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Two Mpumalanga municipalities struggling to settle Eskom debt, says DA

31st January 2017 Two Mpumalanga municipalities were unable to honour debt payments to Eskom and could face total blackout this week, the Democratic Alliance (DA) said on Tuesday. “These two municipalities are the only remaining ones out of the initial eight, that have failed to reach an agreement with Eskom on... 

ANC wants government to bail out poultry industry

31st January 2017 The African National Congress (ANC) on Monday, said it had resolved that government should buy struggling but productive poultry farms in a bid to save jobs and increase food security and production. South African chicken producers, including Rainbow Chicken, are set to retrench more than 3,500... 

Guptas respond to Gordhan’s affidavit

31st January 2017 Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan on Monday, denied the claim by the Gupta family’s Oakbay Investments that he had colluded with banks to harm the company, saying the banks acted because of the company’s ties with “politically exposed” figures. Gordhan, in his replying affidavit to papers submitted... 

ANC shifts gears into radical socio-economic transformation

30th January 2017 Radical socio-economic transformation is taking centre stage once again for the African National Congress (ANC) as it said on Monday that it wanted to shift the economy by implementing pro-poor policies and make the state empower the disadvantaged instead of the rich. This comes after the ANC... 

Numsa says bus passenger employers’ 4% wage offer an insult

30th January 2017 The National Union of Metal Workers of South Africa (Numsa) on Monday said it felt “insulted” by the 4% wage offer made by the employers in the bus passenger sector and called on them to take wage talks seriously. This comes as transport unions and employers in the South African Road Passenger... 

Numsa calls for transformation in the passenger transport sector

27th January 2017 The National Union of Metal Workers of South Africa (Numsa) on Friday called for the transformation of the bus passenger transport sector, saying that workers were still being discriminated against by the system. Transport unions and employers in the South African Road Passenger Bargaining... 

New open tender system will stop corruption, fraud, says Joburg Mayor

27th January 2017 A new open tender system for the City of Joburg will stop fraud and corruption associated with the secret awarding of tenders, Democratic Alliance mayor Herman Mashaba said on Friday. “For decades, decisions regarding the tender procurement process have been shrouded in secrecy, benefiting the... 

Dlamini-Zuma calls on African leaders to counter ills of globalisation

25th January 2017 The outgoing chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, on Wednesday said African leaders needed to do more to counter the negative effects of globalisation. Opening the 30th Ordinary Council of the AU, Dlamini Zuma said the effects of globalisation were becoming... 

DTI to spend R216m upgrading industrial parks

25th January 2017 A R216-million upgrade of five industrial parks, which was about to get under way, would have a positive impact immediately with most of the labour and construction materials being procured from those areas, the Department of Trade and Industry said on Tuesday. The department said in a statement... 

Lynne Brown throws weight behind Eskom’s coal procurement policy

24th January 2017 Eskom will continue to “radically but fairly” transform coal procurement because this is a non-negotiable national imperative, Public Enterprise Minister Lynne Brown said on Tuesday. Eskom is currently embroiled in a bitter disagreement with one of its suppliers, Exxaro, over the diversified... 


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