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24 March 2017
                       
 
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24 Mar 2017
 
 
SA: Soweto residents' concerns to be deliberated upon in Parliament
STATEMENT
The Portfolio Committees on Public Enterprises and Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA) have assured residents of Soweto that their concerns about the manner in which Eskom rolled...
Updated 5 hours ago
 
 
Ramaphosa condemns students’ ‘unruly behaviour’
POLITICS
The violence and disruption of the higher education national convention called by retired deputy chief justice Dikgang Moseneke was “totally unacceptable” and a lost opportunity for students to...
Updated 7 hours ago
 
 
Ratings ‘pressure point’
REAL ECONOMY: CONTINGENT LIABILITIES
While much of 2016 was dedicated to junk avoidance, the risk of a downgrade persists, with both Fitch Ratings and S&P Global to decide this year whether to designate the country as ‘stable’, or to...
 
 
23 Mar 2017
 
Eskom: Eskom signs electricity sales agreement with NamPower
STATEMENT
Eskom today signed a five year firm electricity sales agreement with Namibia’s national electricity utility NamPower, at the 42nd Southern African Power Pool (SAPP) executive committee meeting in...
 
 
Break Free: Funeral procession outside the Department of Energy to highlight the impacts of Fossil Fuels
STATEMENT
Today, activists of the BREAKFREE coalition have taken part in a funeral procession outside the Department of Energy (DoE) in Pretoria to highlight the impacts that coal-fired power stations are...
 
 
22 Mar 2017
 
Eskom: Standard & Poor’s affirms Eskom Holdings SOC Limited credit rating at ‘BB-’
STATEMENT
Standard and Poor’s (S&P) has affirmed their ‘BB-’ global scale and ‘zaBB+/ZaB’ national ratings on Eskom; outlook remains negative. Citing the implicit strong government support for Eskom through...
 
 
 
 
S&P affirms Eskom rating on ‘extremely high’ likelihood of govt support as liquidity weakens
ESKOM
S&P Global Ratings has sustained a negative outlook on Eskom after affirming its 'BB-' sub-investment-grade rating this week, pointing to the State-owned electricity utility’s weakening liquidity...
 
 
Eskom: Eskom announces changes to the Executive Committee
STATEMENT
The Interim Group Chief Executive of Eskom Mr Matshela Koko has announced movements in the executive committee structure to further strengthen the implementation of Eskom’s corporate plan. Mr Koko...
 
 
17 Mar 2017
 
 
 
South Africa asks World Bank to review ease-of-doing-business position in light of InvestSA initiative
INVESTMENT FACILITATION
The South African government has officially launched a new investment facilitation service, dubbed InvestSA, which it claims will dramatically reduce red tape for foreign and domestic businesses...
 
 
SA: Jacob Zuma: Address by South African President, on the occasion of the Invest South Africa One Stop Shop launch, Pretoria (17/03/2017)
Topics
I am happy to join you all today on this momentous occasion, the launch of Governments National Invest South Africa One Stop Shop for investors.
 
 
The DA will never recall Zille - ANCYL KZN
POLITICS
The Democratic Alliance (DA) will never recall Helen Zille because she is still the leader of the party, said the African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) in KZN's provincial secretary...
 
 
NUMSA: NUMSA plan of action on Eskom
STATEMENT
The National Union of Metalworkers (NUMSA) of South Africa is gearing up for the mother of all strikes in its bid to fight the looming crisis at Eskom. Last week the power utility announced that it...
 
 
Brian Molefe does not diminish Parliament – Zuma
POLITICS
President Jacob Zuma believes it is not up to him to ensure that criminal charges against African National Congress (ANC) MP Brian Molefe are pursued. And the new MP’s presence in Parliament did...
 
 
16 Mar 2017
 
EFF boycott Zuma's question session, again
POLITICS
The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) on Thursday again boycotted President Jacob Zuma’s question and answer session in the National Assembly. Zuma was answering questions in the National Assembly...
 
 
 
 
State must take over social grant payments - Mkhize
SOCIAL GRANTS
Government should take over the payment of social grants, African National Congress (ANC) treasurer general Zweli Mkhize has said. The SA Social Security Agency would however struggle with the...
 
 
 
                       
 
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