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Minimum wage aims to reduce wage inequality

16 February 2018, 8:44 PM

The National minimum wage, which comes into effect in May 2018, is a realisation of the demands of the freedom charter, and aims to reduce wage inequality while maintaining economic growth, says the new SA President. Cyril Ramaphosa says there is potential to grow the economy and recover from the challenges of poverty and inequality. […]

Ramaphosa emphasises importance of economic recovery in SA

16 February 2018, 8:30 PM

President Cyril Ramaphosa has emphasised the need for economic growth and recovery in his first State of the Nation Address, as well as a focus on education, social justice and other themes.

Mining will bring new dawn for SA- Cyril Ramaphosa

16 February 2018, 7:59 PM

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa says Mining will bring new dawn for SA. He is addressing South Africans in his first State of the Nation address, only a day after being elected Head of State. The former Deputy President (who was elected ANC President in December 2017), outlined plans for the creation of a million […]

Ramaphosa starts delivering his maiden Sona

16 February 2018, 7:36 PM

President Cyril Ramaphosa has started delivering his first state of the nation address this Friday evening, acknowledging EFF leader Julius Malema amongst the most honoured guests. Even though the EFF has in the recent past disrupted the addresses of former President Jacob Zuma (who resigned this week), the EFF had earlier been reported as saying […]

SONA content to be influenced by ANC resolutions: Mthembu

16 February 2018, 6:14 PM

African National Congress Chief Whip Jackson Mthembu says President Cyril Ramaphosa’s SONA content will be influenced by some of the resolutions adopted by the party at its 54th National Conference in December 2017.

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