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Minister Brown supports Eskom procurement policy

JOHANNESBURG January 24 – Eskom will continue to “radically but fairly” transform coal procurement because this is a non-negotiable national imperative, Public Enterprise Minister Lynne Brown said on Tuesday. Eskom is currently embroiled in a bitter disagreement with one of its suppliers, Exxaro, over the diversified resources group’s black economic empowerment (BEE) policy. Last month, […]

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Marikana activist Webster’s bail hearing continues

RUSTENBURG, January 23 (ANA) – Marikana activist Napoleon Webster will continue his bail application in the Rustenburg Magistrate’s Court sitting in Tlhabane on Monday. Webster is accused of killing Sabata Petros Chale, 39, in Marikana West on December 8. The State alleges that Webster, Aubrey Seitsang, Sibonile Sobopha, Mdlondozi Fundiwo, Herbert Baqhesi, and William Mbetane […]

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Oakbay claims ‘sensational and politically driven’, says Treasury

PRETORIA – The Gupta family’s company Oakbay has made “sensational and politically-driven” claims and allegations designed to deflect from the primary issues raised in Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan’s recent court application, the National Treasury said on Saturday. “National Treasury notes the filing of an answering affidavit on Friday in the Pretoria High Court in response […]

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Guptas lambast ‘weak-kneed’ Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan in court papers

TSHWANE – Oakbay Investments, the company owned by the wealthy Gupta family, on Friday lambasted Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan’s court application seeking a court order enforcing his decision not to intervene in the debacle relating to the South African banks that cut links with the controversial family. “The Minister’s superfluous application is riddled with factual […]