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  • News24.com | Christo Wiese given Carte Blanche

    News24.com | Christo Wiese given Carte Blanche

    For 30 years we have marvelled at Carte Blanche’s intrepid presenters and reporters going after all manner of crooks, con-artists and criminals. Fearlessly asking the hard questions and getting answers for a powerless and angry public. The Carte Blanche team have been the closest thing we have in South Africa to crusading super heroes willing to help the weak and... Continue reading

     
  • News24.com | In defence of the DA‘s BEE proposal

    News24.com | In defence of the DA‘s BEE proposal

    So, recently the DA’s federal executive announced that, according to them, the policy of Black Economic Empowerment has failed and that it should be replaced by an alternative. Recently I have also read a book, written by Thomas Sowell, on the empirical facts and outcomes of affirmative action policies in the USA, Malaysia, India and Sri Lanka. Many of the... Continue reading

     
  • Fin24.com | Cosatu threatens ANC over alleged government job cuts plan

    Fin24.com | Cosatu threatens ANC over alleged government job cuts plan

    The Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) has given government an ultimatum to stop discussing the fate of public servants unilaterally or risk losing the ANC-allied labour federation’s support at next year’s general election. Cosatu‘s national spokesperson Sizwe Pamla was speaking to on Monday morning, ahead of the trade union federation‘s central executive committee (CEC) meeting. The CEC meeting is... Continue reading

     
  • Fin24.com | Top reads on Fin24: Eskom faces fresh strike threat, Turkish turmoil wreaks havoc for rand and Cosatu threatens ANC

    Fin24.com | Top reads on Fin24: Eskom faces fresh strike threat, Turkish turmoil wreaks havoc for rand and Cosatu threatens ANC

    In case you missed it, here‘s a roundup of Monday‘s top economic and finance reads on Fin24. Unions hold the cards as Eskom faces fresh strike threat Eskom has accused the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) and the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) of stalling and condoning ill-discipline among their ranks, as tension remains over potential discipline... Continue reading

     
  • Fin24.com | Rand hit hard as traders brace for more Turkish turmoil

    Fin24.com | Rand hit hard as traders brace for more Turkish turmoil

    The meltdown in the Turkish lira is finding its way into other markets with traders positioning for more turmoil for the rand. Bloomberg Economics’ emerging-market vulnerability scorecard shows Argentina, Colombia, Mexico and South Africa join Turkey as the weakest links. But with Argentina and Mexico offering higher-than-average risk-adjusted returns, it leaves South Africa and Colombia as the most likely candidates... Continue reading

     
  • Fin24.com | Unions hold the cards as Eskom faces fresh strike threat

    Fin24.com | Unions hold the cards as Eskom faces fresh strike threat

    Eskom has accused unions the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) and the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) of stalling and condoning ill-discipline among their ranks, as tension remains over potential discipline of members who participated in an illegal strike.  The two unions are yet to sign the latest wage offer of a 7.5% increase for 2018 and... Continue reading

     
  • Fin24.com | Treasury says no bailout approved for state firms

    Fin24.com | Treasury says no bailout approved for state firms

    National Treasury denied that the government has approved a bailout package of R59bn for state-owned companies. A cabinet meeting “is not a place where budget bids are tabled,” the Treasury said in an emailed response to questions after the Sunday Times reported the rescue plan was discussed at a cabinet meeting convened by President Cyril Ramaphosa last week. The South... Continue reading