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Archive for February 2015

Gwede Mantashe waarsku landbou: “Moenie ANC in die tande skop”

? Agri SA ontsteld ná hy hulle leviete voorlees oor grond

Deur Leanne George Vrydag 27 Februarie 2015 03:00

Japie Grobler, voorsitter van die Landbou-eenheidsforum (Asuf), kry Gwede Mantashe, sekretaris-generaal van die ANC, Donderdag aan sy baadjie beet tydens die derde grond-imbizo in Illovo. Johannesburg. (Foto: Denzil Maregele)

Die vertrouensbreuk tussen die regering en boere het Donderdag op die derde imbizo oor grondhervorming verdiep toe Gwede Mantashe, sekretaris-generaal van die ANC, ’n waarskuwing gerig het aan diegene wat “nie met die ANC in gesprek wil tree nie”.

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Budget in a nutshell

Cape Town – Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene’s first full National Budget tabled on Wednesday afternoon in parliament was a tough one, in that income tax has been raised for those who earn more than R181 900 per year.

The biggest shock, and where the government aims to get the most extra money from, was the hike of 30.5 cents per litre in the fuel levy and 50c/litre in the levy for the Road Accident Fund. Nene took the gap given to him by the fall in international oil prices and pushed up fuel prices.

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State to move fast on Land Bill – MINISTER

Cape Town – The regulation of land holdings bill should be processed by parliament and signed into law this year which will place a maximum ceiling on agricultural land holdings for both legal and natural persons, Minister of Rural Development and Land Affairs Gugile Nkwinti said at a briefing at parliament on Tuesday.

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This is how Govt’s new land policies will work – BHEKI CELE

Deputy minister says ceiling of 12 000 hectares does not mean that 12 000 hectares of land will be precured for each Land Reform applicant.

The year 2015, marks 60 years of the Freedom Charter, a historical moment in which all South Africans, from all walks of life expressed their ideas and dreams of a liberated South Africa. The President has spoken at length on the importance of understanding the Freedom Charter and the progressive implementation thereof.

Besides our Constitution, the National Development Plan (NDP) too builds on the aspirations of the Freedom Charter. Today we still aspire to achieving much of what stands in the Freedom Charter, more especially in creating a country where The Land Shall be Shared Among Those Who Work it.

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0% of South Africans regard land as most important issue to them personally – IPSOS

Apart from job creation, the issues of poverty, crime and corruption were also spontaneously mentioned by more than half of adult South Africans. Infrastructure development and education are on the list of about four in every ten South Africans, while the issues of healthcare and HIV and AIDS are mentioned by about three in every ten. Almost a fifth mentioned landlessness and land claims and a tenth the brain drain – the process by which the country loses many skilled people. However, these last two issues are not on the list when South Africans are asked to choose only one most important issue from the list.

In the next table the results are given in more detail – showing priorities of different age groups and the supporters of different political parties. The opinions of people who are working either full-time or part-time or are unemployed are also shown.

By contrast 47% of survey respondents list unemployment as biggest such issue, 11% say poverty

Ipsos Poll: The “People’s Agenda” puts Job Creation as priority

The issue of “Unemployment/job creation/too few jobs” is seen as an absolute priority for almost 9 out of every ten South African adults (87%) when asked: “What are the most important issues or problems facing this country that the NEW government, elected in 2014, should address?”[1]

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Wyn lewer enorme bydrae tot BBP, skep werk

Alle provinsies trek hieruit voordeel, nie net Wes-Kaap

Deur Francois Williams Woensdag 04 Februarie 2015 07:30

Rico Basson, hoof van Vinpro.

’n Studie wat wys hoeveel die Suid-Afrikaanse wynbedryf tot werkskepping bydra en tot 1,2% van die ekonomie beslaan, kan as argument gebruik word om meer steun van die regering te kry.

Rico Basson, hoof van die wynbedryfdiensorganisasie Vinpro, sê die bedryf het in 2013 danksy wynuitvoer tot R8,5 miljard se buitelandse valuta die land ingebring.

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