Everything you need to know about SA’s local government elections

A round-up of election news, views and analysis from politicians, voters and commentators

Black Business Council steers course between regulator and Sipho Pityana

Council has concerns about claims of interference by the Prudential Authority

updated 7 hours ago
Cell C banks on prepaid customers for growth

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a negative effect on contract users’ ability to pay, the mobile operator says

6 hours ago
Famous Brands posts strong performance despite tough environment

Group revenue rose 50% to R3bn year on year to end-August, but remains 22% down from before Covid-19

updated 6 hours ago
Covid-19 leading cause of death in Discovery Life clients

Coronavirus overtakes cancer and heart disease as the most fatal condition

6 hours ago
SA buyers snap up new luxury apartments at Mont Choisy Golf & Beach Estate in Mauritius

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Seacom buys metro fibre network in Kenya

Telecom provider out to dominate enterprise space in the East African country

6 hours ago
Metair trims guidance as supply chain and labour disruptions bite

The group had been hoping SA vehicle production could exceed 2019 levels, but the industry has since been hit by a three-week strike

7 hours ago
MARKET WRAP: JSE weakens as US-China tensions flare

Global stocks under pressure as US regulator revokes China Telecom’s authority, stoking fears of an escalating trade row

7 hours ago
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WANDILE SIHLOBO: Rising input costs spell the end of the party for farmers

Feed prices for livestock and poultry rise, as fuel, fertiliser and agrochemical outlays in field crops and horticulture escalate

9 hours ago
Investing offshore by staying local can offer tax advantages

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CAROL PATON: Eskom green deal still in play as De Ruyter heads for Glasgow

The government is not doing what it should to solve the utility’s problems or achieve lower emissions

9 hours ago
Wits at the forefront of climate justice fight

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Physios’ legal bid to stop medical scheme clawbacks could ruin industry, warns expert

But the SASP says the law gives too much power to schemes and administrators as they both investigate and adjudicate claims suspected to be fraudulent or ...

9 hours ago

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Pravin Gordhan apologises and promises no power cuts on voting day

Carol Paton

Minister says Eskom has taken the necessary steps aimed at ending load-shedding by the weekend

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ANC’s coalition talk signals tectonic shifts may lie ahead

Hajra Omarjee and Erin Bates

Ruling party admits for the first time before an election that it is preparing for talks on coalitions

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Independents and smaller parties in for a windfall in local government elections

Mary Papayya

Proliferation of smaller parties in SA is a sign of the health of democracy, says Ramaphosa

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Closing roads is economic sabotage, says transport minister Fikile Mbalula

Katharine Child

ANC leaders address spate of truck protests and road closures ahead of polls

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Opinion

views & analysis

VINCE VAN DER BIJL: Poor timing by CSA suits threatens to pierce Proteas bubble

To issue a directive five hours before a match is akin to betting for our opponents

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WANDILE SIHLOBO: Rising input costs spell the end of the party for farmers

Feed prices for livestock and poultry rise, as fuel, fertiliser and agrochemical outlays in field crops and horticulture escalate

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Carol Paton Editor at large

CAROL PATON: Eskom green deal still in play as De Ruyter heads for Glasgow

The government is not doing what it should to solve the utility’s problems or achieve lower emissions

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