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 2017-02-22 14:44 

News24

South easter fanning Hout Bay fire... +

A wildfire in Hout Bay is being fanned by a strong south-easterly wind, the City of Cape Town's fire brigade says....

 2017-02-22 14:43 

News24

Rescuers use jet ski to save man and child from flooded river... +

Paramedics have been kept busy around Gauteng, attending to several reports of flooded roads, vehicles swept into rivers, and stranded motorists....

 2017-02-22 14:43 

News24

Flooding causes accidents on KZN north coast... +

Emergency services on the KwaZulu-Natal north coast are being kept busy dealing with motor accidents caused by heavy flooding....

 2017-02-22 14:32 

Business Live

EDITOR'S LUNCHBOX: Herman Mashaba becomes scapegoat for attacks on foreigners... +

Violence blamed on mayor Herman Mashaba, and Matthews Phosa launches diatribe against Edward Zuma...

 2017-02-22 14:32 

Business Live

Increase in social grants but who will ensure they are paid?... +

Gordhan announces that the old age disability and care dependency grants will all increase R90 per month to R1600...

 2017-02-22 14:32 

Business Live

Assore first-half headline earnings surge 194.2% to R2.2bn... +

The diversified miner reported a big jump in first-half profit, bolstered by a recovery in commodity prices and the weaker rand...

 2017-02-22 14:32 

Business Live

Police allocated funding to implement Marikana inquiry recommendations... +

The Marikana massacre in 2012 cast scrutiny on the training of the public-order police tasked with managing crowds...

 2017-02-22 14:32 

Business Live

The wages of sin rise ever higher — and the net is thrown wider... +

Alcohol and tobacco taxes are increasing again, and will be joined by sugary drinks...

 2017-02-22 14:32 

Business Live

Gordhan targets new grants at school development... +

A basket of conditional grants is intended to help the poor and bolster early childhood development...

 2017-02-22 14:32 

Business Live

ANALYSIS: A brief history of budgetary optimism... +

Treasury consistently overestimates economic growth rates, and almost always offers rosier projections than the Reserve Bank and IMF, writes Tamar Kahn...

 2017-02-22 14:32 

Business Live

Treasury is not to be messed with, says Gordhan, as he holds the line on fiscal discipline... +

The finance minister allocated no new money for the nuclear power plants favoured by President Jacob Zuma...

 2017-02-22 13:26 

News24

SA is the biggest loser at AU... +

After four years at the helm, South Africas influence seems to be slipping, with many major policy decisions not going its way. ...

 2017-02-22 13:08 

Daily Nation

Nasa chiefs sign coalition pact... +

Opposition leaders yet to reveal deal on power sharing....

 2017-02-22 13:08 

Daily Nation

Nasa leaders only interested in power - Ruto... +

Deputy president urges Coast residents to join Jubilee and re-elect its leaders in August polls....

 2017-02-22 12:59 

Standard Digital

Politics: Jubilee Party warns aspirants against defections... +

Aspirants running away for fear being locked out after party primaries will still face Jubilee aspirants at the ballot, Head of the party Secretariat Raphael Tuju has said....

 2017-02-22 12:55 

Mail & Guardian

Read Pravin Gordhan's 2017 budget speech in full... +

The finance minister tabled the national budget in Parliament on Wednesday....

 2017-02-22 12:51 

Standard Digital

: Let's avoid peddling lies on social media... +

The manner in which some bloggers are misusing social media to engage in character assassination is worrying...

 2017-02-22 12:46 

Mail & Guardian

Sassa pins hopes on CPS to meet grant payment deadline... +

Bathabile Dlamini told Parliament on Wednesday that Sassa would rely on negotiations with Cash Paymaster Services to meet April 1 grant payments...

 2017-02-22 12:30 

Business Live

Budget in a nutshell: tax hikes hit South Africans' pockets hard... +

South Africans earning more than R1.5m a year will pay an extra R4.4bn to the fiscus, part of R28bn in tax increases as Gordhan fills the biggest budget hole since the 2009 recession...

 2017-02-22 12:30 

Business Live

Government 'reflects' on ruling to revoke ICC withdrawal... +

The courts find the decision to withdraw from the Rome Statute unconstitutional; the Department of Justice is deciding whether it will appeal...

 2017-02-22 12:30 

Business Live

Wal-Mart's holiday season sales in US are surprisingly high... +

Investors have ignored an 8% drop in gross profit margins stemming from Wal-Marts continued efforts to cut prices to make them more competitive...

 2017-02-22 12:30 

Business Live

Some good news for foundation phase learners... +

Finance minister says that redistribution in order to support education and health services in rural areas remains central to spending programmes...

 2017-02-22 12:30 

Business Live

Psychiatric patients to be moved to vetted establishments... +

Gauteng health MEC Gwen Ramokgopa says logistical arrangements for the transfer have been carried out and this move be carried out properly...

 2017-02-22 12:30 

Business Live

Rand trades in stable pattern shortly ahead of the budget speech... +

ETM Analytics market analyst Ricardo da Camara says investors and ratings agencies will be interested in hearing about growth-enhancing polices...

 2017-02-22 12:30 

Business Live

ANC Youth League in KwaZulu-Natal joins anti-Gordhan chorus... +

Hours before Gordhan delivered the budget, the youth league in the province asked Zuma to intervene to avoid avoid the capture of Treasury by white monopoly capital...

 2017-02-22 12:29 

Business Live

I am not xenophobic, says founder of South African First party that aims to evict foreign nationals... +

If Mario Khumalos South African First party comes to power, foreign nationals will have 48 hours to leave SA and then borders will be sealed...

