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From the “On the Contrary” column – Business to the Rescue

“OUR Parliament is a disgrace,” exploded Luke the Dude, rudely disturbing the relaxed banter of the usual comrades in conversation. “Useless!” countered Jon the Joker, “Parliament isn’t at all! A full 18...

From the “On the Contrary” column – A matter of respect

IT was a wet and windy winter’s day as the usual congregation of gregarious conversationalists sought out the warmth of the local pub and grill. I was sitting in my regular...

Statement on discussions at parliament’s appropriations committee on the R5 billion question

During a joint presentation to Parliament’s Appropriations Committee on 27 May 2020, in the questions from the honourable members of parliament an impression was created that Eskom had erroneously overpaid an...

Post office hasn’t been profitable in about 13 years

Members of Parliament have heard the Post Office is still not financially stable and is sitting with obsolete technologies and an outdated business model. The organisation's new board and management briefed Parliament's communications committee...

National Budget top priority for 6th Parliament

Among the key considerations of the sixth Parliament is the national Budget that was tabled in February, says National Assembly (NA) Secretary Masibulele Xaso. “A very important function that will have to...

Further economic deterioration inevitable

"The Medium-Term Budget Framework Statement (MTBRS) that the Minister of Finance, Tito Mboweni, submitted today to Parliament is a very clear evidence that the ANC's policy of the socialist and communist...

South Africa’s parliament cuts ties with auditor KPMG

South Africa’s parliament said on Wednesday it has terminated its contract with KPMG, citing reputational risks after the global auditor was caught up in a scandal involving business friends of President...

Parliament’s historic moment: hope springs eternal

The history books will one day teach that today’s events in Parliament could have brought about a crucial turning point in the tragic deterioration of South Africa and put it back...

Eskom confirms return of former CEO

Former Eskom Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Brian Molefe will return to the power utility next week, the Eskom Board confirmed on Friday. “Mr Molefe will return to Eskom on Monday,” board...

State of the Nation Address by Jacob G Zuma, President of the Republic of...

The Speaker of the National Assembly, the Chairperson of the National Council of Provinces; Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly and Deputy Chairperson of the NCOP, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, Former President Thabo...

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Over R100-billion to be invested in data centres in South Africa 

By Larry Claasen Amazon Web Services (AWS) plans to invest R46-billion in Cape Town by 2029. THE setting up of hyperscale data centres in South Africa...

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