South African Business News
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160 more COVID deaths push SA's toll to 86,376
on 22nd Sep 2021 at 3:30 am
Over that same timeframe, 2,197 more tests also came back positive, with the country's caseload ballooning to 2 743 865.
SA regulator approves controversial floating power plants
on 21st Sep 2021 at 6:52 pm
Turkey-based Karpowership, one of the world's largest floating power plant operators, in March won a government tender to supplement South Africa's fragile electricity supply with gas-to-power projects at three ports.
Southern Cape police use drones to track and rearrest escaped prisoners
on 21st Sep 2021 at 5:57 pm
Three prisoners who escaped from a police van while being transported from Mossel Bay to George have been rearrested.
Cosatu says it's implementing several measures to fight corruption
on 21st Sep 2021 at 5:50 pm
Cosatu said that corruption happened in its spaces and was done by people they lived with and as such they allowed it to thrive and it would only stop if they took a stand against the perpetrators.
With its industrial base decimated, SA’s economy needs real change — Godongwana
by Eyaaz on 21st Sep 2021 at 5:49 pm
Speaking at a book launch on Tuesday, the finance minister said a focus on manufacturing is critical to stem the country’s deepening unemployment crisis The post With its industrial base decimated, SA’s economy needs real change — Godongwana appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Cosatu: While we campaign for ANC, we are also defending collective bargaining
on 21st Sep 2021 at 5:45 pm
The federation's affiliates are unhappy with the government following its reneging on the public sector wage deal last year with some of its biggest unions also having refused to be party to this year's deal which it said was an attack on collective bargaining.
SAPS: Philippi school shooting incident looks like a hit
on 21st Sep 2021 at 5:21 pm
Thulani Manqoyi was hit with several bullets while sitting in his car in the parking lot of Heinz Park Primary on Tuesday morning.
'He was always jolly' – Mogase honours late Joburg Mayor Jolidee Matongo
on 21st Sep 2021 at 5:12 pm
City of Johannesburg chief whip Solly Mogase was paying tribute to Matongo at his memorial service at the Joburg Old Council Chambers on Tuesday.
Suspect arrested for killing protester at Alex Mall
on 21st Sep 2021 at 4:15 pm
A protestor was killed in clashes between Alexandra residents and security officials after City Power officials removed illegal connections in the area.
Defence team cagey about Zuma’s health after state advised he is fit to stand trial
by Eyaaz on 21st Sep 2021 at 3:55 pm
The former president was absent from court, but his counsel argued that health matters be left aside, so as to hear his case for the removal of Billy Downer The post Defence team cagey about Zuma’s health after state advised he is fit to stand trial appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Despite winter rain, Nelson Mandela Bay's dam levels still low
on 21st Sep 2021 at 3:51 pm
The Eastern Cape metro's supply dams are only around 12% full.
As deadline passes, IEC to publicise election candidate lists on 28 September
on 21st Sep 2021 at 3:46 pm
The deadline has now passed for political parties to submit their candidate lists for the local government elections.
After 2-week coma, CT Paralympic swimmer Achmat Hassiem opens his eyes
on 21st Sep 2021 at 3:15 pm
The Paralympic bronze medallist and shark conservation ambassador has been at a Cape Town hospital for nearly two weeks. He suffered complications after spinal surgery was performed, landing him in an induced coma on life support.
Jacob Zuma bringing back old complaints, State argues in court
on 21st Sep 2021 at 2:55 pm
The prosecution has been submitting arguments in Jacob Zuma's special plea to have Advocate Billy Downer removed from the case due to bias.
1 person killed in clashes between residents, security officials at Alex Mall
on 21st Sep 2021 at 2:46 pm
This comes after Joburg's City Power officials removed illegal connections.
Alex residents accuse City Power of failing them as illegal connections cut
on 21st Sep 2021 at 2:18 pm
Residents in River Park took to the streets after City Power, police and metro police descended on the nearby Alex Mall.
George Municipality's opens satellite fire station in Wilderness
on 21st Sep 2021 at 2:12 pm
The facility, which is being manned by four firefighters, officially opened in the fire-prone region on Friday.
