‘Cable theft, damage pose serious challenge to electricity supply’

12 May 2021, 9:30 PM
The theft of cables and damage to installations continue to pose a serious challenge to the supply of electricity.
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VIDEO | State Capture Inquiry, Eskom-related testimony, Matshela Koko, Part 2 4 May 2021, 2:00 PM

The State Capture Commission of Inquiry continues to hear testimony related to power utility, Eskom, from former acting CEO, Matshela Koko, on Tuesday afternoon. Earlier Koko testified that there should be consequences for witnesses who deliberately misled the commission.

Billions of rands in taxpayers’ monies unaccounted for by govt departments: AG’s office 4 May 2021, 1:07 PM

The office of the Auditor-General has revealed that about R6.9 billion of taxpayer's money is unaccounted for by various government departments and other entities of the state over the past two years.

A R1.4 billion restraint order executed against former Eskom executives, contractors 4 May 2021, 12:32 PM

The National Prosecuting Authority’s (NPA's) Investigating Directorate (ID) has executed a restraint order valued at R1. 4 Billion against former Eskom executives and former Tubular Construction Projects contractors.

“Please Call Me” inventor back in court 4 May 2021, 10:05 AM

The inventor of Vodacom's "Please call Me" Nkosana Makate will be back at the High Court in Pretoria on Tuesday to face Vodacom over the offer of R47 million Vodacom made to him for coming up with the concept.

VIDEO: State Capture Inquiry hears Eskom-related evidence 4 May 2021, 10:00 AM

The Commission of Inquiry into State Capture will resume with its hearing on Tuesday in Johannesburg. 

Public sector unions, government to resume wage talks 4 May 2021, 8:57 AM

Public sector trade unions and government representatives will again meet on Tuesday to chart a way forward in wage negotiations. 

Economist warns that fuel prices may remain high throughout the year 4 May 2021, 6:17 AM

Economist at Absa, Miyelani Maluleke, has warned that the fuel price may remain high this year despite the price drops taking effect from midnight on Tuesday. 

Koko to give evidence at the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture 4 May 2021, 5:54 AM

The Commission of Inquiry into State Capture will on Tuesday hear Eskom-related evidence when the company's former Acting CEO Matshela Koko returns to give evidence.

G7 to discuss decisive action to counter threats like Russia and China 4 May 2021, 3:24 AM

Britain will on Tuesday seek to agree decisive action from G7 partners to protect democracies against global threats like those posed by China and Russia.

Stocks gain as investors eye economic recovery, gold shines 4 May 2021, 2:27 AM

Gold prices rose and a gauge of global equity markets closed not far from a record high yesterday as investors bet corporate results and US data will underscore the strength of the economy’s rebound from pandemic-induced shutdowns.

Numsa to present its wage demands to Eskom on Tuesday 3 May 2021, 8:52 PM

The National Union Metalworkers says it will be presenting its wage demands to Eskom in the first round of talks tomorrow at the Central Bargaining Forum.

Over 60 young people to receive training at IPID 3 May 2021, 3:25 PM

The Independent Police Investigating Directorate (IPID) and the National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) have launched their first-ever learnership programme.

VIDEO | State Capture Inquiry, PRASA-related evidence, Lucky Montana, Part 2 3 May 2021, 2:00 PM

The State Capture Commission of Inquiry continued to hear evidence related to the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA), from former Group Chief Executive Officer (GCEO) Lucky Montana, on Monday afternoon.

VIDEO: State Capture Inquiry | Prasa-related evidence 3 May 2021, 10:00 AM

The State Capture Commission hears Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa-related evidence from the former Group Chief Executive Officer (GCEO) Lucky Montana.

Montana returns to State Capture Commission 3 May 2021, 9:01 AM

The State Capture Commission is expected to hear more evidence of state capture in state-owned companies on Monday morning.

Metrobus commuters urged to find alternative transport 3 May 2021, 7:45 AM

Metrobus commuters have been urged to find alternative transport in and around Johannesburg following strike action by bus drivers.

Climate finance targets top agenda for this week’s G7 meetings 3 May 2021, 3:14 AM

Targets for climate finance and girls' education will top the agenda at a meeting this week of foreign ministers from the Group of Seven advanced economies, this year's chair Britain said on Sunday.

US Treasury’s Yellen tamps down inflation fears over Biden spending plan 2 May 2021, 8:28 PM

US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on Sunday tamped down concerns that President Joe Biden's plans for infrastructure, jobs and families will cause inflation, saying the spending will be phased in over a decade.

Saudi Arabia to open land, sea, air borders as of May 17: Ministry 2 May 2021, 6:33 PM

Saudi Arabia will lift its suspension on citizens travelling abroad and open land, sea and air borders on Monday May 17, the interior ministry said in a statement on Sunday.

OVK workers accuse company of abuse, harassment 2 May 2021, 1:38 PM

Workers at a milling company at Tweespruit, in the Free State have accused the company of abuse and harassment. They claim the agricultural enterprise (OVK) is discriminating against its black employees.

Climate finance targets top agenda for this week’s G7 meetings, SA invited 2 May 2021, 8:00 AM

Targets for climate finance and girls' education will top the agenda at a meeting this week of foreign ministers from the Group of Seven advanced economies, this year's chair Britain said on Sunday.

Volkswagen expects chip supply to remain tight in coming months 2 May 2021, 3:00 AM

Volkswagen expects semiconductor supplies to the car sector to remain tight in coming months, the head of the carmaker's namesake brand was quoted as saying on Saturday.

Work
Shift in global business landscape as employees prefer remote working 1 May 2021, 9:57 PM

As  South Africa commemorates  Workers' Day or May Day today there is growing curiosity on whether the workforce of the future will continue to reflect the dramatic shift in the global business landscape that resulted from the COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns.

Radio
SABC denies claims it cannot pay employee salaries 1 May 2021, 7:10 PM

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has denied claims that it cannot pay employee salaries.

SAA says it needs time to work on interim business plan for new airline 1 May 2021, 5:06 PM

South African Airways (SAA) says it will need time and patience from the public as they transition and implement a new interim business plan for the new airline.

Ramaphosa urges parties to return to bargaining table to resolve public sector wage impasse 1 May 2021, 3:35 PM

President Cyril Ramaphosa has conceded that the government's reprioritisation of its spending due to poor economic activity has affected its ability to deal with the public sector wage negotiations.

Saftu salutes workers urging them to unite and fight exploitation, tyranny 1 May 2021, 11:00 AM

As the world celebrates workers' achievements, the South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) has raised concerns over what it terms, capitalism’s tendency to reduce costs of production and maximise profit.

VIDEO: Cosatu’s 2021 May Day celebrations 1 May 2021, 10:00 AM

SA's biggest labour federation, Cosatu, is holding a virtual May Day celebration instead of a rally due to COVID-19 restrictions.

SA fuel price set to decrease after record hike 1 May 2021, 9:06 AM

Motorists can expect some financial relief this month as the price of fuel will be cut.

Lack of jobs, income inequality remain sore points in SA as world celebrates Workers’ Day 1 May 2021, 7:32 AM

This day is observed to celebrate the achievements of the workers and to spread awareness about the exploitation that the workers face.