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IEC gazettes election timetable

After meeting with all major political parties contesting the upcoming elections on Wednesday 26 February, the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) has gazetted the election timetable. The timetable sets the dates and deadlines for various aspects of the upcoming national and provincial elections, including the submission of party candidate lists, objections to candidates, applications for special […]

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South Africans consume inadequate amounts of vegetables and fruit per day

While statistics indicate that South Africans’ general intake of fresh fruit and vegetables is below the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) daily requirements, the country is rich in edible indigenous plants that could potentially address food insecurity in many poor households.   This issue was actively discussed by researchers during the Water Research Commission (WRC) Symposium […]

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We have achieved much in a difficult post-recession period

By Mzukona Mantshontsho “No one in this house can deny that the South African economy we have today is better than the one inherited by the ANC government in 1994,” were the words of Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan as he delivered the fifth and last R1.1trillion Budget Speech in Parliament yesterday at 2pm. As we […]

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GDP up to 3.8% in fourth quarter

Statistics South Africa (StatsSA) has announced that the seasonally adjusted real Gross Domestic Product (GDP) at market prices for the fourth quarter of 2013 increased at an annualised rate of 3.8 percent. It said in a statement on Tuesday 25 February that the first preliminary annual estimates of GDP for 2013 were derived as the […]

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In roads in health and education – Mokonyane

Gauteng Premier Nomvula Mokonyane said the province has made great strides in the health and education sectors – which have been the key focus areas during her administration. The premier was delivering her last State of the Province Address of the current administration during the opening of the Provincial Legislature on Monday 24 February. She […]

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Over R1bn approved by Small Business Agency

The Small Business Finance Agency (Sefa) has invested approved funding of over R1 billion, Economic Development Minster Ebrahim Patel said on Friday.  “SEFA is less than two-years old and it has already approved funding in excess of a billion to small business,” said Minister Patel. The minister was speaking at the launch of the Godisa Fund which […]

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Godisa Fund to boost black business, help unemployment

The launch of the R165 million Godisa Fund will boost small black owned business and also help in addressing youth unemployment, says Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba. Speaking at the launch of the of the Fund — which is a collaboration between Anglo American’s enterprise development arm Zimele, Transnet and the Small Enterprise Finance Agency […]

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Eskom declares electricity emergency

Eskom on Thursday 20 February declared an electricity emergency and asked its industrial customers to reduce their load by 10% as of this afternoon. The power system is severely constrained due to the loss of additional generating units from Eskom’s power station fleet, reduced imports and the extensive use of emergency reserves. “This has necessitated […]

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Regenesys and Microsoft 4Afrika, join forces to break the barriers to education

Although education is a right, it remains a privilege for most, especially when it comes to tertiary education.  Microsoft 4Afrika changes this reality and breaks the financial barriers to education by partnering with leading tertiary institutions around the world to offer opportunities to young future African leaders. The partnership with Regenesys Business School will provide […]

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International Mother Tongue Day in SA

By Mzukona Mantshontsho International Mother Language Day is an observance held annually on 21 February worldwide since the year 2000 to promote awareness of linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism. Every year, people around the world commemorate the killing of four students on February 21, 1952, in defence of officially using their mother language, Bengali, […]

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