South African Business News
South African Business News
Victorious Vavi back on Saftu throne
by Mandisa Ndlovu on 26th May 2022 at 11:11 am
The general secretary of the South African Federation of Trade Unions was re-elected despite moves by the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa The post Victorious Vavi back on Saftu throne appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Saftu elective conference: Delegates discuss unity, becoming self-sufficient
on 26th May 2022 at 10:46 am
Re-elected general secretary, Zwelinzima Vavi, managed to beat attempts by the union's largest affiliate, Numsa, to have him pushed out of power.
Cabinet: Parents must teach their children to reject racism, embrace diversity
on 26th May 2022 at 10:43 am
Minister in the Presidency Mondli Gungubele was briefing the media on Thursday following Wednesday's cabinet meeting.
Ramaphosa fails to flag Mthethwa as SA suffers
by Lukef on 26th May 2022 at 10:32 am
The minister of blunders may be in difficulty but it’s nothing like that of Dikidikeni villagers who must cross a river in a barrel The post Ramaphosa fails to flag Mthethwa as SA suffers appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
State to oppose bail bid of NC man accused of killing pregnant girlfriend
on 26th May 2022 at 10:13 am
Aldean Wilkinson was arrested earlier this month for allegedly stabbing the woman to death.
‘She still threatens me’: Husband of serial killer Rosemary Ndlovu’s co-accused speaks
by Bongeka Gumede on 26th May 2022 at 9:37 am
Rosemary Ndlovu and co-accussed Nomsa Mudau make second appearance in court amid fresh charges of conspiracy to commit murder The post ‘She still threatens me’: Husband of serial killer Rosemary Ndlovu’s co-accused speaks appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
The beautiful game’s slow death is complete
by Lukef on 26th May 2022 at 9:03 am
Football loses the last vestiges of being a sport played by people who have something in common with their supporters The post The beautiful game’s slow death is complete appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
2 Eskom technicians robbed in Mabopane, 1 stabbed in Soweto
on 26th May 2022 at 8:35 am
The power utility said in one of the incidents on Wednesday three criminals robbed two technicians in Mabopane while they were inspecting metre boxes.
Ramaphosa celebrates Africa Day, reiterates importance of African unity
on 26th May 2022 at 8:08 am
President Cyril Ramaphosa penned a lengthy statement detailing different issues facing the continent including trade, the COVID-19 pandemic and the future of the African Union.
Cele, top cop Masemola in Mthatha following Namhla Mtwa's murder
on 26th May 2022 at 7:43 am
The 35-year-old, who worked at the OR Tambo District Municipality's budget and treasury office, was shot dead outside her home last month.
Saftu warns that SA on a fast march to becoming a failed state
on 26th May 2022 at 7:28 am
Acting president of the federation Nomvume Ralarala told delegates at the organisation's elective conference that the state was dysfunctional.
Shoddy work turns 'dream' RDP homes into a nightmare for Savanna City residents
on 26th May 2022 at 7:11 am
Residents of Savanna City, in the south of Johannesburg, said that they had been made to live in these poorly built homes, some with caved-in ceilings or no electricity, for more than three years.
City of Joburg budgets R6.1 billion for public safety
on 26th May 2022 at 7:10 am
Finance MMC Julie Suddaby said areas like Diepsloot, Kya Sands, Midrand, Lanseria, Fourways and Dainfern have seen an increase in crime.
Going hungry or going green? A critical look at the ‘Green Revolution’ project in Africa
by Lineo Leteba on 26th May 2022 at 6:51 am
Food security discourse remains in strong support of development and food aid, which has almost certainly undermined the stability of local agricultural markets in Africa The post Going hungry or going green? A critical look at the ‘Green Revolution’ project in Africa appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
NICD says current monkeypox outbreak is largest outside of endemic locations
on 26th May 2022 at 6:06 am
The institute has given an update on the global trajectory of the viral zoonotic disease, saying no cases have been diagnosed in South Africa.
Man targeted by his ex-wife & Rosemary Ndlovu in murder plot wants justice
on 26th May 2022 at 5:53 am
The man who was almost killed allegedly by his wife with the help of convicted murderer Rosemary Ndlovu says the mother of his children must face the full might of the law.
