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The yacht will give the students an opportunity to prepare for their careers on the high seas.
Maritime education gets a much needed boost  

Friday 28 April 2017 20:25

The donation of a 26 foot yacht to the Lawhill Maritime Centre in Simon's Town means that more children from disadvantaged communities will now be to access South Africa’s Maritime industry.

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Rand flat, stocks led higher by Mediclinic

Friday 28 April 2017 20:08

South Africa's rand was flat late on Friday.

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Job losses will contribute to decreasing household income and increasing inequality - offsetting the benefits of the minimum wage to the economy as a whole.
Income inequality and the minimum wage

Friday 28 April 2017 17:50

In 1994, at the end of the apartheid era, South Africa was typified by massive income inequality.

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Sanef has also highlighted disappointment at the police’s conduct at public events.
Sanef expresses concern as media threats rise

Friday 28 April 2017 12:35

The South African National Editors’ Forum has expressed concern over several events that have a potential to grind down media freedom.

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Kgosana described as a clear thinker

Friday 28 April 2017 11:18

Former Nafcoc President and businessman Dr Sam Motsoenyane has described late PAC stalwart Philip Kgosana as a clear thinker and visionary.

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Protests by farm workers in the Western Cape added to pressure for a minimum wage.
Minimum wage could hurt small firms and rural workers

Friday 28 April 2017 08:23

South Africa will formally adopt a national minimum wage of R20.00 per hour on Worker’s Day next year.

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Government has declared a special provincial funeral befitting Kgosana’s stature.
Liberation stalwart Kgosana to be laid to rest

Friday 28 April 2017 07:45

Pan African Congress leader Phillip Kgosana, who died of cancer last week at the age of 80, will be laid to rest in Pretoria on Friday.

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Reclaim Our Freedom Rally bashes Zuma

Thursday 27 April 2017 13:42

The ‘Reclaim Our Freedom Rally has pledged support for anti-president Zuma sentiments.

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Fuel price to rise next week

Thursday 27 April 2017 13:30

The Department of Energy has confirmed that the price of petrol in Gauteng will increase by 49c per litre on May 3.

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Zuma’s leadership sharply criticized at rally

Thursday 27 April 2017 13:08

President Jacob Zuma has been sharply criticized for his lack of leadership at a rally organised by civil society movements and opposition parties in Pretoria.

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Mixed views for Freedom Day on Twitter

Thursday 27 April 2017 12:45

“Are we really free?” is the question some South Africans are asking on Social Media.

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More arrests expected in alleged coup plotters saga

Thursday 27 April 2017 10:15

The Hawks say more arrests are expected in their investigations into a plot to assassinate officials who are perceived to be state capture beneficiaries.

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'Freedom still elusive as SA remains captured'

Thursday 27 April 2017 09:20

Struggle veteran Omar Badsha has warned that freedom will remain elusive as long as South Africa remains captured.

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Opposition parties to hold Freedom Day rally

Thursday 27 April 2017 06:25

A number of opposition parties and civil society organisations will mark Freedom Day at a rally to be held in Pretoria on Thursday.

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SA marks Freedom Day

Thursday 27 April 2017 06:13

Freedom Day celebrations in Manguzi, northern Kwa-Zulu Natal will focus on the fight against crime. President Jacob Zuma and his deputy Cyril Ramaphosa will lead the main Freedom Day celebrations.

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The rand got off to a good week, hitting a 3-week high of R12.80 to the US dollar.
Rand retreats further from 3-week high, stocks gain

Wednesday 26 April 2017 19:18

South Africa's rand fell from a 3-week high against the U.S. dollar on Wednesday.

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Samwu, municipality clash over salary deductions

Wednesday 26 April 2017 12:15

Samwu has accused management of the Bushbuckridge Municipality of deducting money from their members’ salaries without their knowledge.

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Delegates at the launch of the South African Federation of Trade Unions.
South Africa has a new trade union federation. Can it break the mould?

Wednesday 26 April 2017 11:41

The newly launched Saftu promises to be a voice for the growing numbers of unorganised and marginalised workers in the country. But will it also break their hearts with false promises?

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Court declares nuclear programme unlawful

Wednesday 26 April 2017 11:33

The High Court in the Western Cape has set aside government's nuclear programme saying that it's unconstitutional and unlawful.

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SA calls for protection of indigenous people

Wednesday 26 April 2017 10:17

SA has called for a convention with legally-binding norms that will provide the maximum promotion, protection of the rights of indigenous people's everywhere.

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