SA Express workers hand over memorandum of grievances to parliament

5 June 2020, 4:16 PM
SA Express employees have handed over a memorandum of grievances to officials from the Presidency. Hundreds of SA Express employees have staged a protest outside Parliament in Cape Town.
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Steinhoff’s Mattress Firm files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy 5 October 2018, 4:05 PM

Steinhoff's United States unit, Mattress Firm, has filed for voluntary Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection to strengthen its balance sheet and support its parent company's debt restructuring, the South African company said on Friday.

Jobs summit not a once off solution to unemployment 5 October 2018, 10:35 AM

Business, labour and government have agreed that the Jobs Summit should not be a once off solution to unemployment. They say they will work together on a number of initiatives to create jobs.

Govt to look into implementing job summit agreements 5 October 2018, 6:10 AM

A co-ordinating and monitoring mechanism is to be established within the Labour Department to follow-up on implementation of the 24-point Framework agreement that was signed at the Jobs Summit in Midrand on Thursday.

Zimbabwe’s budget deficit soars after pre-election splurge 4 October 2018, 9:12 PM

Zimbabwe’s budget deficit swelled to $1.3 billion in the first half of 2018, nearly five times the initial target after government spending spiralled ahead of an election in July, a Treasury document showed on Thursday.

Organised Business commits to curb unemployment rate in SA 4 October 2018, 8:49 PM

Organised Business at the Jobs Summit has committed to help dent the bloated unemployment rate.

Ramaphosa announces plan to reduce sky-high unemployment 4 October 2018, 8:34 PM

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa announced a package of reforms on Thursday which he said would create 275,000 more jobs a year, in a bid to bring down sky-high unemployment and improve his own track record on the economy.

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Role players agree on measures to create additional jobs 4 October 2018, 7:04 PM

President Cyril Ramaphosa has told the Jobs Summit at Midrand, north of Johannesburg that government and business leaders have agreed on a package of measures that will create an additional 275 000 jobs a year.

Ramaphosa admits government will miss NDP target 4 October 2018, 4:32 PM

President Cyril Ramaphosa has admitted that government will miss the National Development Plan target of reducing the country's unemployment rate to around 6% by 2030.

[Watch]Government to improve job creation policies 4 October 2018, 2:44 PM

Government says it hopes that its business and labour partners attending the Jobs Summit in Johannesburg will be able to make tangible commitments to create jobs.

EFF rejects retrenchments as mechanism to cut costs at SABC 4 October 2018, 12:32 PM

The Economic Freedom Fighters(EFF) has challenged government to make the financial guarantee letter available to the SABC to get funding to bring stability.

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Jobs summit to focus on Job creation and economic growth 4 October 2018, 11:07 AM

President Cyril Ramaphosa will open the much anticipated two-day Jobs Summit in Midrand north of Johannesburg on Thursday afternoon. 

Electricity prices to go up next year April: Nersa 4 October 2018, 10:02 AM

Energy expert, Chris Yelland says people can expect electricity price increases starting the 1st of April next year.

Job agreements take centre stage at Job Summit 4 October 2018, 5:20 AM

Business Unity South Africa (BUSA) says the signing of various proposed job agreements will take centre stage at the two-day Jobs Summit that will kick off on Thursday (04 October-2018) in Johannesburg.

New technologies hampered by investments 3 October 2018, 9:28 PM

Capacity constraints and the availability of capital to invest in new technologies are some of the obstacles impending the African continent from developing and producing its own oil and gas resources.

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Minerals Council of South Africa accepts revised Mining Charter 3 October 2018, 9:12 PM

The revised Mining Charter has widely been accepted by the Minerals Council of South Africa and the sector.

Jobs summit to seek solutions to unemployment 3 October 2018, 8:55 PM

The low economic growth environment coupled with poor investor confidence are translating to weak job creation prospects in the economy

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Dept of Labour hopes for sweeping changes for UIF 3 October 2018, 8:25 PM

The Department of Labour says it hopes for sweeping changes for those who draw Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) benefits when the amended act is signed into law.

Goldman forecasts South African economic rebound in 2019 3 October 2018, 5:27 PM

Goldman Sachs expects South Africa’s economy to grow almost 3 percent next year, helped by President Cyril Ramaphosa’s reforms and strong global growth, the bank’s sub-Saharan Africa head told Reuters.

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Sassa investigates illegal grant cash payments in Limpopo 3 October 2018, 1:56 PM

Sassa in Limpopo has distanced itself from people who are making social grant cash payments in the villages across the province.

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Pikitup operating with limited capacity 3 October 2018, 5:45 AM

Johannesburg waste management entity Pikitup is operating with limited capacity because its fleet contract has expired.

Motorists line-up to fill up vehicles ahead of fuel hike 2 October 2018, 9:51 PM

Motorists are lining-up at petrol stations across the country ahead of the midnight fuel price hike. The Energy Department announced fuel price increases of between 99 cents and R1.24 per litre in October.

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KZN duo make maritime history 2 October 2018, 9:38 PM

Transport month kicked off on a good note for two young KwaZulu-Natal entrepreneurs. This after they launched their third oil tanker at Durban's port.

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Hilton to double hotels in Africa in next five years: CEO 2 October 2018, 9:03 PM

Hilton Worldwide Holdings plans to more than double its hotels in Africa in the next five years by mainly striking deals with existing hotels for conversion into its brand, its chief executive says.

Regulator says Eskom can recover $2.25 bln over four years 2 October 2018, 8:45 PM

South African energy regulator NERSA on Tuesday gave power utility Eskom the go-head to recover R32.69 billion ($2.25 billion) of costs incurred over the past three years through higher tariffs over a four-year period from 2019 to 2023.

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CWU concerned about retrenchments in communication sectors 2 October 2018, 8:06 PM

The Communications Workers Union says retrenchments of workers in the communication and telecommunication sectors will worsen the country's high unemployment rate.

Rise in fuel price to negatively affect agricultural sector 2 October 2018, 7:16 PM

The sharp rise in the fuel price that will come into effect at midnight on Tuesday will have a negative impact on the agricultural sector.

Slight improvement in consumer credit health 2 October 2018, 4:58 PM

There has been a slight improvement in consumer credit health in the quarter ending in June.

Weak rand reason for fuel price hikes 2 October 2018, 6:47 AM

The weak rand is the main reason for the steep fuel price hikes that will come into effect after midnight today.

Gauteng motorists urged to use public transport 1 October 2018, 9:13 PM

Gauteng Roads and Transport MEC Ismail Vadi has encouraged commuters to make use of public transport amid news of yet another hefty fuel hike.

Hanekom welcomes relaxation of visa reforms 1 October 2018, 8:45 PM

Tourism Minister, Derek Hanekom, has welcomed the relaxation of visa regulations that made it harder for families with children to travel to South Africa.