Railway news

Your industry

Focus on digital marketing


Content marketing download

Bizcommunity's special Focus On CONTENT MARKETING is now available in a downloadable PDF.

Content Marketing PDF >>
Bizcommunity has over 400 industry contributors and we always welcome further contributions and contributors.
Railway news

Significant gains in different economic sectors

13 Feb 2012 13:44
Significant economic results show that the volume growth of electricity was up by 20% year-on-year (y/y) and Business Live says that coal exports from Richards Bay surged by 34,3% y/y in January.
Its figures show that exports via the Sishen-Saldanha line rose by 25% in January while cement sales volumes increased by 22% during the month. Also government revenue was sharply up, rising by 22,6% y/y to a record R102,065bn. Company tax collections were up by 30,7% y/y and Value Added Tax grew by 30,5% y/y as well.

Worryingly there was a 56% surge in Eskom's unplanned outages to 5737MW in the first five weeks of the year, caused by a host of failures including boiler tube leaks, poor coal quality and excessive heat.

Summer is Eskom's peak maintenance period because demand is seasonally low.

For more:

LEGAL DISCLAIMER: This Message Board accepts no liability of legal consequences that arise from the Message Boards (e.g. defamation, slander, or other such crimes). All posted messages are the sole property of their respective authors. The maintainer does retain the right to remove any message posts for whatever reasons. People that post messages to this forum are not to libel/slander nor in any other way depict a company, entity, individual(s), or service in a false light; should they do so, the legal consequences are theirs alone. Bizcommunity.com will disclose authors' IP addresses to authorities if compelled to do so by a court of law.