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September 5, 2018

‘SA IS BEING RECALIBRATED’

Ramaphosa made the remarks during his address to a breakfast meeting with SA business leaders on Sunday in the Chinese capital city of Beijing‚ during a state visit hosted by Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Xi was in SA in June on a similar visit ahead of the recent Brazil‚ Russia‚ India‚ China and SA (Brics) summit.

Ramaphosa said ahead of the two-day Forum on China-Africa Co-operation summit that the government needed to provide not just “policy certainty but policy consistency” to investors to attract much-needed foreign direct investment.

“We’re recalibrating in many ways‚ we’re sharpening our messages to enhance investment to come our [...]

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August 17, 2018

THE RAND IN RECOVERY MODE!

The lira, the world’s worst performer this year, and South Africa’s rand led the advance as some investors say Turkey’s problems are unique and others look for buying opportunities across emerging markets, writes Bloomberg.

The rand was nearly 2.5% stronger in morning trade against the dollar on Tuesday, after sliding as much as 9.4% on Monday – the most since October 2008.

Bloomberg reported some analysts saying that there are few fundamental reasons for assets across emerging markets to fall because of the lira. Turkey’s problems stem from president Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s standoff with the US administration.

With average inflation rates at record lows and [...]

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August 17, 2018

HOW TO MAKE YOUR FIRST SA PASSPORT!

If you’re heading overseas to travel for the first time, the thought of applying for your South African passport might be a bit scary.

Chances are, you’ve heard all sorts of horror stories about it. But, here’s the thing: applying for your passport for the first time doesn’t need to be a hassle.

Traveling solo is a great experience – and there are loads of very popular (and affordable) destinations all over the world.

 

How to apply for your South African passport for the first time:

Register a profile on eHomeAffairs

Visit ehome.dha.gov.za/echannel.

Registering on eHomeAffairs consists of creating a profile with a secured [...]

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August 7, 2018

PARLIAMENT TO PROCESS OVER 700,000 SUBMISSIONS ON LAND EXPROPRIATION

Parliament will soon start processing over 700,000 written submissions following its grueling nationwide land reform hearings.

Public hearings concluded in Cape Town over the weekend.

The gathering was the last opportunity for South Africans to weigh in on whether they back a proposal to amend the Constitution to allow for the expropriation of land without compensation.

Parliament has contracted a private company to process the over 700,000 written submissions.

Before the public hearings in all nine provinces started, the committee had received hundreds of thousands of written submissions.

Those who made written submissions will also have an [...]

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