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JOHANNESBURG, July 11 - Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba on Thursday threatened to institute dispute resolution proceedings with the national energy regulator overpower utility Eskom's decision not to restore electricity to areas affected by frequent blackouts due to illegal connections to the grid. On Wednesday, Eskom said it would not restore power to areas where supply was disrupted due to illegal...
JOHANNESBURG, June 5 - Sibanye-Stillwater said on Wednesday that it has reduced the number of workers to be laid off to 3,450 after concluding the section 189 consultation process at its South African gold operations. In February, Sibanye announced a proposed restructuring of its SA gold operations and associated services due to ongoing financial losses experienced at the Beatrix 1...
JOHANNESBURG, June 3 - Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba will on Monday visit Alexandra to map a way forward with residents after at least 80 houses built on illegally occupied land were demolished last week. Alexandra residents were left destitute without houses when the Red Ants, the police and Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) moved in to demolish some houses in...
DURBAN, May 18 – The African Christian Democratic Party has added its voice to the growing list of political parties, civil society groups, and citizens calling on criminally charged eThekwini mayor Zandile Gumede to step down. “The ACDP believes that the eThekwini municipality will not function as it could with mayor Zandile Gumede at the helm. We therefore add our...
PRETORIA, May 16 - United States President Donald Trump on Thursday announced that he was sending a "presidential delegation" attend the inauguration of President Cyril Ramaphosa, whose African National Congress won re-election with a reduced majority on 8 May. "Today , President Donald J. Trump announced the designation of a presidential delegation to attend the inauguration of His Excellency Cyril...
JOHANNESBURG, May 15 - South Africa has adequate water in storage to sustain it through the dry winter season, but the resource should be utilised carefully, the department of water and sanitation has said. Dam levels were at 73.7 percent for the past two weeks, a 6.2 drop compared to the same period last year, spokesman Sputnik Ratau said. "However, the...
JOHANNESBURG, May 14 - Mayor Herman Mashaba on Tuesday issued a statement in which he claims the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA) has rewarded corruption at Eskom with a 15.63% increase in tariffs. "The city has noted the disappointing correspondence from NERSA, indicating that municipalities across South Africa will now face a 15.63% tariff increase from Eskom following continued...
JOHANNESBURG, May 12 - The African National Congress in Gauteng "is humbled and grateful to the people of Gauteng for a renewed mandate" following the outcome of the May 8 provincial and national elections, which saw 2,168,253 (50.19 percent) people vote for the party. "We do not take for granted being given yet another opportunity to work with the people...
PRETORIA, May 12- The African National Congress (ANC) has retained the Free State provincial legislature with 19 seats after achieving 61.14% voter support in the 2019 election. In the 2014 general election, the governing party won 22 of 30 seats with 69.85% support. The Democratic Alliance (DA), the main opposition party, only increased its provincial stakes with one seat, taking it to...
MAHIKENG, May 10 - The African National Congress (ANC) in North West needed to focus on delivering service to the people of the province, former premier Supra Mahumapelo said on Friday. The most important task for "cadres of the movement" in North West, said Mahumapelo, had been to make sure the ANC won the province in Wednesday's national and provincial...


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