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Opponents of NHI are against transformation - Ramaphosa

2019-08-22 22:07

President Cyril Ramaphosa said some people opposed to the National Health Insurance (NHI) is opposed to transformation against the backdrop of massive inequality in the health sector.

Ramaphosa says no 'arbitrary action' on Ingonyama Trust land, panel report still being scrutinised

2019-08-22 21:23

President Cyril Ramaphosa says he will be sending a delegation of Cabinet ministers to KwaZulu-Natal in response to a letter from Zulu monarch King Zwelithini, the custodian of vast swathes of land in the province, amid the release of the presidential advisory panel on land reform and agriculture report and growing momentum toward the expropriation of land without compensation.

Public Protector's 'counsel' helps Ramaphosa dodge Bosasa question

2019-08-22 18:52

By taking the advice of Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane, President Cyril Ramaphosa managed to dodge a question on corruption-accused Bosasa stuffing the ANC presidential campaign coffers.

Eskom, Mining Charter at heart of saving mining - unions

2019-08-20 21:30

The committee held a day of engagements with organised labour in the mining and energy sectors on Tuesday. The most topical issues that unions touched on were the Mining Charter, and the role of Eskom in creating a conducive environment for industry.

Thuli Madonsela's Showmax documentary is an authentic display of gravitas and empathy

2019-08-20 19:01

South Africans can be proud that Thuli Madonsela is one of our own.

5 questions on the 'debt relief bill' unpacked

2019-08-17 10:02

The "Debt Relief Bill" allows low-income workers to extract themselves from debt through debt restructuring if they earn a gross income of R7 500 or less per month, have unsecured debt of R50 000, or have been found to be critically indebted.

Public servants’ ethics unit up but not running – Minister Mchunu

2019-08-12 15:21

Minister of Public Service and Administration Senzo Mchunu has told Members of Parliament in a written reply that while the department’s Public Administrations Ethics, Integrity and Disciplinary Technical Assistance Unit was established in April, the unit is not yet operational.

Children now the activists in Cape gang war, as mourning moms march for them

2019-08-01 18:42

The army has been deployed and efforts by the anti-gang unit to tackle crime have been ramped up but it is not enough, say moms who marched against "living in a war zone" across the Western Cape.

Acting head appointed to Independent Power Producers Office

2019-07-25 17:27

Advocate Sandra Coetzee has been appointed the acting head of the Independent Power Producers Office, following the removal of former boss Karen Breytenbach.

Energy department says IPP head ouster was done to stabilise office

2019-07-24 10:16

The statement said the Department of Energy, as the Chair of the joint implementation committee mandated to oversee the office’s governance, requested a meeting to address issues creating operational instability at the Independent Power Producers Office.

 

Ramaphosa mutes EFF calls to silence Die Stem

2019-08-22 21:44

President Cyril Ramaphosa has batted away populist calls for Die Stem to be removed from the national anthem, saying "we should not reject that which unites us".

CR17 leaks part of 'sinister agenda' - Ramaphosa

2019-08-22 20:35

While the debate about campaign funding is important, there's a "sinister agenda to undermine the positive changes" since he has become ANC president by leaking some of the funding information of his campaign to become his party's leader, President Cyril Ramaphosa told the National Assembly.

Ramaphosa Q&A: Maimane wants to ask urgent question on ministers' CR17 campaign work

2019-08-21 15:42

DA leader Mmusi Maimane wants an urgent question relating to President Cyril Ramaphosa's ANC presidency campaign funding to be added to the list for the hotly anticipated question and answer session in the National Assembly.

Attract investment or watch mining die, union leader warns state, industry

2019-08-20 19:11

UASA senior manager Johan van Niekerk was addressing the committee on Tuesday morning as part of the committee's engagements with organised labour. The union said it appreciated government’s commitment to making mining a "sunrise industry".

No reason to explore 100% local food procurement, says agriculture minister

2019-08-19 21:34

Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development Thoko Didiza said while there were "no compelling reason for undertaking such a study", the department studies food security levels, agricultural production trends, and agricultural trade patterns.

Govt departments more than R600m behind in payments to businesses - Minister

2019-08-15 17:25

Minister of Small Business Development Khumbudzo Ntshaveni cited National Treasury data, saying government departments were 30 days or more behind on paying service providers by more than R600m.

Mboweni to EFF: Treasury has no evidence of rand manipulation by banks

2019-08-09 11:27

Minister of Finance Tito Mboweni has told Members of Parliament belonging to the Economic Freedom Fighters that neither National Treasury nor the South African Reserve Bank had evidence of currency manipulation by South Africa’s banks and, therefore, did not investigate it.

EFF to press Gordhan about Mabuza’s dual posts at Eskom

2019-07-30 19:47

The Economic Freedom Fighters have announced in a statement that it would write to the Minister of Public Enterprises Pravin Gordhan asking that he urgently explain and justify Eskom chair Jabu Mabuza's appointment as interim CEO of the power utility.

SA must plan for 'worst case scenario' amid Boris Johnson's rise

2019-07-25 09:45

Professor Raymond Parsons of the North West University told Fin24 on Tuesday that the rise of new UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson meant that while SA would continue to speak to its counterparts in the UK, it would need to develop further plans for a "hard" Brexit.

Ramaphosa: Govt casting wide net for Infrastructure Fund

2019-07-23 20:27

Asked about the China Development Bank, President Cyril Ramaphosa said consideration would be given to source funding from a number of international finance institutions, both state-owned and private.

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