Ramaphosa’s not-so-secret weapon – Cosatu

South Africa’s biggest labour group, Cosatu, is campaigning for a strong mandate for President Cyril Ramaphosa in next month’s election and vowed to fight any attempt by factions within the ruling party to remove him from power after the vote. Ramaphosa’s narrow victory for leader of the ANC in December …

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More than 50 dead in South Africa after heavy rains

Rescue workers were digging through collapsed buildings along South Africa’s eastern coast, where more than 50 people were killed when heavy rain caused flooding and mudslides, authorities said on Wednesday. Hundreds have been displaced, mainly in the port city of Durban in KwaZulu-Natal province. Flooding also killed at least three …

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Eskom close to not paying staff salaries

President Cyril Ramaphosa warned that the situation at Eskom was so bad that it was possible the parastatal would not be able to pay salaries at the end of next month. City Press understands that this is what Ramaphosa told leaders of the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) this week …

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Public Protector summons former Sars officials

Tomorrow former acting SA Revenue Service (Sars) commissioner Ivan Pillay, his predecessor Oupa Magashula and former senior Sars official Vlok Symington will present themselves before Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane after they were summoned to be questioned about Pillay’s early retirement. Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan granted Pillay early retirement after …

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SARS sets meeting to try and avoid strike

The SA Revenue Service (SARS) said in a statement issued on Saturday afternoon that it is set to meet with the National Education Health and Allied Workers Union (NEHAWU) and the Public Servants Association (PSA) on Monday March 25, 2019 in order to try and avoid a strike. Fin24 reported …

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