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18 October 2018 12:21 PM Mini budget: Treasury expected to weigh in on zero-rated items

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni is expected to make announcements in the mini budget about the progress Treasury is making on the review of zero-rated items, according to analysts. During a panel discussion ahead of the mini budget to be held on October 24, Mazars senior tax partner Bernard Sacks shared views on the VAT hike and the zero-rated items list which 56

15 October 2018 7:35 PM Some Cape Town commuters spend nearly half their income on transport

Low-income families in outlying suburbs like Khayelitsha spend around 43% of their income on transport, says Brett Herron, Cape Town Mayoral Committee member for Transport and Urban Development. In areas like Atlantis – which is further from the city centre – this figure can be as high as 60% of a household's income. Herron was speaking at the Planning 24

04 October 2018 3:52 AM UN Security Council heads to DRC ahead of polls

The UN Security Council is heading to the Democratic Republic of Congo this week ahead of December elections, amid tensions between Congolese authorities and the UN and concerns over a risk of poll violence. The UN wants "free, fair and peaceful elections", Karel Van Oosterom, Dutch ambassador to the global organisation said on Wednesday. Van Oosterom 43

02 October 2018 4:28 PM This is what it costs to contest SA elections

Some South Africans have kicked their politicking into high gear ahead of national and provincial elections next year, but placing their polished smiles on the ballot will come at a cost. The Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) charges a deposit to parties to ensure they are serious about taking part. In a statement on Tuesday, the IEC said it was proposing 49

01 October 2018 12:36 PM Gordhan grounds high hopes for SAA niche routes

Minister of Public Enterprises Pravin Gordhan told Members of Parliament in a written reply that South African Airways (SAA) was not in a position to take advantage of niche routes with growing traffic, such as flights between Cape Town and Durban, and between Durban and Bangalore. Gordhan explained to Parliament that the national carrier was leveraging 58

01 October 2018 8:16 AM String of disasters exacts heavy damage, human toll in Asia

A recent string of natural disasters, the latest a deadly earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia, have exacted a severe toll both in economic damage and human lives throughout Asia. The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, or UNISDR, says up to 1.6 million people could be affected by the magnitude 7.5 earthquake and the tsunami it created on Friday in a central 50

26 September 2018 6:04 PM Rassie not reading much into Australia’s loss to Argentina

Cape Town - Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus says they will by no means be underestimating the Wallabies in Saturday’s Rugby Championship encounter in Port Elizabeth. The Springboks are on a high following a 36-34 win over the All Blacks, while the Wallabies head into the clash on the back of a 23-19 home loss to Argentina. “I don’t think you should read too much into that loss,” Erasmus 25

17 September 2018 3:07 PM Mokonyane hits out at SABC board over job losses

Communications Minister Nomvula Mokonyane has hit out at the SABC board over possible retrenchments at the public broadcaster, saying it ignored the department's advice despite several meetings. Mokonyane said while she was aware of the SABC's "precarious financial position" and the urgent need for it to contain costs, she was strongly opposed to retrenchments 10

17 September 2018 10:27 AM Willie le Roux a doubt for home Bok Tests

Cape Town - Springbok fullback Wille le Roux is a doubt for the home Test matches against Australia and New Zealand. The 29-year-old was instrumental in his side's 36-34 win over the All Blacks in Wellington on Saturday despite receiving a yellow card in the 66th minute. But Le Roux's availability for the duration of the Rugby Championship has always 32

12 September 2018 5:24 AM Defiant Oz paper reprints 'racist' Serena cartoon

Melbourne - An Australian newspaper defiantly republished a controversial cartoon of tennis star Serena Williams on its front-page on Wednesday, slapping aside "politically correct" accusations that the drawing was racist and sexist. Melbourne's Herald Sun cartoonist Mark Knight's caricature of Williams throwing a tantrum at the US Open, was originally 28