In today's headlines:
* The South African National Roads Agency, Sanral, has spent an estimated R5.3 billion on trying to recover e-tolls from motorists who are unwilling and unlikely to pay, reports MyBroadband.co.za.
* Cash-strapped power utility Eskom declared a dispute with three unions on Wednesday after wage talks reached an impasse.
* Gold Fields’ plans to build a solar power plant at its South Deep gold mine southwest of Johannesburg will reduce exposure to national utility Eskom, improve reliability and lower costs, Martin Preece, executive vice president for South Africa, told The Africa Report.
* Shoprite Holdings, Africa’s largest food retailer, has sold its Nigerian operations to local investors 16 years after it opened its first outlet in the continent’s most populous country.