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Sapo, MTN to fight over R900m tender

The contract, to upgrade Sapo network facilities, was initially advertised in 2016 with both Telkom and MTN contesting

Sapo finally gets the nod to prove grants scheme capacity

Sapo and Sassa have been in a months-long deadlock over the details of a proposal to assist with the new grant scheme but a deal has now been reached

Sassa and Sapo agreement date pushed back yet again

Sassa and Sapo are yet to reach a deal for the payment of social grants and their negotiations have been pushed back to November 17

‘The country is gripped with panic’ as deadlock continues with Sassa and Sapo

​The Sassa and Sapo have been entangled in a lengthy negotiation battle to try work out a deal for the payment and management of social grants.

Sassa and Sapo agree to ‘sit through the night’ to thrash out deal

Sassa and Sapo appeared before a joint parliamentary meeting on Tuesday and are attempting to work out a deal for the payment of social grants

New Sassa crisis looms as it goes back to drawing board on grants

What Sassa is now proposing is that the bidding process be reopened on November 3 2017.

Post Office closes 221 outlets amid R1.1bn loss

Falling revenues and financial losses have hit Sapo hard and a return to profitability is not expected before 2018.

Barnes storms the Post Office

The organisation’s new chief has been called many things but there’s no doubting his determination to turn things around.

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Basic income grant on the cards as Covid-19 threat intensifies

The pandemic has triggered a global economic crisis that will leave many South Africans without income security

Taxis and Covid-19: ‘The ideal doesn’t exist’

After months of complaining about the regulations imposed on the industry, taxi owners have been given a lifeline

Mask rules are not meant to ‘criminalise’ the public

Shop owners and taxi drivers can now refuse entry to people who defy mandatory mask-wearing regulations

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Yvonne Chetty: a passion for an efficient public sector and mentoring

'Being affiliated to a professional body such as SAICA makes providing expert guidance and support to my colleagues that much easier'

Full-time Johannesburg-based CEO required for HI HOPES

An entrepreneurial, business-minded, impact-driven individual is sought to lead the organisation as it looks to scale and grow

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

Balwin Properties’ Edge registration of over 16 000 units was a global first, covering more homes than any single property developer in the world to date

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

In addition to the cash benefits, you will receive special offers and exclusive deals from selected Absa Rewards partners

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

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