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CAPE TOWN, March 29 - Cabinet this week discussed Eskom's financial woes and is looking at ways of giving further support to the troubled power utility, according to a statement released on Friday. "Cabinet also dealt with the financial situation of Eskom. Further options are being considered to support the power utility," Cabinet said, without providing further details. It noted that...
DURBAN, March 28 - The Public Servants Association (PSA) said late on Thursday night that a strike by majority PSA affiliated members at the country's tax collector was legal and would continue. PSA and NEHAWU members employed by the South African Revenue Service (SARS) started striking early in the day at dozens of SARS branches countrywide, demanding higher salaries. In a...
JOHANNESBURG, March 28 - The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa) on Thursday welcomed the appointment of Edward Kieswetter as the new Commissioner of the South African Revenue Service (Sars). President Cyril Ramaphosa made the appointment on the recommendation of a selection panel which was chaired by former Finance Minister Trevor Manuel. His appointment is effective from May 1. "This is a step...
JOHANNESBURG, March 25 - The council of the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) has appointed Dr Keabetswe Modimoeng as acting chairperson following the removal of convicted fraudster Rubben Mahlaloga. Icasa said Modimoeng's appointment followed a special council meeting held Monday as mandated by the provisions of section 5 of the ICASA Act of 2000, which provides for the appointment...
Solly Makganoto JOHANNESBURG - Zion Christian Church Bishop Barnabas Lekganyane has on Tuesday officially opened the newly refurbished Marobathota High School and Evelyn Lekganyane Clinic in Boyne outside Polokwane. According to the church the school has been upgraded to include a computer lab, biology lab and a hostel amongst others. Lekganyane was accompanied by President Cyril Ramaphosa who said: "It is a great honour...
JOHANNESBURG, March 19 - South Africa's state-owned electricity company Eskom continued implementing rolling blackouts on Tuesday as its crippled generating units struggled to supply enough power in a crisis likely to further hurt the ailing economy. In its latest statement Eskom said it was implementing "stage 2" loadshedding until 9 am on Tuesday morning, which effectively involves suppressing 2,000 MW of demand...
PRETORIA, March 17 - International Relations and Cooperation Minister Lindiwe Sisulu on Sunday appealed to South African non-governmental organisations, companies, and citizens to contribute to humanitarian aid for the people of Malawi, Zimbabwe, and Mozambique affected by Tropical Cyclone Idai. According to reports, at least 100 people have lost their lives as a result of floods that have left around...
DURBAN, March 17 - Kashif Wicomb has been elected unopposed as the president of the Progressive Professionals Forum (PPF), the organisation said on Sunday. The PPF elected new office bearers at its 2nd national elective conference on Saturday in Durban, the forum said in a statement. The conference theme “Progressively repositioning the middle strata during the second phase of transition“ spoke...
JOHANNESBURG, March 14 - President Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday lauded the multi award-winning Soweto Gospel Choir for being South African heroes as they have showcased to the world what the country has to offer. The choir recently won its third Grammy Award for their album “Freedom” which was crowned Best World Music. "We thought it was important that we hold this...
PARLIAMENT, March 14 - Parliament's communications portfolio committee on Thursday adopted a report recommending eight candidates to fill the board of the South African Broadcasting Corporation, but not without objections from opposition parties. The list of candidates preferred by the African National Congress, who holds the majority in the committee, and which was eventually pushed through were Motshedi Lekalakala, Mamoduphi...

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