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Info Bill deadline may be postponed

The May 17 deadline for MPs to finalise the contentious Protection of State Information Bill may again be postponed.

Cosatu: Secrecy Bill will create a ‘police state’

At the third day of public hearings on the secrecy Bill, Cosatu's Zwelinzima Vavi has warned the Bill would change South Africa into a security state.

Madonsela: Secrecy Bill will ‘bedevil’ investigations

Public protector Thuli Madonsela has pleaded with parliamentarians to rethink aspects of the secrecy Bill, saying it would "severely" affect her work.

Bizos: Secrecy Bill ‘threatens values’ of Constitution

Veteran human rights lawyer George Bizos argued in a submission to Parliament that the secrecy Bill is unconstitutional on several counts.

Radebe announces study of ConCourt rulings

Justice Minister Jeff Radebe said the government will commission a study on how ConCourt rulings have impacted on the law, the state and citizens.

Cope’s coalition talks ‘reason’ for Dexter’s defection

Philip Dexter says his return to the ANC, three years after defecting, was due in part to the Cope's quest for cooperation with the DA.

I won’t challenge info Bill, says public protector

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela has refuted claims by the ANC that she threatened to investigate the Protection of State Information Bill.

Treasury scrambling to stem pension fraud

Deputy Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene said on Thursday treasury is still trying to stem abuse of the special pension fund for military veterans.

Arms deal probe empowered to go after SA’s top dogs

The commission of inquiry into the arms deal will have the power to subpoena witnesses, including members of the executive, says the justice minister.

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Locally built ventilators ready in two weeks as Covid cases rise

The companies making the non-invasive devices, which will create jobs and are cheaper than other types, include car and diving manufacturers

Demolition of hope in Hangberg

The City of Cape Town in June twice knocked down structures on land allocated for other purposes. The city says these were not evictions; residents ask why no police are available for rapes and murders

Corruption allegations: It’s a family affair at Dihlabeng municipality

The mayor, her relatives and their friends keep landing lucrative tenders and using state resources. Yet Lindiwe Makhalema has failed to declare the list of her relationships with people and companies benefiting from the municipality

Press Releases

Colgate-Palmolive South Africa donates one million bars of soap

The combination of limited access to quality soap and a lack of knowledge of how to properly wash hands is a challenge in many vulnerable communities

Cheque value bundles – real value

Most people do not pay much attention to what bank account they have and whether or not it is suited to their daily realities

Absa Rewards puts cash in your pocket

In addition to the cash benefits, you will receive special offers and exclusive deals from selected Absa Rewards partners

Municipal audit outcomes reveal public sector financial management must be professionalised

SAICA calls for a review of the mandatory minimum skills and qualifications required for all key financial management positions within the public sector

Eleven ways to protect yourself against fraud

While financial services firms work continuously to improve security, fraudsters are always devising new plans to circumvent the latest safety measures

Security and Compliance Evolution in the Data Revolution

Organisations must adopt a risk-based approach to compliance and rely on technology to mitigate that risk and on people and process controls as well

Covid-19 vs Child Nutrition

Children are being impacted severely across the world because of things such as reduced immunisation as health services prioritise treating Covid-19 cases

MTN’s network innovation sees 5G launched at 100 sites countrywide

MTN South Africa has launched its widely accessible 5G network – the first of MTN’s 21 operations across Africa and the Middle East

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