Eastern Cape’s R56.2 billion budget focuses on infrastructure, development

Eastern Cape’s R56.2 billion budget focuses on infrastructure, development

The Eastern Cape Government has allocated just under R5 billion of it’s R56.2 billion budget on infrastructure development in the 2012/13 provincial budget tabled by Finance MEC Phumulo Masualle in Bhisho today. The bulk of the infrastructure allocations go to Education (R1 billion), Health (R1.2 billion) and Roads and Public Works (R2.5 billion) who are […]

Full Eastern Cape Budget Speech

Full Eastern Cape Budget Speech

Honourable Speaker, Premier, Members of the Executive Council, Members of the House, Traditional Leaders, Honourable Mayors and Speakers, Honoured guests, Community members watching inpublic viewing areas Leaders of Political Parties, friends, ladies and gentlemen… 2012 marks the centenary of the African National Congress as a liberation movement. Hundreds of thousands of South Africans have suffered, […]

ANC Youth League to join Cosatu strike

ANC Youth League to join Cosatu strike

PSA and FAWU will join Cosatu strike tomorrow Fedusa says don’t strike Cosatu: Don’t fire protestors Teachers urged not to strike Vavi: March has nothing to do with Mangaung The ANC Youth League will be joining Wednesday’s nationwide strike, Congress of SA Trade Unions general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi said on Tuesday. He said youth league […]

PSA and FAWU will join Cosatu strike tomorrow

PSA and FAWU will join Cosatu strike tomorrow

Fedusa says don’t strike Cosatu: Don’t fire protestors Teachers urged not to strike Vavi: March has nothing to do with Mangaung The Public Servants Association and the Food and Allied Workers Union will join Cosatu’s nationwide protest against the e-tolling system and labour brokers, the unions said on Tuesday. “E-tolling… should be condemned as it […]

Cosatu: Don’t fire protestors

Cosatu: Don’t fire protestors

No South African could be dismissed for participating in Wednesday’s nationwide protest against the e-tolling system and labour brokers, Cosatu said. “The strike is protected… and we have complied with the legal requirements,” Congress of SA Trade Unions (Cosatu) Gauteng secretary Dumisani Dakile told reporters in Johannesburg on Monday. “Not a single worker can be […]

Rhino poaching just part of the problem

Rhino poaching just part of the problem

Rhinos are just one of the many species being poached, the Deputy Minister of Environmental Affairs Joyce Mabudafhasi said. Mabudafhasi said although the issue of rhino poaching was a government priority, “it is only a part of the larger problem, as many other animals are being poached – even frogs”. She was briefing media during […]

Cele wanted PTA building

Cele wanted PTA building

Suspended police chief Bheki Cele told his deputy to meet public works officials to secure a building in Pretoria for leasing, an inquiry into his conduct heard on Monday. “I initiated meetings on General Cele’s approval,” Lt-Gen Hamilton Hlela, a former police procurement head and deputy national police commissioner, said in Pretoria. However, he acknowledged […]

ANC proposes mining Super Tax

ANC proposes mining Super Tax

The ANC has proposed a change in the Constitution to separate mineral and land rights, and a use-it-or-lose-it rule for licencees “squatting” on mining land. This emerged in a set of policy papers released by the African National Congress in Johannesburg on Monday. In a paper entitled “State Intervention in the Minerals Sector”, the ANC […]

Mabe rumours rubbished by ANCYL

Mabe rumours rubbished by ANCYL

The ANC Youth League has rejected reports that its treasurer general Pule Mabe has been suspended from its national executive committee. “The unethical conduct of claiming to have internal sources in the ANCYL is not only disgusting, but utterly unprofessional,” ANCYL spokesman Floyd Shivambu said in a statement on Monday. “The ANCYL demands immediate apologies […]

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