In The News South Africa

Minister Dlamini concedes she has yet to get Treasury approval for CPS contract

PARLIAMENT – Three weeks before government’s contract to ensure welfare grant payment runs out, Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini was forced to concede on Tuesday that she has yet to secure the approval of National Treasury to sign a new contract with Cash Paymaster Services. Dlamini was pushed on that point by members of Parliament’s […]

In The News South Africa

KZN budget up to R115 billon

PIETERMARITZBURG, March 7 (ANA) – KwaZulu-Natal’s provincial budget is set to top R115 billion in the coming financial year – a R5 billion rand increase over the current year. This emerged on Thursday when KwaZulu-Natal finance MEC Belinda Scott presented the provincial budget to the KwaZulu-Natal legislature in Pietermaritzburg. Education and Health take the lion’s […]

In The News South Africa

SA GDP shrinks 0.3% in fourth quarter

South Africa’s gross domestic product (GDP) contracted 0.3 percent between October and December 2016, Statistics South Africa (StatsSA) said on Tuesday. StatsSA said the 2016 fourth quarter saw the first negative fourth quarter growth since the 2.3 decline in 2008. The main contributors to the negative GDP growth rate were the mining and quarrying industry […]

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‘West Africa a model of stability’

JOHANNESBURG – The United Nations political affairs chief says that that West Africa could be a model of how the UN can work with local partners in bringing stability to regions or subregions. “The situation in West Africa says a lot of the region’s growing capacity to deal with regional problems,” said Under-Secretary-General for Political […]