Cape Town, February 8 2019 – A group of pensioners are asking the president for a Christmas bonus or thirteenth cheque. They’d hoped to hand over a petition of 30-thousand signatures to Cyril Ramaphosa ahead of the state of the nation address. But they were left disappointed. eNCA’s Pheladi Sethusa has this story.
Cape Town, January 14 2019 – Eskom says it’s struggling under a massive debt of over R400-billion. And they want you to pay some, if not all of it. The power utility has applied for a 15 percent tariff increase, over the next three years. But after the first day of the public hearings, Eskom faces an uphill battle to convince the regulator. eNCA’s Pheladi Sethusa explains. Courtesy #DStv403
Cape Town, January 11 2019 – Golden Arrow Bus Services are set to hike fare prices by a whopping 9.5 percent this month. They say the increase is to offset the numerous petrol hikes experienced in the last few months.
Cape Town, 1 April, 2018 – The recent VAT increase will take its toll on low-income households, which often use most of their money on consumable goods.
Unions and NGOs say the planned review of zero-rated goods is necessary to offset the financial burden of the increase.
There are 19 basic food items that are not affected by the VAT increase.
They include brown bread, milk powder, maize meal and vegetable oil.
This list is meant to be a way of reducing the VAT burden on low-income consumers. Watch full story below.