Pretorianews

Kermit Erasmus mustn’t drop his head - Stuart Baxter

Having assembled for camp this past week with his 26-man provisional squad, Baxter had to trim down his squad to only 23 players yesterday. However, that process followed after intense training sessions at Steyn City School in Fourways last week. Moreover, in order to make sure no stone was left …

read more

Gerda Steyn: I can’t believe this happened

The 29-year-old Steyn became the first woman since Frith van der Merwe in 1989 to win the Comrades and Two Oceans titles in the same year when she won in a new up run record time of 5hr 58min 53sec yesterday. Steyn chopped more than 10 minutes off Russian athlete …

read more

Amcu says it has the upper hand in platinum sector wage talks

Lonmin, which was at the heart of a five-month unprotected strike in 2012 that saw more than 44 people killed in violent clashes in Marikana, said its trading on the JSE and London bourses would be suspended today after the scheme through which the merger would be implemented became effective …

read more

Foschini, Clicks offering good returns

Analysts, chief executive comments and economic statistics have all painted the same picture: weak household balance sheets, limited real growth in disposable income and high unemployment continue to limit retailers’ scope to boost growth and returns for shareholders.

While the successful election has brought some hope for renewed growth, Goldman …

read more

Zimbabwe retailers forge ahead despite systemic constraints

Rival retail operator Pick n Pay is also opening new stores in Zimbabwe.

OK Zimbabwe has, however, not entirely been spared the greater challenges afflicting Zimbabwe, with stock replenishment still a challenge, given the disarrays in the country’s financial and productive sectors. The alternative would have been to import …

read more

Former ministers Siyabonga Cwele, Jeff Radebe officially resign as MPs

Parliament - Former ministers Siyabonga Cwele and Jeff Radebe on Monday tendered their resignations in Parliament as ANC MPs.

This was confirmed by Parliament spokesperson Moloto Mothapo on Monday.

Cwele and Radebe's resignations come weeks after they were left out of the newly-constituted Cabinet of President Cyril Ramaphosa

Last week, former …

read more

Sasol enters into new $1.8bn US credit deal

The facilities comprise a $1.65bn five-year term loan facility and a $150 million revolving credit facility.

Sasol, the biggest maker of liquid fuels from coal, said late last month that the capital cost of the Lake Charles Chemical Project had increased by between $1bn and $1.3bn to between …

read more

Tshwane mayor Mokgalapa highlights achievements during first 100 days

Pretoria - Putting to bed the saga around the multimillion rand GladAfrica contract stood out as one of the key achievements by City of Tshwane mayor Stevens Mokgalapa during his first 100 days in office.

Mokgalapa highlighted the achievement during a media briefing in Centurion, where he gave feedback about the …

read more

SCA lifeline after racehorse trainer ‘unfairly’ barred

The Equality Court sitting in Durban had earlier dismissed his complaint of unfair discrimination due to a technical point in law.

Anil Maharaj has been fighting for years to be allowed back into racing circles and use the Summerveld racehorse facility in KwaZulu-Natal to stable his horses.

Maharaj's problems started …

read more

Mamelodi informal traders defy court order to move for mall

The traders are now appealing the Gauteng High Court, Pretoria judgment ordering them to vacate their trading space in 48 hours.

Lawyers for Human Rights attorney Louise du Plessis, their representative, said the legal challenge was made on the grounds that the matter was not urgent as pronounced by developers …

read more

Fearful Mamelodi, Phomolong residents fight illegal connections

So intense is the dispute that police in Mamelodi East have initiated an investigation after the windows of several houses in Extension 6 were damaged during a scuffle last week.

It started after Extension 6 residents took a stand and protected the electricity transformer and pole in Monamane Street, where …

read more

Focus falls on Mokgalapa's first 100 days

The successes are likely to include lots of service delivery initiatives; the mayor has positioned himself as a service delivery-oriented leader since he came into office 100 days ago.

Time flies; it feels like only moments ago when Mokgalapa returned home from Parliament, on a DA ticket, to become the …

read more

Tshwane pulling the plug on smart meters contract Peu

In addition, MMC for utility services Abel Tau said the municipality has covered ground towards the replacement of the almost 13 000 meters that had already been installed as part of the deal.

The replacement of the meters comes after AfriBusiness succeeded in having the Peu irregular smart meter contract …

read more

Centurion residents taught how to avoid driveway hijackings

This was during a workshop at Laerskool Louis Leipoldt in Lyttelton, where former police officer Richard Brussow spoke to them about prevention of crimes such as hijacking and robbery.

Brussow, who established the National Hijack Prevention Academy in 2001, said 68% of hijackings happened in driveways and could be avoided …

read more

Organisations want roles of Mbeki, Zuma in arms deal saga probed

The court application by Corruption Watch and Right2know came more than three years after Judge Willie Seriti, who headed the arms procurement commission inquiry, exonerated the politicians in any acts of wrongdoing. His finding irked civil society organisations.

This led to the two organisations filing papers in the High Court …

read more

« Page 1 / 2 »