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South African court grants union interdict blocking renewable energy deal

13th March 2018 The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa said it had obtained an urgent court interdict preventing power utility Eskom from signing renewable energy contracts on Tuesday with 27 independent power producers (IPPs). The move will be a blow for independent producers who say the deals would... 

Gigaba to appear before Eskom inquiry on Tuesday

12th March 2018 Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba has confirmed that he will appear before the parliamentary inquiry into Eskom on Tuesday, the same day in which the Gupta brothers and former South African Airways chairperson Dudu Myeni have been called to testify. Zukiswa Rantho, who is chairing the inquiry,... 

We will ensure it does not happen again – Tiger Brands

9th March 2018 Tiger Brands, the South African food manufacturer at the centre of one of the worst food-borne disease outbreaks the country has seen, said on Friday that it was doing everything it can to get to the root cause of the listeria bacteria found in its food production plant in Polokwane, Limpopo.... 

Sars appoints debt collectors to recover R16.6bn owed

9th March 2018 The South African Revenue Service (Sars) announced on Friday that it has appointed eight debt collection agencies to recover an amount of R16.6-billion in debt owed to it. Sars said the objective was to boost revenue collection by outsourcing the recovery of older and relatively small amounts due... 

Poultry association says concerned about imported chicken paste

9th March 2018 South Africa's poultry producers association said on Friday it was concerned that the country was accepting imports of untested mechanically deboned meat (MDM) into the country even as its neighbours blocked its own processed meat products over a listeriosis outbreak. The association said reports... 

Eskom to conduct own investigation on SAP, Gupta contracts

8th March 2018 South African power utility Eskom said on Thursday that it was aware of damning findings of an investigation by German software maker SAP into its dealings with state-owned entities as a third party SAP said that it had finished its investigation by the law firm Baker McKenzie into South Africa's... 

SA revenue service special voluntary disclosure programme reaches R3.3bn mark

8th March 2018 The South African Revenue Service (Sars) said on Thursday it had entered into payment agreements through its Special Voluntary Disclosure Programme with non-compliant taxpayers who owe it over R3.3-billion in tax liabilities through unauthorised foreign assets and income. Sars said such taxpayers... 

Ramaphosa meets Moody's, says land reform will not affect economic growth

8th March 2018 President Cyril Ramaphosa on Wednesday, held discussions with Moody’s Investors Service on the various initiatives underway to accelerate economic growth, create jobs, and he also reaffirmed that land reform would unfold within clear legal framework and would not affect economic growth, the... 

State capture inquiry team announced

7th March 2018 Chair of State capture commission of inquiry Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo on Wednesday announced key appointments to the inquiry, which included former auditor general Terence Nombembe. Nombembe, who is now chief executive of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants, will head a... 

Day Zero in Cape Town will not happen in 2018, says DA's Maimane

7th March 2018 Day Zero will not occur in 2018 and this means taps will stay open, provided Cape Town residents continue consuming water at current levels and there is decent rainfall, Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane said on Wednesday. Maimane was speaking at a press briefing at the party’s... 


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