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Wed, 23 May 2018

Volkswagen has launched its new Arteon sedan in South Africa.


The vehicle will be available in three models (the Elegance, the R-Line, and the R-Line 4MOTION), with pricing starting at R599, 900.


Its petrol engine boasts an impressive 206 kW (280 PS) with a fuel consumption of 9.2 l/100 km on urban road and 6.2 l/100 km in rural areas.


In contrast, you can expect a 176 kW (240 PS) bi-turbo engine from the diesel variant, which promises consumption of 9.2 l/100 km and 5.1 l/100km in non-urban environments.


Features include adaptive cruise control (including predictive cruise control), advanced dynamic cornering light, emergency and side assist, ergo Comfort seats and a multifunction steering wheel with active info display.

It comes standard with a 3 year or 120,000km warranty, and a five-year or 90,000km maintenance plan.


(Pricing includes VAT and emissions tax)

Volkswagen Arteon 2.0 TDI 130kW Elegance DSG – R599, 900

Volkswagen Arteon 2.0 TDI 130 kW R-Line DSG – R649, 900

Volkswagen Arteon 2.0 TSI 206kW R-Line 4MOTION DSG – R699, 900


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Tue, 22 May 2018
Unions mull fresh wage offer as bus strike enters its fourth week...

Satawu says unions are deliberating after the new proposal from the bargaining council and the CCMA and will consult members on Monday.

Transport unions are considering a new wage offer as the national bus strike enters its fourth week.

“The bargaining council and the CCMA [Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration] have put a proposal on the table of 8.75% for year one and 8.25% for year two. Unions are deliberating and will start consulting members [on Monday]‚” said Zanele Sabela‚ the spokeswoman for the South African Transport and Allied Workers Union (Satawu).

“Outstanding issues, including dual driver‚ night shift hours and in sourcing, will be referred to a task team under the CCMA to ensure it delivers on its mandate‚” Sabela said.

Satawu‚ the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa)‚ the Transport and Omnibus Workers Union (Towu)‚ the Transport and Allied Workers Union of Sa (Tawusa) and the Tirisano Transport and Services Workers Union announced their decision to continue with the strike at a media conference in Johannesburg a few weeks ago.

The decision followed after CCMA-mediated negotiations with employers broke down.

The national bus strike has left commuters across the country stranded. The strike followed after wage negotiations in the industry deadlocked in April.



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Tue, 22 May 2018
Mosimane Opens Up About Sundowns’ ‘Legacy’

Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane believes CAF Champions League football is part of the club’s “legacy”, and says the team have to deal with the pressure that comes with it.

While the Brazilians’ 15 PSL rivals are preparing for the final league game of the campaign next weekend followed by a hard-earned break, Downs will again be working through the holiday period as they contest continental football.

The Brazilians kicked off their Group C campaign on Saturday with a 1-1 draw against holders Wydad Casablanca, the team that dethroned Downs last term after knocking the PSL giants out at the quarter-finals.

Mosimane’s men are next in action on Saturday for a victory lap in the league as they close out the domestic campaign against Bloemfontein Celtic, before taking on LaLiga giants Barcelona in a club friendly and returning to CAF football against Horoya AC.

When asked about the pressures that come with contesting the continent’s biggest club cup competition year in and year out, while their domestic rivals are awarded lengthy resting periods, Mosimane told SuperSport TV: “Every year we are the last ones to finish, every year we are the first ones to start.

“It’s part of it, it’s part of our legacy. If you want to be the top team in Africa, this is it.

“They [Wydad Casablanca] do the same, so there’s no complaint, it’s this level.

“Good game, we tried.”



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Tue, 22 May 2018
Mcebisi Jonas joins the MTN board

The MTN Group has announced that Mcebisi Jonas and Bajabulile Tshabalala will join the company’s board as Independent Non-Executive Directors from June 1st, 2018.

Tshabalala is currently Executive Director of the consulting and investment holding firm, Barbican Advisory Group while Jonas was the former Deputy Finance Minister who served under both Nhlanhla Nene and Pravin Gordhan.

The Chairman of the MTN Group Phuthuma Nhleko said “I wish to extend a warm welcome to Swazi and Mcebisi. We are all excited to have them onboard. As we continue to steer our business into a new trajectory of execution excellence”.

Nhleko added that he believes that the arrival of Jonas and Tshabalala will further enrich the diversity and experience of the Board.

A statement from the company said that both Tshabalala and Jonas bring an extensive board and senior management experience to their new roles, having served on numerous boards in the private and public sectors over many years.

Tshabalala has more than 20 years professional experience in finance, risk management, treasury and general management. She has worked in both the private sector as well as State Owned Companies like Transnet.

Jonas previously held the title of Chairperson and Non-Executive Director of the Public Investment Corporation and is currently one of four Presidential Investment Envoys appointed by President Cyril Ramaphosa to attract investment.



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