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New Eskom boss keen to perform his duties

Eskom’s new interim Group Chief Executive Sean Maritz has asked for space and time to focus on executing his duties as mandated by the power utility’s board with the support of Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown. In a statement on Thursday, Maritz said the executive management team remains focused on its five priority initiatives, namely: increasing demand for electricity; reducing …

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Suspend Advocate Mkhwebane pending inquiry into her fitness to hold office, says DA

Democratic Alliance (DA) has on Wednesday called on President Jacob Zuma to suspend Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane from her position as Public Protector, pending Parliamentary inquiry into her fitness to hold office. DA Shadow Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development Glynnis Breytenbach said President Zuma was empowered to suspend Advocate Mkhwebane. “Now that the Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services …

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MDDA prioritises filling of key critical positions

Communications Minister Ayanda Dlodlo says the Media Development and Diversity Agency (MDDA) is working towards filling vacancies in order to improve governance and operational performance at the entity. The Minister said this when she led the presentation of the entity’s 2016/17 annual report at the Old Assembly on Tuesday. “MDDA was supposed to have filled 90% of the approved positions …

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No conflict of interest with Minister’s Dubai trip

Police Minister Fikile Mbalula’s trip to Dubai – with his family – while still Minister of Sports and Recreation was a private family trip and was not sponsored, his office said on Tuesday. The Ministry was responding to an Eyewitness News report alleging that Minister Mbalula received a travel sponsorship of a total of R680 000 from a company that …

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Football agents to be prosecuted for price fixing

The Commission has referred the South African Football Intermediaries Association (SAFIA) and 36 of its members to the Competition Tribunal for prosecution in relation to fixing of prices and trading conditions. The 37 parties in the matter are as follows: SAFIA including Pro Sport International (Pty) Ltd, Siyavuma Sports Group (Pty) Ltd, The Players Club CC,  Bidvest Media (Pty) Ltd, …

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Inquiry into Advocate Mkhwebane’s unfit to hold office

Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services on Tuesday resolved to agree to a request by Democratic Alliance (DA) to hold an inquiry into Adv Mkhwebane’s fitness to hold office. Committee chairperson Dr Mathole Motshekga proposed the matter be referred back to the speaker of the National Assembly, adding that Ad Havoc Committee be appointed to deal with the …

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Avoid common pitfalls when buying or selling property

Caveat emptor  is an Italian phrase, loosely translated, the buyer beware  the principle that the seller of a product cannot held responsible for its quality unless it is guaranteed in a warranty. It is a well-known phrase from contract law that often applies in property transactions. Buyers find themselves in a position where they know less about a property than …

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NUM calls on Eskom to reinstate Dladla

The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) has called on Eskom to reinstate former acting CEO Jonny Dladla to his position. The Eskom Board announced on Friday it has removed Dladla and appointed Sean Maritz as the interim Group Chief Executive to ensure exposure. Eskom said the decision to rotate the interim Chief Executive position was taken with the approval of …

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Autoliv pays almost R150M for collution

Autoliv Inc, the world’s largest automotive safety supplier has agreed to pay an administrative penalty of almost R150 million following its admission of having contravened the Competition Act,  Competition Commission  said in a statement on Monday. The company, which manufacture airbags, seatbelts, and steering wheels has concluded a settlement agreement with the Commission for its involvement in prohibited practices like …

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