Inquiry finds a culture of fear and abuse of power at SABC

Johannesburg - The SABC commission of inquiry into editorial interference has found that the public broadcaster has been crippled by the abuse of power which shifted focus from its editorial mandate.

Veteran journalist Joe Thloloe released the report on Monday and outlined how the commission found a culture of fear and …

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MTN Ghana subscribers up 6.2% to 21.3m

JOHANNESBURG - Mobile communications company MTN Ghana said on Monday its subscribers increased by 6.2 percent to 21.3 million in the six months ended June 30.

Data subscribers rose 16.1 percent to 18.2 million while registered mobile money subscribers were up 4.1 percent to 14.2 …

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Safa need to give next Bafana coach the support he needs

That transparency proved to be their own undoing as it exposed their bumbling ways. Safa released the criteria of the coach they were looking for and even the names of people who had applied. Baxter’s name wasn’t on any of those lists because at the time, he wasn …

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Faf: Several reasons to be optimistic

The South African captain was speaking on Saturday night shortly after being named Cricketer of the Year and just hours before his bosses at Cricket SA announced a raft of new changes that will directly impact on Du Plessis and possibly his future at international level.

Du Plessis picked up …

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Merafe Resources interim earnings down 61% due to lower prices

JOHANNESBURG - Mining company Merafe Resources on Monday reported a 61 percent decrease in headline earnings per share to 6.6 cents in the six months to June, mainly as a result of lower ferrochrome and chrome ore prices.

Merafe said its financial results were subdued in a challenging operational environment …

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Sub-Saharan Africa under-utilising AGOA benefits - Patel

JOHANNESBURG - Africa must take steps to increase utilisation of its benefits under the United States' African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) as well as to deepen trade and investment relationships with the world's biggest economy, South Africa's economic development, trade and industry minister Ebrahim Patel said on Monday.

Patel, who …

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CEOs come and go, some leave a legacy, others don’t

CAPE TOWN – The resignation of Mark Barnes as the chief executive officer of the SA Post Office (Sapo) last week came as a wake-up call that sent shockwaves through South Africa’s corporate space.

I met Barnes many years ago, as a junior reporter, and my first interview with him …

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Ohio gunman kept a hit list and rape list, say classmates

Dayton, Ohio — High school classmates of the gunman who killed nine people early Sunday in Dayton, Ohio, say he was suspended for compiling a "hit list" of those he wanted to kill and a "rape list" of girls he wanted to sexually assault.

The accounts by two former classmates emerged …

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Cash for Tshwane strikers won't affect services

Finance MMC Mare-lise Fourie said that while the amount had not been budgeted for, it would not affect service delivery “at this point”.

However, she said payouts due to workers would compel the City to adjust its budget in December.

“You have an opportunity to do an adjustment budget once …

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Homeless help clean up rubbish strewn by strikers

The group, under the umbrella of a charity organisation called Dare-to-Love Movement, embarked on a clean-up campaign at Church Square. About 150 participants converged at 6.30am to take part in the campaign.

Their leader, Daryl Hardy, said the strike had spurred them into action to do their part by …

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Popcru slams attack on police by 'foreign national shop owners'

“Each and every country has got its laws and by-laws accordingly, and in line with the Constitution, police are there to maintain law and order. Their role is to uphold these laws and the role of citizens, whether of local or foreign origin, is to abide by the stipulated laws …

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Vehicle sales slowed by extremely tough economy

CAPE TOWN – The motor industry in South Africa is feeling the brunt of the country's widespread retrenchments that are hitting all sectors hard, significantly reducing consumers’ spending power.

This is according to WesBank executive head of Motor Division Ghana Msibi, who said consumers simply could not afford to replace their …

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