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Tshwane doubles free Wi-Fi data allocation

10th November 2015 The City of Tshwane has doubled the daily data allowance on its public Wi-Fi programme. “Tshwane free Wi-Fi daily cap has been increased from 250MB to 500MB per day,” Alan Knott-Craig Jnr of Project Isizwe told Fin24. 

Uber, Wesbank in R200m car rental deal

10th November 2015 Driver-partners of internet riDe-sharing service Uber will have easier access to cars following a R200-million agreement with vehicle finance provider WesBank and FirstRand’s enterprise Development fund Vumela. The companies announced on Tuesday in Johannesburg that they’ve struck up a... 

Consumers not satisfied with metropolitan municipalities

9th November 2015 Consumers have given metropolitan municipalities low satisfaction scores. This is according to a survey by the South African Customer Satisfaction Index (SAcsi) released on November 4, which measured eight of the largest metropolitan municipalities in the country. 

France woos SA on nuclear energy

6th November 2015 Amid speculation about South Africa’s nuclear build programme, the French special envoy for the French-South Africa nuclear partnership Pascal Colombani is in the country punting his country for the highly anticipated programme. During his two-day visit to the country, Colombani is scheduled to... 

R19.7bn needed for university subsidies - Nzimande

5th November 2015 In the little time that Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande spent answering questions in the National Assembly on Wednesday, he mostly went through figures for funding, including the R19.7-billion needed for university subsidies. His figures were mentioned by the director general of Higher... 

PMI at 15-month low as firms continue to cut jobs

4th November 2015 Operating conditions at South African private sector companies deteriorated at the strongest rate in 15 months as new orders declined at a sharper rate, the Standard Bank SA Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) showed on Wednesday. The PMI, a composite index calculated as a weighted average of five... 

Marcus – Wealth tax not the only way to fund universities

4th November 2015 According to former Reserve Bank governor Gill Marcus, a wealth tax and an increase in VAT are not the only options to fund tertiary education. Marcus was delivering a keynote address at the annual Helen Suzman Memorial Lecture in Johannesburg on Tuesday evening. She called for a holistic... 

Only 3 months' water supply remaining - KZN municipality

3rd November 2015 Worsening drought conditions and logistical challenges surrounding water tankers, has left one of the country's worst hit areas in KwaZulu-Natal with just three months' water supply. In a statement, iLembe District Mayor Welcome Mdabe said he would be meeting with Water and Sanitation Minister... 

Firm ‘no’ to fracking in KwaZulu–Natal

3rd November 2015 A company wanting to explore the province for natural gas has admitted that “fracking is a possible end goal”. Environmental consultant Matthew Hemming, of SLR Consulting and acting on behalf of Rhino Oil and Gas Exploration South Africa, made the statement at a heated meeting at Ashburton... 

Telkom staff cuts to cost R1.5bn

3rd November 2015 Fixed-line telecoms provider Telkom has made a provision of R1.5-billion for voluntary severance and retirement packages affecting 3 108 staff. This is according to a trading statement by the company on Tuesday. 

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