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Rand Water threatens to cut water to Emfuleni municipality over R419m debt

11th April 2018 Rand Water has announced that it will once again reduce the bulk water supply to the Emfuleni Local Municipality after it failed to reach a settlement on the payment of the municipality's R419-million debt. Rand Water's Justice Mohale said in a statement on Wednesday that the entity was taking... 

Senior govt officials, including Zim VP 'to appear before Parliament' about $15bn diamond scandal

10th April 2018 Several senior government officials have reportedly been summoned by Zimbabwe's parliamentary portfolio committee on mines and energy over the missing $15-billion diamond revenue. According to reports, former President Robert Mugabe, announced in 2015 that $15-billion of diamonds were spirited... 

Saftu submits first parliamentary objection to minimum wage

9th April 2018 The parliamentary committee on labour has accepted the submission by the South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) on both the minimum wage and proposed amendments to the labour laws.  The minimum wage was initially supposed to be introduced on May 1. However, this has been delayed. 

Rand spikes on Nene comments, renewed trade war fears

9th April 2018 The rand's weakening of over 1% to the US dollar just after noon on Monday has economists puzzled. At least one analyst attributed the spike to a knee-jerk reaction to comments made by Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene on Monday morning. 

Why April rainfall is key to stave off Cape Town's Day Zero

9th April 2018 In three weeks’ time experts will be able to say with some certainty whether Cape Town is likely to get enough rain this year to avoid a Day Zero scenario in 2019. After three dry years and months of severe water restrictions, everyone in the drought-stricken area wants to know whether we will... 

Ramaphosa refers Eskom allegations to Special Investigating Unit

6th April 2018 President Cyril Ramaphosa referred allegations of mismanagement and graft at state power utility Eskom and rail and ports group Transnet to the Special Investigating Unit (SIU). The SIU, which probes corruption and maladministration in the government, must include “any alleged serious... 

Num hits out at Radebe on IPP deal, threatens to end ANC support

5th April 2018 The National Union of Mineworkers (Num) has threatened to end its support for the African National Congress (ANC) if government continues with its renewable energy programme, saying clean power will destroy jobs and create ghost towns in coal mining areas. “Workers of this country will not... 

Five arrested for murder of miners who were burnt beyond recognition

4th April 2018 Five men have been arrested for the violent murders of six Modikwa Platinum Mine workers outside Driekop, in Limpopo. Provincial police spokesperson Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo said two of the men had been arrested on Tuesday evening, and three more on Wednesday. "The high-level investigation... 

Cape Town water consumption 'stabilised' - deputy mayor

4th April 2018 Water use in the City of Cape Town has stabilised at lower levels compared to the beginning of the year, Deputy Mayor Ian Neilson said on Wednesday. The decline saw Cape Town dam levels drop by only 0.3% last week, he said. Dams supplying the city now stand at 21.8%. "Our collective consumption... 

School children recycle waste for food

4th April 2018 In Colchester, primary school pupils recycle plastic bottles and tins in exchange for school stationery, clothing and food. Thamara Gqogqani, a Grade 7 pupil, says she is always on the lookout for empty plastic bottles and metal tins, which she stores at her home. "This is helping my family very... 

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