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  • South African liquor companies in talks with government over lifting of alcohol ban

    South African liquor producer Distell says that it would prefer a constructive engagement with the government on the ongoing alcohol ban, instead of taking the...

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    South African liquor producer Distell says that it would prefer a constructive engagement with the government on the ongoing alcohol ban, instead of taking the issue to court. The company, whose brands include Hunters, Savanna, Nederburg and Richelieu, said that it has primarily been consulting with the government through the National Economic Development and Labour...
  • Gauteng residents outraged by high electricity and water bills

    Gauteng residents are outraged by the high electricity and water bills they’ve received in recent months. Many say they have been double-billed, or incorrectly billed...

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    Gauteng residents are outraged by the high electricity and water bills they’ve received in recent months. Many say they have been double-billed, or incorrectly billed for more water or electricity than used. The City of Johannesburg admits there was a glitch in the system, but denies people were incorrectly billed. Jolidee Matongo, the Finance MMC...
  • Big changes coming on DStv – This is how it’s going to work

    MultiChoice and SuperSport have announced big changes to their DStv offering, which include channels being cut and others being added. In July, MultiChoice said it...

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    MultiChoice and SuperSport have announced big changes to their DStv offering, which include channels being cut and others being added. In July, MultiChoice said it will reorganise its M-Net Movie channels from the current six current channels into four “slick, fuss-free” channels from 1 September. DStv said that while there will be fewer M-Net Movie...
  • MTN plans to exit Middle East market amidst allegations of aiding militant groups in Afghanistan

    MTN, Africa’s telecommunications giant has announced plans to exit the Middle East market after several headwinds including new allegations of aiding militant groups in Afghanistan....

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    MTN, Africa’s telecommunications giant has announced plans to exit the Middle East market after several headwinds including new allegations of aiding militant groups in Afghanistan. MTN made the announcement today as it delivered strong financial results for the six months to June. Groups chief executive Rob Shuter said that as part of the review of...
  • Multichoice Group CEO’s total remuneration increased by a whooping 125%

    Africa’s leading video entertainment company, the MultiChoice Group, increased the total remuneration of its chief executive, Calvo Mawela, by 125percent to $1.59million (R27.53m), up from...

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    Africa’s leading video entertainment company, the MultiChoice Group, increased the total remuneration of its chief executive, Calvo Mawela, by 125percent to $1.59million (R27.53m), up from $708 000 compared to 2019, according to its annual report released yesterday. The amount for the year to end March 2020 includes an annual salary of $571 000, a pension...
  • Brian Molefe denies claims of corruption against him in Eskom saga

    As the Special Investigating Unit prepares for a showdown in court with former Eskom executives – including former chief executive Brian Molefe, former chief financial...

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    As the Special Investigating Unit prepares for a showdown in court with former Eskom executives – including former chief executive Brian Molefe, former chief financial officer Anoj Singh and former group executive for generation Matshela Koko – Molefe has welcomed the opportunity to detail what transpired at the power utility. This comes as Eskom and...
  • Denel ordered to pay workers their outstanding salaries

    Denel has been ordered to pay workers their outstanding salaries. Two trade unions, Solidarity and UASA, went to court after members’ weren’t paid for May,...

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    Denel has been ordered to pay workers their outstanding salaries. Two trade unions, Solidarity and UASA, went to court after members’ weren’t paid for May, June, and July. The state-owned defence company now has until Friday to pay up. The company has been battling a liquidity crisis, and it’s not clear where the money will...
  • BAT in court over tobacco ban

    British American Tobacco takes on the government in the Western Cape High Court over the banning of cigarettes and related products during the COVID-19 pandemic....

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    British American Tobacco takes on the government in the Western Cape High Court over the banning of cigarettes and related products during the COVID-19 pandemic. Ackerman said although the company supports many of the difficult decisions taken by government, there has been little to justify the continued prohibition of alcohol and tobacco. He also said...
  • These are the candidates shortlisted to take over as auditor-general

    Parliament has shortlisted eight candidates to be interviewed for the position to be left vacant by incumbent Auditor-General Kimi Makwetu in November. The candidates were...

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    Parliament has shortlisted eight candidates to be interviewed for the position to be left vacant by incumbent Auditor-General Kimi Makwetu in November. The candidates were shortlisted on Tuesday from 71 applications received by the ad hoc committee on the appointment of the auditor-general on July 17. Their CVs are expected to be published on the...
  • Choppies closing supermarkets in several African countries to concentrate on growth in Botswana

    Choppies Enterprises Ltd. will close its supermarkets in several African nations to concentrate on growth in Botswana, where it’s listed. The Gaborone-based retailer plans to...

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    Choppies Enterprises Ltd. will close its supermarkets in several African nations to concentrate on growth in Botswana, where it’s listed. The Gaborone-based retailer plans to close supermarkets in South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania and Mozambique because they aren’t profitable, according to Chief Executive Officer Ramachandran Ottapathu. Instead, it will add stores in Botswana this year and...
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