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Sisulu hands over reins to Namibia ahead of SADC summit

JOHANNESBURG, August 13 – The International Relations and Cooperation Minister Lindiwe Sisulu on Monday handed over the chair of the SADC Council of Ministers to her Namibian counterpart, Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwa, who is also deputy prime minister, saying women continue to enhance “our shared vision of attaining a stable, peaceful, secure and prosperous” region.   Sisulu […]

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Public sector union welcomes Nxasana resignation from students funding scheme

JOHANNESBURG, August 13 – The National Education, Health and Allied Workers Union (Nehawu) on Monday welcomed the resignation of Sizwe Nxasana as National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) chairman this week. Nxasana reportedly handed over his resignation letter to Higher Education Minister Naledi Pandor on Monday. His resignation came as the embattled scheme faces a […]

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Reported R59 billion bailout to SoEs will worsen debt levels and impact SA ratings, says DA

CAPE TOWN, August 13 – Reports of a proposed bailout for parastatals by cabinet, especially the South African National Roads Agency (Sanral), will worsen South Africa’s precarious debt levels and negatively impact the country’s national sovereign ratings, the Democratic Alliance said on Sunday. “Cabinet’s argument that a Sanral default will affect sovereign ratings is flawed, […]