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S&P downgrade political: Cosatu

JOHANNESBURG – The reasons behind the downgrading of South Africa’s creditworthiness to junk status indicates interference in the country’s political affairs by S&P Global, the Congress of SA Trade Unions (Cosatu) said on Tuesday. “We express our disapproval of the credit rating agency S&P’s decision to downgrade the country, and we view their reasons about […]

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Trying to make sense of Makgoba’s claim – ‘reshuffle will assault the poor’ 

The recent cabinet reshuffle, in particular the removing of the finance minister, is unfolding in many ways. We have seen corporate sponsored Save SA organising a sparsely attended march in Tshwane to register their rightful displeasure with the removal of SA’s former treasury team of minsters. Not to be undone, the official opposition – the […]

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UN encourages other countries to follow China’s lead on ivory ban

JOHANNESBURG, April 4 – Applauding the Chinese Government’s closure of many of its ivory factories and retail outlets, the United Nations environment wing has called on other countries and territories to follow China’s example and improve the survival prospects for elephants across the world. The move, announced by the country’s State Forestry Administration, represents the […]