LOCAL Calls have once again been raised for government to introduce legislation that protects South African consumers against ever-increasing fuel prices. Finance Minister Enoch Gondongwana’s temporary tax relief of R1.50 set to expire at the end of the month. This could result in South Africans facing an increase of more[…]
LOCAL Democratic Alliance MP, Advocate Glynnis Breytenbach, says action must be taken against government departments and state-owned entities which owe the Special Investigating Unit large sums of money. Briefing the Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services on Wednesday, the head of the SIU revealed that over half-a-billion rand in[…]
With fuel prices surging and another increase expected next month, government has suggested that people who can work from home do so to save. Petrol hit R21/l for the first time earlier this month after a R1.46 increase, but there are fears of a much steeper increase that could see it[…]
COVID-19 Ministerial Advisory Committee Co-chairperson Professor Kholeka Mlisana has welcomed. Prof Mlisana on Morning Live: Mlisana says they also wish to see enough vaccines being administered, particularly among educators. She says the rising number of new infections can be reduced by adhering to non-pharmaceutical interventions including the wearing of masks,[…]
Israel’s opposition parties reached an agreement on Wednesday to form a new coalition government that would bring an end to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s 12-years in power. Yair Lapid, leader of the centrist Yesh Atid party, informed President Reuven Rivlin that a unity coalition of eight parties had been formed,[…]
Amnesty International South Africa has called on government and politicians to publically reaffirm trust in the media as the world marks Press Freedom Day. Amnesty International reiterated the call that independent journalists must be allowed to do their work free of harassment, intimidation, threats and reprisals. When the entire country[…]
The Public Servants Association says government has not made any improvements on its previous offers for public sector salaries. This after wage negotiations broke down on Friday night, paving the way for unions to declare a dispute. Government and public sector unions have deadlocked over the employer’s proposal to increase[…]
Over 19 000 young people, who have been employed as education assistants, have received a temporary life-line after their contracts were extended by a month. The assistants were employed in December last year, as part of the Presidential Employment Stimulus Programme. The aim is to mitigate job losses in light[…]
Business lobby group, Business for South Africa, B4SA, has called on government to shift the emphasis of its vaccine programme to target the elderly and vulnerable sooner, to prevent hospitals being overrun during the expected third wave of COVID-19 infections. South Africa is in the midst of its vaccination campaign[…]
The Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) members led by General Secretary Bheki Ntshalintshali and First Deputy President Mike Shingange are staging a sit-in at the Union Buildings in Pretoria. The picket seeks to defend the system of collective bargaining and demand a response to the memorandum submitted by[…]
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