 2017-02-22 12:29 

Business Live

Gordhan promises a concerted but sensible attempt to fix student funding... +

Government is doing the best it can in a difficult environment, and will address the challenges in higher education in a phased manner...

 2017-02-22 12:17 

Mail & Guardian

Outgoing MP Mudau: I was not sacked to make way for Molefe... +

Alfred Mudau has been alleged to be the sacrificial lamb in a campaign that is determined to make Molefe MP....

 2017-02-22 12:08 

News24

Inside Brian Molefe's North West paradise... +

It might not have a shebeen, but the upmarket residential estate former Eskom boss Brian Molefe now calls home boasts plenty of other perks for ...

 2017-02-22 12:08 

News24

SABC rebuffed TNA media's outsourcing bid - inquiry... +

The New Age Media made a number of proposals to the SABC in 2011 to outsource some of its news production, but the deals were rebuffed, Parliaments ad hoc committee has heard....

 2017-02-22 12:08 

Mail & Guardian

Budget wrap: Gordhan ups social spending and squeezes the rich ... +

The Finance Minister announced the national budget would be balanced through new tax measures that target the rich....

 2017-02-22 12:06 

Standard Digital

[ World ]

World: Pope appeals for urgent food aid to help famine-stricken South Sudan... +

Pope Francis called for urgent humanitarian aid for the starving people of South Sudan, saying millions risked being "condemned to death" by a famine in parts of the war-ravaged country....

 2017-02-22 12:06 

Standard Digital

[ World ]

Africa: Pope appeals for urgent food aid to help famine-stricken South Sudan... +

Pope Francis called for urgent humanitarian aid for the starving people of South Sudan, saying millions risked being "condemned to death" by a famine in parts of the war-ravaged country....

 2017-02-22 11:45 

Standard Digital

Kenya: Narok residents want donkey abattoir permits suspended to save animals... +

Residents have asked the government to suspend the permits of donkey abattoirs to check the theft of the animals....

 2017-02-22 11:44 

Mail & Guardian

WATCH LIVE: Pravin Gordhan tables the 2017 national budget... +

The finance minister is in Parliament to deliver the national budget....

 2017-02-22 11:37 

IRIN

Indian Ocean Dipole? The obscure climate phenomenon driving drought in East Africa... +

The negative Indian Ocean Dipole has caused low rainfall over East Africa, where 12.8 million people face famine...

 2017-02-22 11:32 

Standard Digital

Kenya: I don't have power over voter register, says Nkaissery... +

Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery has dismissed claims by the opposition that his office has been awarded exclusive powers to oversee the voter register....

 2017-02-22 11:29 

Business Live

SA shipyards secures R10bn naval procurement package... +

Cape Towns Damen is to build six patrol vessels and Durbans Southern African Shipyards a hydrographic survey ship in a big boost for SAs blue economy...

 2017-02-22 11:29 

Business Live

Value of Capco's Earls Court land fell more than 20% by December... +

Capco was one of the biggest casualties when the UK voted to leave the EU in June 2016, with its shares sliding from R77.55 to R49...

 2017-02-22 11:29 

Business Live

Oil price slips but remains close to multiweek highs... +

Both oil cartel Opec and Goldman Sachs say they expect global inventories to decline, which will boost prices...

 2017-02-22 11:29 

Business Live

French presidential elections a quagmire of left and right head-butting... +

Far-right candidate Marine le Pen is holding onto her gains, but centrist Emmanuel Macron hags two boosts from the left...

 2017-02-22 11:29 

Business Live

Mathews Phosa v Edward Zuma: The silliest spat in politics... +

'You are a traitor and you need to be told because money has come into your head and you think you are everything'...

 2017-02-22 11:24 

Standard Digital

: No deal yet for NASA!... +

Is NASA signing a coalition agreement every week? I am 200 per cent sure I read the same thing last week, and didn't they sign another one at Bomas? What a fine mess they are in...

 2017-02-22 11:16 

News24

ICC withdrawal 'unconstitutional and invalid', high court rules... +

The High Court in Pretoria has ruled that government's decision to withdraw from the International Criminal Court was unconstitutional and invalid, and government must withdraw notice of its withdrawal....

 2017-02-22 11:13 

Standard Digital

[ World ]

World: South Africa's withdrawal from ICC unconstitutional, court rules... +

A decision by South Africa to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC) is unconstitutional, the country's High Court ruled on Wednesday....

 2017-02-22 11:13 

Standard Digital

[ World ]

Africa: South Africa's withdrawal from ICC unconstitutional, court rules... +

A decision by South Africa to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC) is unconstitutional, the country's High Court ruled on Wednesday....

 2017-02-22 11:02 

Daily Nation

Former Gambian spy chief arrested... +

Yankuba Badjie headed the National Intelligence Agency during Jammeh's rule....

 2017-02-22 11:02 

Daily Nation

Five prisoners escape on way to Kangundo court... +

Another prisoner shot dead as he tries to escape....

 2017-02-22 11:00 

Standard Digital

: Video: A message to Maureen Mwende, her husband and unborn child... +

After news emerged that Maureen Mwende, the lady whose hands were chopped off by her husband for not bearing him children, there were varied reactions from a section of Kenyans...

 2017-02-22 10:57 

SABC

DA, ANC await 2017 budget speech ... +

The Democratic Alliance believes Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan will increase personal taxes when he delivers his Budget Speech on Wednesday afternoon in Parliament....

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