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Apex court throws Ramaphosa a life jacket on public service wage agreement

The government has just been freed from taking a huge sum of money it doesn’t have to give to people who don’t deserve it. The highest court, upholding an earlier decision by the Labor Appeal Court, has thrown a life jacket to President Cyril Ramaphosa’s government. A supposedly cramped treasury, which handed out a windfall of R200 billion in tax revenue just a week ago, has been exempted from having to implement the last part of the three-year public service wage agreement, which would have cost R29 billion. The unanimous, full Constitutional Court ruling slammed civil servants’ unions for greed and…

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