Advisers – not consultants – can help close critical gaps in government where the loss of key skills leaves the president desperately needing to enhance the state’s capacity to secure his reforms
The president’s strategy to stop the unemployment crisis from spiralling includes cutting red tape and focusing on infrastructure investment
Given the slow pace of change in mining and other sectors, some analysts have raised concerns that the ruling will cause empowerment efforts to unravel
When Sipho Nkosi speaks about the recent split in business along racial lines following a two-day summit, you listen attentively.
Diversified miner Exxaro has reported a 53% rise in first-half profit, boosted by higher sales and prices at its coal business.
Mamelodi Sundowns had their minds on Saturday’s Nedbank Cup final and paid the price when Free State Stars thumped the defending Premier Soccer League champions 4-0 in the final league fixture of the season. Meanwhile, Santos ended in third position on the league table after beating Platinum Stars 1-0, and Orlando Pirates beat AmaZulu 4-1.
Free State Stars coach Kinnah Phiri is hoping that lightning will strike twice in the same place in one season when they host Santos in the quarterfinals of the Nedbank Cup at Goble Park on Sunday at 3pm. Stars are the only side to have beaten high-riding Santos in the Absa Premiership this year.
Jomo Cosmos again showed why they are in the relegation zone when 10-man Free State Stars held them to a goalless draw at the Oppenheimer Stadium in Orkney on Wednesday. Stars had the better chances but good goalkeeping by Cosmos keeper Avril Phali denied them victory.
South African mining companies were set to resume production this week after power failures brought the industry to a halt last Friday. Anglogold Ashanti said it expected all its mines would be in full production by the end of the week. Gold Fields spokesperson Willie Jacobsz said: ”All our mines are busy mobilising as the power flow is being restored.”
Andre Petim, the Ajax Cape Town goalkeeper, was his side’s hero as he saved a late penalty to share the spoils with Free State Stars in a goalless Absa PSL match at the Athlone Stadium on Sunday evening. Ajax were out to avenge the 1-0 defeat they suffered at the hands of Stars, who eliminated them from the Telkom Knockout competition.
An alleged hit man in the murder of Govan Mbeki municipality deputy mayor Thandi Mtsweni confessed to the killing in the Evander Magistrate’s Court in Mpumalanga on Thursday, the South African Broadcasting Corporation reported. The alleged assassin is Sikhosiphe Gwala (42).