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Government urges SAA employees to be patient while it resolves unpaid salaries

4th December 2020 South Africa’s department of public enterprises said on Friday it was sympathetic to the plight of South African Airways employees who have not received salaries for several months and urged them to be patient while it worked to find a solution. The financially struggling state-owned national... 

Ramaphosa to update South Africans on Covid-19 measures

3rd December 2020 President Cyril Ramaphosa will on Thursday evening update South Africans on the country’s measures to contain the Covid-19 pandemic following a special Cabinet sitting, his office said. The Cabinet sitting “considered recommendations of the National Coronavirus Command Council”, the presidency... 

Mbalula says truck protesters will face economic sabotage charges

2nd December 2020 Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula on Tuesday said those who burnt trucks in protests on South Africa’s roads would be arrested and charged with economic sabotage. “We remain seriously concerned about the escalation of attacks on our roads,” he told a debate in Parliament about road safety during... 

SA Supreme Court dismisses Airlink’s claim against national carrier SAA

1st December 2020 Privately owned airline Airlink said on Tuesday it was disappointed, but respected the Supreme Court of Appeal’s decision to dismiss its claim against South African Airways. Airlink, which services the southern Africa region, applied to the Johannesburg High Court in January for a declaratory... 

Investments of R7.7bn heading directly to the City of Cape Town

30th November 2020 Investments totalling R7.7-billion are heading directly to the City of Cape Town, mayoral committee member for economic opportunities and asset management James Vos said on Sunday. Of the investments announced at last week’s Presidential Investment Summit, R7.7-billion would be invested directly... 

Plans to amend SA’s land tenure law another attack on private property rights, Cape chamber says

27th November 2020 The proposed amendment to South Africa’s Upgrading of Land Tenure Rights Act is a clear attempt to “bamboozle” the homeless out of their ability to own property, the Cape Chamber of Commerce & Industry said on Friday. If passed, it will inevitably trigger a Constitutional Court challenge, Cape... 

SA govt funding for SAA business rescue will not hurt other services, Mabuza says

27th November 2020 South Africa’s government will do all it can to minimise any adverse impact that the re-prioritisation of budget allocations to free up R10.5-billion towards national carrier South African Airways’s business rescue might have on other services, Deputy President David Mabuza has said. The... 

Ramaphosa urges new council to work quickly on rescuing struggling SA state firms

6th November 2020 South African President Cyril Ramaphosa wants a council he appointed in June to work quickly towards repositioning struggling state-owned enterprises as effective instruments of economic transformation and development, his office said late on Thursday. The Presidential State-owned Enterprises... 

Ramaphosa to address South Africans on Covid-19 strategy next week

5th November 2020 President Cyril Ramaphosa will next week update South Africans on the government’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic, Minister in the Presidency Jackson Mthembu said on Thursday. Mthembu told a post-Cabinet media briefing Ramaphosa’s address would be preceded by a meeting of the National... 

PIC Board appoints new COO and CRO

4th November 2020 The Public Investment Corporation (PIC) board of members has on Tuesday confirmed the appointment of their new chief operating officer (COO) and chief risk officer (CRO). Vuyani Hako, who previously served as acting CEO between March 2019 and July 2020, was appointed as the new COO. Hako was the... 

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