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BRIC countries get SA port of entry visas

BRIC countries get SA port of entry visas

Business and diplomatic travellers from South Africa’s BRICS partners – Brazil, Russia, India, and China – are to receive a port of entry visa into the country.


Government - By SAPA | 26 February, 2015
Plans to sell government assets

Plans to sell government assets

Private investment in parastatals and selling off some of their assets are part of the state’s plans to lessen their drain on its finances


Government - By SAPA | 25 February, 2015
Government raises taxes, hikes electricity levy

Government raises taxes, hikes electricity levy

Taxpayers, except those in the lowest tax bracket, will see a slight dent in their pay packets from April 1, Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene announced on Wednesday.


Government - By SAPA | 25 February, 2015
Eskom wants R4.75 billion from municipalities

Eskom wants R4.75 billion from municipalities

Government is hatching a plan to claw back the R4.75 billion owed to it by municipalities.


Government - By Staff Writer | 22 February, 2015
Signal jamming was an “operational error”

Signal jamming was an “operational error”

The signal jamming in the National Assembly ahead of the state-of-the-nation-address was caused by an operational error, the state security department said on Wednesday.


Government - By SAPA | 19 February, 2015
Eskom’s Medupi unit 6 update

Eskom’s Medupi unit 6 update

Medupi’s unit six turbine is now running at optimum speed, Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown said on Wednesday.


Government - By SAPA | 18 February, 2015
We knew about a device in Parliament: speaker

We knew about a device in Parliament: speaker

Parliament has admitted that government knew about a device that was active and jamming signals at the state of the nation address last week.


Government - By Staff Writer | 17 February, 2015
Gauteng in renewable energy drive

Gauteng in renewable energy drive

Gauteng moving towards renewable energy to take pressure off the struggling national energy grid.


Government - By SAPA | 17 February, 2015
Parliament to investigate signal jam

Parliament to investigate signal jam

Parliament said it will investigate “issues” which arose during the State of the Nation address on Thursday evening including mobile phone connectivity.


Government - By Staff Writer | 13 February, 2015
Is signal jamming allowed in SA?

Is signal jamming allowed in SA?

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa has weighed in on the state of the nation address signal jamming controversy.


Government - By Staff Writer | 13 February, 2015
I did not say that: Premier

I did not say that: Premier

Gauteng Premier David Makhura on Sunday refuted a Citizen newspaper article quoting him as saying e-toll bills must be paid


Government - By SAPA | 8 February, 2015
How to fix Eskom’s massive power mess

How to fix Eskom’s massive power mess

The biggest obstacle casting a shadow over South Africa’s ability to grow its economy is the unstable electricity supply.


Government - By Staff Writer | 2 February, 2015
Scrap the Department of Communications: DA

Scrap the Department of Communications: DA

The Democratic Alliance has called on President Jacob Zuma to consider doing away with the Department of Communications (DoC).


Government - By Staff Writer | 2 February, 2015
Zuma’s salary vs other world leaders

Zuma’s salary vs other world leaders

SA president Jacob Zuma’s latest pay boost helps him retain his place as one of the highest-paid politicians in the world.


Government - By Staff Writer | 1 February, 2015
SA gets first e-police station

SA gets first e-police station

National police commissioner General Riah Phiyega launched South Africa’s first e-police station in Kabokweni, Mpumalanga on Friday, during National Police Day celebrations.


Government - By SAPA | 30 January, 2015
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