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Vodacom cautious over Neotel deal approval

17th June 2015 Vodacom has expressed cautious welcome over one regulator's approval of its planned bid to buy Neotel. The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) earlier this week gave Vodacom the green light to buy Neotel for R7-billion. 

Nkandla not ANC's greatest crime – Maimane

17th June 2015 The African National Congress’ (ANC's) greatest crime is not Nkandla, but a poor education system, Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane said on Tuesday. “The ANC’s greatest crime is not Nkandla, it is the fact that they have failed the education system of South Africa. It is a crime that... 

SA troops in Sudan feared the worst

17th June 2015 More than 800 terrified South African soldiers in Sudan feared the worst when their camp was surrounded by Sudanese troops. "In order to save lives, we would have to have surrendered if they stormed us. One battalion of soldiers without proper weapons could not fight against an entire country's... 

Government in denial about corruption – alliance

17th June 2015 President Jacob Zuma's laughing off Nkandla in Parliament and Police Minister Nathi Nhleko's report into the saga are examples of corruption denialism, an alliance of eight labour unions and 29 civil society organisations said on Tuesday. "South Africa is engulfed by an epidemic of corruption.... 

Ruling says miners not entitled to info – Marikana lawyer

15th June 2015 An application for President Jacob Zuma to immediately release the Farlam Commission's report on the Marikana killings was dismissed because the applicants were not yet entitled to that information, a lawyer said on Monday. "He [Judge Neil Tuchten] says that it is information that we are not... 

City of Joburg plans on expanding paid street parking

15th June 2015 The City of Johannesburg has plans to extend the paid street parking system to other busy areas in the metro such as Rosebank. "Most cities have a parking management system together with enforcement measures to ensure a fair simple parking solution for motorists," spokesperson Nthatisi Modingoane... 

Africa's destiny is in its own hands – Zuma

15th June 2015 Africa's destiny was in its own hands, President Jacob Zuma said on Sunday. "This year marks fifteen years since the adoption of perhaps one of the most important instruments for not only our organisation but also our peoples, the Constitutive Act of the African Union," Zuma said in prepared... 

Public service pay talks flounder

12th June 2015 The government has gone ahead with a 0.6% reduction in the 7% pay hike deal agreed with public sector unions, although a legal opinion is still awaited on whether this is legitimate. As a result, both the Cosatu-affiliated unions and the Independent Labour Caucus - which represents about 48% of... 

No arrests yet following Medupi shooting

12th June 2015 Police had by Friday morning made no arrests following the shooting and wounding of two of Eskom's Medupi workers in Limpopo. One was hit in the stomach and another slightly wounded on the ear when shots were fired at them in Marapong, near Lephalale, on Thursday morning, Colonel Ronel Otto said. 

Eskom moves to stage 2 load-shedding

12th June 2015 Eskom will implement stage 2 load-shedding from 08:20 on Friday, which is likely to continue until 22:00 on Friday. Eskom said this is due to increased electricity demand and a shortage of generation capacity resulting from technical faults at some of its units. 

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