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Growthpoint Properties a step closer to wholly owning N1 City Mall

11th August 2017 JSE-listed Growthpoint Properties got one step closer to acquiring N1 City Mall from Redefine Properties after the Competition Commission recommended to the Competition Tribunal that its proposed merger be approved without conditions. The 64 000 m2 N1 City Mall, with over 140 stores, is situated... 

N3 reopened after bridge collapse, rubble cleared overnight

10th August 2017 Rubble and huge concrete structures from the pedestrian bridge which collapsed on the N3 between the Geldenhuys and Gilloolys interchanges on Tuesday were cleared overnight and the busy freeway was reopened early Wednesday morning. The decommissioned bridge collapsed onto vehicles below, injuring... 

AB InBev to merge Russia and Ukraine businesses with Anadolu Efes

9th August 2017 The world’s largest brewer, Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) said on Wednesday that it has reached a non-binding agreement with Anadolu Efes, the leading brewer in Turkey, regarding a 50:50 merger of AB InBev’s and Anadolu Efes’ existing Russia and Ukraine businesses. This comes AB InBev’s... 

Mngxitama and BLF found guilty of contempt of court

9th August 2017 The South Gauteng High Court on Tuesday handed a three-month jail sentence to Black First-Land First (BLF), Andile Mngxitama, for violating a court interdict that prevented him and his party from intimidating journalists. Though the court ruled that they were in contempt of an earlier court... 

#ZumaVote: We can’t be led by people who don’t understand deficit, says BLSA

9th August 2017 Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA) chief executive, Bonang Mohale, came down hard against President Jacob Zuma on Tuesday, saying that business was in support of his removal from power because his administration had failed to revive the economy. Speaking at Future South Africa rally at... 

Samwu to march on Midvaal Municipality

9th August 2017 The South African Municipal Workers Union (Samwu) has said that it would be marching to the Midvaal Municipal offices, south of Johannesburg, on Thursday in protest against working conditions and to deliver a memorandum of demands. Samwu’s spokesperson, Papikie Mohale, said the protest march... 

Gauteng Premier sends Transport MEC to scene of collapsed N3 pedestrian bridge

9th August 2017 Gauteng Premier David Makhura has dispatched the MEC for Roads and Transport Ismail Vadi to asses the damage caused by the collapsed pedestrian bridge which runs across the N3 freeway near the Geldenhuys interchange. Five people – including a seven-year-old child – were injured in the early... 

Zuma salutes SA women

9th August 2017 A day after surviving a no-confidence motion in Parliament President Jacob Zuma received a rousing welcome on Wednesday at the National Women’s Day commemoration event in Galeshewe, Kimberley in the Northern Cape. Chants of “Zuma, Zuma, Zuma” rang through the massive marquee before the President... 

Zuma survives no confidence vote, opposition vow to step up pressure

8th August 2017 President Jacob Zuma on Tuesday survived a vote of no confidence in the National Assembly, but the result indicated that a significant number of African National Congress (ANC) MPs broke ranks to support the opposition motion. Speaker Baleka Mbete announced that 177 MPs voted in favour of the... 

City of Johannesburg finances in a healthy state, says finance MMC Dagada

7th August 2017 The City of Johannesburg has refuted allegations made by the African National Congress in Johannesburg on Sunday about the city’s financial position. “The comments are nothing more than the ANC’s attempt at reviving [former mayor] Parks Tau’s political career from the ashes,” mayoral committee... 


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