Category Archives: Key Issues


CAPE TOWN– South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday launched the Atlantis Special Economic Zone (SEZ) outside Cape Town. This brought to nine the total number of SEZs in the country. The Atlantis SEZ was conceived as an integrated and

SCOPA Finalises Hearings with Water and Sanitation Department and ...

Parliament– The Standing Committee on Public Accounts (Scopa) today concluded the hearings with the Department of Water and Sanitation and the Water Trading Entity (WTE) on irregular, fruitless and wasteful expenditure, accruals, payables, deviations, expansions, internal controls and leadership in

Second land invasion suspect appears in court

This morning, a 62-year-old suspect appeared at the Ntuzuma Magistrates Court on charges of fraud, malicious damage to property, trespassing and intimidation. The suspect handed himself over to investigators from the Provincial Task Team who are investigating illegal land invasions

SCOPA to Hold Hearing with Water and Sanitation Department and Water ...

SCOPA TO HOLD HEARING WITH WATER AND SANITATION DEPARTMENT AND WATER TRADING ENTITY Parliament– The Standing Committee on Public Accounts (Scopa) will this afternoon hold a hearing with the Department of Water and Sanitation and the Water Trading Entity on

Ad Hoc Committee to Inquire into Intervention in the North West ...

Parliament– The Ad Hoc Committee to inquire into the Intervention in the North West Provincial Government, in terms of Section 100 of the Constitution, will tomorrow be briefed by the Inter-Ministerial Task Team (IMTT) on an updated progress report since

Minister urges Sibanye-Stillwater to resolve strike

Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe has urged Sibanye-Stillwater to urgently resolve the strike underway at three of the company’s gold operations. The Minister met with executives of the company on Friday morning to receive a briefing on the strike and

Five arrested for copper cable theft, Kuruman, Northern Cape

The police in Kuruman arrested five men for being in possession of suspected stolen copper. On 29 November 2018 at approximately 7am police spotted seven suspicious looking men traveling in a Mazda Drifter bakkie on the R31 from Kuruman towards

Speaker Baleka Mbete Is Upbeat about the Performance of the 5th ...

Parliament– National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete is upbeat about the achievements of the 5th term of the South African Legislative Sector composed of the national Parliament and nine provincial legislatures. Addressing a two-day legislative sector summit held at the Good

Police Committee Concerned by Diversion of Modernisation Budget to ...

Parliament– The Portfolio Committee on Police has raised various concerns over the implementation of the seven-point plan criminal justice system (CJS) project. The project was intended to electronically enable and integrate the end-to-end criminal justice system process through technology solutions and

Media Roundtable and Site Visit on the 10th BRICS Summit

Members of the media are invited to the BRICS roundtable discussion to be held under the theme BRICS in Africa: Collaboration for Inclusive Growth and Shared Prosperity in the 4th Industrial Revolution.The content will focus of South Africa's achieveme...