Plans underway to hold AU summit on AfCFTA

22 March 2018, 7:24 AM
The AU is to hold another summit in Mauritania in July where countries with reservations on signing the AfCFTA agreement can make their choice.
Joburg cancels fire engines contract amid corruption allegations 20 November 2017, 9:07 AM

The City of Johannesburg has cancelled a contract for the provision of fire engines worth R161 million because of corruption.

Eskom urged to put Kusile, Medupi projects on hold 20 November 2017, 5:52 AM

The DA has called on power utility Eskom to put on hold its Kusile and Medupi projects.

Mkhondo mayor lives in fear 19 November 2017, 8:39 PM

Mpumalanga mayor is leaving in fear after receiving death threats on his phone. This comes after numerous disagreements with shop owners in Mkhondo Municipality. 

DA calls on Eskom to put projects on hold 19 November 2017, 3:38 PM

The Democratic Alliance (DA) has called on power utility, Eskom to put on hold its Kusile and Medupi projects.

Zuma echoes support for struggling SOEs 19 November 2017, 7:45 AM

President Jacob Zuma has reiterated government's commitment to supporting struggling state-owned enterprises such as Eskom, the SAA and the SABC.

Zuma reiterates govt’s commitment to support SOEs 18 November 2017, 9:41 PM

President Jacob Zuma has reiterated government's commitment to support struggling State-Owned Enterprises such as Eskom, the SAA and the SABC.

Makhura to facilitate transfer of Michael Sachs to provincial government 18 November 2017, 9:23 PM

Gauteng Premier, David Makhura has requested Finance Minister, Malusi Gigaba to facilitate the transfer of Michael Sachs to the provincial government

China, SA strengthen trade with launch of national liquor brand 18 November 2017, 9:18 PM

Cape Town got a taste of China’s much punted Belt and Road Initiative when China’s national liquor brand Kweichou Maotai was launched on African soil.

Zuma launches InvestSA One Stop Shop 18 November 2017, 12:58 PM

President Jacob Zuma, accompanied by KwaZulu-Natal Premier Willis Mchunu and Economic Development MEC Sihle Zikalala, has launched the InvestSA One Stop Shop in Durban.

FFC proposes tougher bailouts rules 17 November 2017, 7:18 PM

The Financial and Fiscal Commission (FFC) says government guarantees should not be used as an "easy option" to balance the books of state owned companies.

Parties reviewing SA mining charter ready to have their voices heard 17 November 2017, 2:45 PM

The Centre for Applied Legal Studies (CALS) has dismissed the SA Chamber of Mines’ assertion that it submitted at a “very late stage” its papers seeking leave to intervene as co-applicants in its application for a review of the Mining Charter. This comes after the Chamber said earlier this week that it is not supporting the urgent applications […]

‘Black business empowerment a solution to unemployment’ 17 November 2017, 2:34 PM

The Free State government has stressed that black business empowerment is the solution that will bring stability and fight unemployment in the country.

Crimes against set to increase ahead of festive season 17 November 2017, 6:16 AM

Businesses should expect a rise in armed robberies, cash in transit burglaries and ATM bombings ahead of the festive season.

Govt guarantees not an ‘easy option’ to balance SOEs books: FFC 16 November 2017, 8:15 PM

The Financial and Fiscal Commission (FFC) says government guarantees should not be used as an "easy option" to balance the books of state-owned companies.

Mining sector needs to empower its workers: Mining Indaba 16 November 2017, 2:32 PM

The mining sector needs to empower its workers while also taking part in transforming the economy.

Gauteng Health, Education Departments allocated biggest chunk of budget 16 November 2017, 1:55 PM

The Gauteng Health and Education Departments have been allocated the biggest chunk of the budget during Finance MEC Barbara Creecy's tabling of the Mid-Term Budget in the provincial legislature.

Tooley to make budget adjustments 16 November 2017, 9:47 AM

Limpopo's Treasury MEC, Rob Tooley will on Thursday present the mid-term budget at the Lebowakgomo legislature.

Change in leadership affects SAA decision-making processes 16 November 2017, 7:25 AM

The changes in leadership at the National Treasury are impacting negatively on some key decision-making. The Treasury’s Deputy Director General, Ismail Momoniat, has revealed this in Parliament. He was briefing the Standing Committee on Appropriations on debt relief and recapitalisation of SAA and the Post Office. Momoniat was asked why the Treasury failed to act […]

Trans Hex closes Baken mine in Richtersveld, citing unprofitability 15 November 2017, 9:00 PM

The biggest employer at Sanddrift in the Richtersveld, on the border between South Africa and Namibia, has closed shop.

Businesses on high alert after political instability in Zimbabwe 15 November 2017, 8:40 PM

South African businesses operating in Zimbabwe are on high alert as political instability in that country continues.

Wage gap between highest and lowest narrows in SA 14 November 2017, 5:36 PM

The wage gap between the highest and lowest earners in South Africa is narrowing.

Ithala Bank partners with Tyre manufacturer to equip young people 14 November 2017, 5:04 PM

Ithala Bank and a major tyre manufacturer have officially launched a programme to equip and economically empower young people from the townships and rural communities.

I had doubts about Eskom position: Qoma 14 November 2017, 12:24 PM

Eskom board spokesperson Khulani Qoma has told the Parliamentary inquiry into the power utility that he was there when Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown appointed Matshela Koko as acting CEO.

BLSA laments resignation of Treasury’s head Michael Sachs 14 November 2017, 10:11 AM

Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA) has lamented the resignation of the head of National Treasury’s budget office, deputy director-general Michael Sachs, saying that it was of “enormous concern”.

UCT SRC slams Fees Commission recommendations 14 November 2017, 8:52 AM

The SRC at the University of Cape Town has reiterated that the Fees Commission Report inhibits the poor from accessing tertiary education. President Jacob Zuma released the report on Monday. It recommends that students be funded through a cost-sharing model of government guaranteed loans from commercial banks. Outgoing SRC President, Sepati Tshabalala says, “The issue […]

Harmony Gold looks to court to stop illegal strike 14 November 2017, 7:46 AM

Harmony Gold mine says it will approach the Labour Court in Johannesburg to seek an urgent interdict to get striking workers at the Kusasalethu mine, near Carltonville west of Johannesburg to return to work.

Vodacom sees 4.3mln subscriber growth 14 November 2017, 5:52 AM

Vodacom says it has added 4.3 million new subscribers for the six months ending September 30, 2017 taking the network to 40-million subscribers.

Lonmin project on verge of collapsing 13 November 2017, 5:50 PM

R1,6 billion in mining contracts, awarded by the world's third largest platinum producer, Lonmin to the Bapo Ba Mogale community near Brits in the North West, are at risk of total collapse.

Vodacom records revenue growth 13 November 2017, 3:45 PM

Vodacom says it will fully comply with the competition commission’s investigation into compliance on the national treasury's transversal contract for mobile communications services.

Sachs will speak about his reasons when he is ready: Tshwete 13 November 2017, 3:18 PM

Finance ministry spokesperson, Mayiholme Tshwete says Michael Sachs has expressed an interest to move to other areas of government to continue serving the public in a different role.