South Africa 20.8.2018 01:00 pm

First decline in public-sector capital expenditure since 2010

Stats SA says Transnet had been the major contributor to the 4.3% decrease in 2017 in capital expenditure in the public sector.

A Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) report revealed that capital expenditure in the public sector shrunk for the first time since 2010, falling by 4,3% in 2017.

First decline in public-sector capital expenditure since 2010
First decline in public-sector capital expenditure since 2010

First decline in public-sector capital expenditure since 2010

Stats SA says Transnet had been the major contributor to the 4.3% decrease in 2017 in capital expenditure in the public sector.

Wembley eviction victims’ accommodation still in limbo
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Wembley eviction victims’ accommodation still in limbo

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Avnery, Israeli peace activist who met Arafat, dies aged 94

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Cape Town to roll out water network pressure management technology
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Cape Town to roll out water network pressure management technology

The city says testing would take place in the Bellville Park, Upper Oakdale, Oakdale, Blomtuin, Bellair and Eikenbosch areas this week.
Blessers ‘abling’ HIV says KZN-Umzinyathi mayor
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Blessers ‘abling’ HIV says KZN-Umzinyathi mayor

The KZN-Umzinyathi mayor says blessers are weakening the fights against the Aids virus.
Pressure mounting against Ramaphosa to disband Mahumapelo-led PEC
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Pressure mounting against Ramaphosa to disband Mahumapelo-led PEC

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NUM to march to Harmony Gold to raise safety concerns
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500 000 apply for SAPS’ learnership programme which has 3 500 spaces

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The DA accuses Makhura of failing to create jobs for Gauteng youth
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The DA accuses Makhura of failing to create jobs for Gauteng youth

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Zondo disappointed at lack of state capture information

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KZN man accused of causing accident that killed pregnant fiancé fined R20K
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KZN man accused of causing accident that killed pregnant fiancé fined R20K

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Van Breda appeal dismissed
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Pretoria man accused of murdering wife ‘lied’ about where he hid her body, says PI

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