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SA govt making efforts to secure growth, deal with unemployment – presidency

JOHANNESBURG, August 23 – President Cyril Ramaphosa’s government has made changes to visa regulations for tourists and highly skilled professionals, availed financial support for black farmers and black industrialists and upgraded industrial parks as part of efforts to secure economic growth and deal with unemployment, his office said on Friday. In a statement, the presidency […]

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Cabinet approves publication of revised expropriation bill

PARLIAMENT, December 6 – Cabinet has approved the publication of the Revised Expropriation Bill for comment, following Parliament’s adoption of a recommendation to amend the Constitution to make express provision for land expropriation without compensation. The bill was withdrawn by the portfolio committee on public works in August to allow the constitutional review committee to […]

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Public submissions on land expropriation not a referendum – ANC

PARLIAMENT, December 4 – The African National Congress (ANC) on Tuesday reiterated that the call for public submissions on whether the Constitution should be amended to explicitly provide for land expropriation without compensation was not a referendum but a call for “meaningful public participation”. Speaking during the debate in the National Assembly on a report […]

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I will take my son to jail if guilty, Ramaphosa on DA allegation on Bosasa payment

PARLIAMENT, November 6 – President Cyril Ramaphosa on Tuesday told MPS he would march his son Andile to jail himself if he is found to have been involved in corrupt activities. During Ramaphosa’s quarterly question-and-answer session in the National Assembly, Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane told the House that he had an affidavit in his […]

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Municipalities, state-owned companies must release unused land for urban poor – Ramaphosa

PARLIAMENT, May 23  – Municipalities and state-owned companies must expropriate and release unused land for housing the country’s urban, landless poor, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Wednesday.   “Municipalities and state-owned enterprises need to release unused land and service sites for housing so that our people must have houses, so that they also […]