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Is SA ready for electronic voting?
18 April 2019, 2:27 PM

SAfm’s Sunrise programme explores if  South Africa is ready to roll out electronic voting.

Guests: Jon Tullett, research manager, IT services for IDC sub-Saharan Africa.

Lebogang Pheko Economic Analyst and senior research fellow at the Trade Collective

Denis Kadima – Executive Director at the Electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy


Business sector and the elections
18 April 2019, 2:03 PM

SA elections are nearing and many sectors are relying on these elections to change the face of many sectors. The business sector is critical in SA. SAfm’s Talking Point took a look at how the 2019 elections will impact the business sector.

GUEST: Busisiwe Mavuso, Chief Operations Officer (COO) of Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA)

Malema campaigns in Richards Bay
15 April 2019, 9:28 PM

EFF leader Julius Malema took his election campaign to Mzivukile sports ground in Nseleni outside Richards Bay on the KwaZulu-Natal north coast.

Malema addressed his members ahead of the May 8th general elections.

Malema says once the party is voted into government they will have pupils arrested if they are found loitering on the streets during school times.

Mashaba abandons Alex meeting
15 April 2019, 8:53 PM

Mayor Herman Mashaba has abandoned his attempt to address the community of Alexandra, north of Johannesburg.

Protesters prevented Mashaba from addressing the crowd at the Malboro Community Hall, north of Johannesburg, by singing and refusing to cooperate with City officials.

Mashaba was expected to address community members over their concerns since they started protesting two weeks ago. The residents have been complaining about the mushrooming of illegal structures in the township, as well as the lack of service delivery.

coal mine
Eskom directly owns one coal mine: Gordhan
15 April 2019, 8:35 PM

Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan says Eskom directly owns one coal mine called Kilbarchan Colliery.

Gordhan revealed this in a written reply to a Parliamentary question from EFF MP Marshal Dlamini, who wanted to know what the lifespan of all Eskom’s coal mines were.

While Eskom directly owns Kilbarchan Colliery coal mine, Gordhan says the power utility also indirectly owns some equity in the cost-plus mines.

He says this is as a result of ownership of a portion of the Eskom’s mine assets through the cost-plus coal supply agreements.

Gordhan says mining houses have the statutory right to mine the coal but also have the statutory obligation to rehabilitate the mine. And he says through the coal supply agreement, Eskom has the financial obligation to pay for such costs. The Minister further reveals that the reserves dedicated to Eskom can only be sold to the power utility.

He says in a case where the mining house intends to transfer its rights and obligations, Eskom would have to provide consent. Gordhan also says it should be noted that the cost supply agreements do not include BEE ownership requirements because the last cost-plus agreement was signed prior to Eskom’s current BEE Policy.

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