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Parliament notes IEC commissioner's resignation

Monday 2 March 2015 12:01

Raenette Taljaard made an immense contribution to the Electoral Commission of SA (IEC), Parliament's home affairs portfolio committee said on Monday.


Post Office administrator warns against strike

Monday 2 March 2015 09:45

South African Post Office (Sapo) administrator Dr Simo Lushaba says the current state of affairs at the state owned company is ‘extremely bad’.


No country is immune from terrorist threats: Mahlobo

Sunday 1 March 2015 11:49

State Security Minister David Mahlobo says there is no single country including South Africa, that are immune from threats to their freedom, development and even terror attacks.


EFF to continue with Nkandla money question to Zuma

Sunday 1 March 2015 07:32

The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) says it will insist that President Jacob Zuma answers questions about the multimillion upgrades at his Nkandla home.


President Zuma accepts Taljaard's resignation

Friday 27 February 2015 17:45

President Jacob Zuma has received and accepted the resignation of Ms Raenette Taljaard as Commissioner of the IEC.


JSC in search of new Inspector General of Intelligence

Friday 27 February 2015 16:41

The Joint Standing Committee on Intelligence is in search of a new Inspector General of Intelligence.


Sanral welcomes Nene’s e-toll stance

Thursday 26 February 2015 17:54

The SA National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) on Thursday welcomed Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene's endorsement of the e-tolling system in Gauteng.


Public Protector Thuli Madonsela said she was relieved and grateful but it was a drop in the ocean.
Protector pleased with R60 million extra in budget

Thursday 26 February 2015 09:00

The office of the public protector was saved from insolvency with a R60 million lifeline in the budget, a local paper reported on Thursday.


State Security Minister David Mahlobo says intelligence leaks are nothing new.
Leaked ‘spy cables” could affect diplomatic relations: Minister

Thursday 26 February 2015 07:25

State Security Minister David Mahlobo has warned that the release of the so-called 'spy cables' could negatively affect diplomatic relations.


Budget Speech: Tough day for consumers

Wednesday 25 February 2015 21:04

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene has delivered his budget speech in which he announced that taxes, as well as fuel levy and electricity tariffs would all go up in April.


Tax hike a good move: Economists

Wednesday 25 February 2015 20:52

Economists say Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene’s announcement of a broad tax increase for the middle and high income earners is a good move.


Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene delivered his 2015 Budget Speech earlier on Wednesday.
Mixed reaction to Budget speech

Wednesday 25 February 2015 19:51

Praises towards the 2015 Budget Speech, delivered by Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene earlier on Wednesday, were very limited from political parties.


Social grants to increase from 1 April

Wednesday 25 February 2015 19:41

Monthly social grant payments in South Africa will increase from 1 April 2015, says Minister of Finance Nhlanhla Nene.


Relief to 'middle income' homeowners

Wednesday 25 February 2015 16:36

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene has announced that the rates and brackets for transfer duties on the sale of property on or after 1 March will be adjusted to provide relief to middle income households.


Libyan parliament proposes appointing general Haftar as top commander

Wednesday 25 February 2015 15:58

The president of Libya's elected parliament has proposed appointing army general Khalifa Haftar as top military commander, parliament's spokesman said on Wednesday.


The National Development Plan (NDP) aims at creating 11 million jobs by 2030.
Expenditure on job creation key to economic growth: Nene

Wednesday 25 February 2015 15:24

In his delivery of budget speech on Wednesday, Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene has stressed the importance of prioritising measures to generate employment opportunities to grow the economy.


Finance Minister, Nhlanhla Nene, has also sought to address infrastructure failures related to water supplies, roads, rail and telecommunications.
Nene increases allocations to key govt departments

Wednesday 25 February 2015 15:14

Despite the tough economic times, Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene has still found a way to increase allocations to key government departments.


Businesses struggle to maintain profitability: Nene

Wednesday 25 February 2015 14:26

In delivering his Budget Speech 2015, Minister of Finance Nhlanhla Nene highlighted that even though SA has registered positive growth, many businesses have struggled to maintain profitability.


S.Africa raises personal income tax, fuel and electricity levies

Wednesday 25 February 2015 14:23

South Africa will increase taxes on personal incomes and also hike levies on fuel and electricity to raise revenue, Finance Minister Nhlanhla said on Wednesday.


Mike Schussler says there will be a R25 billion savings on spending from government.
Petrol price hike on the cards: Economist

Wednesday 25 February 2015 11:43

Economist Mike Schussler says Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene is likely to increase the fuel price by R1 next month.


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