Public warned about increased shark activity along southern Cape, EC coastline
on 26th May 2022 at 5:33 am
The NSRI says in recent weeks that shark activity has been noticed from Mossel Bay to Plettenberg Bay and from Storms River, Tsitsikamma and Jeffreys Bay.
SARS boss Kieswetter says he empathises with financially struggling employees
on 26th May 2022 at 5:31 am
The revenue service said it simply does not have the resources to meet union demands of CPI plus 7% increase.
More arrests imminent in VBS corruption case - police
on 26th May 2022 at 5:22 am
Six suspects are facing charges for fraud, corruption, and money laundering. They made a brief appearance in the Orkney Magistrate's Court on Wednesday and have been granted R5,000 bail.
Failure to complete Mdloti River bridge blamed for disappearance of 2 men
on 26th May 2022 at 5:15 am
Solomon Shandu and Simphiwe Cele were on their way back home from a colleague's funeral in Harrismith on Saturday night, when their car was swept away as they were trying to cross the swollen river.
Bheki Cele’s community policing forums plan met with scepticism
by Eunice Stoltz on 26th May 2022 at 5:00 am
However experts warn that SAPS’s R100.6-billion annual budget should be better spent and monitored The post Bheki Cele’s community policing forums plan met with scepticism appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
SA female filmmakers exhibit their work at Festival de Cannes
by Eyaaz on 26th May 2022 at 5:00 am
A candid story about love; and how human beings’ shortcomings get in the way The post SA female filmmakers exhibit their work at Festival de Cannes appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
As mobile internet speeds rise, Africans are spending more time streaming
by Eyaaz on 26th May 2022 at 5:00 am
The move online due to Covid-19 restrictions further boosted the demand for such services by people on the continent The post As mobile internet speeds rise, Africans are spending more time streaming appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Search continues for missing Kraaifontein teen, Manenberg mom
on 26th May 2022 at 4:56 am
A Kraaifontein child and a Manenberg woman, who went missing on the same day, have not been found.
Sars warns taxpayers to avoid branches amid strike by its workers
on 26th May 2022 at 4:50 am
This follows threats by Nehawu and the Public Servants Association to shut down branches.
SA has passed peak of current COVID-19 resurgence - medical scientists
on 26th May 2022 at 4:45 am
Experts said that the highest number of coronavirus cases had been detected in the age group over 80-years-old, followed by those in the 40 to 59-year-old cohort.
Maritime Safety Authority resumes oil recovery operation in Algoa Bay
on 25th May 2022 at 6:14 pm
Deputy chief operations officer captain Vernon Keller adds the oil spillage incident occurred during a bunkering service or 'ship-to-ship' oil transfer, at about midday on Monday.
CoJ reveals increase in revenue collection, fresh rate hikes
on 25th May 2022 at 6:07 pm
Despite feeling the economic pinch, Johannesburg residents have paid their bills on time and this has resulted in an unexpected increase in revenue collection.
Hlophe accuses high court of trying to rewrite the law
by Emsie Ferreira on 25th May 2022 at 5:04 pm
The court deviated impermissibly from the constitution to sanctify the composition of the Judicial Service Commission when it found that he should face impeachment for gross misconduct, the Western Cape judge president argued in an application for leave to appeal The post Hlophe accuses high court of trying to rewrite the law appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
NSRI appeals for caution along Southern, Eastern Cape due to shark activity
on 25th May 2022 at 4:38 pm
The NSRI'S Craig Lambinon said increased shark activity has been noticed along the Southern Cape coastline from Mossel Bay to Plettenberg Bay and the Eastern Cape coastline from Storms River to Jeffreys Bay.
MPs call for greater land reform in achieving food security
on 25th May 2022 at 4:16 pm
The National Assembly has also called for greater economic independence from the west.
Rosemary Ndlovu's co-accused allegedly tried to murder husband, court hears
on 25th May 2022 at 4:12 pm
Ndlovu and her co-accused made a brief appearance in the Kempton Park Magistrates Court on Wednesday morning on charges of conspiracy to commit murder.
