Motlanthe appoints SABC Board

After a robust interviewing and selection process, acting President Kgalema Motlanthe has appointed the new SABC Board. In a statement on Wednesday 25 September, Mac Maharaj, the spokesman in The Presidency, said: “Motlanthe, in his capacity as Acting President of Read the full story

Living in the Corridors of Freedom of a Caring City

By Mzukona Mantshontsho Member of the Mayoral Committee (MMC) for Transport Councillor Christine Walters will on Wednesday 2 October be unveiling the City of Joburg’s (COJ’s) long awaited policy framework for transport in the City, the Strategic Integrated Transport Framework Read the full story

Repo rate remains unchanged – MPC

The Reserve Bank has kept the repo rate unchanged at 5% per annum, it said on Thursday 19 September. Briefing reporters following the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting, Reserve Bank Governor Gill Marcus said that although the sustained breach of Read the full story

Municipal Bills to be sent via MMS

“Going green using your fingertips”   The City notifies customers that municipal statements will be sent through multi-media service (MMS) channel effectively on Monday 23 September. We have completed the pilot since the 2nd July 2013 in reaching all the Read the full story

Resolve motor industry strike – Minister Oliphant

Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant has condemned the violence in the on-going motor industry strike, and has also called on parties to speed up negotiations. Oliphant said the country’s laws guarantee the right to protest, but cautioned that every right must Read the full story

Bill to appoint BEE watchdog referred to provinces

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies says a Bill aimed at appointing a commissioner to deal with Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) non-compliance has been referred to the National Council of Provinces. Speaking to journalists after chairing the Presidential BEE Advisory Read the full story

Zuma’s decision on Secrecy Bill welcome

The Ministry of State Security has joined political parties and analysts in welcoming President Jacob Gedley’hlekisa Zuma’s decision to send the Protection of State Information Bill back to the National Assembly. The controversial “secrecy bill” was passed by Parliament earlier Read the full story

Majority must benefit from Economy – Ramaphosa

Despite the significant progress made in transforming the South African economy, the majority of the population remained on the margins of development, said National Planning Commission Deputy Chairperson, Cyril Ramaphosa. The economy created too few jobs and the majority of Read the full story

Transformation in South Africa

South Africa’s transformation began on February 2, 1990, when President F. W. de Klerk, in a startling announcement, lifted the 30-year ban on black political organizations and released Nelson Mandela from prison after 27 years. The transformation can be divided Read the full story