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Jan 15

SAPS hits out at report of rising criminality within police

THE South African Police Service (SAPS) has hit back at the South African Institute of Race Relations (SAIRR) report on criminality within the service, saying it is based on suspect methodology and reveals nothing new.
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Jan 15

SA’s rich ‘likely to bear brunt of expected tax increases’

HAVING already announced a raft of austerity measures five months into his position, Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene now has to consider raising taxes, particularly on luxury goods and capital gains.
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Jan 15

Minister challenges unions on minimum wage issue

LABOUR Minister Mildred Oliphant on Wednesday urged organised labour to be clear on the common ground for the framework of a national minimum wage, or be subject to the same risks of unclear majorities in current systems of collective bargaining that some employers are able to exploit.
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Jan 15

Not enough incentives for whistle-blowers

THERE were not enough incentives for people to expose corruption, Deputy Public Protector Kevin Malunga said on Wednesday.
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Jan 15

KZN’s mystery R61m hospital bus tender

Durban - A tender for four mobile clinics in KwaZulu-Natal will end up costing taxpayers a "crazy" R61m - and only two of the units have been delivered.
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Jan 15

Ebola’s toll on pregnant women

Treatment and care for women with pregnancy-related issues is incredibly complicated in Ebola stricken nations say medical experts.
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Jan 15

Gauteng takes steps towards paperless education

Grade nine pupils in a school in Tembisa, Johannesburg listen attentively to their teacher as she asks them to work out an equation in a financial literacy class.
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Jan 15

It may be ‘slightly harder’ to afford to buy a home

Prospective home-buyers may find it slightly more difficult to afford a property this year than in 2014, because growth in wages and salaries will not keep pace with the expected nominal growth in residential property prices of between eight and nine percent.
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Jan 15

Blackouts cut forecast for interest rates hike

ELECTRICITY blackouts are threatening SA’s economic growth, giving investors a reason to scale back bets for higher interest rates.
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Jan 15

Disobedience, civil or otherwise, may win the day in e-tolls battle

THE resistance to electronic tolling on Gauteng freeways has been hailed as the largest civil disobedience campaign in the history of SA’s democracy, but not everyone agrees that motorists’ widespread refusal to pay e-tolls qualifies as civil disobedience.
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Jan 15

Public services slashed, with some departments losing 4%

GENERAL public services budget allocations have been pared to the bone, with many government departments due to lose 4% a year
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Jan 15

Union Strike

Of the R1.25 trillion consolidated expenditure in the 2014 Budget, spending on social services amounts to R744.2 billion.
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