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Liquor industry sign good business practice guidelines for South African companies

28th February 2019 The liquor industry on Thursday signed guidelines for good business practices for South African companies operating on the African continent. The trade and industry department said that the guidelines, signed in Cape Town, aim to encourage companies to align their involvement and practices with... 

More meetings with labour planned on Eskom

28th February 2019 The special Cabinet committee on Eskom will hold more meetings with organised labour to discuss the contentious restructuring of the struggling power utility into three units, according to a statement issued on Thursday. "The meeting with labour reported on the problems with Eskom’s operations... 

PRASA interim CEO Sithole resigns

28th February 2019 The board of the state-owned Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) said on Thursday it had accepted the resignation of interim group CEO Sibusiso Sithole. Sithole had been at the helm of the organisation for nine months before what the board called a mutually agreed separation. 

Icasa won't take Vodacom data rollover charge 'lying down', MPs told

27th February 2019 The Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa) on Tuesday said it was probing whether Vodacom is guilty of any compliance breaches following its decision to charge consumers R49 to rollover unused data. Briefing member of Parliament (MPs) on Tuesday, Icasa chief executive Willington... 

Comair to take delivery of first of eight Boeing 737 MAX 8s

27th February 2019 South African-based airline Comair said on Wednesday its first Boeing 737 MAX 8 had left the manufacturer’s factory in Seattle en route to its home base in Johannesburg, to join the airline’s British Airways fleet. Comair operates domestic routes as a British Airways franchisee and also operates... 

Cape Town to petition court to allow electricity purchases from independent producers

26th February 2019 The city of Cape Town said on Tuesday it was asking the North Gauteng high court to treat a pending court matter between itself, the energy minister and the National Energy Regulator of South Africa regarding electricity procurement as urgent. Cape Town wants itself and other municipalities... 

Cashbuild interim earnings down 11%

26th February 2019 Southern Africa’s largest retailer of building materials and associated products Cashbuild on Tuesday reported an 11% decrease in interim headline earnings per share. Cashbuild still declared an interim dividend of 435c per ordinary share for the six months to December. 

City of Ekurhuleni starts landmark renaming process

26th February 2019 The City of Ekurhuleni has started the the process of renaming many landmark features in the City with names that bring honour and pride to its residents.  This comes after the council adopted the report on proposed names during its sitting on February 21.  

Eskom employees were pressured to sign R4.3bn contract with Tegeta, Zondo inquiry hears

26th February 2019 Evidence leader at the Zondo Inquiry, Advocate Kate Hofmeyr, on Tuesday gave an overview of the evidence of corruption in Eskom's coal supply contract with Gupta family businesses that was going to be presented by a new witness. Daniel Mashigo, acting senior general manager for primary energy... 

Eskom was run from outside of Eskom, says Mabuza

25th February 2019 Eskom chairperson Jabu Mabuza told the Zondo Inquiry on Monday that important decisions about the power utility were being made by people outside of its appointed structures. Speaking about how Gupta-linked individuals would send instructions to Eskom executives about guarantees and coal... 


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