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07:54 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, July 24, 2014
Economists warns of further food inflation An economist has warned of further food price hikes in the coming months. This, as consumer inflation remained steady at 6.6% year-on-year in June, well outside the Reserve Bank's inflation target of between three and six percent. Statistics South Africa said yesterday that on the month, CPI came in slightly higher at 0.3% in June from 0.2 % the month before. Wits University's Head of Economics, Jannie Rossouw, says c... read more
07:26 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, July 24, 2014
Gov plans laws to curb foreign land ownership Government will introduce legislation to stop foreigners buying land in South Africa but does not think it wise to expropriate existing foreign-owned land, Rural Development and Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti said on Wednesday. "It is possible that we could experience difficulties making the law retrospective on this question," Nkwinti told a media briefing, adding that the ruling party lacked the appetite f... read more
07:30 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Teargas and rubber bullets at EFF protest in legislature  Police fired teargas and rubber bullets to disperse defiant members of the Economic Freedom Fighters at the Gauteng legislature in Johannesburg on Tuesday night. Stun grenades were also thrown inside the foyer of the legislature where EFF leader Julius Malema and others had refused to move. This followed a march by Malema and his EFF members to protest the ejection of party members from the Gauteng legislature over... read more
16:19 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, July 22, 2014
 President Zuma given hydraulic fracturing ultimatum The Treasure Karoo Action Group says President Jacob Zuma has been given 30 days to halt the issuing of exploration licences for fracking in the Karoo, CEO Jonathan Deal says they want to see physical steps to halt the process and that Zuma is the one that needs to put a stop to it. The Action Group and Afriforum hand-delivered a letter to Zuma's offices at the Union Buildings in Pretoria on Monday. In the letter, t... read more
11:33 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Government once again calls for the guns to be silenced in the Middle East  The South African government has once more called for the end to the violence in the Middle East. This as more than 570 Palestinians, many women and children, have died in ongoing Israeli bombardments of the Gaza Strip. Earlier, it was reported that Israeli aircraft have hit more than 70 targets in Gaza, while Israel says 27 soldiers were killed in ongoing clashes. Speaking during debate on her budget vote in p... read more
10:38 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, July 22, 2014
FF-Plus pledge to prevent dissolution of Transnet pension fund  The Freedom Front Plus has pledged to prevent the dissolution of a Transnet pension fund. Party spokesperson, Advocate Anton Alberts says any attempt by Transnet and the state to dissolve the pension fund of the 62 160 former employees, will be a human rights abuse of the worst kind. He says the FF-Plus will take every possible step to prevent this. According to weekend media reports, Transnet was planning to di... read more
09:41 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Minister vows action to avert another EU citrus ban  Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies has vowed to fight tooth and nail to avert a possible European ban on citrus imports from South Africa. This came after oranges contaminated with black spot fungus were found in a shipment to the Netherlands. The citrus industry is a key employer in the Eastern Cape, particularly the Gamtoos and Sundays River Valley where a large percentage of the produce is for the export mar... read more
16:28 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, July 21, 2014
Labour department moots metal sector strike The National Union of Metalworkers of SA says a proposal by the department of labour to end the wage strike in the metal sector has been made. Numsa president Andrew Chirwa says they expect the proposal to be formally tabled at a council meeting between the unions and the employers on Tuesday. The department of labour and the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration are facilitating the talks on Monday, af... read more
16:21 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, July 21, 2014
Gauteng premier condemns toddler hijacking Gauteng premier David Makhura says the dragging of a four-year-old boy for 8 kilometers outside a hijacked car in Boksburg at the weekend was a heartless act. He had visited the boy's family in Reiger Park, Boksburg where the hijacking took place on Saturday evening. Makura said investigations into the boy's death would be stepped up. Taegrin Morris was travelling in a Citi Golf with his mother, father and sister in R... read more
08:50 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, July 21, 2014
Police offer reward over toddler - hijackings  Gauteng police are offering two rewards of R50,000 each for information about two different hijacking cases involving children. The one reward is for information that could lead to the arrest of the suspects who dragged a four-year-old boy outside a hijacked car in Reiger Park on the East Rand on Saturday. The car was later discovered in Boksburg with the dead boy still strapped in his seat belt. The other inci... read more
11:29 (GMT+2), Sun, Sunday, July 20, 2014
Tragic death of child dragged behind hijacked family car  A four-year-old boy has died after being dragged outside a hijacked car in Boksburg. Police Spokesperson Lt-Col Khensane Magoei says the boy was travelling in a City Golf with his family when three highjackers ordered them to get out. The four-year-old was left in his safety belt and the hijackers drove away. Magoai said it was unclear how it happened but the boy was then dragged along; hanging outside the car d... read more
07:17 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, July 17, 2014
Young mother sentenced for killing baby  A young mother, who admitted to stabbing her seven-month-old baby to death, has been sentenced to an effective six years in jail by the Pietermaritzburg High Court. Eighteen-year-old Nompumelelo Nyati said she had been abused by her dysfunctional family when her child support grant was not paid for three months. Nyati killed the baby shortly after the child's father's family refused to care for the baby as she coul... read more
18:29 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, July 16, 2014
New twist in WC 'poo wars' The acquittal of seven people charged with transporting faeces and plotting to dump it at the Western Cape legislature was "surprising". Cape Town mayoral committee member, JP Smith, said that while they believe in the independence of the judiciary, the City of Cape Town finds it highly regrettable and surprising that the magistrate ruled in this fashion. He said the state is expected to appeal Wednesday rulin... read more
14:02 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, July 16, 2014
SAHRC 'slates' City of Cape Town over Khayalitsha sanitation saga The SA Human Rights Commission has found that the City of Cape Town's "long-term use of temporary sanitation facilities and lack of a plan for sanitation delivery in the city, violated the rights of residents of Cape Town's poor and working class communities." According to the 71-page report, the Commission also found that the City of Cape Town also "unfairly racially discriminated against black African peopl... read more
10:48 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Gov sets up command centre to address violence against women and children Social Development Minister, Bathabile Dlamini, says her Department's established a national gender-based violence command centre as part of its response to violence against women and children. Tabling her Department's budget policy statement in parliament today, Minister Dlamini said the command centre will be set up in collaboration with the Departments of Health, the SA Police Service and NGO's. "Seventy-five qua... read more
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