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25 March 2017
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Eskom initiates talks on triggering government support to cover IPP costs
ESKOM
Eskom has written to the signatories of the Government Support Framework Agreement (GSFA) – which guarantees support for the State-owned utility in meeting its obligation to buy electricity from...
 
 
Proposal to hold memorial for boy who fell into mineshaft
DISASTER
The City of Ekurhuleni is proposing to hold a memorial service for the five-year-old boy who fell into a mineshaft in Boksburg last month. All efforts to rescue Richard Thole had been called off,...
 
 
Kathrada's recovery 'slower than hoped for'
POLITICS
Anti-apartheid struggle stalwart Ahmed Kathrada’s recovery from his operation has been “slower than hoped for”, his foundation said on Wednesday. Kathrada was hospitalised on March 4 for surgery...
 
 
Nigeria's Buhari chairs first cabinet meeting since coming back
POLITICS
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari chaired his first cabinet meeting on Wednesday since coming back from medical leave last week. Buhari has had no public appearances outside the presidential...
 
 
High Q1 ferrochrome price settled at lower Q2 level – Merafe
FERROCHROME
The European benchmark ferrochrome price has been settled at US$1.54/lb for the second quarter (Q2) of 2017, a decrease of 6.7% on the high-flying US$165/lb first quarter (Q1) price, Merafe...
 
 
 
 
Dlamini failed beneficiaries, court hears
SOCIAL GRANTS
Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini has failed in her constitutional duty in respect of social grants and the 17 million beneficiaries, the Constitutional Court heard on Wednesday....
 
 
Gogo steals the show OR Tambo as she welcomes Dlamini-Zuma home
POLITICS
Gogo Elphina Vunathi was the main act at the OR Tambo International Airport on Wednesday. Surrounded by about 400 African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) and Women's League members, she...
 
 
 
 
Radebe and co will appoint new Sassa, CPS negotiators, MPs told
SOCIAL GRANTS
A ministerial task team led by Minister Jeff Radebe will appoint new negotiators to strike a deal with Cash Paymaster Services (CPS) to pay social grants, the portfolio committee on social...
 
 
Dlamini places blame on Sassa CEO
SOCIAL GRANTS
Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini has effectively thrown Sassa CEO Thokozani Magwaza under the bus, saying he did not follow her advice and that he was engaging with the Post Office...
 
 
We can save the grants payment crisis, Post Office says
SOCIAL GRANTS
The South African Post Office (SAPO) has officially joined the scramble to replace Cash Paymaster Services (CPS) as the country's social grants distributor amid an ongoing crisis over the payment...
 
 
ConCourt to hear Black Sash's grants application
SOCIAL GRANTS
The Constitutional Court will on Wednesday hear an application by Black Sash for the court to exercise oversight over the process to find a new social grants payment provider. Social Development...
 
 
It's our responsibility to bring back all the ANC's prodigal children - Maine
POLITICS
African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) president Collen Maine says he supports calls for former members to return to the party if it would make the ANC strong again. "People who've left the...
 
 
 
 
Speaker tells Faith Muthambi he cannot overrule SABC report
POLITICS
The Acting Speaker of the National Assembly Lechesa Tsenoli told the Minister of Communications Faith Muthambi on Tuesday that he is unable to change the South African Broadcasting Corporation...
 
 
Dlamini, Sassa deny missing second ConCourt deadline
SOCIAL GRANTS
Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini and the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) say they did not miss their Tuesday 15:00 deadline to submit affidavits explaining why they did...
 
 
If there's no new contract by Thursday, grants may not be paid – CPS
SOCIAL GRANTS
If the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) and Treasury do not agree to a new interim contract with Cash Paymaster Services (CPS) by Thursday, the social grants distributor may not be able...
 
 
 
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