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SA explores joining ‘rich man’s club’ of nations

Talks are under way to explore the possibility of South Africa being invited to join the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) -- the so-called "rich man's club" of nations. The 30 OECD countries have already given the green light for the start of accession talks with five prospective new members.

Kagiso Trust chairperson dies

Kagiso Trust announced on Thursday the death of its chairperson, Yunus Mahomed. He was 57. He died on Sunday. Kgotso Schoeman, chief executive of Kagiso Trust, said: "Yunus, or YM as he was affectionately known, was a passionate and consistent leader."

Manuel not concerned over future fiscal policy

Finance Minister Trevor Manuel said on Thursday that he did not have any concerns about the direction fiscal policy might take following the victory of Jacob Zuma at the African National Congress's leadership conference in Polokwane last month. He said fears about fiscal policy were just so much hype.

Zille urges Mbeki and Zuma to prevent conflict

Helen Zille, leader of the opposition Democratic Alliance and mayor of Cape Town, has called on President Thabo Mbeki and Jacob Zuma, the leader of the African National Congress, to convene an urgent meeting to discuss how they plan to prevent their conflict from paralysing the government.

DA slams Eskom’s lack of warning on load shedding

The opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) says it is quite unacceptable that Eskom does not give adequate warning to the public about its load shedding. "It is a crying shame that Eskom can paralyse the economic powerhouse of Africa -- Gauteng province -- every time it needs to do maintenance to power-generating equipment," the DA said on Tuesday.

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".

Govt denies scrapping Zim traders’ border passes

The Department of Home Affairs said on Wednesday that it had not abolished border passes for Zimbabweans, as was reported in a number of newspapers. "There is no such thing as a border pass," said a statement from the department.

Details on mine safety audit ahead of strike

Thabo Gazi, the chief inspector of mines, has briefed the Chamber of Mines and labour unions about the health and safety audit of mines ordered by President Thabo Mbeki. Meanwhile, the National Union of Mineworkers said on Friday that more than 40 000 mineworkers will gather ahead of next week's safety strike.

DA: Ministers fail to answer 343 questions in Parliament

Government ministers have failed to provide written answers to 343 questions posed by the Democratic Alliance (DA), said DA deputy chief whip Mike Ellis on Thursday. "Next Friday, December 7, is the deadline for the submission of replies to all parliamentary questions posed to government departments during 2007," he said.

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