Despite Q2 growth, overall economic activity still a concern for economists
Statistics South Africa released the second quarter GDP data on Tuesday. It indicated that the economy was nowhere near the unsatisfactory pre-COVID figures, while economic activity was back to 2017 levels.
Stats SA: Despite growth, economy still smaller than pre-COVID levels
The entity on Tuesday reported that the economy had grown by 1.2% in the second quarter of the year.
SA's economy grew by 1.2% in second quarter of 2021
Despite four consecutive quarters of growth, the economy is 1,4% smaller than it was before the COVID-19 pandemic.
IEC denies throwing ANC a lifeline by reopening candidate registrations
The ANC failed to submit lists of its candidates in more than 90 municipalities before the deadline, which could have cost it dearly at the polls.
Opposition parties head to court to block IEC from reopening candidate list
Some opposition parties have even accused it of aiding the African National Congress so that it can make up for its failure to register candidates for nearly 100 wards.
IEC: Decision to reopen candidate registrations based on solid legal advice
The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) has had its hands full explaining why it had elected to go ahead with registrations amid pushback from some political parties.
IEC defends move to reopen candidate registrations for municipal polls
IEC deputy commissioner, Janet Love, has counter-accused the commission’s critics of having a selective memory, saying that the decision was not meant to discriminate or favour any political party.
New deadline for election candidate nominations to be set - IEC
The IEC was briefing the nation on Monday after the Constitutional Court last week ruled that the polls must go ahead before 1 November despite an independent inquiry finding that free and fair elections would be unlikely amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Cosatu: Discovery allowing only jabbed people into its buildings destructive
The trade union federation fears that other intransigent bosses could use this decision as a basis for abusive practices in the workplace.
Efforts to combat South Africa's COVID vaccine hesitancy to be ramped up
The Health Department said government was exploring different ways of ramping up its vaccination drive.
Directive on mandatory COVID vaccinations in South Africa ‘won’t be easy’
Discovery has taken the decision to enforce a policy compelling staff to vaccinate or have a solid reason not to.
Electoral candidate registration timetable must be amended, says expert
Recently, the ANC revealed that it was unable to contest about 100 municipalities due to a myriad of challenges.
Discovery’s decision to enforce mandatory COVID vaccination described as bold
Discovery has cited a legal obligation to protect and safeguard all its employees from all potential risks.
ConCourt dismisses IEC's application to postpone local govt elections
The apex court handed judgment down on Friday afternoon after the Independent Electoral Commission approached it last month in a bid to have the elections postponed.
Muofhe: Allegations against me intended to discredit President Ramaphosa
Mahlodi Muofhe was convinced that there’s always been a more sinister reason for the laying of the anonymous complaint against them, but he said he was also a target due to his decision to press charges against the State Security employees who were suspected of corruption or theft.
Muofhe to sue Inspector-General Dintwe over handling of qualifications matter
Mahlodi Muofhe was cleared of any wrongdoing by the Inspector-General this week after a year of investigations revealed that the allegations that he falsified his qualifications were untrue.
EXCLUSIVE: Mahlodi Muofhe cleared of falsifying academic records
In a letter sent to Muofhe by Inspector-General of Intelligence, Dr Setlhomamaru Dintwe on Wednesday, the SSA said the complaint about his qualifications was found to be without merit and the allegations untrue.
SSA distances itself from 'wild allegations' that ANC MP Havard could be a spy
News24 on Wednesday reported that an SSA report raised concern with Havard’s access to classified information and the possibility of sharing it with the Chinese ministry of state security.