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Promoting SAA not an possibility, says Ramaphosa – NEWPAPER24

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Promoting SAA not an possibility, says Ramaphosa

2018-11-10 05:27:00


CAPE TOWN –  President Cyril Ramaphosa says promoting SAA is just not an possibility.

He says a strategic fairness accomplice to assist the airline should fairly be discovered.

The nationwide service must repay huge debt.

The President was answering questions within the Nationwide Meeting.

READ: SAA CEO says airline is salvageable

“The debt that we supply and we now have underwritten as authorities is kind of vital,” he stated.

“If we have been to say let it shut down, it principally signifies that this debt that SAA carries turns into payable instantly.”

Ramaphosa stated that SAA have to be seen as “our collective problem and drawback”.

In the meantime, Newpaper24 reported that SAA is contemplating promoting shares to the general public in an try to finish years of losses and cut back the necessity for bailouts.

Sources have stated that the nationwide service will first need to implement its turnaround technique efficiently and break even.

SAA has declined to touch upon the report.

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Could faces cupboard as Brexit deadline looms – NEWPAPER24

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2018-11-13 12:45:12


LONDON – Prime Minister Theresa Could on Tuesday confronted her divided ministers as negotiators scrambled to safe a divorce settlement with the European Union and nervousness mounted over the chance of a no-deal Brexit.

Could stated on Monday her authorities was working “extraordinarily onerous” to save lots of a deal, telling officers of London’s monetary district that negotiations “are actually within the endgame”.

A British authorities supply stated a deal should occur by Wednesday if there may be any hope of a rare EU summit this month to signal a withdrawal settlement.

Could’s de facto deputy David Lidington advised Newpaper24 Radio’s Right this moment programme on Monday {that a} deal was “not fairly there but” however was inside “touching distance”.

An settlement was nonetheless to be reached on a “small variety of troublesome points”, he added, saying a deal earlier than Wednesday was “nonetheless potential, however under no circumstances particular”.

London suggests Britain may quickly keep aligned with the bloc’s commerce guidelines however desires to order the appropriate to exit the association.

The EU seems solely prepared to simply accept that if there’s a fall-back possibility written into the withdrawal settlement during which Northern Eire would stay within the European single market whereas the remainder of Britain leaves.

READ: UK customs Brexit deal report is ‘hypothesis’: Could’s workplace

Ministers are set to confront Could throughout Tuesday’s assembly, warning that the EU’s calls for had been “utterly unacceptable”, in accordance with the Each day Telegraph.

Former Brexit minister David Davis, now a strident critic of Could’s technique, warned that the federal government “ought to be ready to exit with no deal”.

Failure to strike a deal by Wednesday may push again the signing of any settlement till an everyday EU summit on December 13, dramatically curbing the time Could should get the deal previous a rebellious British parliament earlier than Brexit day on March 29.

In parliament, Could should fulfill each pro-Brexit and anti-Brexit wings of her occasion, in addition to Northern Eire’s DUP occasion that props her up in Westminster.

British officers hope an emergency EU session may nonetheless be held on December four and 5, in accordance with the Solar newspaper.

The deal is supposed to finalise Britain’s exit invoice of round £39-billion.

It should additionally assure residents’ rights and launch a 21-month transition throughout which London would observe EU guidelines.

British and European negotiators will launch extra bold talks throughout this transition interval on a future buying and selling and authorized relationship.

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Emfuleni mayor admits to wasteful expenditure – NEWPAPER24

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2018-11-13 12:55:03


EMFULENI – An absence of contract administration and deliberate ignorance of procurement legal guidelines have been blamed for R872-million’s price of irregular expenditure on the Emfuleni Municipality.

READ: Eskom to start out bulk electrical energy ‘disruptions’ to Emfuleni municipality

The municipality has been suffering from service supply protests.

Mayor Jacob Khawe has admitted contracts have been generally renewed with out due course of being adopted.

He mentioned it is embarrassing that individuals’s cash has been wasted, and he is dedicated to turning issues round.

READ: Emfuleni mayor blames ‘nugatory contracts’ for monetary woes

“We now have established this unauthorized irregular expenditure of R872m. As a part of the programme to scrub our municipality is to open up and acknowledge that we have wasted R872m cash of the folks of Emfuleni.” 

“It is with embarrassment and disgrace that I because the mayor and collective need to make this acknowledgment,” Khawe mentioned.

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R2K wins courtroom determination to have NDPP interviews made public – NEWPAPER24

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R2K wins courtroom determination to have NDPP interviews made public

2018-11-13 14:23:01


PRETORIA – The North Gauteng Excessive Court docket has granted Proper to Know Marketing campaign’s software that interviews for the place of Nationwide Director of Public Prosecutions be held in public.

The advocacy group had taken President Cyril Ramaphosa to courtroom wanting journalists to be allowed to report on the interviews for the place of Nationwide Director of Public Prosecutions.  

The Presidency had opposed the courtroom bid, stating that media entry will probably be inappropriate.

Twelve candidates are vying for the place of NDPP and the interviews are set to start on Wednesday.

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