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Business body Busa seeks court order on mandatory Covid-19 vaccination

26th October 2021 Court action initiated by Business Unity South Africa (Busa) to seek an order on compulsory Covid-19 vaccination in the workplace is looming. The business lobby says it is consulting lawyers over the legal process of the action, which is supported by its members as part of the measures aimed at... 

Godongwana's request for a one-week delay for medium-term budget approved

26th October 2021 Parliament spokesperson Moloto Mothapo took to Twitter on Tuesday to announce that Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana's medium-term budget policy statement will be pushed back by a week to 11 November. This comes after Business Day reported that the date for Godongwana's joint sitting debut would... 

Illegal miners in shootout with Hawks in North West: 6 killed, 8 injured and 87 arrested 

21st October 2021 Six illegal miners were killed, eight were injured, and 87 others arrested following a shootout with the Hawks on Wednesday. The members of the Special Task Force, assisted by the Hawks Organised Crime Unit, received a tip-off about illegal mining activities taking place in Orkney on Wednesday... 

Numsa loses ConCourt bid to force Parliament to halt liquidation of SA Express, Denel

20th October 2021 In a blow for the National Metalworkers Union of South Africa (Numsa), the Constitutional Court ruled on Wednesday that it cannot hear the union's application seeking to have Parliament decide whether State-owned enterprises can be allowed to go insolvent.  According to the apex court, the matter... 

Consumer price inflation ticks up to 5%

20th October 2021 September inflation rose marginally to 5% from 4.9% recorded in August, data from Stats SA shows. The slight uptick was in line with the expectations of economists and still easily within the target range of between 3% and 6% set by the SA Reserve Bank. The consumer price index increased by 0.2%... 

'Catastrophic' fuel price hike on the cards, AA warns

18th October 2021 A "catastrophic" fuel price hike is on the cards for November, the Automobile Association (AA) has warned. Based on its calculations, R20 per litre for petrol was "realistic" before the end of the year, it said in a statement on its website on Monday. 

De Ruyter: Eskom working to avoid load-shedding during elections

13th October 2021 Eskom is working to avoid load-shedding for the election season, says the power utility's CEO André de Ruyter. he power utility last week Thursday introduced stage 2 load-shedding. He affirmed that Eskom was working on repairs. "Our current planning is that we will lift load-shedding by tomorrow... 

IMF revises SA's growth outlook up to 5%

12th October 2021 The International Monetary Fund has upwardly revised South Africa's growth outlook from 4% to 5%. The multilateral institution on Tuesday released its World Economic Outlook report for October 2021. Economic counsellor and director of research at the IMF, Gita Gopinath, noted that global recovery... 

Vandalism attempt causes R1m damage to rail infrastructure in Cape Town, service affected for a week

11th October 2021 Vandalism to Metrorail infrastructure in Cape Town has resulted in more than R1-million worth of damage and has shut down the False Bay section of the rail service for a week. On Sunday, Metrorail's Protection Services prevented the theft of an 11 kV line but, in the process, the suspects threw... 

Eskom denies Joburg ANC claim that city will take over power supply

8th October 2021 Eskom has refuted a statement issued by the African National Congress’s Greater Johannesburg Region branch over an apparent power-purchase agreement between the city and the state-owned power utility. In Friday's statement, the ANC said Mayor Mpho Moerane had signed an agreement that will allow... 

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