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Vadi closes Nanduwe, Wata taxi ranks in Soweto

13th March 2019 Two days after taxi drivers blockaded the Johannesburg CBD with taxis, Gauteng MEC for Roads and Transport Ismail Vadi on Wednesday announced the closure of routes operated by warring Soweto taxi associations.  Nancefield Dube West Taxi Association (Nanduwe) and Witwatersrand Taxi Association... 

Medupi, Kusile contracts were misguided, Mabuza says

12th March 2019 The contracts to build Medupi and Kusile were badly structured, leading to corruption and making Eskom carry the cost of time overruns, Deputy President David Mabuza conceded in Parliament on Tuesday. "The contracting model did not achieve the objective of maximising local participation," Mabuza... 

Octodec to receive Edcon equity in lieu of R11m rental reduction for two years

12th March 2019 Property company Octodec Investments said on Tuesday it had agreed to a rental reduction of approximately R11-million for retailer Edcon for two years starting on April 1 and would receive equity in lieu of it. It said the value of the equity was uncertain at this stage. 

Numsa says on strike at AMSA

12th March 2019 The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa said on Tuesday it had gone on strike at ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA), accusing the steel company of abusing workers through labour brokers. Numsa said the strike would affect all AMSA operations in Vanderbijlpark. 

Defence minister to host 200 female officers in SANDF on Women's Day

8th March 2019 Defence and military veterans minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula will host the first ever engagement session with 200  female junior officers in the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) on International Women's Day. A statement by her department said the main objective of the session at the... 

NUM vows to press on with strike at Dwarsivier mine in Limpopo

7th March 2019 About 1 500 members of the National Union of Mineworkers have resolved to press on with a strike at Dwarsrivier mine in Limpopo to back demands for various allowances, the union said on Thursday. Underground, surface and administration workers have now been on strike for three days, demanding... 

KZN budget looks to boost local economy through infrastructure

7th March 2019 KwaZulu-Natal’s infrastructure budget has been boosted to provide an injection of funds into the provincial economy, finance MEC Belinda Scott said on Thursday. Scott was tabling the 2019/20 Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) at the Provincial Legislature in Pietermaritzburg. She said... 

PPC says Zimbabwe business has remained resilient despite challenges

7th March 2019 Cement company PPC said on Thursday its Zimbabwe business had remained resilient despite the economic challenges in the country over the last 12 months.  It said PPC Zimbabwe had kept its pricing in line with inflationary increases in the economy and demand remained strong, while EBITDA (earnings... 

Ramaphosa takes Good Green Deeds environmental programme to the people

7th March 2019 President Cyril Ramaphosa will, on Friday, International Women's Day, officially launch the national Good Green Deeds programme in East London, Eastern Cape, at the Sisa Dukashe stadium in Mdantsane.  Provinces are expected to host similar Good Green Deeds activities simultaneously, the... 

Busa says it hopes timeframe for Eskom task team can be extended

7th March 2019 Business Unity South Africa (Busa) said on Wednesday that it hoped the timeframe for the engineering task team mandated with investigating a host of issues at embattled power producer Eskom could be extended.  The team is set to start its work on Monday and has to deliver its report to public... 


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