Cyril Ramaphosa rules out job cuts at Eskom

The president says that cost cutting at the power utility will not mean retrenchments

EXCLUSIVE: State's potential savings on new ARV drug eroded by tender delays

Rollout of new treatment pushed back by three months and this delay will cost SA almost R500m

Pravin Gordhan seeks new deal for old IPPs

The move to renegotiate contracts could be damaging for future investment as investors will be asked to forego earnings

NPA drops Ajay Gupta arrest warrant

Hawks confirm cancelling the order to apprehend the former state-capture fugitive after charges against Duduzane Zuma were withdrawn

SA waits while Eskom diesel stands in line for offload

Fuel was expected to be available on Monday but was not

Ramaphosa wants top court to overturn cabinet reshuffle ruling

Advocate argues in Constitutional Court that the constitution confers powers on the president to appoint or dismiss cabinet ministers 

Environmental activists vow to oppose oil and gas exploration off SA’s coasts

The activists are on a collision course with giant oil and gas firms after the Total discovery off the Mossel Bay coast

Former KPMG auditor says Gupta account gaffe cost him dearly

Wessels pleads with regulatory board not to deregister him

Eskom jobs will not be cut, says Ramaphosa

The utility is overstaffed with 27,500 employees, while the World Bank says a workforce of 14,244 is needed

Maimane calls for tough stance towards trade unions on Eskom

The DA leader says the country cannot be held for ransom by unions with tough decisions needed about Eskom, including cutting executive salaries 

Bheki Cele has until Monday to give reasons for not renewing Robert McBride’s contract

The high court says Cele’s decision was a preliminary one and must still be confirmed or rejected by the portfolio committee

Ramaphosa rubbishes allegations that he sold out

‘These poisonous messages about people are dangerous,’ Ramaphosa says

Saxonwold compound does not appear to match the home described by Vytjie Mentor

Former ANC MP Vytjie Mentor’s testimony to the state capture inquiry suffered a further knock when experts could not find many of the features she mentioned

PIC inquiry witnesses receive death threats

Threats have been made to those who have already given evidence and those who have agreed to testify, and are being investigated by the police

The status quo should remain at Eskom, NUM says

But NUM wants the Eskom board to be fired, questioning its role, given Cyril Ramaphosa’s reliance on the expert panel for a way forward

Anwar Dramat: I did not say the AG cleared the crime intelligence slush fund

Anwar Dramat was the head of the Hawks when former crime intelligence boss Richard Mdluli was charged with fraud and corruption in 2011

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