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Acclaimed jazz icon has died

President Jacob Zuma has communicated sincere sympathies on the sad passing of acclaimed jazz musician, the incredible trumpeter, social lobbyist and freedom fighter veteran Hugh Masekela. Masekela  passed on at 78. Masekela was one pioneer of jazz music in South Africa whose ability was perceived and respected for many years. …

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Suspended Eskom CFO, Anoj Singh has resigned

Suspended Eskom Chief Financial Officer Anoj Singh has on Monday tendered his resignation with immediate effect. The Power Utility received Singh’s resignation letter through his lawyers. Eskom said Singh resigned from his position as the Chief Financial Officer, in line with the terms of his employment contract, saying he resigned …

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Road fatalities decrease by more than 10%

The preliminary 2017/18 Festive Season report indicates an 11% decline in fatalities on the roads when compared to the same period in the previous year. “Our preliminary festive season fatalities for the period starting 1 December 2017 to 9 January 2018 show that there were 1 527 people who died on …

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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. …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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