Mbalula due to report back to taxi industry leaders over loading capacity request

2 July 2020, 10:08 AM
Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula is due to report back to the taxi authorities on Thursday over their request to resume carrying passengers to full capacity.
Government denies massive job cuts to reduce increasing wage bill 13 August 2018, 10:39 AM

Government has denied reports that it is planning to reduce civil servants head count in order to decrease its growing wage bill.

The parties have now delayed the signing of the wage agreement
Eskom to take disciplinary action against striking workers 13 August 2018, 9:46 AM

Eskom insists that disciplinary action will be taken against employees who embarked on an illegal strike as the power utility is regarded as an essential service.

Gautrain strike continues 13 August 2018, 9:40 AM

Gautrain commuters, who have purchased weekly or monthly train passes, can be assured that they will be reimbursed if they were affected by the on-going strike.

Rand continues to weaken against major currencies 13 August 2018, 6:50 AM

Emerging market currencies suffered a renewed bout of selling on Monday while Asian shares were a sea of red amid a deepening crisis for Turkey's lira, which plunged to all-time lows on concerns over a rift with the United States.

Mining operations
Israel seeks early re-tender of mining rights to shore up Dead Sea 12 August 2018, 4:01 PM

Israel wants to re-tender the Dead Sea mining concession as much as eight years ahead of schedule, in 2022. It is motivated not only by environmental concerns, but also by worries ICL will hold off on new investments in the concession’s final years.

Public urged to submit comments on National Treasury report 12 August 2018, 11:56 AM

Government has encouraged members of the public to submit comments on the recently released National Treasury report.

Transport Amendment Bill hearings wrap up in W Cape 12 August 2018, 9:16 AM

Public hearings to discuss the National Land Transport Amendment Bill in the Western Cape have been concluded.

Growing calls for more VAT zero rating items 12 August 2018, 9:03 AM

Calls are continuing for more items to be included on the list of recommended additions for VAT zero rating

Elon Musk
Lawsuits accuse Tesla’s Musk of fraud over tweets, going-private proposal 11 August 2018, 3:27 PM

Tesla Inc and Chief Executive Elon Musk were sued twice on Friday by investors who said they fraudulently engineered a scheme to squeeze short-sellers, including through Musk’s proposal to take the electric car company private.

SACP calls on govt to revoke Impala’s mining licence 11 August 2018, 12:47 PM

The South African Communist Party in the North West is calling on government to revoke the licences of mining companies that retrench their workers.

Ethiopian Airlines front-runner in tender for planned Nigerian airline: CEO 11 August 2018, 10:45 AM

Ethiopian Airlines is the front-runner to set up and manage a new national carrier for Nigeria, its chief executive said on Friday.

The sinkhole in the road
Tshwane sinkhole cost government R5mln 10 August 2018, 8:23 PM

A sink-hole which forced a road closure in Tshwane 15 months ago has been repaired at a cost of R5 million.

Aliko Dangote
Billionaire’s huge Nigerian oil refinery likely delayed until 2022: sources 10 August 2018, 7:54 PM

A huge oil refinery being built in Nigeria by Africa’s richest man is unlikely to start production until 2022, two years later than the target date, sources with direct knowledge of the matter said.

SA President Cyril Ramaphosa and Zambian president Edgar Lungu
SA, Zambia sign economic agreement 10 August 2018, 3:51 PM

South Africa and Zambia have signed an agreement that elevates the joint commission for cooperation into a Bi-National Commission.

Zingiswa Losi
Job summit will be a futile exercise: Losi 10 August 2018, 2:29 PM

Cosatu Second Deputy President,Zingiswa Losi, says the planned national job summit will be a futile exercise if the looming mass retrenchment by mining company, Implats is not prevented.

The parties have now delayed the signing of the wage agreement
Numsa threatens to withdraw from Eskom wage talks 10 August 2018, 10:16 AM

Trade union Numsa has threatened to withdraw from wage talks with Eskom after accusing the power utility of negotiating in bad faith.

Eskom is negotiating in bad faith: Numsa 9 August 2018, 7:18 PM

The National Union of Metalworkers (Numsa ) has accused Eskom of negotiating in bad faith after the power utility insisted it won't acceed to union demands that employees who were involved in acts of sabotage during an illegal strike not face disciplinary action.

Eskom powerlines
Union demands delay Eskom wage agreements 9 August 2018, 6:43 AM

Eskom was set to sign a wage agreement with striking unions on Thursday ending a strike that has lasted over two months, however a precondition set by labour unions has set back the signing of the agreement.

China’s factory-gate inflation tops forecasts in July 9 August 2018, 6:40 AM

China's factory price inflation slowed slightly in July but beat expectations as US tariffs came into force, while consumer prices were boosted by a pick-up in spending on travel.

Steinhoff signage
Steinhoff parliamentary hearing postponed 8 August 2018, 4:19 PM

A meeting, where the representatives of Steinhoff were supposed to appear before Parliament's Standing committee on Finance, has been moved to the end of this month.

Woman consulting
Experts urge women to prioritise financial planning 8 August 2018, 3:39 PM

Financial advisers have called on women to prioritise their financial planning and ensure that they set and achieve both short and long term financial goals.

A construction worker standing outside
Murray & Roberts drops Aveng merger plan 8 August 2018, 3:24 PM

South African construction company Murray & Roberts said on Wednesday that it had withdrawn plans for a potential merger with rival Aveng (AEGJ.J), saying there was “limited potential” for the deal to go through.

Business Confidence Index
South Africa’s BCI up in July 8 August 2018, 3:11 PM

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry says South Africa's business confidence rose in July, with activity mainly supported by an increase in merchandise export volumes and retail sales as well as lower inflation.

Parked trains
Gautrain workers lower demands as strike continues 8 August 2018, 9:03 AM

Striking Gautrain workers have lowered their basic salary demand from a 10% increase to 9% plus an incentive.

Women encouraged to take up farming 8 August 2018, 8:02 AM

Mpumalanga women have been encouraged to get involved in agricultural projects.

Cigarettes with smoke
Township business owners not happy about the new Tobacco Bill 7 August 2018, 5:53 PM

Township business owners want government to exclude them from the proposed new Tobacco Bill, saying it will be unenforceable and kill business.

Joseph Mathunjwa, AMCU president
Amcu threatens to strike 7 August 2018, 4:51 PM

Trade union Amcu has threatened to embark on strike if consultations on looming retrenchments at Impala Platinum mine fail.

A worker walks in front of vehicles
SA’s June manufacturing output up by 0.7 percent 7 August 2018, 3:28 PM

An increase in food and beverage production has helped the manufacturing sector escape a decline in June.

People oustide Nedbank ATMs
Nedbank H1 profit rises 26% 7 August 2018, 3:21 PM

South African lender Nedbank reported a 26% jump in half-year profit on Tuesday, helped by a recovery in its west African associate, Ecobank.

‘Procurement irregularities have increased significantly in municipalities’ 7 August 2018, 12:55 PM

The latest report by Corruption Watch shows that procurement irregularities have increased significantly in municipalities and state-owned enterprises.