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11
JUL
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NUM mum on latest Eskom wage offer

Power utility ESKOM was on Tuesday night expected to table a revised wage offer to employees. Labour unions have rejected the power utility's wage increase of seven per cent. Eskom has indicated that it wants a three-year wage deal and the unions' demands for bonuses to be deferred. Elvis Preslin spoke to spokesperson for the National Union of Mine Workers, Livhuwani Mmamburu.
11
JUL
1am

South Africans have appetite for debt: Debt Counselor

July is South Africa's National Savings month. Over the next few weeks, we will be running educational features on how you can make your rand stretch and also save enough for rainy days. Today we are looking at debt consolidation. According to an article by MoneyWeb, over 16-thousand South Africans are signing up each month for debt review. The article further says since National Credit Act (NCA) became law in 2007, the number of consumers in distress has grown by 61 per cent. And, the number of credit-active consumers has grown to more than 24 million. Elvis Presslin spoke to Meerkat Debt Counselors' managing director, David O'Brien...
11
JUL
1am

Tripartite alliance is working towards a reconfigured alliance: SACP

The tripartite alliance is working towards a reconfigured alliance. A two-day political council meeting of the ANC and its tripartite alliance - of Cosatu, SACP and Sanco - ended in Johannesburg on Monday night, with a resolution to hold an alliance summit later this year. The alliance had been on shaky ground under the leadership of former ANC president, Jacob Zuma, with partners complaining of a lack of consultation when important decisions were made. For more on the outcomes of the two-day political council meeting, Elvis Presslin spoke to SACP 1st Deputy General Secretary Solly Mapaila.
11
JUL
1am

Municipalities provide Cogta minister with updated reports on forensic audits on VBS investments

Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs minister, Zweli Mkhize says the fifteen Limpopo municipalities that invested more than one billion rand with VBS Mutual Bank, have provided him with updated reports on forensic audits that led to the investments. The minister met with local and district municipal representatives in Polokwane as part of his oversight visit. He will also focus on issues concerning governance and revenue generation at twenty seven municipalities. Katlego Nyoni reports...
10
JUL
1am

VBS retail depositors given access to maximum of R100,000 of their deposits

Reserve Bank Governor Lesetja Kganyago has announced that VBS retail customers will now be able to use Nedbank branches to withdraw their savings. 90 per cent of VBS retail customers will receive their savings through Nedbank branches from this Friday. These include individuals, stokvels and burial societies. The Reserve Bank says business depositors are not a priority at this point. Tsepiso Makwetla spoke to Gerald Mwandiambira - Acting CEO of the South African Savings Institute (SASI)
10
JUL
1am

"Duduzane Zuma is not a flight risk": Analyst

The Democratic Alliance and the United Democratic Movement want Duduzane Zuma, the son of former President Jacob Zuma, to be summoned to parliament to answer on his role in allegations of state capture. Zuma was granted bail and his case postponed to next January. Tsepiso Makwetla spoke to political analyst at UNISA, Prof. Lesiba Tefo who says Duduzane Zuma is not a flight risk and seems to have been treated unfairly.
10
JUL
1am

Opposition parties call for Duduzane Zuma to answer to parliament on allegations

The Democratic Alliance and the United Democratic Movement want Duduzane Zuma, the son of former President Jacob Zuma, to be summoned to parliament to answer on his role in allegations of state capture. They say now that Duduzane is back in the country, he should appear before parliament to give testimony. However, Zukiswa Rantho - the Chairperson of the Public Enterprises Committee that is probing allegations of state capture, says the committee does not intend to call Duduzane to parliament, but instead it will recommend in its report that law enforcement agencies investigate further possible criminal charges against him. Abongwe Kobokana repo
05
JUL
1am

SASSA workers expected on the job on Thursday

SASSA workers are expected to report for work on Thursday after reaching an agreement with their employer to give negotiations another chance. Social Development Minister Suzan Shabangu had approached the Labour Court in Johannesburg to seek an interdict against the striking workers. However, the court struck the matter of the roll after parties agreed to re-open negotiations. Tsepiso Makwetla spoke to Public Servants Association General Manager, Tahir Moepa
05
JUL
1am

Afriforum tells Parliament's Constitutional Review denies claims that most of the land in the hands of white people

Afriforum has told the Parliament's Constitutional Review that it's not true that most of the land in the country is in the hands of white people. Afriforum raised this during the last day of public hearings on the possible amendment of Section 25 of the Constitution to allow for the expropriation of land without compensation, at Mhluzi Township in Middelburg in Mpumalanga. Eric Lubisi reports ...
05
JUL
1am

COSAS threatens retaliate against teachers who continue to use corporal punishment

Learner organisation COSAS has threatened to retaliate against teachers who continue to give corporal punishment. It says through its "Fight Fire with Fire" campaign, they will act against teachers who break the law. Corporal punishment was abolished in South African schools in 1997. The learner organisation also want Maths and Science to be taught in learners' mother-tongue. Angela Bolowana has more...
05
JUL
1am

SASSA uncertainty sowing panic amid beneficiaries in rural EC areas

Uncertainty around social grant payments by the Post Office is sowing panic among beneficiaries, especially in rural areas. Recipients who have the new SASSA cards are being turned away from traditional pay points and are being told to collect their money from banks. Panicked beneficiaries have been queuing outside the Mthatha Post office, in the Eastern Cape, since the early hours of Wednesday, hoping for answers or even their money. Zimkhita Manqinana reports.

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