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Sale of non-core state assets at an advanced stage | 26-2-2015

Cape Town – Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene says the process of selling off non-core state assets is at an advanced stage and that he cannot comment on the matter due to the market sensitivity.

KZN Cogta welcomes increased infrastructure budget | 26-2-2015

Pretoria - KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta), Nomusa Dube-Ncube, has welcomed the increased infrastructure budget allocations for municipalities and the fact that a significant share will go to KZN.

Struggle heroes credited for SA, Russia relationship | 26-2-2015

Pretoria – Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa has credited struggle heroes Moses Kotane and JB Marks for laying a foundation for the relationship between Russia and South Africa.

State Security Agency to probe leaking of spy docs | 26-2-2015

Pretoria - The State Security Agency (SSA) has launched a full investigation into the leaking of documents detailing its operations.

MEC pleads for calm in Thembelihle | 26-2-2015

Pretoria - Gauteng Department of Cooperative Governance, Traditional Affairs and Human Settlements MEC Jacob Mamabolo has called for calm in Thembelihle, in Lenasia, following unrest in the area in the last few days.

NW govt demolishes shoddy houses, blacklists contractor | 26-2-2015

Pretoria – The North West government has demolished 28 of 71 shoddily built houses in Huhudi township near Vryburg.

Eskom to implement load-shedding | 26-2-2015

Pretoria - Eskom will implement load-shedding as of 10am this morning, it said on Thursday.

A future by the next generation | 26-2-2015

We have entered the most exciting phase of the youth development policy process: engaging with the people whom it matters the most for—young people.

Minister Nene: 2015 Budget a tough balancing act | 26-2-2015

Cape Town – Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene says due to global and domestic economic constraints, tabling this year’s budget was very difficult.

Education department welcomes budget increase | 26-2-2015

Pretoria - The Department of Basic Education has welcomed the increase in the funds allocated to education by Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene in the 2015 Budget.

R840m to upgrade varsities | 26-2-2015

Pretoria - R840 million will be allocated to historically disadvantaged institutions (HDIs) from the development grant over the next two financial years.

Minister of Small Business condemns violence and looting | 26-2-2015

Pretoria – Minister of Small Business Development Lindiwe Zulu has condemned the ongoing violence involving foreign-owned business people and locals in some parts of the country.

BRICS business executives to receive long-term visa | 26-2-2015

Pretoria – Business executives from BRICS countries, who apply for a visa to visit South Africa for short business trips, will now receive a long-term visa allowing them multiple entries for up to 10 years.

Unequal pay for equal work illegal: CCMA | 26-2-2015

Pretoria - The Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) says every employer must take steps to eliminate discrimination in the workplace by ending unfair practices such as paying employees disproportionately for the same work.

Intelligence Committee concerned about leaked spy reports | 25-2-2015

Pretoria – The chairperson of the Joint Standing Committee on Intelligence (JSCI), Cornelia September, has expressed concern about claims of leaked intelligence reports allegedly prepared by or on behalf of South African intelligence agencies.

2015 Budget Vote: full speech | 25-2-2015

2015 Budget Vote: full speech

Government to revise toll tariffs | 25-2-2015

Pretoria - Government has noted concerns regarding the socio-economic impact of the e-toll tariffs and revised monthly ceilings will be proposed shortly, Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene announced on Wednesday.

Free State makes strides in job creation, service delivery | 25-2-2015

Pretoria - Free State Premier Ace Magashule says the province’s job creation prospects are looking up, with 51 020 work opportunities created as at the end of January this year through the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP).

Public Service Commission satisfied with Gauteng hospitals | 25-2-2015

Pretoria - The Public Service Commission (PSC) says it is satisfied with its findings following inspections conducted at two Gauteng hospitals.

Increase on personal income tax, fuel levies proposed | 25-2-2015

Cape Town – Taxpayers should expect to pay a percentage point more from their personal income tax for government to raise an extra R12 billion this year and another R15 billion next year, the National Treasury said on Wednesday.


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