Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) members will themselves decide when the strike will end, union president Joseph Mathunjwa has said.
Eskom’s power emergency has been lifted, the power utility said on its Twitter account.
Government has not received any reports that the economy has been affected by power cuts, says Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa.
Blacks in upper management rate their white counterparts higher than they rate themselves, but they rate blacks in middle management higher than they rate whites in middle management, a survey has found.
Too much has been made of the link between mobile termination rates and what consumers pay for voice and data services, MTN Group CEO Sifiso Dabengwa has said.
The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) has offered a reconfigured wage demand to platinum companies that would have workers only achieve a R12 500 basic wage in three years.
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Judge Dunstan Mlambo’s ruling to allow the partial broadcast of Paralympian Oscar Pistorius’ trial is welcomed. In past court appearances, space has been an issue due to public interest. As Mlambo said, the ruling will “ensure a greater number of people in the community who are unable to attend the proceedings are able to follow wherever they may be”.Not:
No superstar is bigger than the audience. The antics of US rapper Eminem (he did not want to be photographed by the media while on stage), who performed in the country this week, is disturbing. Blame should also be apportioned to the concert organisers who allow megastars to undermine the freedom of the media to do their jobs.
The time has come for the government to seriously consider legalising dagga for medicinal purposes. This week, terminally ill IFP MP Mario Oriani-Ambrosini tabled a Medical Innovation Bill in an attempt to legalise the use of cannabinoids for medical purposes. He and many others should not have to resort to the illegal use of dagga to manage pain.Not:
It may be that the North-West University students who imitated the Sieg Heil salute as a hostel “tradition” did not fully realise the meaning of the Nazi symbol they were mimicking, but the university leaders cannot plead ignorance. Viewing the act in context doesn’t make it less objectionable. It’s unjustifiable. Full stop.
Kudos to the National Prosecuting Authority for its tough stance on rape and child abuse masquerading as culture and tradition. Mvumeleni Jezile (32) was sentenced to 22 years in jail by the Wynberg Regional Court on Thursday for human trafficking, rape and assault after he abducted a 14-year-old girl in 2010, married her and repeatedly raped her.Not:
As the elections near, people on the left, right and centre are calling for “political tolerance”. But what we practise and what we preach are two different things, as evidenced at Wednesday’s DA march when people in ANC
T-shirts brandished bricks with the letters ‘DA’ scrawled on them. So much for political tolerance.
Giving out of love was one of Nelson Mandela’s many attributes. There was further evidence of that this week when his will was read out to his family and the world. He not only gave to his family, but to his support staff. He also awarded bursaries to children in less fortunate schools. This is the power of giving with love that we should all embrace.Not:
Acting SABC chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng said graduates were a drain on colleagues who were skilled but did not have degrees. This explains why capable and educated leaders are leaving the broadcaster, while Motsoeneng, who doesn’t have matric, remains in his position. You wonder who drives them out.
One small step for the official opposition, one giant leap for womankind. Dr Mamphela Ramphele has joined forces with the DA and has become a member of a party whose leadership is largely made up of strong, competent women and is seen by its supporters as a viable alternative to the governing ANC. This is a sign of a healthy democracy.Not:
So there you are, happily planning your election campaign and dreaming of a seat in Parliament for your leader. And then she announces to the nation that she’s standing as presidential candidate for another party. Agang members are furious they weren’t consulted about Ramphele’s big move and say they feel betrayed. A bad sign in a young democracy.
A Kremlin aide was quoted today as saying that if the US imposes sanctions on Russia over Ukraine, Moscow might be forced to drop the dollar as a reserve currency and refuse to pay off any loans to US banks.
The Jacob Zuma tsunami (so-called Zunami) has run its course and left in its wake a few political casualties and no real change on the political, economic or social fronts.
Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is back on top of the list of the world’s richest people.
- SA makes strong showing on Forbes list of promising young entrepreneurs
- Bill Gates steps down as Microsoft chairman, new CEO named
- 30 most influential young celebs, according to Forbes
- Beyoncé, Jay-Z top Forbes highest-earning celebrity couple list
- Saudi prince sues Forbes after it says he’s only worth $20 billion
Telkom has written an open letter to telecommunications giants MTN and Vodacom about a new pricing regime.
Over the past 20 years of democracy, the national budget has usually been a beacon of light on the sometimes foggy political scene, writes Jaco Leuvennink.
Totsie Memela’s life has taken her from the 1976 Soweto student uprising to setting up ANC cells in Swaziland and gunrunning in apartheid South Africa.
Prudence is the name of the game for the finance minister as an uncertain fiscal future looms large.
- Nando’s worried that ‘grilled Michelle Burger’ spoof will harm its reputation
- The problem with municipalities: too many mistakes, says Pravin Gordhan
- Quality education under threat as schools become battlefields
- Cops probe latest police brutality video
- Oscar Pistorius’ ex says he kept gun on him all the time
It is our strong view that poverty must not prevent South African children from gaining an education.
- Fikile Mbalula changes his vicious tune on Bafana after Brazil defeat
- HIV is a clever and tricky virus, SA scientist warns after news of ‘cured’ US baby
- Emotional moment as Aimee Pistorius reaches out to Reeva’s cousin
- NWU vice-chancellor steps down after ‘Nazi salute’ debacle
- ‘Ignored’ EFF tells court election deposit was unforeseeable
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