ANC says ‘unscrupulous elements’ fuel protests

The ANC in Johannesburg has pinned the blame for most of the service-delivery protests in the city on "unscrupulous elements" within the party.

Motlanthe takes issue with Malema’s school visits

ANC deputy president Kgalema Motlanthe has criticised ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema's school visits, according to a media report.

Bishop Verryn suspended

Paul Verryn, the Johannesburg Central Methodist Church bishop, has been suspended from the Methodist Church of SA, a lawyer said on Thursday.

Motorists warned to steer clear of Jo’burg CBD

Johannesburg motorists have been warned to steer clear of the CBD on Tuesday as a protest by municipal workers over low wages is set to continue.

Zille accuses ANC of ‘telling lies’

Democratic Alliance leader Helen Zille on Sunday compared the African National Congress to a broken door.

Task team to tackle Gauteng bank robberies

The Gauteng government and banking sector have set up a task team to tackle robberies of businesses, especially banks.

Ramaphosa: The only thing we have to fear is fear itself

It was time to organise South Africans for another struggle, this time against crime, businessman Cyril Ramaphosa said in Midrand on Thursday.

December retail sales shrink by 0,5%

South African retail sales fell by 0,5% year-on-year in December at constant prices, compared with a revised decline of 0,2% in November, Statistics South Africa said on Wednesday. In the three months to the end of December, retail sales increased by 0,3% compared to the same period the previous year.

Manuel says PSL deal is ‘corrupt’

The Premier Soccer League (PSL) has expressed disappointment with Finance Minister Trevor Manuel for involving himself in its affairs and has written to Sports Minister Makhenkesi Stofile, asking him to intervene, the South African Broadcasting Corporation reported on Monday.

Employment equity lagging in SA

South African companies are like Irish coffee -- white on top and black at the bottom -- said Jimmy Manyi, commissioner of the Employment Equity Commission on Saturday. Speaking at the University of Stellenbosch on Saturday, Myani used the analogy to explain the lack of employment equity.

PPI slows to ‘better than expected’ 9,4%

South Africa's producer price inflation (PPI) slowed to 9,4% year-on-year in August, below forecasts, after a 10,3% increase in July, official data showed on Thursday. On a monthly basis, PPI increased by 0,7% after a 1,6% rise in July. Economists had forecast that annual PPI come in at 9,7%, while the monthly rate of increase was seen at 1%.

North West to spend R70-million on nursing

Seventy-million rand has been set aside by the North West Province's health department for the improvement of nursing colleges. Department spokesperson Lesiba Molala said the department planned to increase the intake of students at the two main nursing colleges in the province.

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