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Eskom blackouts for another 18 months

Load shedding will continue for the next 18 months, public enterprises minister Lynne Brown said on Thursday, once again appealing to South Africans to save electricity. Speaking after Eskom’s annual general meeting in Cape Town, Brown said the

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Fresh war of words erupts over e-tolls

Angrily tampering with figures to make a point was not contributing to a rational approach on the question of e-tolls, the roads agency Sanral said on Wednesday. Sanral said this is what Wayne Duvenage

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SA’s best banks at social media

Capitec came out tops for its social media performance among South Africa’s banks, according to the 2014/2015 Ubiquity Social Intelligence Report released on Wednesday. Capitec was also the only bank to receive a net positive opinion on social media

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E-tolling spreads down N3 route

An e-toll collection system testing phase has commenced on the N3 Toll Route between Durban and Gauteng. N3 Toll Concession marketing manager Andy Visser said that the testing phase will continue

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New e-toll stats ‘misleading’

The Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance has derided minister of transport Dipuo Peters’ report on statistics showing an increase in e-toll collections. According to Outa, Peters’ comparison of e-toll collections for May and June with the preceding

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Telkom’s massive job cuts bill

Telkom has paid out R1,1bn in voluntary early retirement and severance packages, according to the company’s quarterly report. On Friday, the company released an operational update for the quarter ended 30 June 2015. The operational update was released on

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Post Office administrator gets more time

The man tasked with turning around the beleaguered South African Post Office has been given another extended term by government. The Post Office was put under administration in November last year after a protracted four-month illegal

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Telecoms dep’t not worried over staff exodus

Broadband roll-out programmes won’t be affected by several key staff having exited the department of telecommunications & postal services, says a spokesman. The Democratic Alliance said on Thursday that the

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Fibre rivals pile pressure on Telkom

Telkom CEO Sipho Maseko has said smaller fibre providers are placing “relentless pressure” on the company’s wholesale and networks unit. This is according to an excerpt from Maseko’s strategic review in Telkom’s annual report for 2015, which

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Call for Naspers to pay up over apartheid

A support group for victims of apartheid on Tuesday called on Media24 and Naspers to create a fund for victims of gross human rights violations after the media company apologised for its role in apartheid on Saturday

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