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The best possible solutions needed to be explored for the implementation of the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project (GFIP), Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe said in Johannesburg on Friday. “There should be no overburdening of poor people with added cost,” Motlanthe

Mobile operators are hacking and slashing data prices but Telkom’s fixed-line broadband and line rental fees are set to go up at the beginning of August. The operator desperately needs to cut costs, increase efficiency and attract new customers, but it’s caught in a dilemma: it needs to maintain its ground in a

The Communication Workers’ Union (CWU) has saluted the cabinet’s decision against a possible transaction between Telkom and Korean company KT Corp. The “financial mess” at the parastatal would not be resolved by a cash injection from the Asians, CWU spokesman Matankana Mothapo

When in doubt, blame it on Mangaung. The ANC’s elective conference at the end of the year is definitely the dominant event on the political horizon, so much so that a botched telecommunications deal between Telkom and Korea’s KT Corp is being blamed

A planned deal between Telkom and Korean telecommunications company KT Corp may benefit employees, trade union Solidarity said on Tuesday. “In Korea, KT focuses on creating a flexible working environment for its employees through flexitime, flexi workplaces and ‘virtual

Government, political parties and trade unions on Saturday expressed sadness at the death of public service & administration minister Roy Padayachie. President Jacob Zuma said no words could express the loss that government and the people of SA felt at this loss. “It is sadly a great measure of his dedication and

Decisions taken on the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project (GFIP) will have implications for how future infrastructure projects are financed, minister Collins Chabane said on Friday. It was necessary to guard against decisions and actions that might impact negatively “on our track record in the prudent

Unions and opposition parties at the weekend applauded the decision by the high court in Pretoria to put the controversial e-toll system on hold with immediate effect. Trade federation Cosatu said the decision would allow more time to look at alternative methods of funding road construction and usage. “We hope that the e-toll system will be abandoned forever

An application by the Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance (Outa) for an interdict to stop the e-tolling of Gauteng’s major roads continues in the high court in Pretoria on Wednesday. Outa, trade union federation Cosatu and the Democratic Alliance were pulling out all the stops this week to try and have the system scrapped

The high court in Pretoria will hear an application by the Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance (Outa) on Tuesday for an urgent interdict preventing Sanral from launching the e-toll system on Gauteng highways. “This [interdict] is … to give judges time to review arguments in the matter and then make a decision