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The South African Revenue Service (Sars) on Tuesday announced that all taxpayers whose total employment income is not more than R500,000 will not pay income tax this year. SARS Commissioner Edward Kieswetter said that the revenue service had decided to increase the income tax threshold from R350,000 in a bid to alleviate the burden on taxpayers. “We have decided […]

Mauritania’s Constitutional Court have cleared six aspirants on provisional basis for the country’s upcoming presidential polls. Campaigning in the West African nation is expected to kick off on 7 June, two weeks to the day of vote, 22 June. Mauritanians will go to the polls to elect a new president for the next five years. […]

JOHANNESBURG  – South Africa’s economy contracted by 3.2 percent in the first three months of 2019, its largest quarterly drop in a decade, the national statistics agency said on Tuesday. The decline was mainly driven by shrinkages in the manufacturing and mining sectors, Statistics South Africa said. Take a deeper look at the figures released […]

South Africa’s Cape Town International Airport has been named the continent’s leading airport at the recent edition of the World Travel Awards. The airport, located in the port city in the country’s southwest and also seat of the legislature, wins the gong for a third consecutive year. The win only enforces a dominance of South […]

The Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) has found against an insurer which distributed funds to a woman after she had died. The SCA dismissed an appeal from the FundsAtWork Umbrella Pension Fund, which had allocated 42% of the death benefit of one of its members to his dead mother. FundsAtWork appealed against having to pay […]

Businesses in Zambia have warned that a move to ration electricity to non-mining businesses could hurt industrial production and commercial services. The country began rationing power on Saturday to address a daily electricity deficit of 273 Megawatts (MW), said Henry Kapata, spokesman for state power utility Zesco. “If generation is maintained at the current level, […]

South Africa is becoming an attractive destination for international travellers. Stats SA’s Tourism Satellite Account for South Africa report released in 2018 revealed that in 2016 the sector directly contributed 2.9% to South Africa’s gross domestic product (GDP). In terms of job creation, it outperformed other key local industries, adding just over 40 000 net new […]

Sudan’s military on Tuesday announced that elections will be held within nine months, adding that it had decided to cancel all that had been previously agreed with protesters about the country’s transition. General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan’s announcement came the after Sudan’s military forcefully broke up a weeks-long sit-in outside Khartoum’s army headquarters calling on the […]

Angola on Saturday prepared to bury rebel leader Jonas Savimbi, in his home village at a public funeral, an important sign for national reconciliation seventeen years after the end of a bloody civil war. As early as Friday evening, hundreds of people accompanied his remains to the village of Lopitanga in the centre of the […]

The African Union (AU) has signed a memorandum of understanding with Huawei to strengthen their cooperation in information and communication technologies, the Chinese telecom giant announced on Friday. “The main objective of the MOU is to strengthen their partnership in the following 5 areas: broadband, Internet of Things (IoT), cloud computing, 5G and artificial intelligence,” Huawei said […]

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