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How to heal South Africa

South Africa’s biggest problems  Leanne Williams   It does not take a genius to figure out that there is no sunshine in our “Rainbow Nation”. Let’s review the real issues and not the perception created in the media. High unemployment rate, reaching its highest ever-percentage in 2016 of 54.5% The quality of education for most […]

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Zuma hails agri-parks as part of radical economic transformation

JOHANNESBURG – President Jacob Zuma on Tuesday encouraged stakeholders in the agricultural sector to make a maximum contribution to economic growth and job creation among previously disadvantaged and economically excluded people. Zuma said small-holder farmers, in particular black farmers, had been strictly confined to economic participation in the informal sector while large commercial farmers were […]

In The News South Africa

#BUDGET2017 – No radical economic transformation without finance basics, says Gordhan

PARLIAMENT – Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan on Wednesday warned that government’s oft-stated drive for radical economic transformation would come to naught if it did not respect financial wisdom and frameworks. Deviating from his prepared budget speech, Gordhan told Parliament: “Without doing the right things financially we cannot go about implementing all the plans and ambitions […]