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Former Deputy Finance Minister Mcebisi Jonas: SA has lost its way

Former Deputy Finance Minister Mcebisi Jonas: SA has lost its way

Former Deputy Finance Minister Mcebisi Jonas: SA has lost its way
ACDP claims most ordinary South Africans don’t want zol legalised

ACDP leader says most ordinary South Africans don’t want zol legalised

The leader of the African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP) Reverend Kenneth Meshoe wants Parliament to urgently debate Tuesday's Constitutional Court ruling which decriminalised the private use and growth of marijuana/dagga/zol.

ACDP leader says most ordinary South Africans don’t want zol legalised
How to register a company in South Africa: A step-by-step guide

How to register a company in South Africa: A simple process explained

More South Africans are looking to start their own businesses. In most cases, this involves registering a private company. Therefore, Briefly.co.za provides a simple guide on how to register a company in South Africa.

How to register a company in South Africa: A simple process explained
Tax payers cough up R7.6m annually for ministerial family trips abroad

Tax payers cough up R7.6m annually for minister’s spouses to travel overseas

President Cyril Ramaphosa’s 35 cabinet ministers are spending R7.6 million per for their wives, husbands, children and sometimes extended family members to accompany them on (often times lavish) overseas trips.

Tax payers cough up R7.6m annually for minister’s spouses to travel overseas
ConCourt dagga ruling: Private use is decriminalised as current act declared unconstitutional

ConCourt dagga ruling: Private use is decriminalised as current act declared unconstitutional

The Constitutional Court has delivered a landmark ruling in which it decriminalises the private use of dagga. The ruling means it will not be a criminal offence for adults to use dagga in private or to grow the plant.

ConCourt dagga ruling: Private use is decriminalised as current act declared unconstitutional
Analyst says Ace Magashule is obviously plotting to overthrow president Ramaphosa

Analyst says Ace Magashule is obviously plotting to overthrow president Ramaphosa

The fact that participants of the secret Zuma meetings in Durban initially felt the need to deny that the meeting even took place points to something sinister going on. That is the view of political analyst Mcebisi Ndletyana.

Analyst says Ace Magashule is obviously plotting to overthrow president Ramaphosa
DA raises concerns over China’s R370bl ‘gift’ to President Cyril Ramaphosa

DA raises concerns over China’s R370bl ‘gift’ to President Cyril Ramaphosa

The DA has once again raised its concerns about the growing relationship between President Cyril Ramaphosa’s administration and the Chinese government. The DA said it would ask Ramaphosa about the so-called R370 billion gift.

DA raises concerns over China’s R370bl ‘gift’ to President Cyril Ramaphosa
Mayor Msimanga wants all Tshwane buildings checked for compliance

Mayor Msimanga wants all Tshwane buildings checked for compliance

Tshwane mayor Solly Msimanga ordered that all City of Tshwane buildings be checked for safety compliance. The mayor wants to prevent the loss of lives that happened in Johannesburg when a government-used building burned down.

Mayor Msimanga wants all Tshwane buildings checked for compliance
Poor service delivery forces community to build own roads and toilets

Poor service delivery forces community to build own roads and toilets

Residents of Zwelitsha informal settlement in Cape Town have been building their own roads and pit toilets since moving to the site in March this year. This is because service delivery from the City of Cape Town isn't forthcoming.

Poor service delivery forces community to build own roads and toilets
Zuma’s daughter says nothing wrong with tenderpreneurship, blames WMC for isolating blacks

Zuma’s daughter says nothing wrong with tenderpreneurship, blames WMC for isolating blacks

Former president Jacob Zuma’s daughter Thuthukile Zuma believes there is nothing wrong with so-called tenderpreneurship in South Africa and she blames white monopoly capital (WMC) for making black people believe otherwise.

Zuma’s daughter says nothing wrong with tenderpreneurship, blames WMC for isolating blacks
Firefighters at #JoburgFireMemorial: Government killed our brothers

Firefighters at #JoburgFireMemorial: Government killed our brothers

Three firefighters lost their lives when trying to fight an inferno at the department of health's building in Johannesburg. One of the firefighters laid the blame for their deaths squarely on the shoulders of the government.

Firefighters at #JoburgFireMemorial: Government killed our brothers
Zuma and wives set for luxury retirement after Parliament approves R3m pension

Zuma and wives set for luxury retirement after Parliament approves R3m pension

Parliament has approved a plan to pay former president Jacob Zuma 100% of his presidential salary as an annual pension. Lawmakers additionally approved a plan to allow Zuma’s wives to receive 50% of the pension upon his death.

