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Don’t judge us on CPS standards, pleads Post Office

Paymaster-in-waiting faces litmus test in the next three months – if successful, grant payments will be exclusively in the state’s hands.

Alternatives to expropriating land without compensation

Jeremy Cronin suggests that instead of changing the Constitution, government should speed up the release of title deeds and land redistribution.

Counting the cost of Liberty’s cyber attack 

The firm could face civil lawsuits from its clients or a fine from the information regulator.

Liberty rejects extortion demands from hackers

Financial services group faces data breach scandal as client information is held to ransom.

Can SA create an additional 100 black industrialists?

After the relative success of the first phase, there’s no doubt that government can empower more black entrepreneurs.

High hopes as Sasol Inzalo nears an end

All eyes are on whether Sasol Group shares will reach R480, the level at which value could be created for black investors.

Post Office set to take over cash payments from CPS

If successful, the state organ will be the only service provider administering the payment of all social grants.

No Ramaphoria buzz for manufacturers

Until consumer confidence and demand for manufacturing products recovers, Ramaphoria won’t translate into a boon for manufacturers.

Schneider Electric in R731m lawsuit over scuppered factory

Global energy firm accused of breaching an agreement to build a battery manufacturing factory in the Eastern Cape.

CPS cash crunch raises fears of social grant fiasco

Operating losses, disputes with Treasury and stalled payments from Sassa are creating a perfect storm.

Unearthing the never-ending rot at Sassa

The agency has elements of the corrosive state capture project and its clean-up, like at SOEs, won’t be quick.

Title deed backlog still plagues SA

Human settlements minister Nomaindia Mfeketo has the big task of clearing the title deed backlog at a time when her department faces massive budget cuts.

The state’s shift in housing policy

Government steps away from its traditional model of housing delivery. Poor people could build their own homes on state-provided serviced land.

Could banks free Sassa beneficiaries from bank charges?

Without a sound policy by National Treasury and the Reserve Bank to subsidise banks for their costs, a free service might be a pipe dream.

With Bathabile Dlamini gone, banks can pay social grants

Banks launch an aggressive campaign to convince social grant beneficiaries to open low-cost bank accounts.
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