The Gauteng Provincial Government has set aside R30.6 billion of its total budget of R69.311 billion to go towards infrastructure development, including the building of new health facilities.

Global economic turmoil has left financial experts at a loss to find even the slightest glimmer of hope. Despite these dire predictions Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan believes there are opportunities available in South Africa.

As part of a global assessment of the systemic support levels incorporated in banks' deposit and debt ratings Moody's Investors Service downgraded by one notch the senior debt and deposit ratings of five South African banks.

The provision of infrastructure to support the exploitation of mineral wealth was not an invitation to increase raw materials at the expense of beneficiation said the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform Gugile Nkwinti.

Construction on the $100 million truck and passenger car plant to be built at the IDZ is set to commence. In its first phase, the plant is expected to create 500 permanent jobs for people in the Eastern Cape Province.

Every employer will recognise the description of the undesirable or difficult employee - the "trouble maker", the one who questions decisions, is difficult to manage, is independent and non-compliant, and seems to know more about labour law than management. Are these sufficient grounds for dismissal?

No legal representation at internal disciplinary hearings - the standard response from employers - is now in question. Ivan Israelstam explains the cases that have examined this question and when legal representation would be considered reasonable.

The Citizens in Partnership with Government has selected its 2012 interim board memebers. The body aims to promote a positive and constructive approach to communication between the country?s citizens and government in confronting the major challenges that the country faces.

The KwaZulu-Natal government has taken a bold step to implement broad-based black economic empowerment - at least 50 percent of all goods and services bought by all provincial departments must now be locally produced and supplied by BBBEE-compliant suppliers.

The country?s real Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in the fourth quarter of 2011 rose to 3.2% which was slightly better than the market expectation of a 3.1% quarter-on-quarter increase according Statistics South Africa (Stats SA).



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