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GETTING CONNECTED: East London entrepreneur Jabu Mangena says high data and cellphone call costs are a barrier to entry in business

High communication costs ‘threat to economic growth’

Business raises concerns at hearings HIGH mobile tariff and data costs stifle small business growth, parliament’s portfolio committee on communication heard on Monday.

WILLIAM GUMEDE

Zuma’s credibility gap is paralysing our nation

PRESIDENT Jacob Zuma’s questionable friendships and personal behaviour are increasingly becoming threats to South Africa’s economy, security and democracy.

MUSIC TO MY EARS: Popular musician Zahara sings as Buffalo City mayor  Zukiswa Ncitha listens in during the state of the metro address held at Steve  Biko centre in Ginsberg yestreday  Picture: MICHAEL PINYANA

Metro to set aside R1bn for youth and women

A BILLION rand worth of tenders will be awarded to youth, women and people with disabilities, Buffalo City Metro mayor Zukiswa Ncitha announced during the state of the metro address yesterday.

Tony Leon

It’s about the economy and not racist posturing

THE fading health of Nelson Mandela, the fraying of our constitutional settlement and the severe contraction of the economy, bathe the country in a sombre light.

Daily Dispatch

EC braces as rand tumbles

Hefty fuel and food price rises expected THE Eastern Cape is bracing itself for the aftershock of last week’s dramatic plunge in the value of the rand.

ENTERING A NEW ERA: Education and training MEC Mandla  Makupula with his SG, Mthunywa Ngonzo Picture: FILE

Bhisho cracks down on figure ‘fumbling’

DRAMA erupted in Bhisho when education MEC Mandla Makupula was instructed to charge senior administrative officials for presenting inaccurate budget figures to a portfolio committee meeting.

Eastern Cape premier Noxolo Kiviet

Kiviet says economic growth not bad in EC

THE general view of how the Eastern Cape government is performing according to PREMIER Noxolo Kiviet believes that steady progress is being made in the areas of governance and service delivery in the Eastern Cape.

Daily Dispatch

Nurses and doctors still not paid

EASTERN Cape Health MEC Sicelo Gqobana has instructed senior managers to take action against officials responsible for the non-payment of nurses’ salaries since February this year.

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