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What if a comedian really became president? Ukraine now faces serious questions

Apr 21 2019 14:00

If there’s one thing Volodymyr Zelenskiy seems to have learned from playing a fictional Ukrainian president on television, it’s that you shouldn’t make any firm commitments if you want to gain power for real.


'Eskom is now limping' – DA on Eskom’s cash scramble

Apr 20 2019 10:48

Democratic Alliance Member of Parliament Alf Lees said on Friday that the emergency provision of R17.6bn to Eskom in terms of section 16 of the Public Finance Management Act was a clear indication of Eskom's dire financial situation.


Government confident Eskom's China funds will come through by month-end

Apr 19 2019 18:02

The Department of Public Enterprises says it is confident that Eskom will receive the necessary funds from the China Development Bank (CDB) by month's end.


'Eskom operating much closer to the edge than realised'

Apr 19 2019 14:00

Less than a week after Eskom's CEO declared “the days of surprises are over,” documents show the government was forced to pay R5bn in emergency funds so the state-based utility could meet obligations.


Mboweni on Eskom bail out: How China loan delay triggered a scramble for funds

Apr 19 2019 12:48

An urgent Treasury report signed by Finance Minister Tito Mboweni to Parliament earlier this month highlights just how dire Eskom's financial situation is after a China Development Bank (CDB) loan failed to materialise, nearly plunging Eskom further into a liquidity crisis.


Treasury, Absa in 11th-hour Eskom bailout

Apr 19 2019 11:07

Treasury was forced to pay R5 billion on April 2 to meet the obligations of Eskom after a loan from a Chinese bank failed to come through in time, according to Finance Minister Tito Mboweni.


In a hot jobs market, bosses have to train their low-paid staff

Apr 19 2019 14:04

You’d need a cast of thousands to re-enact Black Friday at a Walmart store, so virtual reality comes in handy at the company’s training centers.


Sisulu: Foreign mission landlords’ names will stay protected

Apr 18 2019 18:16

Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Lindiwe Sisulu has declined to disclose the names of SA's landlords abroad, evoking the guide to parliamentary questions in the National Assembly.



Unemployment takes heavy toll on South Africa's young

Apr 18 2019 12:53

"It's like you go to school ... and then once you are qualified you sit with a whole stack of certificates that you can't actually use," 36-year-old Kgomotso Sebabi said.


SA Reserve Bank says too early to claim inflation win

Apr 18 2019 12:06

South Africa’s central bank says it’s premature to claim victory in the war against inflation and sees price growth stabilising at 4.5 percent only by the end of 2021.

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