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Eskom reaches agreement and suspends disconnections

Eskom reaches agreement and suspends disconnections

Eskom has reached agreement with three municipalities and suspended electricity disconnections to another four municipalities in Mpumalanga, the parastatal said on Sunday. Over the past number of weeks, Eskom had had several engagements with the municipalities in Mpumalanga who had defaulted on their electricity payments, Eskom said in a statement. …

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Mother, 3 children found dead and husband missing

A woman and her three young children, including a nine-month baby were found dead with their throats slit in Tsakane, Ekurhuleni, Gauteng police said on Friday. Captain Tsekiso Mofokeng said neighbours, who had not seen the family for days, made the gruesome discovery when they broke down the door of …

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Cops refuse large bribe to arrest drug dealers

Two brothers have landed in hot water after one of them was found in possession of drugs in the South of Johannesburg and the other tried to bribe police officers with R27,000 to drop the case, police said on Friday. JMPD spokesperson Wayne Minnaar said the arrests occurred on Thursday …

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Longest SA Uber trip was 580km between Joburg, Durban

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Internet ride-sharing app Uber has become synonymous with offering short-trips in cities across the globe, but some SA users have stretched the service’s limits. Uber launched in South Africa in August 2013 and this week the service has marked 2.5 years in the country. To mark its ride in South …

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Pikitup strikers face disciplinary hearing

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Striking Pikitup workers are due to face a disciplinary tribunal on Monday. They’ve been on an illegal strike for more than two weeks now, refusing to return to their posts despite numerous pleas from the company. The waste management company’s employees are protesting over salaries. They’re demanding an increase of between R8,000-R10,000 …

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E-toll clash heats up amid investor, ratings fears

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E-toll owner Sanral was on Monday accused of blaming its financial woes and credit rating pressures on opponents of the controversial Gauteng road payment system. “Sanral’s financial predicament is self-inflicted and they should stop blaming others for a mess which they created,” Wayne Duvenage, chairperson of the Organisation Undoing Tax …

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Second tremor felt in Johannesburg – reports

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A second earth tremor has been felt in the eastern parts of Johannesburg, about two hours after the first tremor was felt across Johannesburg on Thursday evening. Residents from Germiston and Boksburg reported felling a second tremor hours after the first one. The tremors lasted a few seconds. – Did …

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Families of mentally ill relatives saddened by dept’s move

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The families of mentally ill patients who have spent years being cared for at Life Esidimeni Care Centres are concerned they will not get the care they need following a court ruling forcing them to move out. Andrew Pietersen’s uncle, Victor, had been a patient at the Waverley Care Centre …

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