2017 Auditor-General Report – Financial Health of State-Owned Entities Flails Amid Ballooning Irregular Expenditure

[Daily Maverick] The financial health of State-owned Entities (SoEs) regressed in the 2016/17 financial year, “most often as a result of inadequate controls, monitoring and oversight”, according to the Consolidated Report on National and Provincial Aud…

[Daily Maverick] The financial health of State-owned Entities (SoEs) regressed in the 2016/17 financial year, "most often as a result of inadequate controls, monitoring and oversight", according to the Consolidated Report on National and Provincial Audit Outcomes released on Wednesday. Six of the 25 SoEs audited by the constitutionally established Office of the Auditor-General failed to submit annual financial statements as required by law. "The outcomes are likely to be even worse once the outstanding audit results are in

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ANC in Ekurhuleni Embarrassed By Masina’s ‘Emotional, Anti-ANC’ Views

[News24Wire] The ANC in Kempton Park has called for the suspension of its chairperson Ekurhuleni Mayor Mzwandile Masina following his statement that he would resign should Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa be elected ANC president at the party’s electiv…

[News24Wire] The ANC in Kempton Park has called for the suspension of its chairperson Ekurhuleni Mayor Mzwandile Masina following his statement that he would resign should Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa be elected ANC president at the party's elective conference in December.

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Why Communities Have Gone to Court Over the Mining Charter

[GroundUp] The mining industry has a very particular history in South Africa. It has exploited people for their labour, stripped them of their land, caused environmental harm, and left communities with a range of social problems. It has been built on a…

[GroundUp] The mining industry has a very particular history in South Africa. It has exploited people for their labour, stripped them of their land, caused environmental harm, and left communities with a range of social problems. It has been built on a system of inequality and exclusion which continues to this day. It is about time this changed.

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Parliament Wants Release of Fees Report Expedited

[News24Wire] Parliament wants the report by the commission into higher education fees released soon as possible, but according to Minister of Higher Education Hlengiwe Mkhize, the report is still being processed.

[News24Wire] Parliament wants the report by the commission into higher education fees released soon as possible, but according to Minister of Higher Education Hlengiwe Mkhize, the report is still being processed.

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Parents Killed, Daughter, 7, Injured in Cape Town Shooting

[News24Wire] A woman and a man were killed while their 7-year-old daughter was injured when gunmen opened fire on their car while they had stopped at a stop street in Mitchells Plain on Wednesday night.

[News24Wire] A woman and a man were killed while their 7-year-old daughter was injured when gunmen opened fire on their car while they had stopped at a stop street in Mitchells Plain on Wednesday night.

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Minister Dlamini Must Be Fired for Sapo Sassa Failure to Reach Agreement

[DA] The DA is not surprised that SASSA and the South African Post Office (SAPO) has failed to come to an agreement for SAPO to take over the distribution of social grants, on which 17 million South Africans are reliant.

[DA] The DA is not surprised that SASSA and the South African Post Office (SAPO) has failed to come to an agreement for SAPO to take over the distribution of social grants, on which 17 million South Africans are reliant.

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#CapeWatergate – Business Under Strain in Cape Water Crisis

[Daily Maverick] When water is scarce, the industry hardest hit is agriculture, where job losses are already projected to reach tens of thousands. As the Western Cape is discovering, however, there are other businesses that are heavily water-dependent …

[Daily Maverick] When water is scarce, the industry hardest hit is agriculture, where job losses are already projected to reach tens of thousands. As the Western Cape is discovering, however, there are other businesses that are heavily water-dependent - from the obvious (swimming pool installers) to the less obvious (abattoirs) - and taking serious strain in the water crisis. On the flip side, the amount of water dedicated for industrial use is also under scrutiny. By REBECCA DAVIS.

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