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5 things you need to know in South Africa today

5 things you need to know in South Africa today

Pravin Gordhan talks up South Africa at Davos, but keeps it real about the risks we face; there’s an apparent split in the ANC’s KZN caucus, which can have huge implications for the party’s presidential race; and eMalahleni’s mayor finally says no to the R1.5 million car she wanted to buy.

General - By Staff Writer | 19 January, 2017
6 things you need to know about South Africa’s new tax laws

6 things you need to know about South Africa’s new tax laws

President Zuma has signed off on three new Tax Amendment Acts introducing several big new changes for South African taxpayers.

General - By Staff Writer | 17 January, 2017
Facebook access is now free on Vodacom Siyakha

Facebook access is now free on Vodacom Siyakha

Vodacom has launched Facebook Flex, the “first of many products to launch under the Vodacom Siyakha platform”.

General - By MyBroadband | 17 January, 2017
‘Gupta bank’ one step closer after R450 million acquisition

‘Gupta bank’ one step closer after R450 million acquisition

The Gupta family is one step closer to reestablishing a foothold in South Africa, with the confirmation that family and business allies, Salim Aziz Essa and Hamza Farooqui, have cleared another hurdle to opening their own bank in South Africa.

General - By Staff Writer | 16 January, 2017
These are the most popular cars, bakkies and SUVs in South Africa

These are the most popular cars, bakkies and SUVs in South Africa

Lightstone Auto has provided the full sales breakdown for passenger, utility and sports utility vehicles sold in 2016 – and tried and trusted favourites topped the list.

General - By Staff Writer | 15 January, 2017
How many foreigners really live in South Africa?

How many foreigners really live in South Africa?

Carte Blanche recently claimed that “almost one-third of Malawi’s population” – almost 6 million foreigners – live in South Africa, but an Africa Check’s investigation shows that this is way off.

General - By Africa Check | 14 January, 2017
Absa responds to R2.25 billion apartheid-era bailout saga

Absa responds to R2.25 billion apartheid-era bailout saga

Absa said a preliminary report by Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane that recommends the bank pay back R2.25bn it received as part of an unlawful apartheid-era bailout is “regrettable”.

General - By News24Wire | 13 January, 2017
Consumer commission to step in over Ford Kuga blowout

Consumer commission to step in over Ford Kuga blowout

The South African National Consumer Commission says that it has given Ford Motors South Africa until the end of February to complete an investigation into the spate of Ford Kugas that have burst into flames over the past few weeks.

General - By Staff Writer | 13 January, 2017
Another Ford Kuga bursts into flames – the ninth car so far in 2017

Another Ford Kuga bursts into flames – the ninth car so far in 2017

Yet another Ford Kuga has burst into flames, making it the ninth vehicle to do so since the start of the year

General - By Staff Writer | 12 January, 2017
These 3 graphs show how South Africa’s wealth distribution has changed since apartheid

These 3 graphs show how South Africa’s wealth distribution has changed since apartheid

The World Wealth and Income Database has updated South Africa’s profile, providing a clearer picture of the country’s wealth and income inequality between 1960 and 2015.

General - By Staff Writer | 11 January, 2017
Government unveils its higher education financial plan to end student protests

Government unveils its higher education financial plan to end student protests

The first details of government’s upcoming Ikusasa Student Financial Aid Programme, aimed at addressing South Africa’s “missing middle” have emerged.

General - By Staff Writer | 11 January, 2017
Noakes slams study that aims to debunk low-carb diet benefits

Noakes slams study that aims to debunk low-carb diet benefits

Professor Tim Noakes, known for his controversial low-carbohydrate high-fat diet, has criticised researchers who have claimed that a balanced diet delivers the same results as a low-carbohydrate diet.

General - By News24Wire | 10 January, 2017
Government blew R18.5 million changing municipal boundaries ahead of the 2016 elections

Government blew R18.5 million changing municipal boundaries ahead of the 2016 elections

The Municipal Demarcation Board has admitted that it blew millions of rands redrawing boundaries for over 21 municipalities in the run up to the 2016 municipal elections.

General - By Staff Writer | 10 January, 2017
South Africa’s education system is one of the worst in the world: report

South Africa’s education system is one of the worst in the world: report

In the week that South Africa’s matric results were released, international news magazine, The Economist, has declared the country’s schools as among the most inept in the world.

General - By News24Wire | 6 January, 2017
Zuma cabinet reshuffle on the cards: analyst

Zuma cabinet reshuffle on the cards: analyst

The chances of president Jacob Zuma reshuffling his cabinet in the coming months is fairly likely, analysts say – but questions are floating around whether or not finance minister Pravin Gordhan is a target.

General - By Staff Writer | 6 January, 2017
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