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Education department denies ‘culling’ students to boost matric pass rate

Education department denies ‘culling’ students to boost matric pass rate

The Department of Basic Education has dismissed claims that it removed some learners to get a higher pass rate in the National Senior Certificate (NSC) examinations.

Government - By SA News | 9 January, 2017
Big petrol price hike in January

Big petrol price hike in January

Motorists will have to dig deeper into their pockets as all grades of petrol are due to increase next Wednesday.

Energy - By SA News | 31 December, 2016
Eskom connects Kusile unit to the grid

Eskom connects Kusile unit to the grid

Kusile power station’s Unit 1 has been connected to the national grid for the first time this year, power utility Eskom has said.

Energy - By SA News | 28 December, 2016
Huge rise in SA road fatalities this festive season

Huge rise in SA road fatalities this festive season

A total of 845 fatalities have been recorded on South African roads since 1 December till 19 December, says Transport Minister Dipuo Peters.

Lifestyle - By SA News | 20 December, 2016
NSFAS to launch mobile phone banking system for students

NSFAS to launch mobile phone banking system for students

Students who did not apply for funding for the 2017 academic year by the November 30 deadline will have another opportunity to apply.

General - By SA News | 17 December, 2016
Beware this investment scam

Beware this investment scam

The Department of Trade and Industry (dti) has issued a warning to the public about a scam targeting businesses looking to conduct trade and investment with the rest of the African continent.

General - By SA News | 15 December, 2016
New Zealanders now need a visa to travel to SA

New Zealanders now need a visa to travel to SA

Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba on Tuesday announced that South Africa took a decision to reciprocate by withdrawing the visa exemption which New Zealand passport holders enjoy.

Business - By SA News | 14 December, 2016
Hlaudi Motsoeneng demanded R500,000 increase

Hlaudi Motsoeneng demanded R500,000 increase

Former SABC acting CEO Phil Molefe has given explosive testimony at Parliament’s SABC inquiry, saying Hlaudi Motsoeneng threatened to “go to Pretoria” after he refused to give him a R500 000 increase.

Media - By SA News | 9 December, 2016
R3,500 minimum wage a launching pad to improve wage equality – Ramaphosa

R3,500 minimum wage a launching pad to improve wage equality – Ramaphosa

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says once implemented, the National Minimum Wage will improve the welfare of the lowest paid in South Africa.

Finance - By SA News | 8 December, 2016
No salary increase for public officials in 2017, says Zuma

No salary increase for public officials in 2017, says Zuma

President Jacob Zuma has affirmed the recommendation not to increase the salaries of public office bearers for the 2016/17 financial year.

Government - By SA News | 6 December, 2016
Moody’s affirms Eskom credit rating at negative

Moody’s affirms Eskom credit rating at negative

Moody’s Investor Services has affirmed Eskom’s credit rating, assigning it to a national scale rating of A2.za.

Energy - By SA News | 6 December, 2016
Comment period extended for new SA booze bill

Comment period extended for new SA booze bill

The Department of Trade and Industry (dti) has again extended the deadline for submission of written public comments on the National Liquor Amendment Bill to later this month.

Government - By SA News | 5 December, 2016
SAA warns of cabin crew employment scam

SAA warns of cabin crew employment scam

South African Airways (SAA) has warned the public about the re-emergence of a recruitment scam inviting young people to apply for a cabin crew training programme.

Business - By SA News | 30 November, 2016
Zuma sends FICA bill back to Parliament

Zuma sends FICA bill back to Parliament

President Jacob Zuma has referred the Financial Intelligence Centre Amendment (FICA) Bill back to the National Assembly for reconsideration.

Government - By SA News | 29 November, 2016
SA looks to modernise postal network

SA looks to modernise postal network

The Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services has met with the Universal Postal Union (UPU) to discuss ways to modernise the postal network to benefit from e-commerce.

Finance - By SA News | 29 November, 2016
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