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Eskom’s new wage deal will cost the company R1 billion

After weeks of deadlocked negotiations, unions have now accepted Eskom’s one-year 7 percent wage deal.

This is expected to ease pressure on the power utility after protest action around the wage talks contributed to the return to Stage 6 blackouts.

Eskom said in a statement that the housing allowance will increase by R400 per month.

“The overall effect of this agreement on the wage bill will be more than R1-billion over the period of the agreement,” the statement read.

“Following this agreement, the NUM, Numsa and Solidarity have urged their members to return to work immediately.”

Source: eNCA

In other news – Actress Nothando Ngcobo (Hlelo) on men hitting on her, Uzalo role & her goals

Uzalo actress Nothando Ngcobo said her big wish is to land a job as a TV presenter. She said her future ambition makes her ignore the love proposals from men who want to go out with her.

Nothando Ngcobo

“I’m still young in the industry and have big dreams I don’t want to lose focus that’s why I ignore all the inboxes on social media of men who want to go out with me,” said Nothando. She said her fame, which she gained from playing Hlelo on Uzalo, has attracted attention from men. Learn More