Africa's COVID-19 vaccination progress to date
on 21st Sep 2021 at 2:08 pm
Map of Africa showing the percentage of the population, by country, which have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine, according to official data compiled by AFP.
Working from home affecting productivity & staff morale, survey finds
on 21st Sep 2021 at 1:41 pm
The Ipsos online survey, which was conducted over two days, showed that companies risked losing competitiveness as productivity slumped due to working remotely.
Jolidee Matongo described as non-factional leader at memorial service
on 21st Sep 2021 at 1:18 pm
The Johannesburg mayor died in a car crash on Saturday evening while travelling on the Golden Highway.
Africa in brief: 11-18 September
by Eyaaz on 21st Sep 2021 at 1:15 pm
Your Africa updates: What happened on the continent this past week The post Africa in brief: 11-18 September appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Staff, pupils at Philippi school left reeling after teacher shot
on 21st Sep 2021 at 1:13 pm
Thulani Manqoyi was shot several times while sitting in his car in the parking lot of Heinz Park Primary on Tuesday morning.
The South African Bone Marrow Registry celebrates 30 years of saving lives
by Eunice Stoltz on 21st Sep 2021 at 1:00 pm
‘It’s not drilling into bones!’: Misconceptions keep donors away, says SABMR, but a match outside of a patient’s family is a needle in a haystack The post The South African Bone Marrow Registry celebrates 30 years of saving lives appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
New clean fuel standards could be the end of refineries and lead to job losses
by Eyaaz on 21st Sep 2021 at 12:45 pm
In the absence of mechanisms to recoup investment into cleaner fuels, refineries may be faced with tough decisions The post New clean fuel standards could be the end of refineries and lead to job losses appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Mpofu argues State prosecutor Downer too passionate to prosecute Zuma
on 21st Sep 2021 at 12:31 pm
Jacob Zuma's lawyer, Dali Mpofu, said that Billy Downer admitting to crying when certain decisions went against the State was evidence of his lack of objectivity to prosecute.
Digital multitasking sends our brains into overdrive
by Eyaaz on 21st Sep 2021 at 12:04 pm
Increased pressure being placed on our cognitive abilities and continuous exposure to digital technologies affect employees’ attention span The post Digital multitasking sends our brains into overdrive appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Nigeria’s military crackdown puts squeeze on bandit gangs
by Kiri Rupiah on 21st Sep 2021 at 11:58 am
Nigeria has launched military campaigns against bandits in the northwest before and even sought amnesty deals to coax them to abandon hideouts deep in the region's vast forests. The post Nigeria’s military crackdown puts squeeze on bandit gangs appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
ANC beats IEC deadline to register candidates for elections, say insiders
on 21st Sep 2021 at 11:56 am
This is a huge turnaround for the governing party, which recently found itself scrambling after initially failing to register candidates for more than 20 municipalities. The current registration period closes at 5pm on Tuesday afternoon.
River Park residents protest as City Power officials remove illegal connections
on 21st Sep 2021 at 11:50 am
Residents in River Park took to the streets after seeing City Power, police and Johannesburg Metro Police Department vehicles descending on the nearby Alex Mall.
There's factual data that shows how COVID jabs were developed - SAMRC's Morar
on 21st Sep 2021 at 11:41 am
Senior researcher at the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC), Neetha Morar, speaking at a National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) webinar, said that a common misconception was that the development of vaccines was fast-tracked.
2 Kuruman cops appear in court on charges of armed robbery, attempted murder
on 21st Sep 2021 at 11:21 am
They were allegedly involved in a syndicate that used detachable blue lights to stop motorists.
Boks bank on experience against All Blacks
by Kiri Rupiah on 21st Sep 2021 at 11:10 am
The world champions must win with a bonus point in Townsville on Saturday to keep their slender Rugby Championship hopes alive The post Boks bank on experience against All Blacks appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
R500-million Covid-19 Gauteng hospital contract was irregularly awarded — SIU
by Eyaaz on 21st Sep 2021 at 11:03 am
The bank accounts of Pro Service Consulting and Thenga Holdings have been frozen The post R500-million Covid-19 Gauteng hospital contract was irregularly awarded — SIU appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Kremlin says European court’s ruling on Litvinenko killing is ‘unfounded’
by Kiri Rupiah on 21st Sep 2021 at 11:01 am
The European Court of Human Rights on Tuesday ruled that Russia was "responsible" for the 2006 killing of dissident agent Alexander Litvinenko The post Kremlin says European court’s ruling on Litvinenko killing is ‘unfounded’ appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Bathabile Dlamini perjury case postponed to October
on 21st Sep 2021 at 10:56 am
The director of public prosecutions in Gauteng decided that Dlamini should be prosecuted for giving false evidence during an inquiry into her role in the social grants' crisis.
