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Berry farming in Barberton

We love an entity that goes above and beyond the call of duty. Bosses at mining company Pan African Resources in Barberton, Mpumalanga, were so aghast at the lack of jobs in the area that they felt they had to do something more, Business Times reported. So they researched the most labour intensive operation that …

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Maimane back in political waters

A politician leaves his party acrimoniously and contests elections under a new banner. So far so normal in South African politics. We’ve been here with Mosiuoa Lekota, Herman Mashaba and of course Aunty Patricia de Lille, who’s made floor-crossing a competitive sport. So when Mmusi Maimane left the Democratic Alliance in 2019 we thought it’d …

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De Ruyter moves the needle

André de Ruyter is the first Eskom CEO in 15 years who has managed to reduce debt at the ailing state-owned power utility. Eskom’s debt has come down by R90 billion since he joined in January 2020. Some background: In 2005, Eskom was sitting at a debt of R30 billion; by 2020 that had ballooned …

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OUR TAKE: NEW WINGS FOR SAA

We never thought it would happen. South African Airways (SAA) is pretty much on the road to being privatised after the government sold 51% – a controlling stake – of our national airline to a private consortium with serious aviation industry chops.  The “p” word – privatisation – has long been considered blasphemy by our …

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17 June ’21 Wrap: PRIVATISING SA’S SOES: A STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION

1. OUR TAKE: NEW WINGS FOR SAA We never thought it would happen. South African Airways (SAA) is pretty much on the road to being privatised after the government sold 51% – a controlling stake – of our national airline to a private consortium with serious aviation industry chops.  The “p” word – privatisation – …

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