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Ramaphosa dealing with Moyane suspension – Nene

3rd April 2018 Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene said on Tuesday President Cyril Ramaphosa is dealing with the suspension of former South African Revenue Service (Sars) commissioner Tom Moyane, who left the agency last month under a cloud. “The issue of Moyane is being dealt with by the president... I hope it... 

Rain could bring on more sinkholes in Gauteng, say officials

3rd April 2018 The presence of dolomite, most likely activated by heavy rains, has caused recent sinkholes in Gauteng – and could trigger more, the provincial and local government authorities warned on Monday. “In Gauteng, 25% of the land is dolomitic and in that case we have to be very, very careful,” said... 

Six mineworkers die after their bus is set alight

3rd April 2018 Six mineworkers died and 28 others were injured after the bus they were travelling in was set alight outside Driekop, in Limpopo, on Monday evening. "Two people who pretended to be mine workers, got onto the bus and set it alight. They then got out and fled," Limpopo police spokesperson Brigadier... 

Huge petrol price hike to kick in next Wednesday

28th March 2018 The price of 95 unleaded and leaded petrol in Gauteng will increase by 72c/l and at the coast 62c/l with effect from next Wednesday, the Department of Energy announced on Wednesday. The per litre pump price of 93 unleaded and leaded petrol will increase 69c/l in Gauteng and 59c/l at the coast,... 

SCA dismisses Gigaba's appeal against Oppenheimers' VIP terminal

28th March 2018 Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba's bid to overturn his own decision to let Fireblade Aviation Oppenheimer operate a private VIP terminal at OR Tambo International Airport was dismissed by the Supreme Court of Appeal in Bloemfontein on Wednesday. "The minister cannot rely on his own unlawful... 

City of Cape Town's planned hikes for water, sanitation, electricity and rates

28th March 2018 The introduction of fixed charges for water and electricity and a hefty increase in water and sanitation tariffs are some of the proposals for the next year in the City of Cape Town's draft budget, tabled on Wednesday. The total proposed budget for the new financial year that starts in June is... 

Cape Town water consumption drops by 43m litres

28th March 2018 Capetonians have managed to get water usage down to 522-million litres per day over the past week – 43-million litres less than the previous week's water usage. The City of Cape Town still requires Capetonians to reduce collective usage to 450-million litres per day or 50l per person per day. "We... 

Update on National Minimum Wage bill to be announced

26th March 2018 Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant is expected to update the media on the progress made regarding the National Minimum Wages bill on Monday. According to a statement by the Department of Labour, Parliament is currently in a process of considering both written and oral submissions from interested... 

Gupta-linked Chinese firm wanted R5bn local content exemption

23rd March 2018 China South Rail (CSR), the company that allegedly paid R5-billion in bribes to the Guptas, has asked the South African government for exemptions on its local content commitments worth R5-billion. News24 is reporting that CRRC, which was formed when CSR and fellow Chinese rail giant China North... 

New 'key points' bill should include public interest defence – media groups

23rd March 2018 A new bill currently being drafted to replace the apartheid-era National Key Points Act should include a clause that protects journalists investigating key points in the public interest, MPs have heard. MPs on the Portfolio Committee on Police went through a draft version of the proposed... 

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