Western Cape economy continues to suffer: Winde

10 August 2020, 3:55 PM
Western Cape Premier, Alan Winde says even with the slowing down of coronavirus infections in the province the economy continues to suffer.
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SA President Cyril Ramaphosa
SA’s stimulus plan unlikely to boost growth significantly: Fitch 26 September 2018, 5:42 AM

Credit ratings agency, Fitch, says President Cyril Ramaphosa's multi-billion dollar plan to turn the economy around will not do enough to lift the country's sluggish economic growth rate.

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SA’s stimulus plan unlikely to boost growth significantly: Fitch 25 September 2018, 7:00 PM

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa’s multi-billion dollar plan to turnaround the economy will do little to lift the country’s sluggish economic growth rate, ratings agency Fitch said on Tuesday.

Yolande van Biljon
SABC executives mum on retrenchment plan 25 September 2018, 5:00 PM

SABC executives have not fully disclosed how many employees will be retrenched during their appearance before Parliament's Communications Portfolio Committee on Tuesday

Miners
Organisation assisting illegal miners to get permits 25 September 2018, 3:02 PM

The Northern Cape Artisanal Small Scale Miners organisation, is assisting illegal diamond miners in the Namaqualand region to obtain mining permits.

SABC Board chairperson Bongumusa Makhathini
Employee cost is the biggest cost driver: SABC 25 September 2018, 2:00 PM

The SABC says employee cost is still the biggest cost driver at 42% of the total revenue. The Public Broadcaster is briefing the Parliament's Communications committee on its turnaround strategy.

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Unpaid TV licences partly blamed for SABC’s financial woes 25 September 2018, 11:00 AM

Deputy Minister of Communications, Pinky Kekana, says unpaid TV licences is partly to blame for the SABC's financial woes. The SABC Board is appearing before the Portfolio Committee on Communications to present their turnaround strategy.

WATCH: SARS Commission of Inquiry 25 September 2018, 9:42 AM

The SARS Commission of Inquiry has started in Pretoria.

Malusi Gigaba
Tourist rate not only dependent on visa amendments: Analyst 25 September 2018, 8:35 AM

Tourism Lecturer at the Tshwane University of Technology, Unathi Sonwabile Henama, has welcomed with caution the expected announcements on South Africa's visa regulations.

SARS Commission of Inquiry resumes 25 September 2018, 5:50 AM

The South African Revenue Service (SARS) Commission of Inquiry will resume on Tuesday morning in Pretoria.

US CEO sentiment dips on trade angst 24 September 2018, 6:29 PM

Although CEOs for large US companies remain broadly confident on the economy, corporate sentiment took another hit in the third quarter, according to a survey released Monday.

SA officials seek ways to revive tourism 24 September 2018, 3:35 PM

Growing the tourism bouquet is vital for tourism officials. They're trying to stave of negativity after the release of crime statistics in South Africa.

Xolobeni mining will contribute to EC economic growth: MEC 24 September 2018, 11:17 AM

Eastern Cape Tourism and Environmental Affairs MEC Oscar Mabuyane say mining the sand dunes at the Wild Coast of Xolobeni in Mbizana is the way to go to change the lives of poor people in the area.

Mantashe speaks implementation of proposed titanium mining at Xolobeni 24 September 2018, 10:40 AM

Mineral Resources Minister, Gwede Mantashe believes that it's high time a decision be made whether or not to implement proposed titanium mining at Xolobeni wild coast sand dunes in Mbizana in the Eastern Cape.

Gwede Mantashe
Decision should be made soon on Xolobeni mining debacle: Mantashe 23 September 2018, 7:40 PM

Mineral Resources Minister, Gwede Mantashe, believes that a decision should be made soon on the proposed titanium dune minining at Xolobeni in Mbizana in the Eastern Cape.

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President Ramaphosa to meet with CEOs of major companies in the US 23 September 2018, 10:48 AM

President Cyril Ramaphosa is scheduled to meet with CEOs of major companies in the United States (US) where he's attending the 73rd Session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly.

Illegal Mining
Two killed after illegally mining in limpopo 23 September 2018, 9:14 AM

Two illegal miners have died and one other hospitalised at an unused mine outside Giyani in Limpopo.

Eastern Cape residents divided over mining license 22 September 2018, 7:02 PM

The community of Xolobeni village in Mbizana in the Eastern Cape has expressed mixed reactions ahead of the visit of Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe to the area.

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Cape Flats residents protest against ‘high water bills’ 22 September 2018, 2:53 PM

The community of Mandalay on the Cape Flats plans to picket about high water bills in the area. Residents will on Saturday launch the Mayibuye iMandalay Mayibuye Campaign.

Minister Nene unpacks trade-offs plan 22 September 2018, 9:47 AM

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene says a number of trade-offs will be considered when moving funds as government reprioritises spending and cuts down on borrowing.

Consultations delay Nigeria joining Free Trade Agreement 22 September 2018, 9:46 AM

Nigeria's Foreign Minister says it’s difficult to put a timeline on when his country will sign onto the Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement but says they continue to work to get various national sectors and stakeholders on board.

Sacci takes issue with Ramaphosa’s economic recovery plan 22 September 2018, 7:52 AM

The chamber's CEO Alan Mokoki says the analysis should tell us what the root cause of why things do not get done the way they should for us to achieve the outcomes that we desire.

Goolam Ballim say South Africa can ill afford further borrowing.
Reprioritising spending will help govt stabilise public finances: Economists 22 September 2018, 6:56 AM

Economists say reprioritising spending will help government to stabilise public finances and prevent further ratings downgrades.

Pravin Gordhan
Economic recovery plan includes rooting out corruption: Gordhan 22 September 2018, 6:47 AM

Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan says the economic recovery plan that Ramaphosa unveiled on Friday, includes rooting out corruption and restoring good governance at state-owned enterprises.

Business ready to assist govt in stimulus plan implementation 21 September 2018, 9:02 PM

Business and analysts have welcomed government's plan to stimulate the country's ailing economy. 

UDM welcomes stimulus package 21 September 2018, 3:36 PM

The United Democratic Movement (UDM) says the announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa about stimulus packages is necessary to re-assure and give direction during this difficult economic period.

Govt has to do more to turn around the economy: Analyst 21 September 2018, 3:26 PM

Political analyst Somadoda Fikeni says government will have to do more than just unveiling plans to re-assure the public that it can turn around the country's ailing economy.

President Cyril Ramaphosa
Ramaphosa re-prioritises R45 billion to boost economic growth 21 September 2018, 12:48 PM

President Cyril Ramaphosa announced a raft of policy reform plans, which include re-prioritising R45 billions of public spending to boost economic growth and create jobs.

President Cyril Ramaphosa
Ramaphosa appoints 10 man advisory land reform panel 21 September 2018, 11:08 AM

President Cyril Ramaphosa has outlined his plan to stimulate various sectors of the economy, with the intention of creating more jobs.

WATCH: Ramaphosa’s announcement on details of economic plan 21 September 2018, 10:19 AM

President Cyril Ramaphosa will on Thursday morning announce the details of his ambitious plan to help boost the ailing economy.

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Government resources already constrained: Economist 21 September 2018, 7:35 AM

An economist has expressed scepticism on the stimulus package whose details President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to reveal on Friday.