Tampering suspected in Joburg billing crisis

Mayor Herman Mashaba says the city is addressing the ‘serious failure’ and aims to issue all accounts this week

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Health Department wants retailers to remove sweets from checkout points

Minister says SA’s consumers ‘need all the help they can get to make healthier food choices’ and asks retailers to follow Woolworths’ lead

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Joburg unlikely to avoid credit rating downgrade, Rabelani Dagada says

The Joburg finance MMC says, however, that the city will collect more money, even amid a downgrade, and will achieve 5% economic growth by 2021

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‘No, no, no’ — Denel denies Gupta family capture

Pravin Gordhan tells Denel acting chairman he sees the same state-capture pattern in Denel’s joint venture with Gupta-linked VR Laser

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Western Cape declared a disaster area as dam levels dwindle

Free-water quotas are to be scrapped and water tariffs hiked as the water shortage shows no sign of improving, and less rainfall is anticipated this winter

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Denel says it chose VR Laser Asia for its resources

MPs grill Odwa Mhlwana and Denel acting chairman Daniel Mantsha on whether the state-owned company has been captured by the Guptas

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Banks should be able to voluntarily expunge debt for the poorest

But the Treasury says great care has to be taken that any debt-relief programme does not lead to relieved people getting indebted within six months of ...

Voting begins in Nquthu’s highly anticipated by-election

The region’s residents have been in limbo for nearly 10 months as service delivery stalled in the KwaZulu-Natal municipality

No vendetta against Gordhan, says Abrahams

NPA head Shaun Abrahams has hit out at MPs who have accused him of being 'captured' and of pursuing vindictive prosecutions

Marikana mineworkers feel shafted by Amcu

As Amcu’s power wanes disillusioned members say the union is failing to protect jobs and render quality labour services

Unemployment and crime biggest challenge in Gauteng

Premier David Makhura says levels of social tension are due to precarious living conditions, linked to the influx of migrants

R10bn spent by organs of state important lever for economic transformation

The Tourism Minister wants a targeted approach to positioning black enterprises in South African Tourism marketing efforts

State’s anti-corruption task team probes Eskom’s coal deal with Gupta family

The task team’s co-chair and acting Hawks head, Yolisa Matakata, also told MPs that the task team was working on ‘the Nkandla investigation’

Honorary PhD awarded to top HIV/AIDS researcher Quarraisha Abdool Karim

Her work has had a profound effect on HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention policies at a national and global level, UJ’s Prof Andre Swart says

Collusion the same as corruption says NPA

NPA head says he is tired of companies found to be colluding getting a fine, which is just a ‘slap on the wrist’

Gigaba promises policy certainty and stabilising SOCs

He wants finalisation of mining policy, broadband roll-out and digital migration, and confirms the budget deficit is marginally lower than estimated