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23 January 2017
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23 Jan 2017
DA protests cancellation of SASSA, Eskom briefings to Parliament
The Democratic Alliance (DA) said on Monday the cancellation of parliamentary briefings by senior officials from Eskom and the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) to allow them as well as...
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20 Jan 2017
Municipalities given until month end to clear electricity arrears
Eskom has been asked to give municipalities with outstanding bills until the end of the month to settle their accounts before switching off the lights, Minister of Public Enterprises Lynne Brown...
19 Jan 2017
DA: Natasha Mazzone says meeting on electricity crisis cancelled by ANC warped priorities
A vital briefing by Eskom on the electricity cuts to certain municipalities to the Portfolio Committee on Public Enterprises together with the Select Committee on Co-operative Governance and...
18 Jan 2017
Why junk status still hangs over South Africa
Although South Africa avoided a downgrade to non-investment grade, or junk status, in 2016, the country is not yet out of the woods and may be downgraded this year. The reasons for this are ongoing...
17 Jan 2017
Cosatu calls on govt to help municipalities indebted to Eskom
National government has a duty to intervene and help municipalities owing billions of rands to Eskom, the Congress of SA Trade Unions (Cosatu) said on Tuesday. The federation urged government to...
Norton Rose Fulbright advises W&W Group on the acquisition of treefin AG
Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright has advised German financial services group Wüstenrot & Württembergische AG (W&W) on the acquisition of 75 per cent of the share in Munich-based FinTech...
GCIS: GOGTA urges municipalities to honour their agreement with Eskom
“It is important for Municipalities across the country to always service their bulk accounts so that they do not prejudice those community members within their space who pay for their services”,...
16 Jan 2017
Sadtu warns planned TVET job cuts will affect teaching quality
The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (Sadtu) on Monday warned that job cuts at the Technical, Vocational Education and Training Colleges (TVET) in KwaZulu-Natal will affect the quality of...
Three more municipalities avert power cuts
Eskom has suspended planned supply interruptions to three more municipalities, after reaching payment agreements with them on Monday. This comes after Eskom on Sunday announced the suspension of...
Eskom suspends power cuts to five municipalities
Eskom said on Monday it was suspending planned power cuts to five defaulting municipalities after receiving payments and agreeing on payment plans with them, but the power utility warned it still...
13 Jan 2017
F4SD wants municipal officials fired for not paying Eskom
Municipalities must fire officials responsible for failing to honour arrangements to pay their debts to Eskom, the Forum 4 Service Delivery (F4SD) said on Friday. “We are concerned that all...
12 Jan 2017
Gordhan to act against municipalities which owe Eskom money
Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan said National Treasury will act against municipalities which have failed to settle their debt to Eskom, Fin24’s sister publication Netwerk24 reported. In a letter to...
10 Jan 2017
AfriForum: Municipal electricity supply licences and towns’ economic progress on the line
AfriForum warns Eskom and the government that the repercussions of the North Gauteng High Court’s ruling that certain municipalities’ electricity supply may be cut, will impoverish the unstable...
05 Jan 2017
Court dismisses Afriforum’s interdict, Eskom to cut off defaulting municipalities
The North Gauteng High Court on Thursday dismissed with costs AfriForum’s application to prevent Eskom from cutting off power of more than seven municipalities who are billions of rand in arrears....
29 Dec 2016
Serbia seeks new management for loss-making state copper mine
Serbia's RTB Bor is seeking a new management team to prepare the state-run copper mine and smelter for privatisation and repay up to one-billion euros ($1.05-billion) of debt. The Balkan state has...
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