Private security companies sue Prasa

eNCA writes that the three companies — Chuma Security Services (CSS), Sechaba Protection and Supreme Security Services — claim they were informed to stop their services on the same day they learned their contracts had been terminated. Sithethi Ngcwangu from CSS said Prasa had on previous occasions allowed the monthly contract to continue into the following month without communicating whether it had been extended or not.

He said he assumed the contract would be continuing as the rail agency had not communicated anything to the contrary. Ngcwangu stated the company was informed their contract had been terminated on the morning of 1 November and told to suspend their services with immediate effect. He is asking that the security company be allowed to work with Prasa until the end of the month. 


Informal traders allowed to resume business

SABC News reports that government has relaxed some lockdown regulations, such as the re-opening of spaza shops, including informal food traders. Close relatives of deceased persons are now also allowed to travel between provinces to attend funerals. Night vigils are still not permitted. No more than 50 people are allowed to attend a funeral. This […]

Minister Patel signs new regulations, establishes toll-free hotline to report hike prices

SABC News writes that Trade and Industry Minister, Ebrahim Patel, says a toll-free hotline has been established to report individuals or companies that hike the prices of products such as facemasks, gloves and hand sanitisers amid the coronavirus outbreak. The Competition Commission is investigating 11 companies for heavily increasing the prices of items. President Cyril […]