How Prasa wrecked a BEE company

The rail agency has for three years failed to pay Prodigy Business Enterprises R34.9m for training its staff, despite court cases and a letter to Treasury.

A director of a black female-owned enterprise has detailed how R34.9 million in outstanding payments by the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) brought her company to its knees, forcing it to retrench staff.

How Prasa wrecked a BEE company
How Prasa wrecked a BEE company

How Prasa wrecked a BEE company

The rail agency has for three years failed to pay Prodigy Business Enterprises R34.9m for training its staff, despite court cases and a letter to Treasury.

Food prices stable for now… but maybe not next year

Food prices stable for now… but maybe not next year

The country has enough food supplies until about June next year, but dry weather in the planting areas is a concern and could send prices up.
Safa leaps into the fray with Afcon 2019 bid

Safa leaps into the fray with Afcon 2019 bid

With six months to go before the 24-team tournament, SA’s infrastructure is likely to clinch the deal.
High-level Eskom task team appointed to try fix what’s wrong

High-level Eskom task team appointed to try fix what’s wrong

Individuals with extensive electricity, management and economic expertise have been chosen by President Cyril Ramaphosa, the Presidency says.
Sibanye offers cash advance to eligible mineworkers to ease strike’s financial impact

Sibanye offers cash advance to eligible mineworkers to ease strike’s financial impact

The cash advance will be available to all category 4-8 employees, miners, artisans and officials in the bargaining unit who are at work.
Comair says working around the clock to resolve impasse with Numsa

Comair says working around the clock to resolve impasse with Numsa

If the strike goes ahead, the public will be hugely inconvenienced during what is traditionally one of the busiest times of the year.
How to stay safe during the holidays – SAPS chief Khehla Sitole

How to stay safe during the holidays – SAPS chief Khehla Sitole

Joint law enforcement agencies have been mobilised and resources have been prioritised, but this is how to do your bit to stay safe.
Salt River affordable housing project gets green light

Salt River affordable housing project gets green light

The stalled Salt River affordable housing project has been given the green light, the Cape Town council said on Friday.
Holidaymakers must be careful around beaches, avoid alcohol – rescue institute

Holidaymakers must be careful around beaches, avoid alcohol – rescue institute

The NSRI warned guardians not to let children use floating objects, toys, or tire tubes at the beach or in dams.
PICS: South Africa’s first dagga expo a high point

PICS: South Africa’s first dagga expo a high point

Talks ranging from how laws limit the cannabis industry, how to get involved in medicinal cannabis cultivation to the healing properties of cannabinoids.
How will Jacob Zuma pay back the money?

How will Jacob Zuma pay back the money?

The taxpayer will likely not recover much of the millions already spent on his legal fees and, if he is pursued for the debt, he could be declared insolvent.
South Africa bid to host 2019 Africa Cup of Nations

South Africa bid to host 2019 Africa Cup of Nations

The 2019 Cup of Nations will be the first to feature 24 teams, up from 16 in Gabon last year when Cameroon were surprise winners.
Bathabile Dlamini doing fantastic job – Ramaphosa

Bathabile Dlamini doing fantastic job – Ramaphosa

Speaking on Radio 702 with Xolani Gwala, Ramaphosa dismissed claims made by Gwala that Dlamini was ‘untouchable’.
South Africa eyes green shoots in dagga industry

South Africa eyes green shoots in dagga industry

Many see the decriminalisation as a chance to cash in on the budding industry in a country where unemployment is stubbornly high.
Automated fingerprint ID system is not disabled – SAPS

Automated fingerprint ID system is not disabled – SAPS

Due to a power failure, the system was only partially working between 2 and 7 December 2018, but this has been fixed.
Xolobeni ‘bans’ Mantashe as he tries to appeal mining ruling

Xolobeni ‘bans’ Mantashe as he tries to appeal mining ruling

The minister of mineral resources may not grant mining rights without the consent of the community, the High Court in Pretoria has ruled.
Eskom signs R1.5bn loan with French development agency

Eskom signs R1.5bn loan with French development agency

The money will be used to extend the utility’s grid in the Northern Cape along the West Coast, and to integrate renewable energy supply.
Mathunjwa accuses Sibanye of ‘sponsoring a violent campaign’ against Amcu

Mathunjwa accuses Sibanye of ‘sponsoring a violent campaign’ against Amcu

About 15,000 members are demanding R1,000 annual wage increases for each of the three years of the agreement with the company.
Sibanye says Amcu strike ends as 3-year wage deal, now applies to all workers

Sibanye says Amcu strike ends as 3-year wage deal, now applies to all workers

The agreement allows for increases of R700 per month in the first year to the basic wage of category 4-8 surface and underground employees.
Eastern Cape initiation season death toll rises to 15

Eastern Cape initiation season death toll rises to 15

In Mdantsane, an 18-year old initiate had an asthma attack while in Amalinda another 18-year old initiate died after a traditional house caught fire.
Comair says Numsa cannot strike at British Airways and Kulula

Comair says Numsa cannot strike at British Airways and Kulula

The union is preparing to go on strike from next week Thursday over a 12% wage demand and other basic conditions of employment.
Early Christmas for kids of slain cops

Early Christmas for kids of slain cops

The children were invited to enjoy the day, knowing that they have the ‘unconditional support’ of the police.
Job creation potential of legal dagga not clear – Cosatu

Job creation potential of legal dagga not clear – Cosatu

The Cannabis Expo launching in Menlyn in Pretoria today could provide a better look at the potential of the legal dagga industry in SA.
Justice Project SA says prosecution of e-toll dodgers is still on the cards

Justice Project SA says prosecution of e-toll dodgers is still on the cards

Sanral has controversially extended its contract with the Electronic Toll Collection company
Cars running on gas are more than just hot air

Cars running on gas are more than just hot air

Drivers could save up to R5.25 per litre on fuel after the conversion and subsidy payoff – but there are still too few filling stations for users.
Bombela letter derogatory, has racial undertones – Ndebele activist’s lawyer

Bombela letter derogatory, has racial undertones – Ndebele activist’s lawyer

Thando Mahlangu is suing the Gautrain operator, whose lawyers’ letter ‘is demeaning and condescending’, after allegedly being manhandled off a train.

 

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