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Sandton traffic chaos: what to expect

The City of Johannesburg has sought to reassure Sandton motorists that the upcoming car-free month won’t be the disaster they expect. “Let us say, probably on day one, there are going to be things [that] are not going to be business as usual… Remember, it’s an experiment,” Lisa

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Just who will foot SA’s nuclear bill?

South Africa could look to places like Finland and Turkey when trying to figure out a way to fund its high-cost nuclear build programme. National treasury is currently exploring funding options for the department of energy, which is seeking the procurement of 9,6GW worth of

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SABC roasts DA over legal fee claims

The SABC has denied it’s been paying the legal fees of its chief operating officer and former chair. On Monday, the Democratic Alliance accused the SABC of paying Hlaudi Motsoeneng and Zandile Tshabalala’s recent legal fees. Communications minister

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US court dismisses legal action against Net1

A US court has dismissed a class action against Net1 UEPS Technologies, which manages South Africa’s social grant payment system. This is according to a market update from Net1, which is listed on the

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Motsoeneng to challenge protector’s powers

SABC chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng will challenge the public protector’s powers in a matter to be heard in the supreme court of appeal in Bloemfontein on Friday. His lawyer, Zola Majavu, said the heart of the matter was whether public protector Thuli Madonsela’s

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Public urged to speak on e-toll plans

The Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance urged the public to comment on e-toll regulation changes on Friday. This is in response to a notice released by the department of transport in the Government Gazette, in which it requested the public to comment on proposed changes to Gauteng’s

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Sharp fall in number of Mxit users

The number of monthly active users on mobile social network Mxit has fallen from 4,9m in 2014 to 2,7m in 2015. This is according to the South African Social Media Landscape 2016 report from World Wide Worx and monitoring company Fuseware. This means that Mxit

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Eskom prepaid systems fall over

Eskom’s prepaid vending systems were experiencing technical problems on Thursday, the utility said. “Eskom prepaid customers may have been experiencing a slow, intermittent, or offline service when buying prepaid electricity,” Eskom said in a statement

Start-ups

SA app wants to bury shopping till slips

A new application hopes that South Africans will bury paper till slips to make smartphones more integral to the e-shopping environment. PocketSlip is an application that records your shopping expenses, much like a digital till slip. “We have been speaking

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Stellenbosch leaps up research rankings

In spite of disputes about race and transformation, Stellenbosch University is cranking out research at such a rate that it climbed 88 places on a worldwide university ranking released on Tuesday. It came in at 302 on the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings 2015/2016

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