Telkom has announced that its CEO and executive director Sipho Maseko will step down on 30 June 2022. The telecoms company said the process to appoint a successor is well underway and a designated group CEO will be announced in the not too distant future.
It is possible that cooking oil prevented more looting in South Africa in the last week than the president, the ANC, the intelligence community, the army and the police combined. This, without question, says something about the versatility of the product. It says even more about the state of the state. When you are shown up by canola, you might want to revisit your strategy.ByHoward Feldman
Performance Media across Search, Social and Programmatic platforms is the single fastest growing area of digital media in South Africa. Combine that with the detailed analysis of campaign management, tagging and ad operations, and it becomes apparent that these highly specialist functions require a highly specialised unit.
The Transnet Port Terminals website has been hacked, implying that all companies under Transnet have been affected. All Transnet websites were down at the time when reporting was done for this SA Trucker article. The publication cited sources who requested to remain anonymous because they are not allowed to speak to the media.
The Covid-19 pandemic has hit South Africa's small business sector hard and there are grim statistics to bear this out. Those statistics will not be repeated here. After all, if you are a small business owner setting out on the road to recovery, the last thing you probably want is more details of the toll the pandemic has taken on small enterprises. Far more useful would be some good, solid tips on how to build back better after any business setbacks.ByAmeen Hassen
The National Treasury is considering a request from the Department of Social Development to reintroduce the Social Relief of Distress grant.
The Covid-19 Social Relief of Distress Grant came to an end in April 2021. The National Treasury says the reintroduction of the grant is being considered. Archive photo: Masego Mafata
During the Covid-19 lockdown, the R350 grant brought some relief to millions of people who were unemployed or had lost their jobs due to the pandemic. Civil society activists, under the umbrella of the #PayTheGrants campaign, have been calling for the extension of the grant since it was terminated in April. This they say will cushion some hardship until the state is ready to introduce a Basic Income Grant.
Minister Lindiwe Zulu made a request to the Treasury in April asking for the grant to be extended.
On Tuesday, Treasury confirmed to GroundUp that it had received the department’s request and that the matter is being discussed in Cabinet.
Amandla.mobi started a campaign in April this year, demanding that the Covid-19 SRD grant be extended. Activists at Amandla.mobi have been collecting signatures to petition the state to reintroduce the grant. They had over 62,000 signatures at the time of publication.
Amandla.mobi said that discussions around the Basic Income Grant had been “lagging” and “disappointing”, with “no clear indication of when the grant will become a reality”.
The organisation submitted a Promotion of Access to Information Act (PAIA) application to the Department of Social Development (DSD), asking to see the application made to the Treasury for the extension of the R350 Covid-19 SRD grant.
“We knew the only way we could compel DSD to respond was through a PAIA application,” said Tlou Seopa, a campaigner at Amandla.mobi.
The department, however, refused their PAIA request, saying in a letter that consultations around the extension are “currently underway” and that “the release of the requested record will jeopardise this process and may compromise the decision around this matter”.
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