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Deputy Minister Pinky Kekana calls on South Africans to harness radio as medium of social cohesion on World Radio Day

The 13th of February 2019 marks the celebration of World Radio Day, Deputy Minister of Communications Pinky Kekana, has hailed the medium as one of the most loved, cherished and universal symbols of communications and human progress. This year World Radio Day 2019 will be celebrated under the theme: “Dialogue, Tolerance, and Peace”.

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Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams welcomes payment of SABC staff salaries

Minister of Communications welcomes payment of SABC staff salaries

The Minister of Communications, Ms Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams welcomes the speedy resolution and payment of SABC staff salaries following a reported technical glitch experienced by its financial institution.

The Minister profusely apologises to affected SABC employees and has accordingly engaged the public broadcaster to ensure that such an incident does not recur in the future.

Enquiries:
Nthabeleng Mokitimi-Dlamini
Cell: 073 ‪222 5522‬

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Brand SA on South Africa’s performance in Transparency International Corruption Perception Index 2019

South Africa’s performance in the Transparency International Corruption Perception Index 2019 remains stable

Brand South Africa notes South Africa’s performance in the 2019 Transparency International Corruption Perception Index (CPI), which indicates that the country’s corruption perceptions score remains quite stable at 43/100 in 2019.

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Brand South Africa on South African delegation attending the 2019 World Economic Forum

Team SA ready to present improved investment proposition at 2019 World Economic Forum

President Cyril Ramaphosa will be leading South Africa’s delegation to the world’s most important meeting of global CEOs at the 2019 World Economic Forum (WEF), taking place in Davos, Switzerland next week. The primary objective of the South African delegation will be to strengthen partnerships and collaboration for inclusive economic growth and development in South Africa, with particular emphasis on increasing international investment into the country.

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Independent Communications Authority of South Africa reviews submission date for Draft Sports Broadcasting Services Amendment Regulations

Reviewing submission date on the Draft Sports Broadcasting Regulations

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) has reviewed the submission date for written comments on the Draft Sports Broadcasting Services Amendment Regulations published on 14 December 2018.

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Brand South Africa on release of World Banks’ Global Economic Prospects report

Brand South Africa views World Bank 2018 Report as a clarion call to action

Brand South Africa noted the areas of concern expressed in the World Banks’ Global Economic Prospects report which indicates that South Africa’s real GDP growth will expand by 1.3% in 2019.

While the South African GDP outlook has seen a downward revision, this happens in a global context where the World Bank indicates that international trade and investment are moderating. Additionally the global economy and trading system is being challenged by trade tensions that remain elevated.

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South Africa’s Performance Improves in 2018 Index of Economic Freedom

7 January 2019

Brand South Africa welcomes South Africa’s improvement in the 2018 Index of Economic Freedom. In terms of economic freedom, the Heritage Foundation indicates that with a world rank of 77/180, South Africa is 4th in the African region. The country’s over-all economic freedom score improved with 0.7 on 2017.

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