Thursday, 23 February 2017 21:29

Tax system must be "redistributive"

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan says the South African tax system has to be redistributive if the country is to usher in radical socio-economic transformation.

Thursday, 23 February 2017 21:18

Metro FM awards set to dazzle

The 16th Metro FM Music Awards (MMA16) promises to be nothing short of spectacular with a dazzling world-class live broadcast.

The Department of Basic Education says the first day of National Senior Certificate (NSC) 2017 supplementary examinations proceeded smoothly without any glitches.

Thursday, 23 February 2017 19:46

Heads to roll over unissued TVET certificates

The Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training has called for disciplinary measures against the officials responsible for delays in issuing certificates to students who have graduated from Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges.

The South African Revenue Service (SARS) on Saturday confiscated 271kg of cocaine with a street value of R78 million at OR Tambo International Airport – one of the biggest cocaine busts ever.

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has received a total 161 938 applications from students seeking funding for 2017 in universities and Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges across the country.

Thursday, 16 February 2017 21:11

Parly committee gives new NSFAS model the nod

The Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training says it is satisfied with the student-centred model introduced by the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) for funding applications.

During his State of the Nation address on Thursday evening, President Jacob Zuma commented on the property market saying that, “This sector in our country is valued at approximately R7 trillion, with the subsidised sector being valued at R1.5 trillion”. 

President Jacob Zuma has instructed Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi to ensure that the Health Ombudsman's recommendations are wholly and speedily implemented without any reservations.

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