Zuma and wives set for luxury retirement after Parliament approves R3m pension
Cyril Ramaphosa explains how South Africa will repay controversial Chinese loan

Cyril Ramaphosa explains how South Africa will repay controversial Chinese loan

President Cyril Ramaphosa attempted for the first time to explain how Eskom intended to repay $2.5 billion (R37.5 billion) loans which were secured through the China Development Bank (CDB) which is owned by the Chinese government.

Cyril Ramaphosa explains how South Africa will repay controversial Chinese loan
Yet another desperate graduate begs for a job by the roadside

Yet another desperate graduate begs for a job by the roadside

Dee Mokoena, a South African Twitter user, recently shared yet another picture of a desperate graduate begging for a job on the side of a road. The graduate holds several degrees and a diploma. Find out more on Briefly.

Yet another desperate graduate begs for a job by the roadside
Record-breaking African Olympian, Kirsty Coventry, appointed as Zimbabwe’s new minister of sport

Record-breaking African Olympian, Kirsty Coventry, appointed as Zimbabwe’s new minister of sport

Kirsty Coventry has been appointed as Zimbabwe’s new minister of youth, sport, arts and recreation by President Emmerson Mnangagwa. Coventry is Africa’s most decorated Olympic athlete with a tally of seven swimming medals.

Record-breaking African Olympian, Kirsty Coventry, appointed as Zimbabwe’s new minister of sport
SA land reform programme won’t lead to international sanctions, says Cyril Ramaphosa

SA land reform programme won’t lead to international sanctions, says Cyril Ramaphosa

President Cyril Ramaphosa is positive that no foreign country will impose economic or political sanctions on South Africa because of the proposed land reform programme. Ramaphosa said more foreign leaders understood the policy.

SA land reform programme won’t lead to international sanctions, says Cyril Ramaphosa
Murder by numbers: South Africa Police Service release national #CrimeStats

Murder by numbers: South Africa Police Service release national #CrimeStats

Bheki Cele has released the 2017/18 national crime statistics during a presentation to the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Police in Cape Town. The report reveals that an average of 57 people are murdered each day.

Murder by numbers: South Africa Police Service release national #CrimeStats
Explainer: 11 facts you need to know about land expropriation without compensation

Explainer: 11 facts you need to know about land expropriation without compensation

Land expropriation without compensation. Few if any terms in recent history have invoked more debate, fear, hope, uncertainty among so many ordinary South Africans. The matter was thrust into the national spotlight in February.

Explainer: 11 facts you need to know about land expropriation without compensation
Cope and AfriForum join forces to oppose government's land expropriation plan

Cope and AfriForum join forces to oppose government's land expropriation plan

Cope and AfriForum announced they would join forces to fight against the ANC-led government’s plan to amend section 25 of the Constitution to enable land expropriation without compensation and to protect property rights.

Cope and AfriForum join forces to oppose government's land expropriation plan
Zimbabwean president Mnangagwa arranges R5 million luxury airlift for Grace Mugabe

Zimbabwean president Mnangagwa arranges R5 million luxury airlift for Grace Mugabe

Zimbabwean president Emmerson Mnangagwa arranged a luxury airlift for former first lady Grace Mugabe from Singapore to Harare after he heard about the passing of Grace’s mother on 30 August. The flight cost about R5 million.

Zimbabwean president Mnangagwa arranges R5 million luxury airlift for Grace Mugabe
Jackson Mthembu calls for ANC probe into Zuma-backed plot to oust Ramaphosa

Jackson Mthembu calls for ANC probe into Zuma-backed plot to oust Ramaphosa

The African National Congress’ (ANC) chief whip in Parliament, Jackson Mthembu, has called on the ruling party to urgently probe allegations of an alleged plot led by former president Jacob Zuma to oust President Cyril Ramaphosa.

Jackson Mthembu calls for ANC probe into Zuma-backed plot to oust Ramaphosa
‘What are the terms of China’s loan to Eskom?’ Vavi asks Ramaphosa

‘What are the terms of China’s loan to Eskom?’ Vavi asks Ramaphosa

SAFTU General Secretary Zwelinzima Vavi has expressed fears that Eskom could end up in Chinese control should it fail to repay its debt to China. Writing on Twitter, he said Sri Lanka similarly gave up its port to China.

‘What are the terms of China’s loan to Eskom?’ Vavi asks Ramaphosa
R16.7 million - That's how much taxpayers are forking out for Zuma's legal fees

R16.7 million - That's how much taxpayers are forking out for Zuma's legal fees

South African taxpayers are coughing up almost R17 million for former president Jacob Zuma’s legal expenses. This new estimation comes after it was earlier reported that Zuma's legal fees were around R15 million.

R16.7 million - That's how much taxpayers are forking out for Zuma's legal fees
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