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Metered taxis and Uber clashes will turn away tourists – Minister Xasa

JOHANNESBURG, September 11 – Tourism Minister Tokozile Xasa on Monday warned that violent clashes between metered taxis and rival E-Hailing company, Uber, could deter tourists from visiting South Africa. On Thursday night metered taxi drivers allegedly torched two Uber cars in Sandton. Uber drivers reportedly retaliated by setting alight a metered taxi in the same […]

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Consumer commission timeshare hearings move to NCape, FState

JOHANNESBURG, September 11 – The National Consumer Commission (NCC) will host public hearings in Kimberley and Bloemfontein this week to hear oral testimonies from consumers who are aggrieved about holiday club products and services. The NCC has launched a nation-wide inquiry into the holiday ownership “timeshare” industry to address what has become long-standing consumer issues […]

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FutureSA welcomes IoDSA’s decision to suspend co-branded activities with KPMG

JOHANNESBURG, September 9 – Future South Africa (FutureSA) has welcomed the decision by the board of the Institute of Directors in Southern Africa (IoDSA) to suspend all co-branded activities with auditing firm KPMG. “The decision will see IoDSA temporarily suspend activities involving KPMG’s sponsorship of its golf day and KPMG’s involvement in the Audit Committee […]

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Chamber of Mines says it has lost confidence in Zwane’s leadership

JOHANNESBURG, September 8 – The Chamber of Mines on Friday said that its members have lost confidence in the Minister of Mineral Resources, Mosebenzi Zwane, and his leadership, saying that the department’s failures have had material costs in the industry. The Chamber’s chief executive, Roger Baxter, said that key governance and policy challenges in South […]

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Spur FY2017 earnings decline following racial spat at restaurant

JOHANNESBURG, September 7 – Chain restaurant owner Spur Corporation reported a 25.9 percent decline in headline earnings from continuing operations to R135.1 million in the year to June 2017.   Spur said this was a result of discretionary spending which came under increasing pressure because of deteriorating economic conditions and growing uncertainty that gripped the country.   The […]

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Bell Pottinger expelled from UK and MENA-based PR body

JOHANNESBURG, September 5  – Prominent UK-based PR firm, Bell Pottinger, was expelled from the Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA) for work it did for Oakbay and the controversial Gupta family. “Bell Pottinger’s membership has been terminated with immediate effect. Bell Pottinger will not be eligible to reapply for corporate membership of the PRCA for a minimum period of […]