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Fuel levy stuffs govt coffers, but bleeds motorists dry

Motorists who have long suspected that the taxman has increasingly been using fuel levies as a way to increase overall tax revenue are correct. Although...

Ramaphosa’s Sona reply filled in the gaps – analysts

President Cyril Ramaphosa has listened to criticisms about his “lacklustre” State of the Nation address (Sona) and addressed concerns about its shortcomings, but he...

Has Julius Malema dug Ramaphosa’s grave?

President Cyril Ramaphosa’s enemies within the ANC might have been smiling as Julius Malema offered them the free ammunition they desperately needed to dethrone...

Gross National Happiness Index took a dive after Sona

The Gross National Happiness Index (GNH) results show that South Africans’ happiness levels hit somewhat of a nadir on Thursday last week, meaning President...

The speeches are over, now it’s time to get down to...

The red carpet glamour is done, President Cyril Ramaphosa has delivered his characteristically rousing State of the Nation address, and now it’s time for...

FS residents urged to pay for municipal services – Cogta

The Free State Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) appeals to residents to settle their electricity and water bills. Spokesperson Zolile Lobe says...

Brighter political and economic outlook

The South African political and economic landscape, following the outcome of the May 2019 National Elections, is a hopeful one. This is according to...

SONA2019: Ramaphosa should be in ‘crisis mode’ over troubled SOEs, says...

Steven Nathan brushes aside calls for patience and arguments that ‘Rome wasn’t built in a day’, and those who say the president’s hands are...

Parliament geared up for Thursday’s Sona

The first State of the Nation Address (Sona) of the sixth democratic administration will be held on Thursday 20 June 2019 at 19:00. It...

There will be no disruptions at Cyril’s Sona, Speaker insists

National Assembly Speaker Thandi Modise said yesterday no disruptions were expected ahead of the State of the Nation Address (Sona) by President Cyril Ramaphosa...

Presidency confirms Ramaphosa’s implication in Mkhwebane’s Bosasa investigation

The public protector says in a letter to Mmusi Maimane that she served the president with a section 7(9) notice on May 30. The presidency...

Fat pensions were the reason why 9 ANC MPs resigned

Ministers pocket more than R2.4 million per year, while ordinary members of parliament earn less than a chief magistrate at a little over R1.1...

ANC to swear in 6 new MPs after resignations

The ANC said that it had replaced the three former ministers and three others to fill vacancies in the National Assembly. Three former ministers and...

Unemployment under the spotlight as SA observes #YouthMonth

Poverty, inequality, youth unemployment and other socio-economic issues faced by young people in South Africa are amongst some of the issues expected to be...

Ramaphosa makes South Africans happy, happiness index reveals

President Cyril Ramaphosa makes South Africans happy, if the results of the University of Johannesburg’s (UJ) gross national happiness (GNH) index, released yesterday, are...

How Ramaphosa can chop out the dead wood in his cabinet...

The real work starts now for President Cyril Ramaphosa. Analysts say South Africans have their hopes pinned on the president and expect him to...

Cabinet to be restructured to benefit economy – Ramaphosa

President Cyril Ramaphosa on Wednesday assured a gathering of investors in Johannesburg that his Cabinet would be restructured to bolster plans to grow South...

SA cabinet size, structure among key post-election investor issues for Ramaphosa...

The size and structure of South Africa’s new cabinet are among the key issues investors will judge President Cyril Ramaphosa on after last week’s...