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Zuma could be called in to get SAA money back from abroad – Deputy Finance Minister

18th May 2017 If all else failed, National Treasury might enlist the help of President Jacob Zuma to secure the repatriation of South African Airways funds from fellow African states, Deputy Finance Minister Sifiso Buthelezi told MPs on Wednesday. Buthelezi told Parliament’s standing committee on finance the... 

Cosatu welcomes compensation for Lily mine victims’ families

17th May 2017 The Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) has welcomed payments to the families of Pretty Mabuza, Solomon Nyarenda and Yvonne Mnisi whose bodies are still trapped underground at the Lily Mine, in Mpumalanga, since a rockfall in February 2016. “We also welcome the payment of R10 000 to... 

13 more bodies pulled from Free State mine

17th May 2017 The search for more miners continues in a Welkom mine after 24 bodies were retrieved, Free State police said on Tuesday. “Thirteen more bodies have been retrieved, which brings the number to 24. The mine’s security company is busy retrieving the bodies. At this time we have no idea who the people... 

11 bodies pulled from Free State mine

16th May 2017 Police in the Free State are investigating the deaths of 11 people who were pulled from a mine in Welkom. Police spokesperson Colonel Thandi Mbambo said police were investigating a case of inquest following the retrieval of the 11 bodies from the mine. 

Critical water warning for Capetonians

15th May 2017 The City of Cape Town metro on Monday issued a “critical warning” to water users in the Mother City. The city has warned residents to only use water for drinking, cooking and washing as dam levels drop to 21.2%, or an effective 11.2%, as the last 10% of dam water is not useable. 

Eskom demands R6.2bn from Mpumalanga coal supplier

15th May 2017 Eskom is demanding R6.2-billion from Mpumalanga billionaire pastor and coal baron Ramesh Joe Singh after his firm Just Coal supplied the power utility’s Tutuka Power Station with sub-optimal coal worth R5.8-billion. The poor-quality coal put the operations of Tutuka Power Station at risk. 

DA to file urgent interdict against Molefe’s reappointment

15th May 2017 The Democratic Alliance (DA) said on Monday it would be filing for an urgent interdict at the North Gauteng High Court in a bid to stop Brian Molefe’s reappointment as Eskom chief executive. DA spokesperson for public enterprises, Natasha Mazzone, said that Molefe was not a “fit and proper”... 

City of Cape Town a hub for food and beverage manufacturing sector – deputy mayor

15th May 2017 The City of Cape Town has set itself the goal of establishing Cape Town as a forward-looking, globally competitive business city, deputy mayor Ian Neilson said on Sunday. Cape Town already boasted some of South Africa’s largest food and beverage manufacturing companies, making the city a... 

Outa outraged by Brian Molefe’s reinstatement at Eskom

12th May 2017 The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa) on Friday expressed “extreme outrage and disappointment” over the Eskom board’s decision to reinstate former chief executive, Brian Molefe, in the position he recently resigned from. This comes after Business Report on Friday broke the news that Molefe,... 

Molefe goes back to Eskom as CEO

12th May 2017 It was widely reported on Friday morning that Eskom’s former chief executive, Brian Molefe, would return as head of the state-owned utility on Monday. The news was confirmed by Eskom spokesman Khulani Qoma in a radio interview: “Definitely‚ he is coming back on Monday.” 

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