Shoks Mzolo
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/ 27 March 2006

Telkom blamed for insincere offer

Trade unions in a wage dispute with Telkom on Monday accused it of making a revised offer in bad faith, after it emerged that the company had decided to renege on its revised offer due to the one-day strike. Telkom said it had made a revised offer to its employees "on condition that employees do not engage in industrial action".

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/ 8 March 2006

Sekunjalo snaps up top BEE award

Listed Cape Town-based Sekunjalo Investments on Wednesday received the <i>Financial Mail</i> Top Empowerment Companies Award, which is conducted in partnership with black economic empowerment ratings agency EmpowerDEX.
Iqbal Survé-led Sekunjalo’s overall BEE score came in at 76,44%.

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/ 14 February 2006

Spend more on social services, urge unions

While calling for increased expenditure on social services such as health and education, which they argue would result in affordable or free quality service, trade unions believe that Minister of Finance Trevor Manuel’s 10th Budget will not have a serious effect on the fight against poverty.

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/ 8 February 2006

People’s Budget coalition unveils proposals

Extending the basic income grant (BIG) to all citizens and a halt on cutting personal and company taxes are some of the Budget 2006/07 proposals that a coalition of three civil formations has made in a bid to eradicate poverty. Financing a universal BIG to all South Africans, the coalition said, would require between R15-billion and R32-billion a year.