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The growth of the economy was held back by supply constraints and activity slowed in the third quarter of 2013, says the SA Reserve Bank.
Commuters have been warned that they may be paying more for a trip in Gauteng because of a spanner in the works to exempt taxis from paying for e-tolls.
Sanral says an investigation has revealed that problems experienced on its website stemmed from financial transaction options.
The petrol increase is the final nail in the coffin for consumers following the activation of e-tolls and a warning of a possible taxi fare hike, experts say.
Expected monthly e-toll tariffs payable by light motor vehicles show that about 83% of motorists will not pay more than R100 a month, says Transport Minister Dipuo Peters.
Communications Minister Yunus Carrim wants to brief MPs in a closed meeting on the contents of a Special Investigating Unit report on financial irregularities at the SABC.
South Africa and Lesotho have signed a memorandum of understanding on labour issues, says Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant.
It is not too late for President Jacob Zuma to nullify e-tolls, says the Congress of South African Trade Unions.
Transport Minister Dipuo Peters has expressed disappointment with some leaders' refusal to embrace e-tolls and accept the rule of the law.
Cosatu vows to fight e-tolls until government listens to the people, saying the roll-out is a clear demonstration of cadres who believe they can do as they wish.
The Knysna municipality in the Western Cape has received a clean audit, according to municipal manager Lauren Waring.
An aircraft towing an anti e-tolls banner took to the skies of Johannesburg as part of a new DA protest.
Caracas and other Venezuela cities were plunged into darkness as a power cut hit just as the president was speaking on TV and radio, days from local elections.
Zimbabwe has boosted its mandatory cheap petrol blend to levels of 15% ethanol and 85% unleaded petrol known as E15, after introducing E10 two months ago.
Spending in South Africa has increased at its slowest pace in four years as strikes, tighter lending from banks and slowing government spending hit households.
The ANC has urged motorists to join the nearly 1 million compliant e-tag holders, and has called for restraint against 'mobilising for lawlessness'.
Lawyers representing Justice Project SA have labelled responses they received from Sanral's legal team relating to e-tolls as surprisingly arrogant and evasive.
SA's current account recorded its biggest deficit in five years in the third quarter as strong local demand for imports combined with a weak rand raised the import bill.
New vehicle sales slowed during November reflecting a slowing economy, strike-related supply problems and moderating consumer demand, says Naamsa.
South Africa had almost one protest every second day this year and absolute deprivation is at the heart of these strikes, according to an economist.