Cosatu vows to intensify its opposition in government spending on social services

24 September 2021, 9:23 AM
The Congress of South African Trade Unions has vowed to intensify its opposition to deep cuts in government spending on social services and the freezing of salaries of civil servants.
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Eskom’s finances worsen 9 January 2018, 9:39 PM

Eskom says its finances have deteriorated further to a point where it now describes its situation as dire

H&M apologises for monkey hoodie ad slammed as racist 9 January 2018, 2:20 PM

Fashion group H&M apologised on Tuesday for an advertisement featuring a black child modelling a sweatshirt with the slogan "coolest monkey in the jungle" and said it had removed it from all its marketing.

Mashaba in talks with NPA over businesses defrauding the city 9 January 2018, 9:17 AM

Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba says he is talking to the National Prosecuting Authority (ANA) to ensure that those involved in defrauding the city are brought to book.

Drought crippling agricultural sector: Agri Western Cape 9 January 2018, 6:54 AM

Farmers' organisation Agri Western Cape says the drought-stricken agricultural sector in the province could take up to 10 years to recover.

Premier, stakeholders set to tackle Emfuleni water crisis 9 January 2018, 6:17 AM

Gauteng Premier David Makhura and officials from the Water Department and Rand Water are set to meet with the Emfuleni Local Municipality on Tuesday to try and resolve its water crisis.

SA celebrates 20 years of diplomatic ties with China 8 January 2018, 7:38 PM

South African President Jacob Zuma on Monday expressed his well wishes on the occasion of 20 years of diplomatic relations with China, saying that these relations should be further reinforced and more opportunities explored to create a win-win cooperation for both Republics. 

Brand SA cheers country’s improvement in 2017 economic freedom index 8 January 2018, 3:35 PM

Brand South Africa on Monday applauded South Africa’s improvement in the 2017 index of economic freedom, saying this reflected the country’s strong institutions and an independent legal system. The index, released by the Heritage Foundation, placed South Africa 81st out of 180 countries, with an overall economic freedom score of 62.3, up 0.4 points from […]

City of Johannesburg to run citywide revenue collection blitz 8 January 2018, 7:52 AM

Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba will on Monday take part in a citywide revenue collection blitz to collect just under R1 billion in arrears amounts from over 2000 businesses which have failed to pay for city services, the city said. Mashaba would be joined by the Johannesburg Metro Police Department’s newly appointed chief David Tembe, head […]

SAA cancels flights between New York and Johannesburg 7 January 2018, 5:48 PM

South African Airways have cancelled flights between New York and Johannesburg due to the effects of bad weather. A storm that has hit the US has caused congestion at the JFK airport.

JB Marks Municipality to request extra funding for amalgamation process 7 January 2018, 9:58 AM

The newly established JB Marks municipality in North West comprising of former Ventersdorp and Tlokwe municipalities, says the funds for the process of amalgamation has dried up and the municipality intends requesting additional funding.

Numsa calls for scrapping of SOE Boards 6 January 2018, 8:27 PM

Numsa has called on government to scrap the Boards of all state-owned entities (SOE).

Numsa calls for government to scrap-off SOE boards 6 January 2018, 11:16 AM

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) has called on government to scrap the Boards of all state-owned entities.

Numsa condemns Koko, Govender reinstatement at Eskom 6 January 2018, 9:40 AM

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) has condemn the decision by the Eskom board to re-instate Eskom's former acting CEO Matshela Koko and acting head of group capital, Prish Govender to their positions.

SAA resumes flights to and from New York after massive winter storm 5 January 2018, 8:02 PM

South African Airways (SAA) said on Friday it had resumed flights to and from New York’s John F Kennedy (JFK) International Airport. This comes after SAA cancelled flights between Johannesburg and New York on Thursday due to adverse weather conditions on the US east coast. The American east coastline has been hit by a deep […]

Steinhoff shares are 40% stronger on Monday after dropping 90% of their value last week.
Steinhoff requires near-term liquidity for some businesses 5 January 2018, 6:41 PM

Retailer group Steinhoff International Holdings N.V. said on Thursday significant near-term liquidity was still required in some of its business units although it had has achieved some degree of stabilisation after revelations of accounting irregularities triggered a run on its shares in December.

NUM welcomes Koko’s reinstatement at Eskom 5 January 2018, 2:28 PM

The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) said on Friday that it welcomes the reinstatement of Matshela Koko as group executive at Eskom, but called for a full investigation into allegations of corruption at the power utility.

NSFAS urges former students to pay back money owed 4 January 2018, 4:41 PM

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (Nsfas) has called on all former students who owe the scheme money to pay up.

Building hijacking kingpin remanded in custody 4 January 2018, 4:05 PM

The bail application of the alleged kingpin behind a building hijacking syndicate has been postponed until next Wednesday in the Johannesburg Magistrates Court.

Zuma’s free education promise could strain budget 4 January 2018, 3:12 PM

President Jacob Zuma stirred a hornet’s nest with his sudden pronouncement of free higher education for the poor last month, raising fears of chaos at universities now facing a barrage of applications from thousands of hopeful students who have just finished high school.

Eskom adamant disciplinary process was transparent 4 January 2018, 9:08 AM

Eskom is adamant that the disciplinary process that cleared two of its senior executives of any wrongdoing was transparent. 

Eskom defends reinstatement of senior executives 3 January 2018, 7:42 PM

Power utility Eskom says it is ready to defend itself if the Democratic Alliance (DA) takes legal action against the company's decision to reinstate two of its senior executives.

Wall Street set to rise on global growth signs 3 January 2018, 6:46 PM

Wall Street was set to open higher on Wednesday as signs of faster global growth around the world added to upbeat investor sentiment following a U.S. tax overhaul. U.S. stocks kicked off 2018 on a strong note on Tuesday, with the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq closing at record levels as technology stocks advanced. “The […]

Koko, Govender reinstated at Eskom 3 January 2018, 5:49 AM

Two senior Eskom executives, Matshela Koko and Prish Govender, have been reinstated. According to a letter from the power utility's CEO Shaun Maritz, a disciplinary process has cleared Koko and Govender of any wrongdoing.

Troubled Steinhoff to restate results 2 January 2018, 6:10 PM

The scandal-hit South African retail giant Steinhoff announced Tuesday it would restate some financial results for 2015 and 2016 amid a probe into accounting irregularities.

Petrol price to go down at midnight 2 January 2018, 3:10 PM

Great news for motorists, from midnight the price of 95 unleaded petrol will come down by 34 cents.

Denosa calls for protection of emergency service workers 1 January 2018, 12:19 PM

The Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa (DENOSA) has joined growing calls for communities to protect emergency services workers.

Fuel prices to go down 1 January 2018, 12:03 PM

The Department of Energy has confirmed that fuel prices will decrease at midnight Tuesday.

Prominent British CEO among those dead in Sydney seaplane crash 1 January 2018, 9:12 AM

A high-profile British CEO and his family were among six people killed in a New Year's Eve seaplane crash in Australia, police said Monday.

Zuma acknowledge SA’s economic challenges 31 December 2017, 6:44 AM

President Jacob Zuma has conceded that South Africa has been facing serious economic challenges in the year that is about to end.

OUTA, Stop C.O.C.T to challenge City of C Town’s proposed drought levy 30 December 2017, 3:30 PM

The City of Cape Town has defended its decision to start the process of public participation on its proposed drought levy this month.