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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 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 12:46 

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 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 11:29 

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 11:16 

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 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....

 2017-02-22 10:50 

News24

March not aimed at kicking Gordhan out - Nehawu... +

Nehawu's march to Parliament to hand over a list of demands to Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has nothing to do with political infighting, says the union....

 2017-02-22 10:45 

SABC

Planned Budget protests prompt tight security... +

Various protests have been planned in Cape Town to coincide with the Budget Speech in Parliament on Wednesday afternoon in Cape Town....

 2017-02-22 10:38 

SABC

Hartbeespoort branch members divided over Molefe saga... +

The decision by the North-West ANC executive committee to appoint former Eskom boss Brian Molefe as a member of Parliament has split the Hartbeespoort branch. ...

 2017-02-22 10:28 

Business Live

How drought and a dentist wrecked SA's wildlife market... +

Average prices of buffalo are down 71%, golden wildebeest bulls 61% and black impala rams 78% as restrictions imposed on trophy hunting...

 2017-02-22 10:28 

Business Live

Protests against foreign nationals are not a cure for joblessness and crime... +

Johannesburg is the pride of SA and Africa and its citizens cannot allow migrants to be blamed for the failures of previous administrations, writes Herman Mashaba...

 2017-02-22 10:28 

Business Live

Lloyds reports soaring annual profits... +

Lower charges linked to an insurance scandal lifted the banking groups performance as it awaits a full return to the private sector following a state bail-out...

 2017-02-22 10:25 

News24

The day Zuma got it right... +

President Jacob Zuma is right to tell South Africans not to travel to Israel. The comparison of the two countries might damage public perceptions of him even further, writes Howard Feldman....

 2017-02-22 10:25 

News24

It's time for the adults in the room to grow up... +

No one fights quite like family does. As the ANC turn on each other it would serve them well to pay attention to the people who are watching in horror as everything that they love, gets ripped apart, writes Howard Feldman....

 2017-02-22 10:25 

News24

Farmers, cops save kids from bus stuck in floodwaters... +

Free State farmers and police struggled for hours to save a busload of schoolchildren after the vehicle got stuck in floodwaters on a low-water bridge....

 2017-02-22 10:25 

News24

Paramedics save one-day old baby in Witbank... +

Paramedics saved a one-day old baby found in the rain next to the Puma Stadium in Witbank, Mpumalanga....

 2017-02-22 10:25 

News24

America's trumped up women's march... +

Millions of women all over the world suffer daily through legislated abuse and systematic disenfranchisement. And yet no one inflates a vagina shaped balloon for them, writes Howard Feldman....

 2017-02-22 10:25 

News24

Flash floods, rain warning for large parts of SA... +

The South African Weather Service has cautioned that the rainy weather experienced over the weekend is set to continue throughout the week....

 2017-02-22 10:25 

News24

Dlamini slammed over grants 'crisis'... +

Civil society organisations are demanding answers as uncertainty reigns over the future payment of 17 million grant beneficiaries when the grants agency SASSA's contract with Cash Pay Master Services ends....

 2017-02-22 10:25 

News24

WATCH: Dramatic footage shows floods sweeping through SA... +

Flood warnings have been issued for the eastern parts of Eastern Cape, southern KwaZulu-Natal, the southern and western parts of the Free State and eastern Northern Cape, and Johannesburg and its surrounding areas....

 2017-02-22 10:22 

SABC

SABC News Live Blog: 22 February 2017... +

Get the latest News as it happens on the SABC News Live Blog....

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