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National Treasury briefs appropriations committees on R17bn payment to Eskom

4th July 2019 National Treasury on Wednesday briefed a joint meeting of the Standing and Select Committees on Appropriations on the Minister of Finance’s authorisation of a R17.65-billion payment to Eskom in April, as well as on the Appropriations Bill, the committee said in a statement.   National Treasury... 

Public enterprises wants to fast-track oversight bill on parastatals

3rd July 2019 The department of public enterprises believes the Shareholder Management Bill should be fast-tracked to allow tighter oversight over state-owned enterprises, Deputy Public Enterprises Minister Phumulo Masualle said on Wednesday. Masualle said the bill remained in the pipeline and there was a hope... 

US may halt military supplies to UAE after missiles delivered to Libya

3rd July 2019 Outside players have long been accused of supporting opposing sides in Libya’s ongoing fighting which has reached a military stalemate with hundreds dead and thousands displaced. However, new reports of American missiles - delivered by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) - being used by the... 

EOH to publish findings of probe into controversial public sector contracts in two weeks

3rd July 2019 JSE-listed technology group EOH Holdings said on Wednesday it would in two weeks time make public the findings of an investigation conducted by law firm and forensic specialists ENSafrica into its public sector contracts. "ENSafrica has concluded the investigation commissioned by EOH into public... 

Eskom confirms receiving debt payment installment from Zimbabwe

2nd July 2019 Eskom confirmed on Tuesday that a payment of R139-million from Zimbabwe had reflected in its account, after an earlier denial  prompted the neighbouring state's energy minister to post proof of payment on his Twitter account.  "Eskom confirms that the payment made by Zimbabwe is reflecting in its... 

Zuma era ministers elected to chair portfolio committees

2nd July 2019 Parliament's portfolio committees on Tuesday elected a raft of Zuma-era ministers and MPs with perceived loyalties to the former president as chairperson. Among these are former energy minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson, who will head the portfolio committee on police, and former State security... 

Joburg forced to close road due to illegal mining in Roodepoort – Mashaba

2nd July 2019 Joburg Mayor Herman Mashaba on Tuesday said that the City has been forced to urgently close Iridium Street between Randfontein Road and Penny Road in Roodepoort from traffic for 12 months, due to illegal mining activities in the area. Mashaba said that illegal mining activities in the vicinity... 

Water department committed to transparency in Clanwilliam dam wall project

2nd July 2019 The department of water and sanitation has reiterated its commitment to transparency and to empowering the residents of the West Coast district municipality during the raising of the Clanwilliam dam wall. Officially launched last October, the project is one of the biggest government... 

Theft of R1m critical components derailed train in Ekurhuleni, says Metrorail

2nd July 2019 Metrorail Gauteng said on Tuesday that its preliminary investigation shows that the train derailment in Ekurhuleni was caused by theft of critical infrastructure components worth R1-million – namely the points rods, points machine and clamps. Train 0304 traveling from Springs en route to... 

Demand for new cars remains weak, says Naamsa

1st July 2019 The National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa) said on Monday that underlying demand conditions for new vehicles in South Africa remain weak. This as the new vehicle sales declined year-on-year by 724 units, or 1.6%, into June 2019. The aggregate domestic sales for... 

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