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Ramaphosa hands over three new schools in KZN

President Cyril Ramaphosa says a new model used to build better schools in the country will help in eradicating schools without water, sanitation and electricity.

Ramaphosa was speaking in Dannhauser in northern KwaZulu-Natal, at the official handing over ceremony of three new schools.

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Jhb City manager slated for chemical toilet comment

Johannesburg City Manager Ndivhoniswani Lukhwareni says he doesn’t think it is barbaric to expect eleven families to use one chemical toilet.

Lukhwareni was making submissions before a Human Rights Commission inquiry into the events leading up to this month’s violent service delivery protests in Alexandra, north of Johannesburg.

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Gauteng’s education inequality is being addressed

INEQUALITY

Thandi has passed matric with flying colours. She has been accepted at the University of Cape Town, but has no laptop. At least she is tech-savvy.

Sipho on the other hand is from a rural school and has performed well, but is anxious about his course because it requires prior knowledge of information communication technology (ICT). Hennie has no anxieties. He has it all.

Time to get personal about our privacy

I'm not saying this as a scare tactic. Rather, it's a reality of the world in which we live, where almost any service we use runs on our personal data. There is a due call for more accountability from businesses and governments on how personal data is used, which has led to laws like POPIA (Protection of Personal Information Act) and GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation). But the regulations can only go so far, and it's important for consumers to understand and take control of their personal data.

McBride to testify at Zondo commission

11 April 2019 

 

The Zondo commission of inquiry into state capture is expected to continue on Thursday when head of the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) Robert McBride takes the stand.

Inquiry chairperson, Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo, postponed McBride's testimony on Monday because the commission's legal team failed to duly notify people McBride is likely to implicate in his testimony.
 

 

Business confidence at lowest level

10 April 2019 

 

Business confidence is at its lowest level this year, according to the South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry's latest business confidence index.

The index dropped 1.6 points to 91.8 in March, the lowest level since the start of the year. The index was 95.1 in January and 93.4 in February.

The figure is also 5.8 points lower than the 97.6 reported in March last year.
 

 

Ramaphosa: We're hard at work keeping the lights on

10 April 2019
 

President Cyril Ramaphosa says that government is getting to the root of Eskom's troubles and is making headway in terms of keeping the lights on and turning the embattled power utility around.

Ramaphosa was addressing business leaders at a meeting at Beyerskloof Wine Estate in Stellenbosch on Tuesday.
 

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Legit tobacco companies’ tax records

 

10 April 2019 
 

Tobacco Institute of South Africa chair Francois van der Merwe has defended the institute’s member companies, saying none of its members have ever fallen foul of their tax obligations in South Africa.

Van der Merwe was speaking to Fin24 earlier this week after the Sunday Times reported that SARS was pursuing British American Tobacco South Africa for unpaid taxes.
 

Who will head the state capture prosecution directorate?

11 April 2019 
 

 

A shortlist of candidates who will potentially head up a new investigative directorate within the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), is currently being vetted for approval. 

President Cyril Ramaphosa announced during his State of the Nation address in February that the directorate would be established following a request from National Director of Public Prosecutions Shamila Batohi.
 

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