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VIDEO: State Capture Inquiry
29 July 2021, 9:10 AM

The Commission holds virtual hearings to hear Law Enforcement Agencies related evidence from Col. Welcome Sithembiso Mhlongo.

Unions to file court application to put Mango under business rescue
26 July 2021, 1:06 PM

Unions from the South African Cabin Crew Association (SACCA), the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) and the Mango Pilots Association (MPA) are set to file an urgent court application at the High Court in Johannesburg to place Mango under business rescue.

Unions say they have been forced to take this action by the Mango workers who have been working without pay for more than two months.

Mango, a subsidiary of South African Airways (SAA), has not been capitalised by the Department of Public Enterprises (DPE), despite promises having been made by the government and the shareholder.

As a result of the delay from DPE, a liquidation application has been filed by one of Mango’s creditors, Aergen Four Aircraft and Aergen Five Aircraft LTD.

Unions say the liquidation process was initiated by workers and not SAA as initially claimed.

Unions say in a move to save the company and its members livelihood they have been forced to approach the courts to place Mango Airlines into business rescue.

The unions say they have further served papers on all stakeholders over the weekend and an urgent application at the South Gauteng High court will be filed on Monday.

Numsa spokesperson Phakamile Hlubi- Majola says,”We have no choice but to unite and fight with a common vision and to fight for the survival of another state owned entity and an asset that is being destroyed by the department of public enterprise, it is expected that the application will be heard on the third of august 2021.”

Tiger Brands recalls 20 million KOO, Hugo vegetable cans
26 July 2021, 11:48 AM

Food manufacturer Tiger Brands has announced the recall of 20 million canned KOO and Hugo vegetable brands due to a leak.

The company made the announcement on Monday morning, saying the leak is caused by a defective side seam weld.

Tiger Brands says the financial impact of the recall is estimated at between R500 million and R650 million.

The company says most of the defective cans were identified prior to the final labelling of the finished products.

But it has decided to recall all the affected canned brands manufactured between 1 May 2019 and 5 May 2021. These include KOO and Hugo Baked Beans and mixed vegetables.

Tiger Brand says the leak can present a risk of secondary microbial contamination with low probability of illness and injury when consumed.

Team South Africa had good start to Olympic Games
26 July 2021, 11:02 AM

Team South Africa has had a bright start on Sunday at three of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics Games in Japan.

Swimmer Tatjana Schoenmaker won her 100 metres breaststroke semi-final and qualified fastest for Sunday’s final.

Schoenmaker clocked a time of 1 minute 05.07 seconds and beat reigning Olympic Games Champion, Lilly King of the United States in the process.

She also set a new Olympic Games record in the heats on Sunday.

Surfer Bianca Buitendag advanced to the quarter-finals of the women’s competition, knocking out seven-time world champion Stephanie Gilmore of Australia.

And the sevens rugby team got their campaign off to a winning start.

The Blitzboks beat Ireland 33-14 in their opening match and face Kenya later on Monday.

LIVE: State Capture Commission hears Law Enforcement Agencies-related evidence
23 July 2021, 10:15 AM

The Commission into State Capture will hold virtual hearings to hear Law Enforcement Agencies-related evidence from Legal representatives of implicated National Prosecutor Authority (NPA) prosecutors.

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