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Newcastle residents forego electricity as bills rise

Officials’ explanations make no sense to residents, who mourn the town’s formerly welcoming atmosphere

Eskom now too costly for most

Local government faces an electricity crisis as theft, unpaid bills and switching to renewable energy piles on pressure

Nersa approves 9.4% electricity price hike

South Africa's energy regulator has given Eskom the go-ahead to hike electricity prices by 9.4% for 2016-17.

Eskom’s application for price hike denied

The energy regulator has rejected Eskom's application to raise its electricity prices further this year.

Cosatu and DA reject Eskom’s proposed electricity price hike

Both agree that South Africans simply cannot afford the proposed 25.3% increase, which would have a terrible impact on the economy and job creation.

Triple whammy: Power, petrol and rand to hit consumers

According to the department of energy "there is no need to panic at this stage" as petrol is still cheaper than a year ago.

Nersa’s Eskom approval could see overall tariff increase of up to 13%

The National Energy Regulator has agreed to Eskom recouping costs of R7.8bn from its previous price period, exacerbating upcoming rate increases.

SA should straighten up and fly right, says the OECD

Income inequality has not been reduced in South Africa since the end of apartheid.

Nersa gives Eskom annual 8% tariff increase

The National Energy Regulator of South Africa has announced that it rejected Eskom's proposed 16% annual tariff hike for electricity.

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Gauteng responds to grave concern

The news of Gauteng’s grave site preparations raised alarm about the expected number of Covid-19-related deaths in the province

Demolition of hope in Hangberg

The City of Cape Town in June twice knocked down structures on land allocated for other purposes. The city says these were not evictions; residents ask why no police are available for rapes and murders

Corruption allegations: It’s a family affair at Dihlabeng municipality

The mayor, her relatives and their friends keep landing lucrative tenders and using state resources. Yet Lindiwe Makhalema has failed to declare the list of her relationships with people and companies benefiting from the municipality

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Balwin properties and Absa launch South Africa’s first green home loan

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Young professional gets a career boost from PSETA

SAICA makes ongoing efforts to encourage the professionalisation of financial offices in private and public sector organisations

Colgate-Palmolive South Africa donates one million bars of soap

The combination of limited access to quality soap and a lack of knowledge of how to properly wash hands is a challenge in many vulnerable communities

Cheque value bundles – real value

Most people do not pay much attention to what bank account they have and whether or not it is suited to their daily realities

Absa Rewards puts cash in your pocket

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Municipal audit outcomes reveal public sector financial management must be professionalised

SAICA calls for a review of the mandatory minimum skills and qualifications required for all key financial management positions within the public sector

Eleven ways to protect yourself against fraud

While financial services firms work continuously to improve security, fraudsters are always devising new plans to circumvent the latest safety measures

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