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National Treasury warns of debt spiral, refutes criticism of reneging on spending commitments

3rd July 2020 National Treasury on Friday warned in a briefing to MPs that failure to arrest South Africa's debt trajectory would see borrowing costs consume... 

SA extends employment of soldiers to help enforce Covid-19 rules to September

3rd July 2020 President Cyril Ramaphosa has informed Parliament of his decision to extend the employment of 20 000 members of the South African National Defence... 

ANC, parliament slam Cape Town police over eviction of naked man

2nd July 2020 South Africa's parliamentary committee on police has denounced law enforcement officers in Cape Town who evicted a naked man from his informal... 


8 000 Covid-19 cases in a day bring SA tally to 159 333

2nd July 2020 "As of today, the cumulative number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in South Africa is 159 333 with 8 124 new cases reported," health Minister Zweli... 

Zimbabwe relaxes Covid-19 lockdown rules to boost tourism

2nd July 2020 Zimbabwe has further relaxed lockdown regulations for the tourism and hospitality sector to resume limited operations. According to a report in the... 

ANC bullying Chief Justice Mogoeng over his Israel sentiments, says SAZF

2nd July 2020 As the furore over Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng continues, dividing public opinion in South Africa, the South African Zionist Federation (SAZF)... 

Constitutional Court denies DA direct access for disaster act challenge

2nd July 2020 South Africa's constitutional court on Wednesday denied the Democratic Alliance (DA) direct access for a legal challenge to the Disaster Management... 

High court gives Dlamini-Zuma leave to appeal ruling on Covid-19 restrictions

1st July 2020 The North Gauteng High Court has granted the government partial leave to appeal its earlier ruling last month striking down the country's... 

World Bank to support infrastructure development in East and southern Africa

1st July 2020 The World Bank has approved $425-million in International Development Association financing to support infrastructure projects in East and southern... 

SA petrol price to rise by up to 172 cents from July 1, government says

30th June 2020 The retail price of petrol in South Africa will increase by up to R1.72 (10 US cents) a litre from Wednesday while the wholesale price of diesel... 

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