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Tshwane free WiFi hits one-million users

29th October 2015 The City of Tshwane’s free WiFi programme hit a milestone of one million unique devices on Wednesday. The free WiFi rollout programme is part of the metro’s eKaelo strategy to boost engagement and government response with citizens. “It's just a number, but it’s a biggie. It means that Tshwane has... 

Gold Fields, Sasol top in tax reporting

29th October 2015 Gold Fields and Sasol have clinched the top awards in PwC’s Building Public Trust Awards: Excellence in the field of tax reporting in 2015. Gold Fields was the overall winner in the category for tax reporting for multinational companies, while Sasol was announced the overall winner in the... 

New tax for Zim miners amid belt tightening

28th October 2015 Zimbabwean miners are to be taxed a new levy to fund exploration activities as the government transforms the Minerals Marketing Corporation of Zimbabwe into a state exploration company. This comes in the wake of declining exploratory work by mining firms at a time when miners globally are facing... 

Grayston bridge collapse probe will take at least six months

28th October 2015 The labour department’s inquiry into the M1 bridge collapse that killed two people will take at least six months to complete. “We have already started preparations for the formal inquiry. We are looking at anything from six months,” the labour department’s chief inspector Tibor Szana told... 

Refinery shutdowns hit Sasol output

28th October 2015 Listed integrated energy and chemical group Sasol’s synfuels business produced eight-million barrels of refined product in the first quarter of the current financial year. The company said a planned shutdown at Sasol Synfuels operation affected production in the quarter to end September. The... 

World losing up to R27tn in illicit economy

27th October 2015 Counterfeiting and piracy will cost the global economy about R24.17-trillion in 2015, which is nearly 10% of the global trade in merchandise. That is according to a new paper by the World Economic Forum (WEF) Meta-Council on the Illicit Economy, released at the WEF Summit on the Global Agenda in... 

World economy will see fast fish eating the slow fish

27th October 2015 The fast pace of global innovation must be matched by agility in setting rules, norms and standards for this evolving new world. That’s the message from Klaus Schwab, founder and executive chairperson of the World Economic Forum, in the opening plenary of the Forum’s eighth Summit on the Global... 

City of Cape Town to appeal court ruling against bus route

27th October 2015 The City of Cape Town on Monday applied for leave to appeal the judgment and order that stops it from evicting residents and demolishing homes in South Road to make way for the Wynberg MyCiTi route. The City considers the judgment - handed down by acting Judge AJ Weinkove in the Western Cape High... 

National Assembly to debate higher education transformation

27th October 2015 The National Assembly will debate higher education transformation in the country on Tuesday, following closely on the heels of a nationwide protest against fee increases. The debate, which is expected to be attended by various student leaders, will be opened by Higher Education Minister Blade... 

Nzimande withheld report on free varsity education

23rd October 2015 Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande withheld for three years a report that found free university education was viable, the Mail & Guardian reported on Friday. Nzimande received the study in December 2012 from a working group he appointed in 2010. 

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