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Slice Of Life: A love that goes beyond class

How Alec Erwin's big ears almost led to a reunion after many years.

Kasrils refuses to answer for Modise’s arms deal decisions

Former minister Ronnie Kasrils' usefulness as a witness at the arms deal inquiry has been called into question.

Arms deal postponement exposes commission’s flaws

The commission has not declassified all the documents before it, and legal teams are still not given adequate time to prepare for cross-examinations.

Bargaining with independence

A new book by the former head of the Competition Tribunal David Lewis argues that the decision-making ability of competition heads has been destroyed.

The giant grows

Brent Meersman reports on the progress at Green Point, which will host a semi-final during the 2010 Fifa Soccer World Cup.

Crimes of the great denialist

The decision by the ANC to recall President Thabo Mbeki represents the downfall of the most hubristic executive in contemporary South Africa.

It’s class apartheid, stupid

Official data tell us that class apartheid, born in April 1994 with features that include durable racism and patriarchy, is now a malevolent juvenile delinquent.As with racial apartheid two decades ago, the chains of class apartheid have growing cracks and, with enough pressure from below, can also be broken.

Extreme power cuts to black out entire cities

In the latest blow to South Africans already reeling from scheduled load-shedding, entire cities will now be plunged into darkness as Eskom institutes even more extreme power cuts. The shock development, which will be known as sector-sharing, will see the country divided into four vertical zones, each spanning many thousands of square kilometres.

Coal challenge leaves Eskom worried

Eskom is not as concerned about the domestic availability of sufficient coal as it is with the speed at which it could be mined, <i>Business Day</i> reported on Wednesday. The national power utility is also worried about logistical problems in transporting the coal to power stations.

Can Mbeki satisfy the Zuma camp?

The new leader of the African National Congress, Jacob Zuma, will be one of the principal dignitaries at the opening of Parliament on Friday, when his predecessor Thabo Mbeki will be making what could be his last speech on the state of the nation.

Fire them!

Understandably, in a time of crisis someone has to carry the blame.

Won the state, lost the party

There is a moment when you can sense the power draining away, when a point of no return has been reached and passed. Prime Minister Gordon Brown is facing that moment now in Britain, as a sense of staleness, sleaze and incompetence overwhelms his government.

ANC sex pest found guilty — again

Former African National Congress (ANC) chief whip Mbulelo Goniwe has been found guilty of sexual harassment by a party-appointed disciplinary committee, the ANC said on Friday. Goniwe was charged with abuse of office by trying to obtain sexual favours from parliamentary intern Nomawele Njongo on October 25 last year.

IFP welcomes plans for Richards Bay harbour

The Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) has welcomed a statement made by Public Enterprises Minister Alec Erwin that Richards Bay could soon replace Durban as the country's busiest multipurpose harbour, and potentially become one of the largest ports in the world if a planned expansion strategy is adopted.

Minister defends Denel boss’s R3,25m bonus

Alec Erwin, the Minister of Public Enterprises, on Wednesday defended the performance bonus of the chief executive of the state-owned arms manufacturer Denel. Manie van Dyk of the Democratic Alliance asked in a parliamentary question on what basis Shaun Liebenberg received a R3,25-million bonus as part of his total package.

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The PPE scandal that the Treasury hasn’t touched

Many government officials have been talking tough about dealing with rampant corruption in PPE procurement but the majority won't even release names of who has benefited from the R10-billion spend

Health workers afraid of passing Covid to family

While nurses bear the brunt of the most psychologically affected of health workers, most are concerned about access to protective supplies

Treasury presents Covid-19 corruption action plan

Reports of corruption, over-pricing and the delivery of sub-standard PPE have become the norm over the past five months as the country grapples with the Covid-19 pandemic

Press Releases

Covid-19: Outlook on the economy, politics and labour

Old Mutual had experts unpack the effects of the pandemic and provide practical tips on how to deal with the financial impact of job losses and salary cuts

Opt-in to Popia

All business owners should take note: there is a lot of work ahead to ensure compliance with the POPI Act that has just come into effect

Capital Legacy talks life

The Covid-19 pandemic is revealing how few people actually sort their affairs to the benefit of their loved ones they leave behind when they pass on

Accounting technician beats the odds to obtain a professional qualification

'Being an AT(SA) offers lifelong learning and professional development opportunities because you never get to stop learning'

Associate general accountant reveals why she chose to work in the public sector ­– and stayed

Rakshika Danilala is part of the team tasked with auditing the R500-billion fiscal package allocated by government to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic

Accounting for sustainability: A South African case study

The accountancy profession has been recognised and seen its models replicated as successful models for projects that contribute towards the SDGs

Debt management amid Covid-19 and beyond

This webinar on Debt Management, sponsored by Debt Rescue, had its experts share a practical approach to debt management amid this crisis and beyond

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