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22 November 2018 2:54 PM Portuguese govt approves sale of Mercantile Bank to Capitec

The Portuguese Council of Ministers on Thursday announced its approval of the sale by Caixa Geral de Depósitos (CGD) of its entire stake in Mercantile Bank to Capitec Bank. CGD, which owns 100% of Mercantile, is selling the bank as part of a strategic recapitalisation plan approved by the European Commission and requiring CGD to reduce its foreign assets 29

05 November 2018 3:45 PM 'No plan to hunt down and arrest homosexuals,' says Tanzania govt

Tanzania says that a plan to hunt down and arrest suspected homosexuals in the country's economic capital was not official policy, distancing itself from a citywide crackdown slammed by rights groups. Dar es Salaam's powerful governor, Paul Makonda, urged citizens last Monday to begin reporting homosexuals for round-ups in a country where anti-gay rhetoric 36

02 November 2018 8:56 AM Limpopo govt backs municipalities in their handling of VBS saga

The Limpopo provincial government has given the thumbs up to municipal councils that have suspended or dismissed officials responsible for investing millions of rand with the almost defunct VBS Mutual Bank. Economic Development and Environmental Affairs MEC Seaparo Sekoati told the media on Thursday, that the provincial cabinet supported the municipalities 55

24 October 2018 6:04 PM Zim govt workers demand to be paid in US dollars – reports

Government workers in Zimbabwe are reportedly demanding that their salaries be paid in US dollars amid a worsening economic crisis that has led to shortages of basic commodities such as drugs and fuel. According to New Zimbabwe.com, public hospital doctors issued a petition to Health Minister Obadiah Moyo this week, demanding to be paid in the diminishing 37

08 October 2018 8:17 PM Western Cape govt hears about progress at Robben Island after ferry incident probe

Western Cape government officials are concerned about the lack of legislative regulation addressing the allowed number of standing and seated passengers on vessels. This emerged after the SA Maritime Safety Authority (Samsa) and Robben Island management briefed the Western Cape provincial parliament's Standing Committee on Economic Opportunities on its implementation 36

04 October 2018 10:38 AM Zim land beneficiaries to compensate white farmers, says govt

Beneficiaries of Zimbabwe’s controversial land reform programme will have to pay compensation to the displaced white farmers, a senior government official told parliament on Wednesday. Zimbabwe’s second president after long-time president Robert Mugabe, Emmerson Mnangagwa promised to compensate white farmers who lost their land during his predecessors 27

29 September 2018 4:28 PM SA govt sends condolences to Indonesia following earthquake and tsunami

The Department of International Relations and Cooperation (Dirco) has urged family members of any South Africans residing or on holiday in Indonesia, whom they cannot contact or locate, to reach out to the department. This is after a tsunami, triggered by a magnitude 7.5 earthquake, devastated the island of Sulawesi on Friday, claiming the lives of hundreds 28

21 September 2018 8:51 AM LIVE: Ramaphosa’s ‘new deal’ plan will invest billions in agriculture, townships and infrastructure

Ramaphosa says the govt has limited fiscal space to increase borrowing. "We do not have fiscal space to ... go and borrow in a big way'. He says that, as such, the state has to reprioritise spending within the current fiscal framework. Interventions include support measures for black commercial farmers to increase their entries into food value chains 38

10 September 2018 4:36 PM News24 ICYMI: Gupta-owned media houses scores millions from govt; Did Serena overstep the mark? and why Barack Obama was kicked out of Disneyland

Speculation swirls over alleged plot to oust President Cyril Ramaphosa, The City of Cape Town wants a "state of emergency" over train attacks and Cope's Lekota joins forces with AfriForum to "protect property rights". The ANC says the responsibility for clarifying reports of a plot to unseat President Cyril Ramaphosa lies with party members who are linked 55

10 September 2018 2:34 PM #StateCaptureInquiry: Gupta-owned media houses bagged R260m from govt, with Free State dishing out the most

Gupta-owned media houses received about R260m from the national and provincial governments, with the Free State government forking out the most at nearly R80m. This was the evidence which National Treasury's Jan Gilliland presented on Monday at the state capture commission of inquiry, chaired by Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo. The Free State was followed 47