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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 …

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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 …

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Deadly Gold Legacy – Part Two

In recent weeks South Africa’s major gold-mining companies announced that they have earmarked money to establish a trust fund for former goldmine workers who contracted , a deadly lung disease, while working in the mines. This has been hailed as a major breakthrough by stakeholders who have worked tirelessly to …

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Due diligence process in place for SABC board appointments

The Presidency has expressed concern about the rumours and gossip in the media that continue to flourish with regards to the SABC Board appointments. The media is reporting that the appointments have not been made yet because President Jacob Zuma has certain preferences or “does not like” certain candidates or …

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Khulubuse Zuma claims he is bankrupt

Khulubuse Zuma, former Director of the liquidated Aurora Empowerment Systems claims he is in serious financial trouble, saying he is aware that  he is facing sequestration because he didn’t comply with the terms of a repayment agreement entered into with the Aurora liquidators. He told Solidarity General Secretary Gideon Du …

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SABC media report misleading

Communications Minister Ayanda Dlodlo has noted a misleading report by The Times Newspaper regarding appointments at the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC). The Times report alleges that “President Zuma missed the deadline for appointing an SABC chief operating officer because none of the candidates met expectations”. “This is a highly …

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Pay back the money, says Eskom

Pressure on global consulting giant McKinsey has reached breaking point after Eskom moved to reclaim R1.6-billion in consulting fees paid as part of the controversial turnaround project, according to investigative journalism unit, amaBhungane. On Thursday night Eskom released a statement saying that it “sought McKinsey and Trillian’s cooperation” to have the R1-billion …

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