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Software giant SAP comes clean on dubious practices in South Africa

26th October 2017 Software giant SAP on Thursday said it had voluntarily disclosed its breach of the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act in relation to allegations its South African operation paid kickbacks to a Gupta-linked company. In a statement on its website, SAP said it has initiated disciplinary procedures... 

High Court orders Telkom to stop disconnecting services to eNatis

26th October 2017 The Gauteng North High Court has ordered Telkom to restore telephone services to eNatis following an urgent application by the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC). In a statement late on Wednesday, Spokesperson Simon Zwane said: “The RTMC brought an application before the court today after... 

South Africa to upgrade ports of entry to boost regional trade, says Gigaba

25th October 2017 South African Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba on Wednesday said government was planning to upgrade the country’s key ports of entry in a bid to improve regional trade and curb slow economic growth. Gigaba said that there were many opportunities across the Sub-Saharan African region that South... 

Major cost pressure on higher education

25th October 2017 Despite South Africa’s ruling party, the African National Congress, earlier this year vowing that free higher education could become a reality as early as 2018, Wednesday’s medium-term budget policy statement (MTBPS) revealed glaring gaps in funding for the country’s students. According to the... 

Sacci calls on Gigaba to restore business confidence

24th October 2017 The South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Sacci) on Monday urged finance minister Malusi Gigaba to issue a Policy statement that will restore confidence to the business environment and the market in general. Gigaba will deliver his inaugural Medium Term Budget Policy Statement on... 

Workers on strike for union recognition at Toyota’s subsidiary

23rd October 2017 The Liberated Metalworkers Union of South Africa’s (Limusa) strike at Toyota Tsusho Africa in Durban, entered its fourth day on Monday. Limusa, an affiliate of the Congress of SA Trade Unions (Cosatu), said that the protected industrial action was as a result of the company’s refusal to grant the... 

Maimane says govt must stop bailing out SAA

23rd October 2017 Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane, said on Monday that government could not afford to “throw billions” of rand at the loss-making national carrier, South African Airways (SAA), while four children a day die of starvation in the country. “Why keep subsidising the comparatively wealthy... 

Taxes, bailouts and political instability: Gigaba to deliver inaugural MTBPS

23rd October 2017 All eyes will be fixed on South African Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba this week when he delivers his first Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) amid concerns about the fiscal challenges, widespread perceptions of government corruption and wasteful expenditure. Gigaba, who took over the... 

DA to keep hawkish eye on any nuclear deal movements, take legal action if needed

23rd October 2017 The Democratic Alliance (DA) will keep a close watch for any developments on the proposed R1-trillion nuclear build deal and will not hesitate to go to court to interdict it if the process is tainted, the party said on Sunday. “The allegations in the media [on Sunday] regarding the high-level... 

On third day of Eskom probe, Parly names new chair for public enterprises committee

20th October 2017 The African National Congress (ANC) in Parliament on Friday announced the appointment of a new chairperson for the legislature’s public enterprises committee, on the third day of its probe into allegations of widespread impropriety at South Africa’s national power utility, Eskom. It said Lungi... 


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