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PRETORIA, March 31 - The South African Revenue Service (SARS), the National Education, Health, and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu), and the Public Servants' Association (PSA) have made substantial progress in narrowing their areas of dispute and there is a possibility of reaching an agreement and settling the dispute, they said in a joint statement on Sunday night. "Pursuant to the...
DURBAN, March 28 - The Public Servants Association (PSA) said late on Thursday night that a strike by majority PSA affiliated members at the country's tax collector was legal and would continue. PSA and NEHAWU members employed by the South African Revenue Service (SARS) started striking early in the day at dozens of SARS branches countrywide, demanding higher salaries. In a...
JOHANNESBURG, March 28 - The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa) on Thursday welcomed the appointment of Edward Kieswetter as the new Commissioner of the South African Revenue Service (Sars). President Cyril Ramaphosa made the appointment on the recommendation of a selection panel which was chaired by former Finance Minister Trevor Manuel. His appointment is effective from May 1. "This is a step...
JOHANNESBURG, March 19 - The Department of Correctional Services (DCS) on Tuesday said in-sourcing of food services for inmates at correctional centres has opened doors for local businesses to supply perishable and non-perishable food items. This opportunity comes against the backdrop of 26 correctional centre kitchens, in seven management areas, rendering nutrition through internal means. Spokesperson Singabakho Nxumalo said the 26...
JOHANNESBURG, March 18 - The Labour Court on Monday dismissed the application made by the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) to interdict the Section 189A consultation process at the miner's gold operations in South Africa. Earlier this month, Amcu approached the Labour Court seeking to interdict Sibanye from initiating the consultation process with relevant stakeholders which would result...
CAPE TOWN, March 15 - South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) on Friday announced Vuyo Mthembu as the national broadcaster’s spokesperson. Mthembu took over from Neo Momodu who also left the organisation on Friday after serving the position of group executive, corporate affairs and marketing as well as the spokesperson since August last year. The SABC Group chief executive, Madoda Mxakwe, said:...
JOHANNESBURG, March 15- The Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) on Friday said it had suspended an executive and put on special leave three top executives, including the company secretary Lindikaya Zide and chief information officer Chris Mbatha, over allegations of impropriety. Over the past few years, Prasa has been dogged by allegations of improper, irregular, corrupt, fruitless and wasteful expenditure by...
JOHANNESBURG, March 15 - South Africa's state-owned electricity utility Eskom said on Friday it would implement Stage 2 rotational powercuts or load-shedding from 8 am to 11 pm due to a shortage of capacity. Eskom generates, transmits and distributes approximately 95 percent of the electricity used in South Africa and about 45 percent of the power used on the African continent, but...
JOHANNESBURG, March 12 - The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) said on Tuesday it had gone on strike at ArcelorMittal, accusing the steel company of abusing workers through labour brokers. Numsa said the strike would affect all ArcelorMittal operations in Vanderbijlpark. "Large numbers of our members are employed through contractors ... but work for ArcelorMittal. We are told that...
JOHANNESBURG, March 8 - State-owned electricity company Eskom said on Friday there was a possibility it might have to implement rolling power cuts to avoid straining the national grid, although the risk has not materialised so far this week. The warning came a day after The National Energy Regulator of South Africa said it had granted the financially struggling utility -- which...

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