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JOHANNESBURG, 11 December - Power utility Eskom said on Tuesday that it will not implement Stage 1 rotational load shedding from 9 am as usual, but warned that the electricity system remains tight and the risk of load-shedding still remained high should power station units fail to return as planned. Eskom had said on Monday that the probability of Stage 1...
JOHANNESBURG, December 10 - The Gauteng Provincial government on Monday launched its second victim empowerment centre in Evaton in Sedibeng to mark the closing day of the 16 days of activism campaign against women and children abuse. One of the women and speakers at the event, Amanda Lusaseni said: “For me, I think that for women not a lot is being...
PRETORIA, December 9 - Former deputy chief justice Dikgang Moseneke has been awarded an honorary doctorate at the University of Pretoria’s Centre for Human Rights graduation ceremony. The event, at which degrees were awarded to students in human rights, commemorated 100 years since the birth of former president Nelson Mandela, and 70 years since the adoption of the Universal Declaration...
JOHANNESBURG, December 10 - Iron producer Kumba said on Monday state logistics company Transnet had reopened the Iron Ore Export Channel (IOEC) on December 7 and operations on the rail line had resumed. Transnet earlier this month declared force majeure -- unforeseeable circumstances that prevent a party from fulfilling a contract -- on its railway operations contract with Kumba Iron Ore...
JOHANNESBURG, December 7 - The national minimum wage will kick in on January 1, meaning no South African worker will earn less than R20 an hour in the new year, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced on Friday. "We are here to declare that from 1 January 2019 the national minimum wage shall be introduced. No...
JOHANNESBURG, December 7 - State power utility Eskom said on Friday it would again effect rotational power cuts to reduce demand and avoid a collapse of the grid, but that this would be on a lower scale than in recent days. "Eskom will be implementing Stage 1 rotational load-shedding from 09:00 and this is likely to continue until 22:00," it said. "We...
EAST LONDON, December 6 - Buffalo City Municipality on Thursday, reached a deal with striking workers after three weeks of an impasse. The agreement would re-evaluate the salaries into the levels of other metropolitan municipalities across the country. Workers embarked on industrial action demanding the implementation of the job evaluation agreement that was reached in 2016 and the back pay. The...
PARLIAMENT, December 6 - Cabinet has approved the publication of the Revised Expropriation Bill for comment, following Parliament's adoption of a recommendation to amend the Constitution to make express provision for land expropriation without compensation. The bill was withdrawn by the portfolio committee on public works in August to allow the constitutional review committee to conclude its work and the...
JOHANNESBURG, December 6 - Veteran journalist and editor Mathatha Tsedu is the latest to step down from the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) board of directors. Television news channel eNCA reported on Thursday that Tsedu is the fourth board member to tender his resignation at the cash-strapped public broadcaster after deputy chairwoman Khanyisile Kweyama, Krish Naidoo and John Matison. Naidoo confirmed...
PARLIAMENT, December 6 - Over 28,000 South African police officers who are overdue for promotions will move one step up the ladder between now and March 31 next year, Police Minister Bheki Cele announced on Thursday.   Briefing journalists on Thursday, Cele and national police commissioner Khehla Sitole said in addition to the overdue promotions, another 3,000 officers - mostly in...

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