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Home Affairs still in breach of court order to re-open Cape Town Refugee Reception Office by DA Shadow Minister of Home Affairs – Haniff Hoosen MP

The self-congratulatory tone of the Department of Home Affairs on the unveiling of a new building to house the Port Elizabeth Refugee Reception Office (RRO) is unbefitting a department which is still in breach of a court order to re-open the Cape Town RRO. It has taken seven years for the department to comply with […]

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The City and US Trade and Development Agency sign R12,7 million grant agreement for gas distribution network study

STATEMENT BY THE CITY’S EXECUTIVE MAYOR, PATRICIA DE LILLE The City and US Trade and Development Agency sign R12,7 million grant agreement for gas distribution network study Yesterday the City of Cape Town marked an exciting occasion with the signing of a grant agreement with the US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) for a feasibility […]

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Parliamentary Communication Services statement: Committee Chairperson condemns the attacks on the Eersterust police station

COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON CONDEMNS ATTACKS ON EERSTERUST POLICE STATION Parliament, Friday, 15 June 2018 – The Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Police, Mr. Francois Beukman, on behalf of the committee, has condemned, with the strongest possible terms, the attacks on the Eersterust Police Station by criminal elements. He said the police must take the necessary […]

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Frankel 8 victory cements protection for sex crimes victims

A landmark judgment delivered by the Constitutional Court on Thursday will make way for victims of sexual abuse to lay and pursue criminal charges against their perpetrators, even 20 years after the crime was committed. The Constitutional Court on Thursday declared as unconstitutional section 18 of the Criminal Procedure Act, which imposes a 20-year limit […]

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Government notes Fitch rating decision

The government has noted Fitch’s decision to affirm South Africa’s long term foreign and local currency credit ratings at ‘BB+’, and maintain a stable outlook. In a statement released by National Treasury on Friday, the government said the proactive steps it is taking towards economic growth are starting to bear fruit. “Collaboration with government, business, […]

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Minister Pravin Gordhan calls for level heads in Eskom dispute

Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan on Thursday called on all parties involved in the Eskom wage talks to allow time for the negotiations to succeed. “All parties are called upon to desist from violence, intimidation or the disruption of coal deliveries to power stations,” said the Department of Public Enterprises (DPE). The Minister said it […]

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Nersa announces R32.69bn approval for Eskom RCA application

The National Energy Regulator of SA on Thursday announced a R32.69 billion approval for Eskom’s Regulatory Clearing Account (RCA) applications. “The Energy Regulator has approved a total RCA balance of R32.69 billion,” said the regulator’s chairman, Jacob Modise, at a media briefing at the regulator’s offices in Tshwane. The power utility’s applications had totalled R66.6 […]