DA: Eugene de Kock must stay behind bars

Reacting to reports that the release of convicted apartheid-era killer Eugene de Kock is imminent, the DA has insisted that he should not be released.

Motshekga ‘most unhappy’ with poor matric results

Basic Education minister Angie Motshekga said on Thursday she was "most unhappy" with the 60,7% pass rate for the National Senior Certificate exams.

Gordhan provides more cash for more cops

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan is planning for an extra 22 447 police officers to be recruited by the 2012/13 financial year.

Cabinet approves long-term electricity plan

The Cabinet has approved an electricity master plan for the country to plug a gap that has led to criticism of the failure to plan energy needs over the long term. Elaborating on the plan at a media briefing on Thursday, Minister of Minerals and Energy Buyelwa Sonjica said that the plan "is a high-level plan, and not necessarily a pronouncement of new policy".

SAA job cuts to cost R744,4-million

Members of Parliament on Wednesday heard a plea from the troubled state airline, South African Airways (SAA), for an injection of R744,4-million to pay for one-off labour restructuring costs. The cash, they were told, is needed before the last day of November.

DA wants further cuts in corporate tax

A call for further cuts in corporate taxes was among a number of proposals made by the Democratic Alliance (DA) on Monday -- aimed, it said, at growing the economy and encouraging foreign direct investment. Pierre Rabie, who speaks for the party on trade and industry, quoted the World Bank survey <i>Doing Business 2008</i>.

New Bills await MPs as they return to work

The South African government has tabled six new pieces of legislation to greet MPs as they return from their month-long winter break to start the new term on Tuesday. The Bills, with one exception, are all amendment Bills tidying up earlier legislation or making arrangements to deal with problems that have arisen since the original laws were passed.

Mbeki urges Africa to pass anti-terror laws

President Thabo Mbeki seized the occasion of his speech to the African region conference of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association on Friday to tick off a number of countries present who have not yet passed anti-terrorism laws. "All of us are obliged to take action to implement the provisions of the African Convention on Terrorism," said.

DA, Mbeki to meet over affirmative action

The way affirmative action is being implemented in South Africa is to be discussed between President Thabo Mbeki and the main opposition party in Parliament, the Democratic Alliance (DA). Anchen Dreyer, who speaks for the DA on labour issues, said on Monday that when the president answered a parliamentary question last month, he agreed to meet them for such discussions.

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The online value of executive education in a Covid-19 world

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Sisa Ntshona urges everyone to stay home, and consider travelling later

Sisa Ntshona has urged everyone to limit their movements in line with government’s request

SAB Zenzele’s special AGM postponed until further notice

An arrangement has been announced for shareholders and retailers to receive a 77.5% cash payout

20th Edition of the National Teaching Awards

Teachers are seldom recognised but they are indispensable to the country's education system

Awards affirm the vital work that teachers do

Government is committed to empowering South Africa’s teachers with skills, knowledge and techniques for a changing world

SAB Zenzele special AGM rescheduled to March 25 2020

New voting arrangements are being made to safeguard the health of shareholders