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SABC to appeal Motsoeneng ruling

The SABC will lodge an “immediate appeal” against the ruling handed down on Thursday that SABC chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng be suspended. The public broadcaster will lodge

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MTN denies attack on offices

Cellphone provider MTN denied reports out of Nigeria on Thursday that its office in Abuja had to shut down after coming under attack because of xenophobic violence in South Africa. “It is causing

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Prepaid power could save Eskom: Molefe

Going the route of prepaid power for both corporates and households in South Africa could do wonders for Eskom’s balance sheet, the power utility’s acting CEO Brian Molefe told a media briefing

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Don’t beat us up: Eskom boss

South Africans should not “beat up” Eskom for load shedding as it was producing power for 90% of the time, acting CEO Brian Molefe told MPs on Wednesday morning. At a special joint meeting

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Eskom seeks to minimise disruptions

Eskom will implement stage one load shedding (1GW cut) for the 10th day in a row, but only from 5pm to 10pm on Tuesday as it tries to minimise the power cuts during the day. The power utility informed users

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Molefe could be Eskom’s saviour: analyst

There’s a feeling of cautious optimism surrounding the future of South Africa’s electricity and energy sector after last week’s series of critical announcements, according to energy expert Chris Yelland

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Parliament’s TV policy questioned in court

Media houses and other parties are asking the Western Cape high court to find that a clause in parliament’s broadcasting policy is unconstitutional and invalid because it does not allow the public to view all activities on the floor. Steven Budlender, for the applicants

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Kalahari, Takealot set out merger details

E-commerce in South Africa is set for a major change as the discontinuation of the Kalahari.com brand and website is set to happen within a month. The Kalahari brand and website will be folded

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Brian Molefe to lead Eskom

Public enterprises minister Lynne Brown has seconded Transnet CEO Brian Molefe and appointed him as the acting Eskom CEO with immediate effect after Tshediso Matona was suspended in March. Molefe has been in his role at Transnet

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Why some areas never get load shedding

Dinner by candlelight conversations often get heated when a guest boasts that they are exempt from load shedding. Possible reasons for this included living near President Jacob Zuma or other powerful leaders. But this week, the City of Cape Town shed light on this heavy