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Zondo commission: Glencore sold Optimum to portray me as a Gupta ally — Molefe

Former Eskom chief executive paints himself as the victim of a plot at the hands of President Cyril Ramaphosa’s former business associates

Koko maintains he had no idea he was exchanging emails with a man likely to be Salim Essa

On his fourth appearance before the commission, the former Eskom CEO maintains he was tricked into sharing company information with a third party

Hlophe throws out Bongo corruption case

Former state security minister walks free after judge finds there is not sufficient evidence of attempted bribery to scupper Eskom probe

Budget: Mboweni pegs recovery hopes on vaccine efficacy, lower public wage increases

The treasury forecasts 3.3% growth, but warns this will fall to 1.6% if the fledgeling vaccination programme fails to stem successive Covid waves

Conflicting witness evidence in Bongo graft case — Hlophe

Former state security minister Bongani Bongo has been charged with corruption for allegedly trying to bribe the evidence leader in a parliamentary inquiry into Eskom.

Eskom makes proposals to protect the poor from power price hikes

On Tuesday energy regulator Nersa announced that it would allow the ailing power utility to recover an additional R10-billion through tariffs.

Eskom electricity hikes won’t shock SA’s battered economy — De Ruyter

During a podcast discussion, the ailing power utility’s chief executive said there would be efforts to avoid further hurting distressed businesses

‘We’re fighting to breathe clean air’

The state has filed its opposition to the Deadly Air case, with the environment minister claiming no causal link can be found between air pollution and ill health

Eskom will push up the price of electricity, even though its sales have been dwindling

The law of demand says that the higher the price of a good is, the less people will demand it. But Eskom, sales of electricity have been dropping, yet the utility wants consumers to even pay more for its good

Yet another lacklustre Sona by Ramaphosa — political analysts

President Cyril Ramaphosa did little to inspire hope in the government’s strategy of boosting the economy, but all is not lost, political analysts say

Sona 2021: Ramaphosa accords the climate crisis only a cursory nod

Country can’t lose sight of the threat climate change poses, President Ramaphosa says.

‘Localisation, localisation, localisation’: Ramaphosa delivers a business-friendly Sona

The president’s focus is on fixing the economy — infrastructure build and local manufacturing are two priority areas

Sona 2021: Ramaphosa’s energy promises are finally catching up to renewable targets

The president’s latest energy commitments were meant to have been met years ago, but he struggled to get Gwede Mantashe on board

Khaya Sithole: Can Zondo deliver the goods in time?

The state capture commission has cast its net too wide, given the short time left to finish its work

Whoever switches off the lights should run the vaccine roll-out

We can’t be sure about dud drugs, divine intervention, or Sona promises but we can be sure the power will go off exactly on time

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Vodacom swindled out of more than R24m worth of iPhones

A former employee allegedly ran an intricate scam to steal 8700 phones from the cellular giant

We will find resources to ensure the Zondo commission completes its work — Lamola

Justice Minister Ronald Lamola says his department will ensure the state capture commission is afforded the financial resources to complete its work, despite the treasury’s uncertainty

Tobacco industry calls Dlamini-Zuma’s bid to appeal ban a costly folly

The minister could spend the state’s money on fighting Covid-19 and cigarette cartels, tobacco manufacturers argue

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