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Cosatu slams Uber’s business model

Uber is coming under increased pressure as trade union federation Cosatu is now taking aim at the Internet ride-sharing service. Opposition to Uber has become evident among rival metered

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SA united against Eskom tariff hike bid

Opposition to Eskom’s bid to increase electricity prices mounted during the two days of public hearings in Johannesburg this week. The state utility was taking part in public hearings called by energy regulator Nersa, which will determine by the

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Subdivide Eskom, DA urges

Finance minister Nhlanhla Nene should stop giving further financial lifelines to Eskom and restructure the embattled electricity provider, the Democratic Alliance said on Tuesday. “Bold

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New twist in set-top box saga

With just four months to go until the deadline to switch off analogue television broadcasts, the digital migration programme may be about to be thrown into disarray once again. This is after a report on Wednesday that says that communications

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Too much hot air in renewables talk

Normally futurologists, especially those who deal with the impact of climate change, paint a picture so dystopian that even Hollywood runs screaming for the hills. But at last week’s four-day climate change conference, hosted by the department of environmental affairs in Midrand, it was different

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Protestors vow to bury e-tolls

Protesters burnt their unpaid e-toll bills on top of an empty coffin while singing the national anthem outside roads agency Sanral’s offices in Pretoria at the weekend. “Today we bury a stillborn that was born in December last year

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Few in ANC support e-tolls: claim

Very few people in the ANC support the tolling of Gauteng’s highways, trade union federation Cosatu’s provincial arm said on Thursday. “This thing it has never been placed in any gathering of the ANC,” provincial secretary Dumisani

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Post Office strike drags on and on

Mail is piling up at the Witspos post office south of Johannesburg. The mail floor, a giant warehouse the size of about three rugby fields, is almost deserted. Piles of parcels and boxes and sacks of letters are stacked on the floor. A few postal employees sort through the mail in

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Cosatu vows to fight Eskom privatisation

Trade union federation Cosatu on Wednesday vowed to fight “to the bitter end” any attempts to privatise Eskom. “Cosatu is not surprised by media reports that there are moves within government to privatise Eskom,” spokesman Patrick Craven said in a statement. “This is a continuation of an agenda

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Cosatu fears over e-tolls plan

Cosatu in Gauteng is worried about the extension of the e-tolling system to KwaZulu-Natal, the trade union federation said on Thursday. It proved that roads agency Sanral planned to roll-out the system to the entire country, the trade union federation’s Gauteng secretary, Dumisani Dakile, said in a statement. “The recent announcement that the