Month: June 2020

New tax increases necessary

New tax increases necessary to deal with South Africa’s debt: Mboweni While South Africa has a number of strengths which will help it get through turbulent times, its greatest weakness remains its high level of debt, says finance minister Tito Mboweni. In his supplementary budget speech on Wednesday (26 June), Mboweni said that the country has accumulated …

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Govt should have considered social impact

Madonsela also recommends government perform a risk assessment on the impact of laws or policies on society before making them official. Professor Thuli Madonsela, as part of the Social Justice and Covid-19 Policy and Relief Monitoring Alliance (SCOPRA), has highlighted shortfalls in the implementation of the Disaster Management Act (DMA) during the Covid-19 pandemic. Following the …

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Dodging questions: Dlamini-Zuma

Dodging questions: Dlamini-Zuma does not have available the reasons a state of disaster was declared Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma does not have the reasons why the Covid-19 pandemic was declared a national disaster available. The “scientific rationale” relied on to ban the sale of tobacco products is also not available, nor …

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Strandfontein Desalination Plant Decomissioned

Strandfontein desalination plant decommissioned by City of Cape Town Cape Town – The Stranfontein temporary desalination plant was decommissioned by the City of Cape Town last Wednesday after providing 3,8 billion litres to the city over a period of two years. Two years on from the commissioning of the Strandfontein desalination plant, during the worst drought in Cape …

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