Chairperson Pathisizwe Chiliza says chiefs cannot participate in eradicating poverty if they are poor themselves.
The agency says personal income tax contributed over a third of the R1.22 trillion in taxes collected in the 2017/18 fiscal year.
Mthembu said the president made specific mention of sectors that could turn the country’s economy around and identified areas of great potential.
EFF leader Julius Malema toes his old party’s line when he warns the president about ignoring the ANC’s resolutions, strengthening the hands of Ramaphosa’s foes.
Pandor said most African countries are pushing for industrialisation and a practical implementation of the deals with China.

Government DA hinders fight against crime in Western Cape, Cele suggests

The DA ‘is responsible for the social environment in which crime flourishes’ while in the leafy areas there are street lights and CCTV cameras, he said.

Government The debate is over, NHI is on its way – health minister

Mkhize said the approval of the NHI bill in Cabinet and its introduction in parliament was imminent.

Government I won’t be muzzled because of Cabinet post, says De Lille

‘Wherever the elections took us, people raised similar issues… They are tired of corruption without consequences,’ the minister said.

Government North West appoints portfolio committee chairs

The standing committee on legislative review and implementation of house resolutions will be chaired by Mmoloki Cwaile.

Government War of words erupts over money laundering and Ramaphosa’s campaign

Former campaign manager for Ramaphosa, Bejani Chauke, said there was no reason for the money laundering suspicions.

Government New Scopa chair talks tough, wants prosecutions

‘We need to enforce consequence management and ensure that people get punished,’ said Mkhuleko Hlengwa.

Government State of shelters for women raises Commission for Gender Equality’s concern

Gender activist and researcher Lisa Vetten says although demand for shelters is growing, the funding allocated to shelters yearly is not.

Government ‘Backboneless’ Ramaphosa’s Sona irks economists

However, despite the criticism, farmers generally welcomed the address.

Government Water department takes Eastern Cape municipality to court for ‘polluting’ Great Fish River

The ‘Waste Water Treatment Works at Cradock are non-functional’ and ‘waste water is channeled, untreated, into the Great Fish River’.

Government Pandor meets diplomats, appeals for closer ties in advancing Pretoria’s goals

The minister said she relied on the diplomatic corps working closely with Dirco to advance the international relations goals of South Africa, the SADC, and the entire African continent. 

Government Eskom needs much more than a bailout, experts say

This does not address ‘the root causes of non-cost-reflective electricity prices and the structural inefficiencies within Eskom’.

Government ‘Brilliant economist’ Ramaphosa sees SA ‘as a big business’

Despite criticism of the president’s ‘dreamy rhetoric’ during his Sona, experts believe it was necessary if South Africa is to attract foreign investment.

Government Ramaphosa announces appointment of five Supreme Court of Appeal judges

These appointments, of which three are women, reflect government’s commitment to the ongoing transformation of the bench, he said.

Government Western Cape’s Fritz, Cele meet to address province’s policing needs

Cele highlighted the need for the whole of society helping to fight crime.

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