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Confident Budget from Minster Pravin Gordhan
A confident Mr Gordhan told parliament that the economy is on track, after improved export figures from a weaker rand and a fourth-quarter 2013 spurt in GDP growth, resulted in an over-budget collection of taxes (R4 billion) for the year though March.
Oil Rises on Syrian Tensions
Brent crude rose to over $117, the largest daily gain this year, in the wake of announcements by Western officials that armed forces were ready to proceed with an attack.
Petrol Price Increase Looming
The price of petrol in South Africa is expected to rise by between 80c and 90c by next week according to the Department of Minerals and Energy.
200,000 New Homes Planned for Cape Town
Wescape will be a new housing development situated along the West Coast Growth Corridor between Atlantis and Melkbosstrand in Cape Town.
InternationalUK to Continue Austerity Policy
£11.5 billion of spending cuts are planned with local councils losing £2.6 billion and education £500 million. Almost all departments will be affected including Welfare, Police, student grants and charities, with 144,000 public sectors jobs being axed.
OpinionManaging SA's Electricity Supply
Yesterday, Eskom again begged its customers to stop using its product. Not the expected behaviour of a service provider, but we are threatened with possible catastrophic power blackouts and Eskom needs to protect the national grid.
TechdotCities to Launch Soon
New Top Level Domains (TLD's) will soon be available for Durban, Johannesburg and Cape Town.
SportNew Rugby Laws on Trial
The new laws are expected to provide a smoother-flowing game and reduce the risk of serious injuries. The trials will not be introduced into the Castle Rugby Championship or Super Rugby at this stage.