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Zuma says restitution without compensation won’t lead to land grabs

30th March 2017 President Jacob Zuma on Thursday said land restitution without compensation would not end in land grabs, but would restore dignity to poor South Africans. Zuma was responding to a debate in a sitting of the National House of Traditional Leaders in Parliament, and said the return of land to its... 

Eskom board probes allegations of impropriety against acting chief executive

30th March 2017 Eskom's board on Thursday said it had initiated a probe into allegations that acting CE Matshela Koko’s stepdaughter’s shareholding in Impulse International – a company which won nine tenders from the power utility worth a billion rand. In a statement Eskom said its “board resolved, in its... 

EFF goes to ConCourt to have Zuma impeached

30th March 2017 The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) would on Thursday approach the Constitutional Court to seek a directive that would order Parliament to impeach President Jacob Zuma. “The court application to the Constitutional Court seeks to order the Speaker of Parliament to institute impeachment or... 

Coca-Cola SA supplier development event a ‘lot more than box ticking’

30th March 2017 Holding a supplier development conference was a condition linked to its parent company’s establishment last year, but executives from Coca Cola Beverages South Africa (CCBSA) were at pains on Thursday to convince attendees that its inaugural event would achieve a lot more than ticking that box.... 

R50m budget approved for revitalisation of Ekandustria Industrial Park

30th March 2017 The Department of Trade and Industry (the DTI) on Thursday said a budget of about R50-million has been approved to address the first phase of the revitalisation programme of the Ekandustria Industrial Park. The Deputy Director-General for Special Economic Zones and Economic Transformation at the... 

‘Little Foot’ hominid is much younger than originally thought

30th March 2017 New research by the University of Johannesburg (UJ) and James Cook University (JCU) in Australia has found that the “Little Foot” hominid is much younger than originally thought. “A human ancestor thought to be 3.7-million years old, should be younger than 2.8-million years, says the newest... 

Oakbay/Gordhan debacle a settled issue in law – Guptas lawyer

29th March 2017 Oakbay Investments on Wednesday told the high court in Pretoria that there was no need for Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan to seek a declaratory order relating to the Gupta-owned entity’s wrangle with South Africa’s major banks. “The Supreme Court of Appeal held that even a court does not have... 

Gupta entity wanted Gordhan’s ‘unlawful’ intervention

29th March 2017 Oakbay Investments, owned by the controversial Gupta family, sought Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan to intervene illegally in its dispute with top South African banks, the High Court in Pretoria heard on Wednesday. Advocate Vincent Maleka, representing Standard Bank, told a full bench of judges... 

Hawks probe into Gordhan, rogue Sars unit not finalised

29th March 2017 The police investigation into the so-called rogue unit at the South African Revenue Service (Sars) when Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan was at the helm of the institution is yet to be finalised, National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) boss Shaun Abrahams said on Tuesday. Abrahams and his team was... 

Presidency explains Zuma involvement in Pravin court matter

29th March 2017 The Presidency on Wednesday moved to explain why President Jacob Zuma’s lawyers were present at the high court in a matter in which finance minister, Pravin Gordhan, is seeking a declaration that he has no legal right to intervene in matters between banks and their clients. In a statement the... 

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