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South Africa to embark on China roadshow

South Africa to embark on China roadshow

South Africa will embark on a roadshow in China to attract investment in Special Economic Zones (SEZs).

Government - By SA News | 28 March, 2017
‘Not our business,’ says ANC of Gordhan’s recall

‘Not our business,’ says ANC of Gordhan’s recall

President Jacob Zuma’s recalling Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan from an overseas trip has nothing to do with the African National Congress, secretary general Gwede Mantashe said on Monday.

Government - By SA News | 27 March, 2017
Action should be taken against non-compliant companies

Action should be taken against non-compliant companies

Action should be taken against companies that are found not to be complying with the Broad-Based Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) requirements for transformation, says Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies.

Government - By SA News | 27 March, 2017
Funding levelling higher education playing field

Funding levelling higher education playing field

The National Skills Authority (NSA) chairperson, Lulama Nare, says government efforts to increase funding for students who qualify to study at public colleges and universities have expanded access to education in South Africa.

Lifestyle - By SA News | 24 March, 2017
Zuma getting personally involved with Sassa grant payments

Zuma getting personally involved with Sassa grant payments

President Jacob Zuma will now lead and chair the Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) on Comprehensive Social Security to ensure that the Constitutional Court order concerning the payment of grants is well executed.

Government - By SA News | 20 March, 2017
InvestSA One Stop Shop to be launched

InvestSA One Stop Shop to be launched

President Jacob Zuma will on Friday officially launch the Invest South Africa One Stop Shop (InvestSA OSS) at the Department of Trade and Industry offices in Pretoria, says the Presidency.

Finance - By SA News | 16 March, 2017
Eskom signs agreement with Coega on nuclear

Eskom signs agreement with Coega on nuclear

Eskom and the Coega Development Corporation (CDC) have signed a collaborative agreement on South Africa’s nuclear new build programme.

General - By SA News | 15 March, 2017
Why Durban lost the Commonwealth Games 2022

Why Durban lost the Commonwealth Games 2022

Government on Tuesday expressed disappointment at the announcement by the Commonwealth Games Federation to withdraw South Africa’s bid to host a successful Commonwealth Games in Durban 2022.

Government - By SA News | 14 March, 2017
Minister Gordhan: Grants will be paid on 1 April

Minister Gordhan: Grants will be paid on 1 April

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan says government would like to remove any uncertainty and assure South Africans that social grants will be paid on 1 April.

Government - By SA News | 14 March, 2017
Presidency unaware of ‘secret’ meetings between SASSA and Zuma advisor

Presidency unaware of ‘secret’ meetings between SASSA and Zuma advisor

The Presidency says it is not aware of meetings between President Jacob Zuma’s legal advisor and the managers of the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) on the payment of social grants.

Government - By SA News | 12 March, 2017
Could tourism be the new mining boom for SA?

Could tourism be the new mining boom for SA?

With all the challenges experienced in the mining and manufacturing sector in 2015 and 2016, tourism has been one industry that continued to prove its economic potential in a tough global environment.

General, Government - By SA News | 10 March, 2017
New bill will force companies to do more business with townships and small dorpies

New bill will force companies to do more business with townships and small dorpies

A new bill will be tabled in the North West Provincial Legislature, forcing both the state and private companies to spend 70% of their procurement budgets to procure goods and services in villages, townships and small dorpies.

General - By SA News | 10 March, 2017
Home Affairs to be repositioned ‘as the nerve centre of security’

Home Affairs to be repositioned ‘as the nerve centre of security’

Home Affairs Director General Mkuseli Apleni says a repositioned Home Affairs will be a critical enabler of delivering mandatory services, economic development and national security.

Government - By SA News | 9 March, 2017
Treasury to publish amendments to tax free savings accounts

Treasury to publish amendments to tax free savings accounts

National Treasury will shortly publish final amendments to tax free savings accounts for the year beginning 1 March 2017.

Finance - By SA News | 1 March, 2017
Fee adjustment grant allocated to assist poor students

Fee adjustment grant allocated to assist poor students

Government has allocated a “fee adjustment grant” to assist students from poor, working class and missing middle households to pay for increases of up to 8% on the 2017 higher education fees.

Telecommunications - By SA News | 28 February, 2017
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