load-shedding...
 
 
Current toll narrative ignores a number of inconvenient truths, says Alli
ROADS
There were a number of “inconvenient truths” often ignored in the debate around tolling the 201 km of Gauteng highways upgraded during the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project (GFIP), said South...
 
 
Mthethwa calls on SA businesses to work with artists
ARTS & CULTURE
Minister of Arts and Culture Nathi Mthethwa on Tuesday called on South African businesses to work with artists to increase competition in the industry. Mthethwa was addressing the third Business...
 
 
South Africa's jobless rate rises to 26.4% in Q1 2015
UNEMPLOYMENT
South Africa's unemployment rate rose to 26.4% of the labour force in the first quarter of 2015 from 24.3% in the fourth quarter of last year, data showed on Tuesday. In its quarterly labour force...
 
 
SA GDP growth slows to 1.3% in Q1
ECONOMY
South Africa’s gross domestic product (GDP) growth has slowed from 4.1% in the last quarter of 2014 to 1.3% in the first quarter of this year, weighed down by a contracting manufacturing sector,...
 
 
Does Eskom have a maintenance plan?
ESKOM
When the Eskom board suspended four executives in March, Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown based her support for the move largely on what she perceived as a lack of “credible information”...
 
 
‘Protests linked to fruitless‚ wasteful government expenditure’ – IRR
PROTESTS
The incidence of social protests has increased 96% since 2010‚ the Institute of Race Relations (IRR) said on Tuesday. The IRR said there appears to be “a greater rate of occurrence” of service...
 
 
Johannesburg rates to go up as city spends on capital projects and skills for youth
BUDGET
The country's biggest local government budget of R52.6-billion was tabled on Tuesday by the City of Johannesburg’s member of the Mayoral Committee for Finance‚ Geoffrey Makhubo‚ with a focus on...
 
 
Central bank sees 'high likelihood' of rate hikes in next few meetings
MONETARY POLICY
There's a high likelihood that South Africa's central bank will increase interest rates at its next few meetings, one of its deputy governors said on Tuesday. The South African Reserve Bank (SARB)...
 
 
S Africa eyes Peru as strategic S American trade partner
TRADE
Noting low volumes of bilateral trade between South Africa and Peru, South African ambassador to Peru Elsa Dry has committed to enhancing trade opportunities between the two countries, describing...
 
 
Zimbabweans go hungry as drought hammers southern Africa
food security
Even in the best of times, life is harsh in Siyagijima, a desolate village in southwest Zimbabwe. After the worst regional drought in nearly a decade and the failure of nearby crops, it is likely...
 
 
 
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