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7 October 2015
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07 Oct 2015
Opposition parties lose bid to have Speaker Mbete removed from office
The Western Cape High Court on Wednesday dismissed an application by three opposition parties to remove National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete from office. Agang SA, the United Democratic Movement,...
Updated 7 minutes ago
Cosatu marches for decent work; Public Works minister says job cuts threaten stability
Mining bosses and factory owners retrenching workers were threatening stability, Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi told hundreds of Cosatu members in Cape Town taking part in the federation’s...
Updated 16 minutes ago
Numbers swell at Johannesburg Cosatu march
The number of people who turned up for the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) one-day socio-economic march in Johannesburg on Wednesday swelled to about 2 000. Cosatu members, in their...
Updated 1 hour 32 minutes ago
South Africa's Transnet considering billions in capex cuts – sources
South African logistics utility Transnet is considering up to R200-billion ($14.5-billion) in cuts to its capital expansion plans over the next three years, two sources at the company said, as the...
Updated 1 hour 37 minutes ago
World Bank accedes to DA request to probe Hitachi payments
The Democratic Alliance on Wednesday said The World Bank “will investigate the corruption scandal surrounding Hitachi and African National Congress front-company‚ Chancellor House”. In a statement‚...
Updated 1 hour 52 minutes ago
We need jobs and better public transport, Ehrenreich tells Cosatu march
Hundreds of workers from various unions across the country have taken to the streets of Cape Town to march to Parliament for workers' rights. Members from Cosatu, NUM, Sactwu and other unions...
Updated 2 hours 37 minutes ago
Happy birthday Desmond Tutu!
South Africans have taken to social media to wish Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu a happy birthday. The anti-apartheid struggle veteran turned 84 on Wednesday, with many across Twitter and...
Updated 2 hours 54 minutes ago
Newly identified human ancestor was handy with tools
Homo naledi, the ancient human ancestor whose fossils have been retrieved from a South African cave, may have been handy with tools and walked much like a person, according to scientists who...
Updated 3 hours ago
South Africa central bank does not expect recession – governor
South African Reserve Bank Governor Lesetja Kganyago said on Tuesday the economy, while weak, will not go into recession this year and that expectations inflation will rise above its target range...
Updated 5 hours ago
SA and US narrow differences over meat imports but security bill still a big threat
South Africa and the US are painstakingly inching towards a resolution of their protracted trade dispute over US meat imports which is threatening South Africa’s access to the US market. But the...
Updated 6 hours ago
ANC 'deepening community participation' ahead of local government elections
The African National Congress (ANC) is trying to deepen community participation in candidate selection processes ahead of next year's local government elections. This is part of the party's new...
Updated 6 hours ago
New security ownership clause 'an enemy of the economy'
The implementation of the Private Security Industry Regulations Amendment Act could lead to a 10% decline in South African exports to the US and European Union, economist Roelof Botha warned on...
Updated 6 hours ago
06 Oct 2015
IMF trims South Africa’s growth outlook again ahead of Nene’s mini-Budget
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has again lowered its growth outlook for South Africa for 2015, projecting in its October World Economic Outlook (WEO) that the economy would expand by only...
EFF welcomes decision that Madonsela can join court bid
The EFF welcomed the Constitutional Court's decision to allow the Public Protector to join its bid to have President Jacob Zuma repay some of the money spent on Nkandla. This would give Thuli...
Indigenisation-style changes to private security Act to slash GDP by 10%, warns Sacci
An economic-impact assessment undertaken by the South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Sacci) has laid bare the alarming potential knock-on effects of proposed changes to legislation...
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