Catch 22 for wine producers amid alcohol ban

18 January 2021, 6:28 PM
The 2021 wine grape harvest in the Western Cape is looking very good with excellent quality expected in most areas, but the Catch 22 situation of not being able to sell wine is proving disastrous.
EFF seeks to nationalize banks 7 November 2017, 7:39 PM

Economic Freedom Fighter leader Julius Malema says his party will propose legislation that would give effect to the nationalisation of banks without compensation.

Judge to lead inquiry into tax administration at SARS 7 November 2017, 1:45 PM

Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba has announced an inquiry into tax administration at the South African Revenue Service.

Many investors are interested in equity stake in SAA: Gigaba 7 November 2017, 11:59 AM

South African Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba said on Tuesday that many investors were interested in taking an equity stake in South African Airways (SAA), after the government appointed new board members to turnaround the struggling national airline

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Former Eskom CEO Tshediso Matona is being grilled by the Public Enterprises Committee investigating allegations of state capture as well as governance issues at the power utility.

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Icasa and SABC briefing is taking place at Portfolio Committee on Communications in Parliament

WATCH: Minister of Finance, SAA meeting 7 November 2017, 9:26 AM

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Rand expected to remain vulnerable 6 November 2017, 9:45 PM

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Retrenchments at Sibanyi gold will contribute to unemployment: NUM 6 November 2017, 7:38 PM

The national union of mine workers has called on the department of minerals and energy to withdraw the mining licence of Sibanyi Gold.

NUM to march against retrenchment at Sibane Stillwater 6 November 2017, 11:04 AM

The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) will march against the retrenchment of two thousand workers by Sibanye Gold Stillwaters in Westonaria on Gauteng's West Rand on Monday.

Cape Town winemakers seek DRC trade opportunities 6 November 2017, 8:55 AM

Two Cape Town wine making companies are optimistic that this week’s investment and trade initiative (ITI) to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) will give them an opportunity to expand their footprint to the DRC and neighbouring countries. Wine makers Aslina and Robinson & Sinclair are part of the 29 business people delegation to the […]

Num to march against retrenchments at Sibanye Gold 5 November 2017, 8:44 PM

The National Union of Mineworkers(NUM) will march against the retrenchment of two thousand workers by Sibanye Gold Stillwaters in Westonaria on the westrand on Monday.

Van Rooyen wants to boost municipalities 5 November 2017, 6:26 PM

Minister for Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs Department, Des Van Rooyen, says there is a need of strengthening the capacity of local municipalities to deliver basic services to the residents.

DA to push for better Gautrain subsidy deal 5 November 2017, 11:13 AM

Taxpayer’s will, over and above the R30 billion Gautrain construction price tag, have paid well over R50 billion for this service if current subsidy levels continue, the Democratic Alliance said on Sunday. The current Gautrain subsidy was the largest single item of expenditure in the budget of the Gauteng roads and transport department, making up […]

SAA newly elected board starts its duties 3 November 2017, 10:15 AM

Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba is currently meeting with the new South African Airways (SAA) board led by Jabu Magwaza, which starts its duties Friday.

Tiso Blackstar set to close The Times print edition, retrench staff 3 November 2017, 9:01 AM

Tiso Blackstar group, formerly Times Media is again undergoing a restructuring process that is expected to affect staff at its print and digital publications.

Sibanye-Stillwater accused of adequacy 3 November 2017, 8:32 AM

Cosatu has accused precious metals producer Sibanye-Stillwater of not making adequate plans ahead of its decision to lay off more than 5000 gold mineworkers in Randfontein, Gauteng.

Rescued mineworkers in stable condition 3 November 2017, 7:40 AM

Two mineworkers who were rescued Thursday night after being trapped underground at AngloGold's Ashanti's Mponeng mine near Caltonville west of Johannesburg are reported to be in a stable condition in hospital.

Western Cape tackles plight of farmworkers 3 November 2017, 6:12 AM

The Western Cape government says it's doing its best to improve the plight of farmworkers and their families.

Flights between Mthatha and JHB airport restored 2 November 2017, 7:08 PM

Eastern Cape Transport Department has assured airline passengers between Mthatha and Johannesburg that technical problems that were experienced in the past two days have been resolved.

Brown bread price to rise 2 November 2017, 6:17 PM

Consumers will pay more for brown bread due to a technical change contained in the recent Taxation Laws Amendment Bill 2017.

Joburg’s City Power to charge sub-contractors for ‘stealing’ R80 million 2 November 2017, 3:31 PM

Johannesburg's City Power is to lay criminal charges including against some of its sub-contractors for allegedly stealing R80 million worth of infrastructure.

Western Cape gets fifth consecutive clean audit 2 November 2017, 2:50 PM

The Western Cape has, for the fourth consecutive year, produced the best results in the Auditor-General's report on national and provincial audit outcomes.

Global economy at Goldilocks phase: Economist 2 November 2017, 10:55 AM

Populism is a political phenomenon that has left many investors uncertain of the world's economic direction.

Operations resume at Durban port after KZN storms 2 November 2017, 10:50 AM

State-owned freight and logistics company Transnet said on Thursday that 100% of marine operations at the Port of Durban have resumed following a violent storm in KwaZulu-Natal last month.

Scopa puts brakes on grants tender ad 2 November 2017, 9:31 AM

National Treasury has until Monday to review the social grants distribution process and come up with measures to resolve problematic issues between Social Security Agency, Sassa and the Post Office.

Mediation process continues amid SABC strike 2 November 2017, 8:39 AM

A mediation process between the SABC Board and worker unions is due to start shortly.

SABC employees down tools 2 November 2017, 7:10 AM

A strike at the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) is underway, with many permanent staff not reporting for early-morning duty. Programmes on SAfm and some other stations will be affected. A meeting on Thursday between the SABC management and the two workers union, the Broadcasting, Electronic, Media & Allied Workers Union (Bemawu) and the Communication […]

Facebook’s profit soars 2 November 2017, 6:11 AM

Facebook Inc faced harsh criticism in Washington on Wednesday over its failure to prevent Russian operatives from using its platform for election meddling.

No work no pay for striking SABC staff 2 November 2017, 5:48 AM

Staff at the SABC say they will be going on strike on Thursday despite mediation efforts.

AG wants more powers to deal with abuse of state resources 1 November 2017, 3:50 PM

The office of the Auditor-General has asked Parliament for more powers to deal with rampant abuse of public resources