Daily Archives: September 5, 2018

Mabuza to address NCOP on land reform process, fuel prices

Deputy President David Mabuza will be back in the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) on Thursday for an oral question and answer session. Holding regular question and answer sessions is one way in which Parliament holds the executive to account.

Gauteng building fire claims more lives

Gauteng Infrastructure MEC Jacob Mamabolo has confirmed that three people have lost their lives in a fire that engulfed the 23rd floor of the building occupied by the Gauteng Departments of Health and Human Settlements. “There are currently three members

HUMAN RIGHTS BODY CALLS FOR PROBE INTO DEADLY BLAST AT SOUTH AFRICAN ...

JOHANNESBURG– The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has called for a thorough investigation into an explosion at a munitions factory near Cape Town on Monday which left eight people dead. It’s not immediately clear what caused the blast at

SOUTH AFRICAN PARLIAMENT URGED TO STRENGTHEN LEGISLATION GOVERNING ...

CAPE TOWN– Rogue elements within the South African Police Services (SAPS) will continue to get away with corruption and criminality unless Parliament addresses legislation governing both the SAPS and the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) urgently. This is the view

SOUTH AFRICAN GOVT STUDYING COURT JUDGMENT ON MUSLIM MARRIAGES

PRETORIA– The South African Department of Home Affairs (Interior) says it is studying the judgment of the High Court in Cape Town to recognize Muslim marriages and to give the State 24 months to introduce legislation recognizing such marriages. The

Collapsing Emerging-Market Currencies Spark Concerns

First it was Argentina, quickly followed by Turkey. Now anxious investors and policy-makers are watching with alarm the plummeting currencies of several emerging-market economies, most of which have borrowed heavily in dollars. The nosediving currencies are prompting fears of a

FAO Warns Southern Africa to Prepare for Drought

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations has warned Southern African officials meeting in Zimbabwe to better prepare for expected drought or risk food security. About an hour’s drive south of Harare, 62-year-old maize farmer Leo Yuma is