Sanef calls for investigation into claims SSA was used for propaganda

27 January 2021, 8:12 PM
The South African National Editor's Forum (SANEF) is calling for an investigation into claims that the State Security Agency was used as a vehicle to plant positive news stories about the government for certain media outlets.
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IMF chief sees ‘high degree of uncertainty’ in global outlook 18 January 2021, 11:48 PM

The head of the International Monetary Fund on Monday said the global lender needed more resources to help heavily indebted countries, citing a highly uncertain global economic outlook and a growing divergence between rich and poor countries.

Grapes
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.

Loadshedding costing the country hundreds of millions daily: Economist 18 January 2021, 2:33 PM

South Africa is currently losing between R700 million and R900 million a day due to the ongoing loadshedding implemented by power utility Eskom.

Farmers can’t afford to increase workers’ salaries: TAU SA 18 January 2021, 10:17 AM

A group of farmers who belong to farm the Transvaal Agricultural Union of South Africa (TAU SA) says it will not be able to afford a salary increase for its workers to be in line with the National Minimum Wage recommendation.

Trump slams China’s Huawei, halting shipments from Intel, others – sources 18 January 2021, 1:31 AM

The Trump administration notified several Huawei suppliers, including chipmaker Intel, that it is revoking certain licenses to sell to the Chinese company and intends to reject dozens of other applications to supply the telecommunications firm, people familiar with the matter told Reuters.

COVID-19 regulations put paid to some Milnerton Flea Market hawkers’ plans to trade 17 January 2021, 6:03 PM

As more people feel the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic they are looking elsewhere to shop and find a bargain.

Construction industry expresses concern over financial uncertainty 17 January 2021, 11:48 AM

The construction industry in South Africa has expressed concern over financial uncertainty amid lockdown regulations.

SABC strike
CWU to hand over list of demands to government over SABC retrenchments 17 January 2021, 8:53 AM

The Communication Workers Union (CWU) has outlined their list of demands, due to be handed to government, saying they believe the SABC may have issued more Section 189 letters than originally stated.

Liquor Trader Formations requests meeting with Ramaphosa over alcohol ban 17 January 2021, 7:05 AM

An organization called Liquor Trader Formations has requested a meeting with President Cyril Ramaphosa to discuss the impact of the alcohol ban on the industry. They are calling for the unbanning of liquor sales as a matter of urgency.

Trump directs government to minimize procurement from China 17 January 2021, 3:31 AM

In another action against China days before he leaves office, US President Donald Trump on Friday directed government departments to look at ways to minimize procurement of Chinese goods and services to reduce the risks from espionage, his national security adviser said. 

Many businesses in Cape Town metro on the brink of collapse ‘due to curfew’ 16 January 2021, 6:27 PM

The City of Cape Town says many businesses in the metro are on the brink of collapse. This after losing trading hours every night due to the curfew.

Liquor industry workers battling to make ends meet 16 January 2021, 4:48 PM

Some workers in the liquor industry in Bloemfontein say they are battling to make ends meet due to the ban on the sale of alcohol.

Wall Street drops as big banks fall after results 16 January 2021, 1:25 AM

Wall Street’s main indexes dropped on Friday, weighed down by losses in major US lenders after their earnings reports, while incoming President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion stimulus plan also sparked fears of an increase in corporate taxes.

Oil drops over 2% on China lockdowns, US stimulus concerns 15 January 2021, 11:33 PM

Oil prices fell more than 2% on Friday as concerns about Chinese cities in lockdown due to coronavirus outbreaks tempered a rally driven by strong import data from the world’s biggest crude importer and US plans for a large stimulus package.

CWU serves SABC with notice to strike 15 January 2021, 7:04 PM

The Communication Workers Union (CWU) has served the SABC with a notice to resume with their strike action as the public broadcaster forges ahead with retrenchments.

Molefe places Ramaphosa at the centre of unjustifiable Glencore coal contract 15 January 2021, 2:44 PM

Former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe has placed President Cyril Ramaphosa at the centre of an allegedly unjustifiable coal contract worth R1.4 billion awarded to Glencore in 2012.  

AA predicts sharp fuel price increase in February 15 January 2021, 2:22 PM

The Automobile Association predicts sharp rises in fuel prices for the month of February.

VIDEO: State Capture Inquiry, former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe testifies, part 2 15 January 2021, 2:14 PM

Former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe continues his testimony at the State Capture Commission of Inquiry on Friday afternoon. Earlier in the day, Molefe placed President Cyril Ramaphosa at the centre of an allegedly unjustifiable coal contract worth R1,4 billion awarded to Glencore in 2012.

German court halts criminal proceedings against former VW CEO 15 January 2021, 1:17 PM

A German court in Braunschweig, Germany, said on Friday it had halted criminal proceedings against former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn for alleged market manipulation as part of the carmaker’s emissions scandal.

Restaurant Association to take government to court over alcohol ban 15 January 2021, 12:21 PM

The Restaurant Association of South Africa (RASA) has announced its intention to take government to court over its decision to ban the sale of alcohol.

Brian Molefe
VIDEO | State Capture Inquiry 15 January 2021, 10:47 AM

The commission will continue to hear Eskom related evidence from the Eskom's Former Chief Executive Officer Brian Molefe.

Molefe to testify at State Capture Inquiry 15 January 2021, 8:30 AM

The much awaited evidence of former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe is expected to be heard on Friday at the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture, Johannesburg.

UK economy to take at least two years to return to pre-COVID-19 level – Poll 15 January 2021, 3:32 AM

It will take more than two years for Britain’s economy to recover to its pre-COVID-19 level, a Reuters poll found, but the Bank of England was still expected to keep rates steady until at least 2024 and to avoid negative borrowing costs.

Oil prices climb on Chinese data, dollar weakness 15 January 2021, 12:21 AM

Oil prices edged higher on Thursday, boosted by a weak dollar and bullish signals from Chinese import data but pressured by renewed worries about global oil demand due to surging coronavirus cases in Europe and new lockdowns in China.

Loadshedding expected to last until September 14 January 2021, 9:09 PM

Eskom says there's a high risk of loadshedding until at least September this year.

Vaal River
Guesthouse owners, farmers on the banks of Vaal River decry severe damages, loss in revenue 14 January 2021, 7:36 PM

Guesthouse owners and farmers on the banks of the Vaal River, near Bloemhof, in the North West, say they have suffered severe damages and loss in revenue.

Pound hits fresh three-week high versus euro 14 January 2021, 7:04 PM

Sterling rose to a fresh three-week high against the euro on Thursday as pushed-back expectations of negative interest rates and hopes for a quicker economic recovery in Britain

Numsa threatens legal action after VWSA dismissed 14 shop stewards in Uitenhage 14 January 2021, 5:10 PM

The National Union of Metal Workers of South Africa (Numsa) threatened legal action after vehicle manufacturer, Volkswagen South Africa, dismissed 14 shop stewards at its Uitenhage plant in the Eastern Cape

VIDEO | State Capture Inquiry, part 2 14 January 2021, 2:42 PM

The Commission of Inquiry into State Capture continues hearing evidence from former Acting Director General at the Department of Public Enterprise Matsietsi Mokholo and Trillion Financial Advisory CEO Mosilo Mothepu

Eastern Cape government injects millions to help distressed businesses 14 January 2021, 12:54 PM

The Eastern Cape government has injected over R17 million in businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.