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SA to introduce new car tax despite concerns

The Treasury will press on with plans to introduce a new tax on vehicles designed to curb carbon dioxide emissions despite concerns.

SA wine sector sees World Cup boost

South Africa's wine industry expects increased global sales in 2010, although a strong and volatile rand currency threatens its long-term prospects.

SA municipalities to raise R20bn

South African municipalities will raise up to R20-billion to fund major infrastructure projects over the next three years, a National Treasury official said on Tuesday. South Africa is planning massive capital expenditure to help push economic growth to at least 6% by 2010 in an attempt to cut widespread poverty.

Mbeki: Govt’s success depends on local level

Reflecting on concerns raised at a Cape Town municipal imbizo (meeting) on Wednesday, mostly around service delivery, President Thabo Mbeki emphasised the critical importance of local government. "Everything that government does will stand or fall ... depending on what happens at local government level," he said.

Poor countries ‘will compete’ for donor aid

It is inevitable that poor countries will compete for donor aid, Tanzania's President Benjamin Mkapa told delegates at the World Economic Forum's Africa Economic Summit in Cape Town on Thursday. Steve Booysen, chief executive of Absa, said business has been slow to take advantage of the changing political landscape in Africa.

Look at Africa’s positives, summit told

Leading industrial countries should look at the positive examples elsewhere in Africa and not concentrate solely on the crisis in Zimbabwe, British high commissioner designate to South Africa Paul Boateng told the World Economic Forum's Africa Economic Summit in Cape Town on Wednesday.

‘Assess African countries’ aid use individually’

With Africa expecting $25-billion by 2010 if the Commission for Africa's recommendations are implemented, Tanzania's President Benjamin Mkapa said each country should be assessed individually to see if previous aid was misused. Mkapa was part of a panel that spoke on how aid can be allocated and used effectively.

‘SA govt is lackey of imperialism’

The Cape Town Anti-War Coalition (ATC) called on the South African government on Thursday to expel the Israeli ambassador as well as cut all trade and diplomatic ties with Israel, which it accuses of "ethic cleansing". The ATC will be supporting a protest before the gates of Parliament on Friday. <li><a class='standardtextsmall' href="http://www.mg.co.za/Content/l3.asp?ao=66642">More die as Israeli army marches on</a> <li><a class='standardtextsmall' href="http://www.mg.co.za/Content/l3.asp?ao=66608">SA govt condemns Israeli incursion</a> <li><a class='standardtextsmall' href="http://www.mg.co.za/Content/pd.asp?ao=66598">Israeli tanks fire on peaceful protest</a>

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SAB Zenzele’s special AGM postponed until further notice

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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

Dimension Data launches Saturday School in PE

The Gauteng Saturday School has produced a number of success stories