Daily Archives: June 1, 2017

Fitch affirms SA’s long-term foreign, local debt ratings

Pretoria – Rating agency Fitch has affirmed South Africa’s long-term foreign and local currency debt ratings of ‘BB+’ with a stable outlook, an outcome that demonstrates that South Africans must continue to act in unison in order to return the …

FOUR MEN SENTENCED BY CAPE TOWN COURT TO TOTAL OF 127 YEARS FOR RUNNING ILLEGAL ABALONE SYNDICATE

CAPE TOWN, Four men have been sentenced to a combined 127 years in prison by the Khayelitsha Regional Court in Cape Town for running an illegal abalone syndicate, according to the the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks).

Hawks spokesperson …

LIVING CONDITIONS IN SOUTH AFRICA IMPROVE, HOUSEHOLD SURVEY SHOWS

PRETORIA, Living conditions in South Africa have improved over the years, according to the 2016 General Household Survey which shows that more households now have access to improved sanitation, piped water, electricity, health and education.

According to the report released …

President Jacob Zuma: Response to 2017/18 Presidency budget vote debate

Address by President Jacob Zuma in Response to the debate on the Presidency Budget Vote, National Assembly, Cape Town, 1 June 2017

Honourable Speaker,

Deputy President,

Ministers and Deputy Ministers,

Honourable Members,

Thank you for the opportunity to respond to …

World Ignores Displaced Africans, Aid Agency Protests

DAKAR, SENEGAL � The world pays the least attention to humanitarian crises when they force Africans from their homes, dashing hopes of peace, hindering reconstruction and increasing the risk of radicalization, an aid agency said Thursday.

Central African Republic topped …