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SA train deal doubles Alstom's order book

The order book of French transport and power firm Alstom doubled in its first quarter ended June compared with the same three months last year - thanks largely to its sizeable passenger rail contract in SA.

By Nick Hedley 24 Jul 2014 11:31

Cyber-attacks caused e-toll billing problems claims Peters

Transport Minister Dipuo Peters has accused "some media houses" and other unknown people of conducting deliberate cyber-attacks on the website of the South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) which is responsible for the hugely unpopular electronic tolls in Gauteng.

By Linda Ensor 24 Jul 2014 09:50

Actually, Hlaudi is the right man for the job...

Hlaudi Motsoeneng is absolutely the ideal man for the job as Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the SABC.

By Chris Moerdyk 24 Jul 2014 05:31

Probe into Citrus Black Spot by government

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has launched an investigation to determine the causes of Citrus Black Spot (CBS) discovered in a consignment of exported lemons to the European Union (EU).

23 Jul 2014 11:00

AbaThembu King wants Mthatha land

Controversial AbaThembu King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo has lodged a claim for the land on which Mthatha is built despite it already being the subject of a claim by the Zimbane Development Trust.

23 Jul 2014 10:00

Tongaat Mall's design was not flawed says engineer

The design of the collapsed Tongaat Mall, north of Durban, was not flawed according to engineer Dr Piet Pretorius.

22 Jul 2014 11:39

Peak-hour Gautrain pressure on transport systems

Gautrain and bus patronage levels have shown consistent growth since their inception. The average weekday train usage stands at about 55,000 passengers a day...

By Errol Braithwaite 22 Jul 2014 11:30

Maritime boost as development plan starts

South African President Jacob Zuma promised to help ramp up investment in the country's maritime industries as part of an ambitious plan to boost economic growth and cut unemployment.

21 Jul 2014 11:39

Plan to scrap VAT concessions for farmers

Proposals by the Treasury to scrap the value added tax (VAT) concession of a zero rating on goods and services bought by farmers for production purposes will raise input costs 14%.

By Amanda Visser 21 Jul 2014 11:16

Operation Phakisa to move SA forward

Through Operation Phakisa government aims to implement its policies and programmes better, faster and more effectively.

21 Jul 2014 11:02

Renewable energy needs guarantees for investors

The slow pace with which renewable energy projects have been rolled out across Africa may prove to be an advantage in a few years.

By Charlotte Mathews 21 Jul 2014 10:50

Nelson Mandela Foundation thanks the world

Trustees and staff of the Nelson Mandela Foundation thank all who supported the first Mandela Day since Mandela's passing.

21 Jul 2014 10:23

Dangerous gamble for SA motor industry

Are foreign automotive investors on the point of losing patience with strike-prone SA? Or will militant trade unionists be proved right in their gamble that multinational motor companies are too deeply embedded in SA to walk away?

By David Furlonger 21 Jul 2014 09:13

NAPM calls for elimination of VAT on life saving medicines

The National Association of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers (NAPM) has proposed a zero Value Added Tax (VAT) rating on medicines in its submission to the Davis Tax Committee.

21 Jul 2014 08:54

Cwele asks Telkom to share its network with competitors

Telecommunications and Postal Services Minister Siyabonga Cwele wants to see more competition in the fixed-line telecommunications market and wants Telkom's competitors to have access to its infrastructure

By Paul Vecchiatto 18 Jul 2014 09:55

Education needs R137m to fill 502 posts in EC

The provincial Education Department says it needs R137-million to fill 502 teacher vacancies for subjects such as maths, accounting, agriculture and physical science for for schools where Afrikaans is still the medium of instruction.

17 Jul 2014 12:13

'Ghost' buildings cost government R60m

The government has been spending R60m a year on 108 vacant buildings and R12m on 12 buildings occupied by non-government tenants.

17 Jul 2014 11:30

More time to pay but e-toll resistance remains high

Transport Minister Dipuo Peters announced a further extension of the e-toll payment period for Gauteng motorists.

By Linda Ensor 17 Jul 2014 10:50

SABC: And it just keeps getting worse...

SABCWATCH: Following the confirmation of Hlaudi Motsoeneng as the SABC's COO, and claims that board chair Zandile Tshabalala lied about her qualifications, and anger over the SABC's moves on Afrikaans programming, pressure is mounting on all sides...

17 Jul 2014 07:41

Muthambi stands by Motsoeneng

Communications Minister Faith Muthambi has defended the permanent appointment of Hlaudi Motsoeneng as the SABC's chief operations officer.

17 Jul 2014 06:00

Madonsela's findings call for proactive response

In a world where common sense is not so common anymore, our public protector's statements always make sense.

By Kazeka Kuse 16 Jul 2014 09:25

New pension fund rules cause confusion for administrators

Most companies are in the dark on how to amend payrolls to accommodate the retirement fund and tax reforms coming in March next year‚ according to experts at a "Do or Die" pensions conference.

By Evan Pickworth 15 Jul 2014 11:36

Some tax incentives should be axed says Davis

The government should look at scrapping some of the tax incentives for small businesses in favour of rebates rewarding businesses that are more tax-compliant.

By Ntsakisi Maswanganyi 15 Jul 2014 11:02

DA to take Muthambi to court

The DA is taking Communications Minister Faith Muthambi to court over her decision to appoint Hlaudi Motsoeneng as chief operations officer of the SABC.

15 Jul 2014 08:14

Lessons from the NPA: When the past comes back to haunt you

More skeletons have fallen out of the National Prosecuting Authority's closet, throwing security flaws within government into the spotlight once again. Could this happen within your organisation?

By Jenny Reid 15 Jul 2014 07:43

MPs want answers: Motsoeneng appointment; SABC chair's qualifications

Communications Minister Faith Muthambi and the board of the SABC are to be quizzed by parliament on the appointment of its chief operating officer, and to clarify allegations that the board's chair has lied about her own qualifications.

15 Jul 2014 06:53

Economy battles to get out of the woods

The country's economy has battled to fully recover from the impact of the 2009 recession due to low productivity in the mining and manufacturing sectors.

14 Jul 2014 12:11

It's parly time... Muthambi in Faith-to-face grilling

NEWSWATCH: Faith Muthambi, the minister of communications, will appear before a parliamentary committee to explain why she confirmed Hlaudi Motsoeneng permanently in his position as the SABC's COO.

14 Jul 2014 07:58

Muthambi's 'bizarre' decision on Motsoeneng

A top constitutional law expert has slammed Muthambi's decision as .bizarre'.

11 Jul 2014 11:32

R2K strongly condemns the arrest of Free State community health workers and TAC activists

The Right2Know Campaign strongly condemns the arrest of more than 150 Free State health workers and TAC activists.

11 Jul 2014 11:01

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