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Rising debt threatens SA’s prospects
by Staff Writer — last modified Jul 20, 2019 10:19 PM
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Jul 21, 2019

The Institute of International Finance (IIF) revealed in its global Debt Monitor released this week that South Africa’s debt-to-GDP ratio is close to 60%, having reached 59.3% in the first quarter.

Shack settlements expanding
by Staff Writer — last modified Jul 20, 2019 10:15 PM
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Jul 21, 2019

Official figures will likely reflect a decline in South Africa’s housing conditions.

Huawei? No way!
by Staff Writer — last modified Jul 20, 2019 10:12 PM
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Jul 21, 2019

The United States (US) has threatened to cut off valuable intelligence sharing with allies who use Chinese telecoms giant Huawei's equipment, which it says could be exploited by Beijing for spying.

Indians in the racism firing line
by Staff Writer — last modified Jul 19, 2019 04:53 PM
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Jul 20, 2019

Senior ANC leader and Cabinet minister Jackson Mthembu has accused the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) of harbouring racist views towards Indians, according to reports.

Public Protector guns for Ramaphosa
by Staff Writer — last modified Jul 19, 2019 04:50 PM
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Jul 20, 2019

Public Protector Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane has found that President Cyril Ramaphosa deliberately misled Parliament when he responded to a question in November 2018 about a R500 000 donation to his 2017 ANC presidential campaign.

IFP ‘disquiet’ over Gumede’s extended leave
by Staff Writer — last modified Jul 19, 2019 04:46 PM
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Jul 20, 2019

The Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) has expressed disquiet at the African National Congress (ANC) extending the leave of controversial eThekwini mayor Zandile Gumede, who has been charged with fraud.

Dutch MPs adopt resolution against EWC
by Staff Writer — last modified Jul 18, 2019 09:36 PM
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Jul 19, 2019

The power of international lobbying has been illustrated by the Dutch Parliament’s passing a motion against expropriation without compensation in South Africa.

Where’s the plan for dysfunctional municipalities?
by Staff Writer — last modified Jul 17, 2019 07:08 PM
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Jul 18, 2019

Parliament’s Select Committee on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs says it is worried that ‘it seems there is no urgency’ in the government’s response to the crisis in local government.

Will Bloem cease to bloom?
by Staff Writer — last modified Jul 17, 2019 07:04 PM
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Jul 18, 2019

The Free State metro of Mangaung sought a restraining order to prevent the regional water board from restricting the city’s water supply over unpaid debts.


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