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Mabuza says Koko leaked Eskom documents to help Trillian, McKinsey

25th February 2019 Eskom chairperson Jabu Mabuza told the Zondo Inquiry on Monday that former acting chief executive, Matshela Koko, leaked confidential documents to third party companies that wanted to do consulting business with Eskom. Resuming his testimony on Monday, Mabuza reiterated his allegation that emails... 

South African Canegrowers Association to brief Parliament committee on sugar industry crisis

25th February 2019 The South African Canegrowers Association said on Monday it would brief Parliament's trade and industry portfolio committee on the crisis facing the sugar industry due to drought, falling prices and the impact of cheap imports, among others. The association had sent a letter to the committee's... 

Deputy Finance Minister Mondli Gungubele testifies at PIC inquiry

25th February 2019 Deputy Finance Minister Mondli Gungubele, who is also chairperson of the Public Investment Corporation's board, on Monday arrived at the public inquiry chaired by former Supreme Court of Appeal Justice Lex Mpati to give evidence before the probe set up by President Cyril Ramaphosa. At 10am, Mpati... 

Gloria coal mine death toll rises to 18

22nd February 2019 Rescue and body retrieval workers on Friday afternoon brought to the surface 13 more bodies of suspected copper cable thieves from the underground area at Gloria coal mine near Middelburg in Mpumalanga, provincial police spokesman Brigadier Leonard Hlathi said. “The workers could not continue... 

Eskom was the 'main stage in the theatre of corruption', says Mabuza

22nd February 2019 Eskom chairperson Jabu Mabuza told the Zondo Inquiry on Friday that the current board of directors discovered that the power utility was "the main stage in the theatre of corruption" when it was appointed in January 2018. Asked by evidence leader Vincent Maleka to detail the state of affairs when... 

Armed forces day displays capabilities, readiness of SA's armed forces – Ramaphosa

22nd February 2019 President Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday said the aim of national armed forces day was to display the capabilities and state of readiness of the country’s armed forces. “We also want to expand the public’s understanding of the military’s function and purpose in our society. The roles that the... 

Joburg adopts inclusionary housing framework where rich and poor will live side by side

22nd February 2019 Joburg Metro mayor Herman Mashaba has announced the Inclusionary Housing: Incentives, Regulations and Mechanisms Framework, which ushers in a housing plan that will make 30% of new residential developments available for affordable housing.  The scheme will see 'mixed' housing with lower income... 

Treasury support for Eskom will come to R230bn over a decade – Mboweni

21st February 2019 National Treasury's cash injections to Eskom to the tune of R23-billion a year to help it cover its debt are likely to continue for a decade, Finance Minister Tito Mboweni told MPs on Thursday. "It will be for ten years, so R230-billion. I think in the book we put R69-billion," Mboweni said in a... 

Numsa wants Gordhan fired over Eskom's power stations cost overruns

21st February 2019 The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) on Thursday called for minister of public enterprises Pravin Gordhan to be dismissed immediately for his alleged role in the cost overruns at struggling power utility Eskom. Last week, Gordhan said the two new multi-billion rand... 

Shareholders petition Amsterdam court to launch inquiry into Steinhoff

21st February 2019 Embattled retail giant Steinhoff International said on Thursday that it has received a petition by a group of shareholders for inquiry proceedings before the Enterprise Chamber of the Amsterdam Court of Appeal. "The petition includes a request to appoint an investigator as well as an additional... 


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