2 rescuers die at Sibanye-Stillwater mine while searching for employee
on 21st Sep 2021 at 10:48 am
The pair died while searching for an employee who went missing at its Kloof Thuthukani Shaft.
Signing into law of liquor bill won't change people's drinking habits - group
on 21st Sep 2021 at 10:44 am
The Southern African Alcohol Policy Alliance director Maurice Smithers on Tuesday said the Bill was more product-orientated.
Paralympian Achmat Hassiem's family confident of his full recovery
on 21st Sep 2021 at 10:12 am
The 39-year-old had undergone spinal surgery when complications arose. Thoraiyah Hassiem believes her son will be taken off life support this week. He remains in an induced coma, but there has been improvement.
Nomia Ndlovu murder trial postponed to Monday
on 21st Sep 2021 at 9:59 am
She arrived in court on Tuesday morning with her hands cuffed behind her back after complaining on Monday that the leg irons she had on were too tight and caused her legs to swell.
Discovery of dead bodies in Cape Town canals raises alarm
on 21st Sep 2021 at 9:54 am
In Kuilsriver last week, the bodies of three people were retrieved from a canal. Of the five bodies found in Mfuleni this month, only one has been identified as 15-year-old Asonele Wanga. He was among four young men killed in a vigilante attack after residents accused them of theft.
Zuma's medical condition, parole take centre stage in corruption trial
on 21st Sep 2021 at 9:34 am
Correctional Services Commissioner Arthur Fraser was also present in court after being subpoenaed to deal with Zuma's medical parole records.
Teacher shot dead outside Cape Town school
on 21st Sep 2021 at 9:19 am
The shooting happened at Heinz Park Primary earlier on Tuesday morning.
Several memorial services planned to honour late Joburg Mayor Matongo
on 21st Sep 2021 at 8:44 am
With Jolidee Matongo being a die-hard Orlando Pirates supporter, the club's chairperson Irvin Khoza and his team are also expected to visit the family to pay their respects.
Bathabile Dlamini due in court for perjury
on 21st Sep 2021 at 8:27 am
Last month, the director of public prosecutions in Gauteng decided that Dlamini should be prosecuted for giving false evidence during an inquiry into her role in the social grants' crisis.
WATCH LIVE: Zuma & Thales corruption cases continues
on 21st Sep 2021 at 7:43 am
Jacob Zuma and arms maker Thales face fraud, graft and racketeering charges related to the 1999 arms deal.
Zuma questions the way state capture commission was established
on 21st Sep 2021 at 6:58 am
He's questioned why then-Public Protector Thuli Madonsela failed to hand over the investigation to her predecessor Busisiwe Mkhwebane but instead recommended that a commission be set up.
Alleged killer cop Nomia Ndlovu denies having a hand in her niece's death
on 21st Sep 2021 at 6:20 am
Ndlovu is said to have pocketed a large section of a R100,000 insurance pay out after contributing R60,000 towards her niece Zanele Motha's funeral.
Dirco: UK's Beta variant excuse for SA's red listing 'defies logic'
on 21st Sep 2021 at 6:17 am
Dirco spokesperson Clayson Monyela said they were disappointed by the UK's move to keep South Africa on its red list.
Two Kuruman cops due in court on kidnapping, attempted murder charges
on 21st Sep 2021 at 5:59 am
According to the Hawks, the pair is implicated in a syndicate that reportedly robbed motorists of cash, cell phones and other items at gun point.
IEC lauds its online registration platform after 'successful' weekend
on 21st Sep 2021 at 5:18 am
The IEC on Monday said it was pleased that over 1.7 million South Africans registered on Saturday and Sunday.