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Banks, BASA, Treasury agree to curb irresponsible lending

Banks, BASA, Treasury agree to curb irresponsible lending

Representatives of major retail banks, the Banking Association of South Africa (BASA) and the National Treasury have signed an agreement aimed at improving responsible lending and preventing households from being…

Unemployment rate rises

Unemployment rate rises

South Africa’s unemployment rate had increased from 24.9% to 25.5% in the third quarter of 2012, said Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) on Thursday. Releasing the third Quarter Labour Force…

Wrong to believe inequality has widened since 1994 – Zuma

Wrong to believe inequality has widened since 1994 – Zuma

President Jacob Zuma said it was wrong and scientifically not true that the gap between the rich and poor had widened since 1994, and that this amounted to an attack…

Cwele hails work on Protection of State Information Bill

Cwele hails work on Protection of State Information Bill

State Security Minister Siyabonga Cwele has welcomed the work being done by the Adhoc Committee on the Protection of State Information Bill in efforts to improve the Bill. Cwele appeared…

Boon for motorists as petrol price drops slightly

Boon for motorists as petrol price drops slightly

The retail price of petrol will drop by 10c a litre next week Wednesday,  due to lower international prices, the energy department said this afternoon. The drop in price will…

Stats SA, Council stand by Census results

Stats SA, Council stand by Census results

Statistics South Africa and the Statistics Council have defended the accuracy of the results of Census 2011, saying they were in line with universally accepted standards and were reached after…

Zuma: Great strides made to improve SA lives

The Census 2011 results show that great strides have been made in improving the lives of many South Africans, President Jacob Zuma said while receiving the results in Pretoria today.…

SA’s population at 51.7 million

SA’s population at 51.7 million

South Africa’s population has swelled from 40.5 million in 1996 to 51.7 million in 2011, results of Census 2011 have shown. “The Census results show that the population of South…

Census 2011 results to be released today

Census 2011 results to be released today

The results of Census 2011 detailing data about the development of South Africans over the past decade will be released at 10am today. The census looked at: Where South Africans…

Motshekga pleased with matric exams progress

Motshekga pleased with matric exams progress

The first week of the 2012 National Senior Certificate (NSC) examinations has gone well, with minimal incidents or irregularities, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga said on Monday after reviewing reports…

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