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SAFM 6PM NEWS BULLETIN

The National Treasury has allocated about 80 million rand as a start up for political party funding. Speaking during a joint sitting of the committees of Finance and Appropriations in Parliament, Treasury's Deputy Director General Mampho Modise said the fund will be managed by the Independent Electoral Commission.
25
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10am

SAFM 5PM NEWS BULLETIN

The State Caopture Commission has heard that the Jacob Zuma Foundation scored 150- thousand rand from money meant to buy locomotives. In 2012, Prasa paid Swifambo Rail 3.5 billion rand to deliver 13 locomotives while Swifambo paid German based company Voslooh to supply the trains. The trains were found to be too tall for the local railways system.
25
FEB
5am

SAFM 12pm News Bulletin

The 2020 matric class for inmates in correctional facilities across the country has achieved a record breaking pass rate of 86-point-three per cent. In 2019, full-time matriculants at the facilities recorded an 82-point-six per cent pass rate. Justice and Correctional Services Minister Ronald Lamola announced the 2020 matric results at the Leeuwkop Correctional Centre in Bryanston, north of Johannesburg ...

IN: "For the 2020 ... OUT: ... Free State." DUR: 00' 30"

TEXT:(For the 2020 academic year, DCS full time learners achieved a pass percentage of 86.3%. When inclusive of part-time learners, DCS is standing at 81.3 pass rate. This is higher than the national average of 76.2 percentage, it is also higher than the highest provincial percentage of 85.1 attained by the Free State. )

Sashin Naidoo.JHB.25.02.21 nosizwe
25
FEB
4am

SAFM 11am News Bulletin

President Cyril Ramaphosa says the Basic Education Department's approach to teaching and learning must speak to the ever changing world of technology to ensure good quality education. He says attention should be paid to the basics of education and the need to equip learners with skills that can enable them to function in the world. Ramaphosa says government will soon gazette a new curriculum for basic education. He addressed the virtual Basic Education Lekgotla ...

IN: "If we are ... OUT: ... world of work." DUR: 00' 39"

TEXT: "If we are to meet our developmental goals, we need to provide young people with quality education that prepares them not jsit for the challenges of the present, but also for the opportunity of the future. This year's Lekgotla is about equipping learners with knowledge and skills for an ever changing world. Not only must we adapt to new ways of learning, but also our own curriculum has to respond to the changes in the world of work."

Abongile@Poldesk 25.02.2021 nosizwe
25
FEB
3am

SAFM 10am News Bulletin

More details are emerging on the allegations against Health Minister Zweli Mkhize. It is alleged that a communications company called digital vibes was awarded an 82-million- rand contract by his department for COVID-19 projects. KwaZulu-Natal based Digital vibes does not have a big history or footprint in the communications sector. The company used Mkhize's long-serving personal assistant Tahera Mather, as well as another close associate, Naadhira Mitha, as paid consultants. Digital vibes was also awarded a contract from the Co-operative Governance department during Mkhize's short stint as minister in that portfolio. The special investigating unit, SIU, has confirmed that it is probing a complaint about the tender that was awarded to a communications company in KwaZulu-Natal. SIU spokesperson, Kaizer Kganyago ...

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INCUE: The allegation is that.....
OUTCUE: ....really happened.
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(text: The allegation is that there was collusion in the processes of the appointment of this company are questionable. We have sent the documentation to the department that are concerned to look into getting us information once that's done those decisions will be made and we will be able to know what really happened.)

safmcaff/sunrise mamokete 25.2 nosizwe
24
FEB
1pm

SAFM 8PM NEWS BULLETIN

Business Unity South Africa has welcomed finance minister Tito Mboweni Budget speech. The minister announced that there will be no tax increases this year, a reduction in corporate tax and increases in sin tax among others. Government will also withdraw previously announced taxes of up to 40 billion rand which were announced in the previous budget due to an expected improvement in tax revenue collections. However this year's revenue shortfall of 213 billion rand is the largest on record.
24
FEB
12pm

SAFM 7PM NEWS BULLETIN

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni says economic growth is expected to increase at three-point-three per cent in 2021 from a contraction of minus seven-point-two percent in 2020. Mboweni was presenting his budget speech in Parliament. He says to promote faster growth, the government will stabilize electricity supply and support industries with high employment.
24
FEB
11am

SAFM 6PM NEWS BULLETIN

Political parties have expressed mixed reaction to Finance Minister Tito Mboweni's Budget Speech with the ANC welcoming it and the DA and the EFF saying that it was lacking in detail. The Minister highlighted economic recovery, increases in sin taxes, allocation for the fight against corruption and upgrading the country's six busiest ports, amongst other announcements.
24
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10am

SAFM 5PM NEWS BULLETIN

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni has announced a revenue shortfall of 213-billion-rand which is the largest on record. Tax revenue collection has been below forecasts for some time compounded by the fact that the country is in a deep recession. South Africa is also dealing with a 32-point-five unemployment rate partly due to the coronavirus pandemic.
24
FEB
8am

SAFM 1PM

Economists hope Finance Minister Tito Mboweni will provide tax relief for cash-strapped consumers when he delivers his much-anticipated budget speech in an hours' time. Some economists don't think Mboweni has room to increase taxes but others hope he can give temporary tax relief to struggling citizens who have taken salary cuts due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
Tax partner at Webber Wenzel Joon Chong says there should also be a decrease in corporate income taxes.
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SAFM 7pm News Bulletin

The eThekwini municipality has confirmed the resignation of deputy mayor - Belinda Scott - in a statement following an executive committee meeting. At the meeting mayor - Mxolisi Kaunda - said Scott's resignation takes effect at the end of February. She was involved in the finance and re-prioritisation committees. Kaunda has not given reasons for Scott's resignation. She previously served as Finance MEC and was redeployed by the ANC in September 2019. This was part of a major shake-up by the party in the leadership of the Durban and Pietermaritzburg municipalities.

Dbn dries liebenberg 23/2 ed: cje
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11am

SAFM 6pm News Bulletin

Health Minister Zweli Mkhize says the next batch of 80-thousand Johnson and Johnson coronavirus vaccines is expected to arrive in the country this Saturday. He also says the country's vaccination programme is on track to hit the target of 40-thousand healthcare workers having been vaccinated by tomorrow. Rozanne Greeff has more ...

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TEXT: Mkhize says the procurement of the vaccines has been a complex process that required negotiations with multinational manufacturers. South Africa seems to be turning the tide on the second wave of infections with just 792 infections recorded in the last reporting cycle along with 97 COVID19-related deaths. To date almost 500-thousand people in South Africa have registered to be part of the vaccination programme.

Reuters @DrZweliMkhize nan 23/02 cje

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