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New Eskom board members announced

Government has announced the appointment of new board members at Eskom, as an immediate measure to strengthen governance and management at the parastatal. “The company has been facing several challenges, including a weak financial position, declining revenues and governance failures, which are threatening the sustainability of the company going forward. “As a result, government has decided on the following immediate …

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Wage review to alleviate poverty  

The government will review the National Minimum Wage in the work markert consistently to ease destitution. Labour Department Director Stephen Rathai told stakeholders the government was thinking about inflation and the cost for fundamental things to review the national minimum wages every year. The national minimum wage is planned for implementation from May 1, 2018. The national minimum wage agreed …

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“Former” ANC MP convicted of fraud

Pretoria Specialised Commercial Court on Monday convicted three suspects for defrauding Land Bank of R6 million. The court found Philemon Radichaba Mohlahlane (62), Manyaba Rubben Mohlaloga (44) Dinga Rammy Nkhwashu (40) and Dingamanzi Ka Dinga (Inc.) of Masepula Dinga Attorneys firm guilty of defrauding the Land Bank in 2008. The accused have been found guilty of fraud and money laundering, which …

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“Balaclava rapists”

For a considerable length of time in Alexandra Township, young girls as youthful as 14 years of age, women and couples fell prey to two serial attackers covering up in balaclavas. The men would rob, assault, abduct and force couples to engage in sexual intercourse with each other at gunpoint. Toward the end of last year, the men,  Josias Xaniseka …

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Khanyago appointed new IMF Chairperson

President Jacob Zuma has congradulated the Governor of the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) Lesetja Kganyago on his appointment as the new chairman of the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) International Monetary and Financial Committee (IMFC). “The appointment of  Kganyago is a point of reference in our call to incorporate representation of expertise and leadership  from emerging and developing economies in …

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No change in repo rate

The repurchase rate will remain unchanged at 6.75% per annum, Reserve Bank Governor Lesetja Kganyago has announced. “In light of the recent developments and the balance of risks, the MPC [Monetary Policy Committee] has decided that it would be appropriate to maintain the current monetary policy stance at this stage,” the Governor said on Thursday at the announcement of the …

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Minister Dlamini must account for SABC R500 000″fluff” interview

Self-announced epileptic Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini confirmed she paid the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) an astounding R500 000 for an interview, among others to reject far reaching claims that she is a drunk. The department told SABC on Thursday that there is nothing unique about paying public broadcaster to host ministers in a bid to boost their profiles. …

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Fund case deferred to permit lawyers submit heads of argument

Pretoria Magistrates’ Court on Thursday postponed the trial of three former Department of Labour’s Compensation Fund, accused to have defrauded the entity thousands of rands to February 8. The matter has been deferred to permit legal advisors representing the accused to present their heads of argument. Maxwell Ramaphosa, Samuel Mfeleng and (Ms) Kgabo Johanna Methi are accused to have swindled the …

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Mbalula must give clarity about Mdluli’s golden handshake

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While on suspension as far back as seven years, Head of Crime Intelligence Richard Mdluli purportedly earned a whopping R8, 3 million. Following the announcement of his chopping on Wednesday, the former crime busting boss was guaranteed golden handshake. The National Police Commissioner, General Khehla Sitole  confirmed Mdluli was given early retirement, saying he meets all requirements related to his …

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Gupta brothers a flight risk, says DA

The Democratic Alliance (DA) has called on Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa to make a prompt move to ensure borders and air terminals are on high alert to prevent the Gupta family from fleeing the country. “Following reports that warrants of arrest are being set up for at least one of the Gupta brothers and high-ranking politicians, our borders ought to …

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