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Glyphosate, the key ingredient in Roundup, a herbicide used commercially and by private homeowners, is in the spotlight after a court the US found that it causes terminal cancer.

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Cosatu: Further VAT exemptions may not benefit the poor

Even if government adds to the list of zero-rated VAT items, there is still the challenge of ensuring that benefits of the VAT exemption flow to the poor, Cosatu has said.

There is no list of farms targeted for expropriation - Land reform minister

The Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform herself has put paid to claims doing the rounds that there is a list of farms which are expected to be targeted for expropriation without compensation.

Van Breda's leave to appeal application goes to court

Convicted axe murderer Henri van Breda's application for leave to appeal his triple murder conviction is expected to be heard in the Western Cape High Court.

SA Reserve Bank says rand drop is blip due to Turkey

A jump in South Africa’s interest-rate bets may be little more than a reflection of the turmoil in Turkey.

Judgment expected in Vredendal trial of farmer who allegedly killed and buried worker

The Western Cape High Court , sitting in Vredendal, is to give its verdict in the trial of a farmer who allegedly murdered a farm worker and buried him in a shallow grave.

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Masutha delivers corruption briefing

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Bathabile Dlamini address landless women seminar

Minister in the Presidency, responsible for Women, Bathabile Dlamini addresses a seminar on Landless women of South Africa: Expropriation of land without compensation.

"The department will therefore never publish nor circulate a list of farms to be expropriated as that would be highly irresponsible, unfair and unprocedural."

- Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform Maite Nkoana-Mashabane has put paid to claims doing the rounds that there is a list of farms which are expected to be targeted for expropriation without compensation.