Solidarity: Jo’burg marchers protest against power tariff hike

23 04 2008
23 April 2008 04:50
Source: Mail & Guardian

About 400 marchers under the banner of the Anti-Privatisation Forum handed over a memorandum to City Power and Eskom in Johannesburg on Wednesday in protest against a proposed 53% hike in electricity tariffs.

The protesters called for the immediate resignation of Eskom managers and demanded a halt to proposed bonuses to management.
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Officials ‘took houses meant for poor’

23 04 2008

Posted to the web on: 23 April 2008
Source: Business Day
by Nick Wilson

MORE than 30000 public servants face possible prosecution for defrauding the poor out of low-cost homes.

The Special Investigations Unit is investigating 31000 government employees, including school principals and police captains, who “corruptly or fraudulently” acquired fully subsidised houses. Read the rest of this entry »