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Gordhan backs Jacob Zuma’s radical economic transformation

Gordhan backs Jacob Zuma’s radical economic transformation

Radical economic transformation shouldn’t just be a slogan, but it needs to get to the root of poverty and inequality in South Africa, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan said on Wednesday.

General - By News24Wire | 22 February, 2017
Fuel levy is going up in South Africa

Fuel levy is going up in South Africa

Motorists will have to pay quite a bit extra for a full tank of fuel come April, after finance minister Pravin Gordhan announced a hike in the fuel levy.

General - By Staff Writer | 22 February, 2017
South Africa’s sugar tax has changed – here’s when to expect it

South Africa’s sugar tax has changed – here’s when to expect it

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has delivered his 2017 budget speech introducing a host of new tax and finance adjustments for 2017 including changes to the controversial sugar tax.

General - By Staff Writer | 22 February, 2017
This is how much firing Gordhan would cost South Africa

This is how much firing Gordhan would cost South Africa

Many see the decision by South Africa’s governing African National Congress (ANC) to send the disgraced former CEO of the power utility Eskom to parliament as the precursor to another attack on the National Treasury and to remove finance minister Pravin Gordhan.

General - By The Conversation | 21 February, 2017
How unhealthy food ads target poor illiterate people

How unhealthy food ads target poor illiterate people

More than half of the adverts in magazines that primarily target poor, black people are for unhealthy and starchy foods, a new study finds.

General - By The Conversation | 19 February, 2017
Head traders and directors named in SA banking collusion scandal

Head traders and directors named in SA banking collusion scandal

Big-name traders and directors at South African banks have been named by the Competition Commission’s full case submission in the currency trading collusion scandal.

General - By Staff Writer | 17 February, 2017
SA government issues tropical cyclone Dineo warning

SA government issues tropical cyclone Dineo warning

The South African government has called on communities to be on high alert and take precautions ahead of tropical cyclone “Dineo’s” arrival in the country later today.

General - By SA News | 16 February, 2017
SA Human Rights Commission tackles racism on social media

SA Human Rights Commission tackles racism on social media

The South African Human Rights Commission will host a two-day national hearing on racism and social media in Braamfontein, Johannesburg on Wednesday.

General - By News24Wire | 15 February, 2017
Shocking levels of corruption uncovered at City Power amid allegations involving the chairman’s wife

Shocking levels of corruption uncovered at City Power amid allegations involving the chairman’s wife

The City of Johannesburg Mayor, Herman Mashaba earlier this month confirmed that he has instituted an independent forensic investigation into City Power tenders valued at billions of rand.

General - By Staff Writer | 15 February, 2017
ANC will lose Gauteng in 2019: Julius Malema

ANC will lose Gauteng in 2019: Julius Malema

EFF leader Julius Malema says that the ANC will lose Gauteng in the next national elections – and the ruling party should blame that on president Jacob Zuma.

General - By Staff Writer | 14 February, 2017
Sign Language could become South Africa’s 12th official language

Sign Language could become South Africa’s 12th official language

Parliament’s Constitutional Review Committee is preparing to present to the house of representatives that South African Sign Language (SASL) be officially recognised as the country’s 12th official language.

General - By Staff Writer | 11 February, 2017
South African food prices expected to drop in 2017: economist

South African food prices expected to drop in 2017: economist

South African consumers can expect good news within the coming months as food price inflation is expected to decrease throughout the year says economist, Dawie Roodt.

General - By Staff Writer | 10 February, 2017
How to get around Cape Town’s road closures ahead of the SONA this week

How to get around Cape Town’s road closures ahead of the SONA this week

The City of Cape Town has released the list of roads that will be closed this week ahead of Thursday’s State of the Nation Address.

General - By Staff Writer | 7 February, 2017
What first-time buyers need to know about the property market right now

What first-time buyers need to know about the property market right now

While the average home price being paid by first-time buyers has risen by a very modest R37,000 in the past 12 months, the average home loan instalment has risen by almost R700 a month.

General - By Staff Writer | 5 February, 2017
14-year-old to study at University of Pretoria

14-year-old to study at University of Pretoria

At just 14, top achiever Hjalmar Rall is set to join other 18-year-olds in undergraduate studies, at the University of Pretoria (UP).

General - By Staff Writer | 2 February, 2017
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