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Wednesday, 11-26-14, 13:14New White Door Safe Space to Protect Abused Women[SAnews.gov.za]Pretoria -The Department of Social Development will today launch the White Door Safe Space facility in Madibeng in the North West to accommodate abused women. read more...
Wednesday, 11-26-14, 12:21Thabo Mbeki's Quietly Destructive Policy On Zimbabwe[ISS]It was the skeleton in the cupboard that successive South African leaders desperately tried to keep locked up. Former presidents Thabo Mbeki, Kgalema Motlanthe and President Jacob Zuma all fought tooth and nail to prevent the release of the Khampepe report on the 2002 elections in Zimbabwe, drawn up by Constitutional Court judges Dikgang Moseneke and Sisi Khampepe. read more...
Tuesday, 11-25-14, 14:35The Increasing Burden of Crime On Business[ISS]The official South African Police Service (SAPS) crime statistics for the 2013-14 financial year reflect the heavy burden crime places on business. The statistics show a 13,7% increase in robberies at business premises from the previous year, and an overall increase of 461% since 2004-05. read more...
Tuesday, 11-25-14, 12:31Twin Peaks Legislation Expected to Reach Parly in May[SAnews.gov.za]A draft bill aimed at reforming South Africa's financial regulatory system is expected to be tabled in May 2015, the National Treasury said on Tuesday. read more...
Tuesday, 11-25-14, 11:11Shadow Dancing With Debt - the Credit Ratings Agencies Must Be Reformed[SACSIS]South African economic prospects have recently been downgraded, yet again, by major credit ratings agencies (CRA's). The nation's sovereign rating now stands just above junk bond status. read more...
Monday, 11-24-14, 13:05Africa's Biggest Solar Plant Opens[SA Info]The new 96 megawatt (MW) photovoltaic solar power project in South Africa's Northern Cape province is now online and will help the country meet its critical electricity needs. read more...
Monday, 11-24-14, 13:05South Africa Opens Continent's Biggest Solar Plant[SA Info]The new 96 megawatt (MW) photovoltaic solar power project in South Africa's Northern Cape province is now online and will help the country meet its critical electricity needs. read more...
Monday, 11-24-14, 9:05VP Ramaphosa Comes Under Spotlight[African Arguments]Oh the irony. In 1982, Cyril Ramaphosa, presided over the establishment of one of South Africa's largest trade unions, the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM). Exactly thirty years later, Ramaphosa, in his capacity as board member of Lonmin PLC, presided over the worst state violence against civilians since apartheid, many of whom were NUM members, when police shot and killed 34 miners during the wildcat strike at Lonmin's Marikana platinum mine. read more...
Sunday, 11-23-14, 10:30DA Calls for Parliamentary Inquiry Into SAA CEO's Appointment[DA]The acting SAA CEO, Nico Bezuidenhout must immediately be suspended pending the outcome of an inquiry into his appointment to SAA. read more...
Saturday, 11-22-14, 9:09SA-Germany to Continue Working Together[SAnews.gov.za]Pretoria -South Africa and Germany should work together for a peaceful and better world, says International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane. read more...

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