Doctors Call for Urgent National Intervention

[Daily Maverick] Doctors in North West have broken their silence over the ongoing health crisis in the province, and are calling for urgent intervention to resolve the impasse which is placing millions of lives at risk.

[Daily Maverick] Doctors in North West have broken their silence over the ongoing health crisis in the province, and are calling for urgent intervention to resolve the impasse which is placing millions of lives at risk.

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Limpopo Government Condemns Disruptive Behavior of Tender Briefing Session

[Govt of SA] Limpopo Provincial Government condemns in the strongest possible terms acts of disruptions during government tender briefing session by some rogue elements within the business community. This follows the yesterday’s disruption of a briefin…

[Govt of SA] Limpopo Provincial Government condemns in the strongest possible terms acts of disruptions during government tender briefing session by some rogue elements within the business community. This follows the yesterday's disruption of a briefing session on low cost housing and later on the working premises at the Department of Education.

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Naledi Pandor – Glitches in New NSFAS Model to Be Dealt With Urgently

[Daily Maverick] At a media briefing on Tuesday, Minister of Higher Education and Training, Naledi Pandor, addressed concerns previously raised by students who had not yet received their NSFAS funding and by universities that were still owed significan…

[Daily Maverick] At a media briefing on Tuesday, Minister of Higher Education and Training, Naledi Pandor, addressed concerns previously raised by students who had not yet received their NSFAS funding and by universities that were still owed significant money from the scheme.

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Deputy Governor Francois Groepe – Financial Stability Forum and Release of the First Edition of Financial Stability Review for 2018

[Govt of SA] Introductory remarks by Francois Groepe, Deputy Governor of the South African Reserve Bank, at the Financial Stability Forum and release of the first edition of the Financial Stability Review for 2018, South African Reserve Bank, Pretoria

[Govt of SA] Introductory remarks by Francois Groepe, Deputy Governor of the South African Reserve Bank, at the Financial Stability Forum and release of the first edition of the Financial Stability Review for 2018, South African Reserve Bank, Pretoria

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Tigers Being Bred in Gauteng Backyards for Petting and Bone Export

[Daily Maverick] South Africa is one the world’s biggest exporters of endangered tigers, almost all of which end up as floor mats, wall hangings or skeletons submerged in vats of Asian tiger-bone wine. The trade is so lucrative that city householders i…

[Daily Maverick] South Africa is one the world's biggest exporters of endangered tigers, almost all of which end up as floor mats, wall hangings or skeletons submerged in vats of Asian tiger-bone wine. The trade is so lucrative that city householders in Gauteng are breeding them in their backyards.

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South Africans’ Personal Information Still Not Properly Protected

[Daily Maverick] As was revealed by the recent data breach at Facebook, we live in a world where the protection of private information is ever more important. But in South Africa, the body established in 2016 to regulate the use of personal information…

[Daily Maverick] As was revealed by the recent data breach at Facebook, we live in a world where the protection of private information is ever more important. But in South Africa, the body established in 2016 to regulate the use of personal information is still not properly functional. That's what Parliament heard on Tuesday, when Information Regulator Pansy Tlakula appeared before the Justice Committee.

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Dudu Myeni’s Ghost and SAA’s Financial Turmoil Emerge At Scopa

[Daily Maverick] The ghost of Dudu Myeni’s tenure at the helm of the board of SAA continues to hang over the national airline. And a litany of lack of internal audit capacity, haphazard contract management, gaps in procurement policy, dubious governanc…

[Daily Maverick] The ghost of Dudu Myeni's tenure at the helm of the board of SAA continues to hang over the national airline. And a litany of lack of internal audit capacity, haphazard contract management, gaps in procurement policy, dubious governance controls and financial mismanagement emerged when SAA's new executives and board appeared on Tuesday before Parliament's watchdog on public spending, the Standing Committee on Public Accounts (Scopa). SAA got a qualified audit for the financial year ending 31 March 2017 - a

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Controversial Ambulance Company in Line for New Free State Tender

[Daily Maverick] Lucrative tender deals to private ambulance company Buthelezi EMS are on track despite investigations being launched about some of their existing contracts in the Free State and North West. Spotlight calculates that Buthelezi EMS has r…

[Daily Maverick] Lucrative tender deals to private ambulance company Buthelezi EMS are on track despite investigations being launched about some of their existing contracts in the Free State and North West. Spotlight calculates that Buthelezi EMS has received well over R1-billion in revenue from government contracts over the last four years.

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Ebrahim Rasool Returns As ANC Gets Serious About Reclaiming Western Cape

[Daily Maverick] In the 2009 general elections, the ANC lost the Western Cape to the DA and has never regained it. Now the ANC thinks it has found the secret weapon to win the province back in 2019: former Western Cape Premier Ebrahim Rasool. It was an…

[Daily Maverick] In the 2009 general elections, the ANC lost the Western Cape to the DA and has never regained it. Now the ANC thinks it has found the secret weapon to win the province back in 2019: former Western Cape Premier Ebrahim Rasool. It was announced on Monday that Rasool will lead the ANC's election campaign in the Western Cape ahead of the 2019 vote - and that a major strategy will be to appeal to coloured and African solidarity at the polls.

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