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Why Eskom plunged SA into stage 3 load-shedding

15th April 2015 Deferred generator maintenance has caused an overload of unplanned repairs, resulting in a week of darkness for South Africa. On Tuesday, unplanned outages resulted in 9 500 MW being cut off the grid, while planned outages accounted for 5 000 MW, according to Eskom spokesperson Khulu Phasiwe. 

Irreparable damage done to Cosatu – Mantashe

13th April 2015 Irreparable damage has been done to the Cosatu, ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe said. "I'm not sure if we can fix it," he told News24. 

Fewer and fewer motorists pay e-tolls – Outa

10th April 2015 The South African National Roads Agency's (Sanral's) inability to enforce the e-toll policy in Gauteng and growing public anger and civil disobedience have resulted in monthly e-toll revenue collection of about R60-million by the end of February 2015, with not even 23% of users paying for the use... 

SAA CEO labour court matter struck off the roll

10th April 2015 Suspended SAA CEO Monwabisi Kalawe's bid to stop his disciplinary hearing has been struck off the roll of the Johannesburg  Labour Court, a court clerk said on Friday. The clerk did however not know the reason why. SAA spokesman Tlali Tlali said the airline had not been formally notified and... 

Help us grow SA, Ramaphosa tells entrepreneurs

10th April 2015 Entrepreneurs, think not only about what you would like to achieve for yourself, but also what you would like to achieve for our nation. That is according to deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa, who gave the keynote speech at the third annual South African Premier Business Awards at the Sandton... 

Construction halted as Medupi workers strike

9th April 2015 Construction has been halted again at Eskom’s Medupi power plant as remaining construction workers joined the dismissed group belonging to the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa). Numsa on Thursday said its members joined the dismissed 1 500 in a gesture of solidarity to compel... 

S African investors set sights on African property market

9th April 2015 The number of South African investors aiming to tap into the potentially lucrative African property market is on the rise, according to the Knight Frank Africa Report 2015. Driving this trend is a demographic statistic set to be one of the most important world shapers over the course of the century. 

Medupi lock-out a declaration of war – Numsa

8th April 2015 The strike at Medupi Power Station is expected to resume on Wednesday, after unions representing affected workers met on Tuesday after the Easter break and decided to down tools. The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) announced that its workers would join others in strike... 

Mugabe to drum up support for industrialisation efforts

8th April 2015 Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace begin a two-day state visit to South Africa on Wednesday, the first since 1994, to help efforts to industrialise his country's ailing economy. He is expected to meet President Jacob Zuma for talks and the signing of a memorandum of... 

New company selected to lead Eskom inquiry

7th April 2015 The man behind Eskom’s inquiry has been dumped in the latest twist in the boardroom drama that has unfolded at the state utility over recent weeks. Business turnaround consultant Nick Linnell was selected by former Eskom chairperson Zola Tsotsi to conduct an independent inquiry into Eskom. 

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