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2 appear in court for municipal fraud, corruption

Two people appeared in the East London Magistrate’s Court on Friday, in connection with the fraud and corruption case involving the Executive Mayor of the Amathole District Municipality Nomasikizi Konza, the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks) said. Hawks spokesperson Captain Anelisa Feni said, Anitha Rulashe, 28, was arrested for …

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Vodacom adds one million South African customers

Vodacom has managed to increase its revenue by 5.8 percent to R19 billion in the first three months ended June as it added 1 million more South African customers to its network. In the three months between March and June, Vodacom’s South African operations delivered strong active customer growth, up …

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Gauteng hosts Planning Africa Conference 2016

Planning Africa Conference

JOHANNESBURG – The Gauteng city region, in partnership with the South African Planning Institute (SAPI), will host the 7th Planning Africa Conference at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg from Monday to Wednesday. The SAPI is a voluntary organisation of professional planners established in 1996. “The organisation promotes urban and …

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SA guaranteed access to AGOA until 2025


South Africa has been guaranteed access to the US African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) until 2025, the department of trade and industry (DTI) said on Thursday. The department’s spokesperson Sidwell Medupe said the country had resolved all of the issues regarding beef, poultry, and pork, “thus paving a way …

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‘Bullies’ SAA/Mango being probed

saa mango

The relationship between South African Airways (SAA) and its low-cost subsidiary Mango will be the focus of an investigation by the Competition Commission, following a recent SAA “own goal”. The Commission confirmed it would be investigating a complaint by the Democratic Alliance following a statement by SAA that Mango’s financial …

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Famous Brands resilience keeps patrons happy

At a time when SA’s consumers remain increasingly hard-pressed due to sustained rising costs, companies heavy reliant on their disposable income, in theory, should see more pain. Yet, Famous Brands, the owner of eateries such as Steers, Debonairs Pizza, Wimpy, Mugg & Bean, Tashas and a throng of other restaurant …

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Zuma will be forgiven for Nkandla: Malema

President Jacob Zuma will be “forgiven” for using taxpayers’ money to renovate his private homestead at Nkandla in rural KwaZulu-Natal only if he acts to recover land “stolen” from black South Africans, Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema told supporters in Pietermaritzburg on Sunday. “Zuma … stands in the way towards …

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De Beers changes the guard as market ‘recovers’

Anglo American plc on Friday announced the appointment of Bruce Cleaver as chief executive of De Beers following Philippe Mellier’s decision to step down after five years. Mark Cutifani, chief executive of Anglo American and chairman of De Beers, said the appointment provided “strong continuity at an important stage in …

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