Mabuza sounds loadshedding warning as power demand rises
South Africans might have become accustomed to having an uninterrupted power supply during the COVID-19 lockdown but Deputy President David Mabuza said that the consistent power supply might not last for long after losing four units and two power plants.
Mabuza: Eskom moving in the right direction under De Rutyer
Deputy President David Mabuza has appeared before the National Assembly on Thursday to answer oral questions.
Opposition parties call on Mboweni to give clear direction on struggling SOEs
The Finance Minister’s budget focused mainly on COVID-19 spending and servicing South Africa’s mounting debt.
Land Bank to get R3bn injection from tabled supplementary Budget
Finance Minister Tito Mboweni on Wednesday tabled a supplementary Budget as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Some quarantine sites not fancy enough for certain patients, De Lille tells MPs
Public Works Minister Patricia de Lille said that her department sometimes used one-star rated accommodation as private quarantine sites, which was rejected by those who were isolated after testing positive for COVID-19.
Gordhan says his dept will try to find funds to pay SA Express employees
About 691 employees have not been paid in full since the end of March. Some of them last week demonstrated outside the Department of Public Enterprise’s offices in Pretoria.
DA: Mboweni's budget must restore resilience and address debt crisis
The Democratic Alliance (DA) wants Finance Minister Tito Mboweni to present a budget that builds "national resilience" and is able to weather the economic storm of COVID-19.
Hold the line on SAA & prioritise COVID-19 fight, DA to Mboweni
South Africa, now on level three, has one of the longest lockdowns in the world and the impact has been devastating with thousands of people losing their jobs as businesses crumble under financial pressure
Nzimande wants probe into salaries of university vice chancellors
The minister said he was not happy about the pay gap between the highest and the lowest paid employees at tertiary institutions.
Nzimande tells Parliament a probe into NSFAS’ failures is necessary
Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande told members of Parliament an inquiry into the would investigate business processes and system failures at Nsfas.
Ramaphosa: Lockdown averted a catastrophe in SA
The president told Parliament that if the government had not acted decisively, the country could have seen a much higher COVID-19 infection rate and many thousands of deaths.
Ramaphosa set for grilling from MPs over govt's COVID-19 response
This will be the president's first appearance in the National Assembly for oral questions since the declaration of a national state of disaster.
SA kicks off preparations for nuclear build programme
The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy has published the Request for Information process to start preparations for a nuclear build programme of 2,500 Megawatts.
Ramaphosa refers Liquor Products Amendment Bill back to Parliament
The president said the bill could impact the making of traditional beer and in so doing affect rural communities.
DA wants EC Health Dept placed in administration
The party claims that it is failing in key areas such as testing and tracing as COVID-19 infections increase in the province.
ANC in Parly supports using workers’ pensions to rescue Eskom
Presenting the Appropriations Bill for adoption in the National Assembly on Friday, appropriations committee chairperson Sfiso Buthelezi said the move would benefit Eskom in the long run.
Appropriations Bill passed, channels funds to COVID-19 fight, service delivery
The Appropriations Bill will allow for the withdrawal of money from the country’s revenue fund to address service delivery as well as the country’s fight against COVID-19.