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Economy

Public Works: We are reviewing R75 accommodation for DGs

Oct 17 2018 18:04

Director generals have been receiving work accommodation at a monthly rate of as little as R75 in the City of Cape Town, members of Parliament’s Standing Committee on Public Accounts have heard. Moreover, some of the properties have been vacant for years.

Economy

US housing starts fell last month amid Hurricane Florence

Oct 17 2018 15:04

US new-home construction has fallen in September on a decline in the South that may reflect disruptions from Hurricane Florence, according to government figures.

Economy

More coal or no coal: public weighs in on SA's energy plan

Oct 17 2018 15:17

UCT’s Energy Research Centre says if South Africa is serious about keeping climate change below 1.5°C it must not add any new coal to the country’s electricity sector - but not everyone agrees.

Economy

World's 10 richest each gain at least $1bn as stocks surge

Oct 17 2018 08:45

It’s a perfect 10. Every one of the world’s 10 richest people added at least $1bn to their fortunes as US stock markets ripped higher, brushing off last week’s malaise.

Economy

Mboweni still to meet with Ramaphosa over PIC probe

Oct 17 2018 06:15

MPs asked the new finance minister when the probe into the state asset manager would begin and when the terms of reference of such an investigation would be made public.

Economy

How Moyane turned SARS upside down - 7 highlights from scathing Nugent report

Oct 16 2018 21:49

Judge Robert Nugent has recommended to the president that suspended SARS boss Tom Moyane be fired as he "effectively turned a world-class organisation upside down".

Economy

Ensure economic development - not just growth, panel hears

Oct 17 2018 13:11

It is important to distinguish between economic growth and economic development, says Amiena Bayat of the University of Western Cape.

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