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An increase in VAT could be on the cards

An increase in VAT could be on the cards

A hike in the VAT rate would be less distorting for the macroeconomy should the government need additional funds in future‚ than a rise in personal or corporate tax rates.


Government - By RDM News | 8 July, 2015
Jacob Zuma foundation in Chinese racing team sponsorship: pictures

Jacob Zuma foundation in Chinese racing team sponsorship: pictures

Photographs carrying the logo of the Jacob Zuma Foundation on a team car for China’s Formula-E team are creating a buzz on social media.


Government - By Staff Writer | 7 July, 2015
Rapport defends Prasa story

Rapport defends Prasa story

The Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) says the locomotives it acquired are the best in the world, and they are suited for local tracks.


Government - By News24Wire | 6 July, 2015
Prasa CEO: top engineer targeted because he is black

Prasa CEO: top engineer targeted because he is black

Prasa has rejected an article claiming that its new batch of locomotives exceed the height restrictions for local tracks.


General, Government - By Staff Writer | 6 July, 2015
Almost R3 million spent on Zulu king’s private flights: report

Almost R3 million spent on Zulu king’s private flights: report

Taxpayers have reportedly forked out almost R3 million on private flights for Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini to attend social and official engagements – despite the monarch blowing his annual budget and receiving a bailout earlier this year


Government - By News24Wire | 5 July, 2015
South Africa’s R600 million train blunder

South Africa’s R600 million train blunder

South African railways officials imported brand new locomotives from Europe worth hundreds of millions of rand despite explicit warnings that the trains are not suited for local rail lines


Government - By News24Wire | 5 July, 2015
Eskom CEO awarded honorary degree

Eskom CEO awarded honorary degree

Eskom’s acting CEO Brian Molefe has received an honorary degree of Doctor of Engineering (DEng) from the Glasgow Caledonian University, in Glasgow, Scotland.


Government - By News24Wire | 2 July, 2015
21 homes – built for R6 million each – stand empty at Nkandla

21 homes – built for R6 million each – stand empty at Nkandla

As many as 21 houses at South African president, Jacob Zuma’s homestead at Nkandla in KwaZulu-Natal, remain empty almost six years after construction began.


Government - By Staff Writer | 1 July, 2015
Nkandla security upgrades only cost 25% of the total spend

Nkandla security upgrades only cost 25% of the total spend

According to Police Minister Nathi Nhleko only a quarter of the Nkandla budget was spent on actual security upgrades.


Government - By News24Wire | 30 June, 2015
Zuma’s Nkandla needs more money for new security

Zuma’s Nkandla needs more money for new security

The ongoing scrutiny of President Jacob Zuma’s Nkandla home has made him even more vulnerable to further security risks.


Government - By News24Wire | 30 June, 2015
Watch: Mmusi Maimane roasted by BBC journalist

Watch: Mmusi Maimane roasted by BBC journalist

DA leader, Mmusi Maimane faced fresh accusations that the political party is a white party with a black face in an interview with the BBC


Government - By Staff Writer | 30 June, 2015
We don’t have time to use e-tolls to spy on you: Sanral

We don’t have time to use e-tolls to spy on you: Sanral

With the new e-toll dispensation is set to take effect in July, Sanral says it does not have the time to use the information gathered by it’s technology to spy on motorists.


Government - By Staff Writer | 30 June, 2015
South African councillors demand R1.3 million salary

South African councillors demand R1.3 million salary

Salga is demanding that all councillors earn a salary of R1.3 million, regardless of the size of their municipality.


General, Government - By Staff Writer | 30 June, 2015
How to name a public space in South Africa

How to name a public space in South Africa

The City of Cape Town’s Naming Committee has recommended the Memorialisation Policy to the city’s executive mayor, Patricia de Lille.


Government - By Staff Writer | 26 June, 2015
South Africa is the second worst country in the world for gun deaths

South Africa is the second worst country in the world for gun deaths

A recent shooting incident in the USA has once again highlighted a glaring gun control problem in the country – but closer to home, South Africa has massive problems all its own.


Government - By Staff Writer | 22 June, 2015
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