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SA trusts Eskom more than Zuma

South Africans trust Eskom marginally more than President Jacob Zuma, according to an Ipsos survey. Zuma scored 53,1 out of 100 (with 100 signifying a perfect reputation), while Eskom scored 53,4 points. The poll was done through 3 617 face-to-face interviews with randomly selected

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#ZumaMustFall unites thousands on social media

Social media has united thousands of South Africans who are calling for President Jacob Zuma to step down from his position as number one citizen. This comes after a number of shuffles in the vital ministry of finance were made this past week. In the latest change

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Pravin Gordhan is back as finance minister

Pravin Gordhan has been appointed as the minister of finance, replacing David van Rooyen who was put in the seat four days ago. The Presidency issued a statement on Sunday confirming the appointment. “I have received many representations to reconsider

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Cwele’s dep’t to get digital TV millions: DA

In his medium term budget policy statement, finance minister Nhlanhla Nene has allocated R620m in funding for broadcasting digital migration to the department of telecommunications and postal services and not to the department of communications

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Gov’t to tackle copper theft scourge

While the ongoing theft of copper cable continues to cost the economy billions of rand a year, government says it has placed tightening laws to deal with the problem high on its agenda. “The high prevalence of cable theft, in particular copper theft, and its consequences, has become a major

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R6m spent on defending e-tolls

Court cases involving e-tolling on Gauteng highways have cost the taxpayer more than R6m in legal fees, according to finance minister Pravin Gordhan. “The total amount spent on the Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance (Outa) case is

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Digital tax looms

National treasury is moving ahead with plans to levy value-added tax on digital goods such as music downloads and digital books, with the controversial new rules set to come into effect on 1 April. Government this week published electronic services regulations for public comment. This follows

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E-tolls: day of reckoning arrives

The long-awaited electronic tolling system on Gauteng’s highways was expected to go live at midnight on Monday. This follows several years of delays due to court challenges and a public outcry. On Monday, an application by the Freedom

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