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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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MPs give green light to Constitutional amendment on land reform

PARLIAMENT, November 15  – Parliament’s Constitutional Review Committee will recommend that South Africa’s founding document be amended to allow for the explicit expropriation of land without compensation following a vote on Thursday.   Following months of public hearings and hundreds of thousands of submissions on the emotive issue, the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) presented its […]

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MPs urged not to say ‘Do you know who I am?’ to bypass parliamentary security

PARLIAMENT, September 27- MPs and senior parliamentary staff were on Wednesday urged not to use their clout to bypass security at the national legislature.   In a briefing to Parliament’s portfolio committee on police about concerns regarding security at the legislature following the suicide by gun of a parliamentary staff member on the precinct recently, […]