‘Scandalous’ Transnet ignores pensioners’ plight, ‘holds SA to ransom’

The parastatal is being accused of ‘deliberately delaying settling its pensioners’ case in the hopes more beneficiaries will die off’.

Transnet is putting South Africa’s economy at the risk of instant junk status and forcing itself into bankruptcy by not settling the R100 billion class action instituted against it by Transnet’s impoverished pensioners, according to the Freedom Front.

‘Scandalous’ Transnet ignores pensioners’ plight, ‘holds SA to ransom’

‘Scandalous’ Transnet ignores pensioners’ plight, ‘holds SA to ransom’

The parastatal is being accused of ‘deliberately delaying settling its pensioners’ case in the hopes more beneficiaries will die off’.

Sprightly Blitz tame AB and co in MSL opener

Sprightly Blitz tame AB and co in MSL opener

Team spirit and execution trumps star power as the Cape Town franchise kick-start the new T20 league in clinical style.
CNN reporter returns to White House after pass reinstated

CNN reporter returns to White House after pass reinstated

A judge stressed in his ruling today that the procedure for expelling Acosta was illegal and that a free speech issue would be heard later.
Racism accusations haunt aspiring NDPP Batohi

Racism accusations haunt aspiring NDPP Batohi

Advocate Shamila Batohi has been a senior legal advisor to the prosecutor at the International Criminal Court in the Hague since 2009.
Statistics SA disputes Manyi’s testimony at state capture inquiry

Statistics SA disputes Manyi’s testimony at state capture inquiry

Manyi earlier testified that a National Treasury probe showed R64 million was paid for work not rendered, but Stats SA says the work was done.
Maimane says he can’t tell the ANC and EFF apart

Maimane says he can’t tell the ANC and EFF apart

The DA leader says the move towards land expropriation could lead to SA becoming the next Zimbabwe.
Treasury makes ‘substantial progress’ on NHI Bill

Treasury makes ‘substantial progress’ on NHI Bill

An NHI war room has been established in the Presidency to ensure a successful execution of the NHI programme, Treasury says.

Weekend’s sorted with a full hamper of sport

Watch away the politics, crime and money blues with a solid offering of ball games in almost all the sport codes South Africans revel in.

PowerBall and PowerBall Plus results, Friday, 16 November 2018

Here are the winning numbers from Friday night’s draw.

Ghanaian entrepreneur runs thriving e-learning platform despite failing high school

eCampus is a disruptor across Africa which has changed the way teaching and learning are conducted while giving learners an incentive to study.

African farmers’ association welcomes decision on land expropriation

The African Farmers Association of South Africa believes the process will improve agricultural production and food security for all South Africans.

Time for the Boks to go the full 80 – Kolisi

The national skipper now wants him and his troops to stop playing only in patches on their current tour to Europe.

CIT heist suspect nabbed after taxi drivers block getaway car

The suspect and three others allegedly robbed a cash van at the Mthatha Plaza, but crashed into a shop after their vehicle was blocked.

Man gets 15 years for stabbing ex-girlfriend to death with screwdriver

Tsietsi Mmusi stabbed Victoria Kitsenyane, 35, when he saw her with another man, leaving two children without a mother.

Gigaba must not retire comfortably at ‘taxpayer expense’ – Steenhuisen

Gigaba was named no fewer than 115 times in part one of National Treasury’s forensic report into Transnet’s dodgy locomotive deal.

lifestyle

You may be able to do all your holiday shopping on Instagram

The social networking service has announced three new ways for users to shop on the platform.

Nolo Phiri returns to Rhythm City

Rhythm City fans can expect more gripping entertainment, and the actress is looking forward to stepping back into Niki’s shoes.

Art museum presents 21 years of SA fashion

21 Years: Making Histories with South African Fashion Week reflects on the many fashion narratives from the continent.

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald review – A beast without a roar

There are twists, turns and dragon rides – which are all impressive – but in terms of the story, this one is cold.

phakaaathi

Chidzambwa set for Leopards return – report

Black Leopards are said to be considering bringing back former coach Sunday Chidzambwa to take over the vacant head coach job at the club.

Fans have a right to be angry at Bafana – Khune

Bafana Bafana goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune says the harsh criticism from fans towards the national team is warranted.

Celtic striker targets golden boot award

Bloemfontein Celtic striker Tshegofatso Mabasa has set a personal target of 15 goals for the 2018/19 season.

Bar PSG from Champions League over FFP breach – Tebas

Javier Tebas, the president of Spain’s La Liga, said Thursday he wants UEFA to kick Paris Saint-Germain out of the Champions League for breaking Financial Fair Play regulations.

sport

Sprightly Blitz tame AB and co in MSL opener

Team spirit and execution trumps star power as the Cape Town franchise kick-start the new T20 league in clinical style.

Time for the Boks to go the full 80 – Kolisi

The national skipper now wants him and his troops to stop playing only in patches on their current tour to Europe.

Two pragmatic Proteas provide an MSL reality check

Ashwell Prince and Mark Boucher, coaches of the Blitz and Spartans, highlight a few early challenges for the T20 tournament that aren’t always spoken about.

Don’t stop being aggressive, Faf urges the Aussies

The Proteas and their old foe play each other in a pretty meaningless T20 at Gold Coast on Saturday

business

Transnet owes pensioners about R100bn

While the case has careened through the courts, the number of pensioners has declined from 80,000 to 50,000.

SA economy loses R6bn to illicit alcohol trade

Expert says across the globe, one in four bottles of alcohol consumed are illicit, representing 25.8% of the market.

‘Capping fuel price could sink industry transformation’

No room for discounts in fuel retail – PetroConnect.

Beer companies launch alcohol-free snack

Castle Lager Better Bites is available for purchase at five tavern outlets in Soweto.

world

British PM backed in Brexit battle

British Prime Minister Theresa May received the backing of the last remaining pro-Brexit heavyweights in her cabinet on Friday as she battled to salvage her EU divorce deal and her job.

Referee suspended after replacing coin toss with ‘rock, paper, scissors’

Referee David McNamara opted to play the children’s game instead of a traditional coin toss, landing him a 21-day suspension.

Saudi prosecutor declares crown prince innocent in Khashoggi murder

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has repeatedly said the order to murder Khashoggi came from the upper echelons of the Saudi government.

Total of Congolese expelled from Angola rises to 400,000

Human Rights Watch (HRW) says migrants have been targeted in a massive operation targeting diamond smuggling.

opinion

Ernst Roets and his fake views on ‘fake news’

The term ‘fake news’ has been abused on both the populist left and right as meaning whatever doesn’t fit your narrative.

Behind Mashaba’s remarks remains a huge problem

We do not agree with Mashaba’s populist, chauvinistic, in-your-face brand of rhetoric, but our virtually non-existent borders bring complications.

Start cutting costs at the SABC’s top

The corporation has reportedly spent R14 million on a Metro FM event, while its executives pull in up to R5 million a year each.

The land issue is going to end badly

How to subdivide a city, because not everyone wants to farm? And with whom lies the authoritative voice on what land is owned by whom?

 

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