Monthly Archives: March 2019

51% of SA youth can’t pay tertiary tuition

About 51% of South Africa’s youth – between ages 18 – 24 do not have the financial means to pay for their tertiary tuition, Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) announced. Furthermore, 18% of those who were not attending educational institutions attributed it to poor academic performance. This is according to Stats SA’s thematic report titled – Education Series Volume V

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Edward Kieswetter named new SARS commissioner

Former SA Revenue Service (SARS) deputy commissioner Edward Kieswetter has been appointed as the new Commissioner for SARS. President Cyril Ramaphosa announced on Wednesday that Kieswetter will lead the revenue service for the next five years starting on 1 May. The National Treasury was confident that the selection process that was undertaken has integrity and all necessary disclosures were made

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Sanral board to monitor e-tolls decision

The board of the South African National Roads Agency (Sanral) will constantly monitor the decision to suspend the collection of e-toll debt and review it according to prevailing circumstances. The board on Tuesday passed an urgent resolution to suspend the process of pursuing debt linked to e-tolls.  Sanral spokesperson Vusi Mona said in a statement that given the initiative led

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Workers go on strike at Sars

Johannesburg – The National Education Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu) said on Thursday its members had gone on strike at the South African Revenue Service to press for higher wages. Thousands of workers affiliated to Nehawu and the Public Servants Association (PSA) are demanding an 11.5 percent increase, while Sars is offering seven percent. The strike could disrupt customs operations

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President Ramaphosa prepared to appear before Zondo Commission

President Cyril Ramaphosa has reiterated his commitment to appear before the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture in an effort to clarify his son’s business relations and a donation received from besieged Africa Global Operations (formerly Bosasa). This follows recent developments around the matter, including reports that the President’s son, Andile Ramaphosa, through his company Blue Crane Capital, had received

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