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Suspended head of parliamentary security informed of her dismissal – Parliament

PARLIAMENT, October 11– The suspended head of Parliament’s protection services has been informed that she’s been axed following a disciplinary process, the national legislature said on Wednesday.   “Parliament yesterday [Tuesday] notified Ms Zelda Holtzman of her dismissal, with immediate effect, from the employ of Parliament,” a statement said.   Parliament said the independent chairperson […]

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AB InBev and SAfrican Breweries mark one year since trillion rand merger

JOHANNESBURG, October 11– The South African Breweries (SAB) and the world’s largest brewer, Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) on Wednesday, marked one year since the two global brewers combined their businesses in a deal worth £68 billion, or about R1.4 trillion in 2016.     The combined organisation continues to build a global company by bringing together significant intellectual synergies […]

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MPs dismayed as chief procurement officer silent on Eskom contracts

PARLIAMENT, October 11– Acting chief procurement officer Willie Mathebula apologised to Parliament’s standing committee on finance on Wednesday for giving a “sub-standard presentation” after members expressed dismay that he claimed no direct knowledge of the withdrawal of a damning report on Eskom’s coal contracts with Tegeta.     Mathebula was also not able to provide details on […]

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Tshwane, mall developer, in contempt of court over forced removal of Mamelodi traders: LHR

TSHWANE, October 11– Lawyers for Human Rights on Wednesday accused the Tshwane municipality and its developer of a multi-million rand shopping mall at Denneboom, east of Pretoria, for elbowing hundreds of poor informal traders out of their work areas, and their only means of sustenance.     “The traders have had to make way for the development […]

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SA black consumer body urges regulator to reject Eskom’s tariff hike application

JOHANNESBURG, October 11– The National Black Consumer Council (NBCC) on Wednesday said that it opposed Eskom’s proposed application for a 20 percent electricity tariff increase next year.     TheNBCC urged the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) to reject the troubled power utility’s application and rather grant it “a zero percent” tariff increase. […]