Make online scams less of a danger with Standard Bank
by Derek Davey on 25th May 2022 at 3:59 pm
There is an increase in new scams, resulting in the number of victims increasing The post Make online scams less of a danger with Standard Bank appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Unions representing Sars workers vow to shut down all offices amid strike
on 25th May 2022 at 3:59 pm
National Education, Health and Allied Workers' Union (Nehawu) and the Public Services Association have downed tools and held a picket in the capital city on Wednesday.
Report required in trial against alleged Parly arsonist with de Lille
on 25th May 2022 at 3:00 pm
The case against Zandile Mafe was postponed earlier this month, due to several outstanding reports.
City Power allocated nearly 30% of Joburg's R70bn budget for 2022/23
on 25th May 2022 at 2:56 pm
MMC for Finance Julie Suddaby said R1.6 billion of City Power's R20.5 billion operational budget would be used for the reduction of power outages.
Four suspended Saftu office bearers allowed to contest elective conference
on 25th May 2022 at 2:23 pm
An announcement to this effect was made on Wednesday with the Independent Electoral Commission now preparing ballots for delegates to vote.
Skills development body: SA needs to urgently address mismatch in labour market
on 25th May 2022 at 2:06 pm
The country's youth unemployment (youth being those aged between 15-34) rate currently sits well over 65%. According to Stats SA, 32.8% of all those aged between 15-24 were not in education, employment or training.
Umdloti residents blame developers for worsening devastation from recent floods
on 25th May 2022 at 1:50 pm
Last month's floods saw two massive crevices open in the residential area below the development.
SIU welcomes arrest of four officials accused of defrauding public works R2.8m
on 25th May 2022 at 1:05 pm
Jan Mathebula, Solomon Mojela, Romeo Malope and Prudence Mohale were handcuffed on Tuesday and appeared in the Pretoria Commercial Crimes Court on charges of fraud.
KZN rescue teams continue search for two municipal workers swept away in floods
on 25th May 2022 at 12:44 pm
Just as the province was recovering from last month's deadly floods, it is now suffering another setback from inclement weather.
We tested plants used for contraception in SA. Here's what we found
on 25th May 2022 at 11:51 am
Indigenous contraception methods, including medicinal plants, have long been used in various African societies to prevent unwanted pregnancy.
No monkeypox cases detected in South Africa: NICD
on 25th May 2022 at 11:27 am
NICD experts have given an update on the infectious disease since two cases were confirmed by WHO in the United Kingdom on 13 May.
Saftu's elective conference stalls over suspension of four members
on 25th May 2022 at 11:21 am
Its largest affiliate is threatening to take the federation to court arguing that the four's suspensions were not lawful, and they should be allowed to participate in the conference as delegates.
Bail ruling reserved in corruption case involving senior EC govt official
on 25th May 2022 at 11:01 am
The province's chief director of community safety and liaison, Neil Naidoo and two businessmen, Kenny Govender and Matthew Pillay, were apprehended in a sting operation.
Six people arrested on Tuesday in VBS probe granted bail
on 25th May 2022 at 10:48 am
The case emanates from the VBS investigation when suspicious transactions were picked up on the account of the Dr Kenneth Kaunda Municipality.
Ndlovu conspiracy case postponed after arrest warrant issued for co-accused
on 25th May 2022 at 9:49 am
Rosemary Ndlovu is currently serving six life sentences for the murder of her family members for insurance payout gains.
Pride Month and the problem with queer representation in advertisements
on 25th May 2022 at 9:42 am
Wasanga Mehane is joined by Vega School Master's graduate and influencer Khangelani Dziba to talk about the representation or misrepresentation of queer people in advertisements.
6 suspects arrested in Gauteng for fraud, corruption related to VBS
on 25th May 2022 at 9:19 am
The six suspects, aged between 37 and 45, were arrested simultaneously in Johannesburg, Vryburg, Orkney and Klerksdorp on Tuesday for alleged fraud, corruption and money laundering worth approximately R2.5 million.
Nehawu says revised wage offer from Sars is too little
on 25th May 2022 at 9:14 am
The union, together with the Public Servants Association, said that any wage increment offered below the current inflation rate of 5.9% was unacceptable.