PIC billions will not be used to bail out SOEs, says Gigaba

The minister issued a statement following a request by SAA chairperson Dudu Myeni to secure R6 billion for the embattled airline from PIC.

Gigaba has clarified his stance on using billions held in in the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) to assist financially struggling government companies such as SAA.

PIC billions will not be used to bail out SOEs, says Gigaba

PIC billions will not be used to bail out SOEs, says Gigaba

The minister issued a statement following a request by SAA chairperson Dudu Myeni to secure R6 billion for the embattled airline from PIC.

SA will provide world class 2023 Rugby World Cup, says Ramaphosa

SA will provide world class 2023 Rugby World Cup, says Ramaphosa

He was in a nostalgic mood as he took bid committee members back to the 1995 Rugby World Cup.
Springboks won’t have their captain back till November

Springboks won’t have their captain back till November

But at least Warren Whiteley’s rehab is on track as most of the Boks in Bloem look in good health before the Wallabies.
This weekend’s talking points from the Currie Cup

This weekend’s talking points from the Currie Cup

The Sharks are undoubtedly favourites now, everybody needs to stay calm about Curwin Bosch and the Cheetahs are smiling again.
Gauteng steps in to prevent power cuts at indebted municipality

Gauteng steps in to prevent power cuts at indebted municipality

Gauteng treasury has negotiated payment plans with Eskom on behalf of Emfuleni municipality that faced blackouts due to outstanding electricity debt.
Zuma to attend inauguration of newly elected Angolan president

Zuma to attend inauguration of newly elected Angolan president

Angola held it’s national legislative elections on August 23, with the ruling Popular Liberation Movement of Angola (MPLA) securing the majority of the vote.
KPMG takes a stab at redemption

KPMG takes a stab at redemption

Announces independent investigation.

Blame starts to fly over Mexico quake collapses

Allegations of negligent construction and oversight began to fly Monday after deadly building collapses during Mexico’s earthquake, as hope faded of finding more survivors of a disaster that killed more than 300 people.

Fedusa calls for return of railway police

The union said it is ‘outrageous’ that senior government officials have armed body guards protecting their lives day and night.

Lebogang Shange shatters national race walking record

The 27-year-old continues his upward curve with a fine win in China.

Police in Northern Cape confiscate huge cash haul on N1

The seizure came during a multi-disciplinary operation involving police, Provincial Traffic and Home Affairs over the long weekend.

N2 near Strand still closed as result of protest action

The protestors are reportedly unhappy with electrification in the area.

Water use in Cape Town still 122m litres above target

The City has asked residents to stick to the 87 litres of water per person per day.

Humbled Merkel vows to win back hard-right voters

Chancellor Angela Merkel said Monday that she would talk with all mainstream parties about trying to form a “good, stable” government after Germany’s watershed election, and vowed to try to win back voters who supported an upstart nationalist force.

Proteas batsmen have let the bowlers down, admits Dean Elgar

The tough left-handed opener says they need to be more ‘uncompromising’ as he prepares for a 4th opening partner in Aiden Markram.

lifestyle

Paris once again the world’s undisputed fashion capital

When Paris fashion week begins on Monday, it will do so in a city that is once again the undisputed fashion capital of the world.

Take a chance on an unusual veggie this Heritage Day

Many South Africans will be spending time with their families, cooking and reflecting on South Africa’s diversity.

5 stunning spring dresses under R200

Update your wardrobe with a few trendy dresses that won’t break the bank.

Recipe: Lemon cream shortbread sandwiches

These lemon sandwich cookies are sophisticated, delicious, and very easy to make

phakaaathi

Wits survive relegation – Hunt

Gavin Hunt has admitted that Bidvest Wits’ recent slump has been one of the most difficult periods of his career.

Cosmos earn valuable away point in Cape Town

Jomo Cosmos owner and coach Jomo Sono was full of praise for his team after they secured a point away to struggling Ubuntu Cape Town FC on Sunday afternoon. The point moved Ezenkosi up to seventh on the standings.

Khune boost for Chiefs ahead of Baroka clash

Kaizer Chiefs have recieved a major boost ahead of Saturday’s clash against Baroka FC with the news that goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune has recovered from the head injury he picked up against Golden Arrows.

Ellis makes history as Banyana win Cosafa Cup

Interim head coach, Desiree Ellis, has made history by becoming the first South African – male and female – to win the Cosafa Cup Championship both as a player and a coach.

sport

Lebogang Shange shatters national race walking record

The 27-year-old continues his upward curve with a fine win in China.

Springboks won’t have their captain back till November

But at least Warren Whiteley’s rehab is on track as most of the Boks in Bloem look in good health before the Wallabies.

Proteas batsmen have let the bowlers down, admits Dean Elgar

The tough left-handed opener says they need to be more ‘uncompromising’ as he prepares for a 4th opening partner in Aiden Markram.

This weekend’s talking points from the Currie Cup

The Sharks are undoubtedly favourites now, everybody needs to stay calm about Curwin Bosch and the Cheetahs are smiling again.

business

UK restaurant jobs unfilled as EU workers leave

As EU nationals leave Britain in ever greater numbers ahead of Brexit, restaurants like pizzeria chain Franco Manca are reporting shortages that could spell trouble for a sector that relies on immigrant labour.

NUM signs three-year wage agreement at Aassmang in Northern Cape

The union also secured R10K in cash for their members, tax free.

Gordhan meets KPMG

Former finance minister calls on KPMG to be ‘frank with South Africans’.

Pick n Pay’s checkout: Cash or credit?

Shoppers will be offered the option of paying for groceries on credit at Pick n Pay stores.

world

North Korea says Trump has declared war

North Korea’s foreign minister on Monday accused US President Donald Trump of declaring war against his country and said Pyongyang was ready to defend itself by shooting down US bombers.

Blame starts to fly over Mexico quake collapses

Allegations of negligent construction and oversight began to fly Monday after deadly building collapses during Mexico’s earthquake, as hope faded of finding more survivors of a disaster that killed more than 300 people.

Tensions rise as Iraq Kurds defy Baghdad in independence vote

Iraq’s Kurds defied widespread opposition to vote Monday in a historic independence referendum, sparking fresh tensions with Baghdad, threats from Turkey and fears of unrest.

Humbled Merkel vows to win back hard-right voters

Chancellor Angela Merkel said Monday that she would talk with all mainstream parties about trying to form a “good, stable” government after Germany’s watershed election, and vowed to try to win back voters who supported an upstart nationalist force.

opinion

eNCA keeps us humble

The news channel’s ad gave me pause for thought about how I, like many fortunate people in this country, tend not to see poor people around us.

SA needs judges willing to stick their necks out for the cause

On Thursday, a high court judge spoke out against the dire state of rule of law in SA.

Markram at long last gets chance

He looks set to make his Test debut against Bangladesh in the first Test in Potchefstroom next week.

No, Sanef, the ZCC can boycott Tiso Blackstar as much as it likes

Constitutional rights work both ways, you know.
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