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Ramaphosa has signed 5 key tax and revenue-related bills - here's what that means

2020-01-21 05:00

President Cyril Ramaphosa last week signed five bills relating to tax administration and other division of revenue proposals for the 2019 fiscal year.

Parly committee chair wants government to stop job cuts at DionWired, Masscash

2020-01-16 14:22

The chairperson of Parliament’s Select Committee on Trade and Industry says while it is not ideal for government to 'interfere' in business, the large number of job cuts will frustrate government's objectives of creating over a million jobs.

Modern-day ANC should be ashamed of itself

2019-12-09 15:04

Govan Mbeki, Nelson Mandela and Oliver Tambo were humble, caring people who put others first – not their bank balances and while I never knew them personally, there was never scandal about their behaviour as is common these days.

Electricity meets the Reserve Bank: The DA's answer to fix Eskom

2019-12-04 14:55

DA MP Natasha Mazzone has briefed her peers on a private member's bill to fix ailing power utility Eskom.

Gordhan: Govt won't scrap costly renewables contracts, but will renegotiate them

2019-12-03 18:41

Government has no plans to scrap costly contracts with renewable energy independent power producers, but is trying to renegotiate the contracts down, said Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan.

Domestic workers will soon be able to claim for injuries at work, minister promises

2019-12-03 17:13

In May, the High Court ruled that the exclusion of domestic workers in the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act was unconstitutional. Labour and Employment Minister Thulas Nxesi says Parliament will see amendments to the law soon.

Municipal debt to Eskom grows by over R1bn in a month

2019-12-03 12:53

Overdue debt owed to Eskom by municipalities increased by some R1.2bn in September to R26.4bn by the end of October, Parliament's Standing Committee on Public Accounts heard.

ANC integrity commission recommends Bongani Bongo step aside amid corruption case

2019-11-30 16:34

The ANC’s integrity commission has recommended that MP Bongani Bongo, who stands accused of corruption, "step aside" from his ANC activities and positions, ANC integrity commission chairperson George Mashamba has confirmed.

The wrong enemy: SANDF finds members illegally raided KZN residents’ homes

2019-11-29 08:55

An investigation by the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) found that its members conducted illegal house raids and searches in Pongolo, KwaZulu-Natal.

Sanral: E-toll resistance gave us a bumpy ride

2019-11-28 10:52

Sanral chair Themba Mhambi told a select committee that the mixed messages from various corners of South African society have caused uncertainty which exacerbated non-payment.

 

Gordhan says govt will keep Eskom’s generation after unbundling

2020-01-17 14:06

Minister of Public Enterprises Pravin Gordhan told Parliament through a written reply to questions from Members of Parliament that Eskom's Generation Entity would remain completely state-owed function.

Critiques alone won't undo debt relief bill, says Patel

2019-12-21 11:39

It would be unconstitutional to reject a bill "on the basis of a report", Trade and Industry Minister Ebrahim Patel has told Members of Parliament.

Threats and bribes – Auditor General tells of lengths councils go to avoid accountability

2019-12-08 13:06

Auditor General Kimi Makwetu said auditors and other staff in the AG's offices have had to endure stressful conditions, including bribes and intimidation.

Gordhan: Eskom CEO De Ruyter a 'brave, patriotic' South African

2019-12-03 21:38

Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan has slammed criticism of newly appointed Eskom CEO Andre de Ruyter.

The National Assembly decides not to reinstate Jiba and Mrwebi at NPA

2019-12-03 18:08

The National Assembly has resolved that former senior prosecutors Nomgcobo Jiba and Lawrence Mrwebi should not be restored to their senior positions at the National Prosecuting Authority.

PIC finalises court papers seeking full PwC report on Steinhoff

2019-12-03 14:29

Since Steinhoff's former CEO Markus Jooste abruptly resigned at the start of an accounting scandal in December 2017, the Stellenbosch-headquartered retailer's share price has plummeted by over 95%.

Dwindling orders, falling budgets, no contingency plan: SOEs devastated by state capture, report finds

2019-12-03 06:01

Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Public Enterprises said in its newly released oversight report into state-owned companies that South African parastatals were still reeling from the effects of state capture and would need support from the Department of Public Enterprises.

A key struggle is government not paying up, state IT agency tells Parly

2019-11-30 10:30

SITA acting CEO Ntutule Tshenye said among its challenges involved getting government departments and entities that used its services to pay up.

Companies Tribunal aims to settle disputes - but it's understaffed, underfunded with limited scope

2019-11-28 13:20

The Companies Tribunal wants its mandate to be expanded so that it can take on more cases to help companies resolve their disputes, without litigation.

We don’t need to wait for NHI to improve healthcare - Mboweni

2019-11-28 05:00

Minister of Finance Tito Mboweni told the National Council of Provinces he did not believe that National Health Insurance should be considered as the only panacea to the challenges dogging the public healthcare system.

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