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Petrol price to remain unchanged, diesel to go up 50 cents in Nov

5th November 2018 The petrol price will remain unchanged for November but the price of diesel will increase between 47.92 cents per litre and 50.92 cents per litre, the department of energy said on Monday.  This will be a relief for motorists at the pumps after the R1 petrol price increase last month pushed the... 

Sars 'notes' Moyane dismissal

2nd November 2018 The South African Revenue Service (Sars) on Friday said it has "noted" the announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa that he has fired suspended tax commissioner, Tom Moyane. In a terse statement, Sars said any enquiries in this regard must be directed to the Office of the Presidency. 

Ramaphosa fires Moyane as Sars boss

2nd November 2018 President Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday, terminated, with immediate effect, the appointment of Tom Moyane as Commissioner of the South African Revenue Service (Sars). The Presidency said that Ramaphosa's decision followed the recommendation made by the Sars Commission chaired by Judge Robert Nugent... 

Transnet suspends former supply chain officer for misconduct

31st October 2018 Transnet said on Wednesday that it has suspended its former group supply chain officer, Edward Thomas, pending investigations into various serious allegations of misconduct involving a number of contracts. Transnet said that Thomas, currently group general manager for finance, was informed on... 

Ramaphosa concludes Germany visit as G20 wraps up

31st October 2018 President Cyril Ramaphosa has concluded a successful working visit to the Federal Republic of Germany where he attended the G20 Investment Summit, the Presidency said on Wednesday. "The visit reinforced cooperation between the governments of South Africa and Germany on bilateral and global issues... 

Oppenheimers defend private terminal at Joburg airport

30th October 2018 The Oppenheimer family on Tuesday fiercely defended their operation of a private terminal at the OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg at a meeting with MPs fraught with tension and disruption.  The briefing to Parliament's home affairs portfolio committee was at one stage disrupted by... 

Ramaphosa to woo investment at G20

30th October 2018 President Cyril Ramaphosa will on Tuesday engage with heads of State and government and leaders of the global private sector as part of his participation in the G20 Compact with Africa Conference and the G20 Investment Summit, the Presidency said. "This follows President Ramaphosa’s successful... 

American trade delegation in South Africa to expand business opportunities in Southern Africa

30th October 2018 An American trade delegation, comprising businessmen from more than 30 American companies and state government leaders, is in South Africa seeking to expand agricultural export opportunities in the region. The trade delegation, which arrived in South Africa on Monday and will conclude its visit... 

Rail Enforcement Unit launched in Cape Town

29th October 2018 A much-anticipated Rail Enforcement Unit was launched during a ceremony on Cape Town railway station on Monday morning, with the hope of securing the safety of passengers and critical infrastructure on the city's beleaguered rail network. The establishment of the unit follows the memorandum of... 

British Airways starts new Heathrow - Joburg services

29th October 2018 British Airways has started four new weekly services between London and Johannesburg, increasing the number of direct flights between the cities to 18 a week.  The British Airways' London-Johannesburg service started on Sunday and comes as the airline also opens a new route from London to Durban... 

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