BBBEE will not be scrapped: Ramaphosa

President Cyril Ramaphosa says Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) will not be scrapped. He was replying to a call by Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane to stop BBBEE during Thursday’s debate of the Presidency’s budget vote in the National Assembly. Ramaphosa says while redress is slow, too many black people have[…]

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B-BBEE: your questions and criticisms answered

By Anees Teladia Unemployment has become one of South Africa’s most pressing socio-economic challenges, impacting every facet of our society. It’s fitting to say that we have been forced to grow accustomed to this job crisis. However, what might come as a surprise to many – particularly in the Western[…]

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Housing activists occupy Green Point bowling club

Reclaim the City used Workers’ Day to step up their campaign for access to affordable housing near Cape Town’s city centre. The housing activist group occupied a lawn belonging to the Atlantic Green Point Bowling Club on Wednesday morning. The activists also constructed a wall made of concrete blocks, measuring[…]

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Reclaim the City takes over plush Cape Town golf course, calls for land to be used for affordable housing instead

Reclaim the City activists staged a protest at the upscale Rondebosch Golf Course on Thursday saying the facility should rather be used for affordable housing. “As we commemorate Human Rights Day, we remember how our parents and grandparents struggled against discrimination and an oppressive racist regime. They knew that there could[…]

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Road to freedom still long and hard, say Capetonians

By Loushe Jordaan For South Africa, Freedom Day on 27 April marks the liberation of the country and its people from a long period of colonialism, white minority rule and Apartheid. But 24 years post democracy, the wounds of apartheid are still raw, as South Africa grapples with many socio-economic[…]

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COP21 should address global inequality: Tutu

The COP21 conference on climate change, scheduled to take place in Paris next week, should also focus on global inequality, Archbishop Desmond Tutu said on Sunday. Failure to do so would send a direct message of contempt to poorer nations and people, who cannot afford the costs of mitigating the[…]

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SA ‘a pressure cooker of inequality’

A “pressure cooker of inequality” is leading to weaker racial relations and government needs to create policy to turn this around, the Institute of Race Relations says. Mienke Steytler, the head of media and public affairs of the Institute for Race Relations, said there seemed to be an increase in[…]

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