[pretoria] - #Budget2019: Saipa Budget Prediction: Get Back to Basics

CAPE TOWN – Finance Minister Tito Mboweni’s upcoming 2019 Budget Speech on February 20 will be a waltz with the recent State of the Nation Address (Sona) to the tune of the upcoming elections.

This is according to Ettiene Retief, the chairperson of the National Tax and Sars Committee at …

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[pretoria] - Fatima, 12, pays price of war in Yemen

“All the fat reserves in her body have been used up, she is left only with bones,” said Makiah al-Aslami, a doctor and head of the clinic in north-west Yemen. “She has the most extreme form of malnutrition.”

Fatima’s slide into starvation is typical of what is happening in …

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[pretoria] - Russian President Vladimir Putin wants Syria terrorist plan

Putin, one of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s closest allies, was speaking at a summit he was hosting in southern Russia to weigh the future of Syria with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.

“We should not put up with the presence of terrorist groups in Idlib …

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[pretoria] - SA labour force needs better ‘human’ skills, gaming can help

JOHANNESBURG – The past few years have seen plenty of predictions that technological developments like automation and artificial intelligence will massively disrupt workforces around the world. South Africa’s own labour force, with its heavy dependence on sectors such as mining and agriculture, certainly hasn’t been immune from these doom-and-gloom …

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[pretoria] - Crime in Pretoria CBD affecting local business owners

Local business owners are complaining about crime in the Pretoria CBD. Picture: Thabo Madalane

Pretoria - Business owners in the Pretoria CBD have complained about the level of crime negatively affecting them.

They also complained about the state of infrastructure decay and wanted government to provide a constructive solution.

According to …

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[pretoria] - Isuzu trucks in successful relocation to new premises

The consolidated plant was officially opened yesterday and involved the relocation of Isuzu’s truck production facilities from Kempston Road in Port Elizabeth to IMSAf’s headquarters in Struandale, also in Port Elizabeth.

Michael Sacke, the chief executive and managing director of IMSAf, said they started with regular production of …

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[pretoria] - Is Canada paving the cannabis way for the world?

INTERNATIONAL – While the cannabis plant has been grown – and used – for thousands of years, only recently has its sale for recreational use become sanctioned in countries including South Africa, Canada and Uruguay.

And with legalisation comes the potential for dramatic industry growth and market opportunity.

From private equity firms to …

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[pretoria] - Anger as Valley Primary School 'sex pest' granted bail

As part of the bail conditions, the teacher may not enter Valhalla, in Centurion, nor influence witnesses, pupils or teachers directly or indirectly. He was also ordered to hand over his passport to police.

The parents walked out of the Pretoria Magistrate’s Court angrily, saying the judgment was unfair …

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