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Stellenbosch to analyse DNA from Nigerian church deaths
Stellenbosch to analyse DNA from Nigerian church deaths

The DNA samples gathered from the 116 people who died in the collapse of the building in Nigeria over a month ago have arrived at a laboratory in Stellenbosch for analysis.

24 Oct 2014 08:58

Winners of 2014 AfriSam-SAIA announced
Winners of 2014 AfriSam-SAIA announced

The Alexander Forbes Headquarters in Sandton, Johannesburg took top honours in the built work category at the 2014 AfriSam-South African Institute of Architects Award for Sustainable Architecture.

23 Oct 2014 16:28

Mega-cities can create an opportunity for social innovation
Mega-cities can create an opportunity for social innovation

Research has revealed that 56% of the world's population will live in urban areas by 2020 and more than 35 cities globally will grow to become mega-cities by 2025.

23 Oct 2014 16:08

National Treasury signals shift in SA's fiscal policy
National Treasury signals shift in SA's fiscal policy

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene has tabled the 2014 Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS), which signals a shift in the country's fiscal policy through measures aimed at reducing the country's budget deficit and stabilising public debt.

23 Oct 2014 09:19

Current account deficit grows
Current account deficit grows

South Africa's current account deficit has increased to about 5.5% of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) over the past two years.

23 Oct 2014 08:55

Higher profit pressure faces state-owned enterprises
Higher profit pressure faces state-owned enterprises

Members of Parliament have responded to Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene's inaugural Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS), which he tabled in Parliament on Wednesday (22 October).

By Neo Semono 23 Oct 2014 08:26

Vanguard moves equipment to Afrox's Coega plant
Vanguard moves equipment to Afrox's Coega plant

Vanguard, the specialist in lifting, relocating and installing heavy plants, recently moved a 'cold box' and other equipment to Afrox's R300-million air separation unit (ASU) at the Coega Industrial Development Zone (IDZ) near Port Elizabeth.

23 Oct 2014 07:53

Blink Tower wins gold in NAE video contest
Blink Tower wins gold in NAE video contest

Blink Tower, a Cape Town-based animated video company, scooped gold in two categories of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) Engineering for You Video Contest, held last month.

23 Oct 2014 06:58

Gauteng searches for investors for its aerotropolis
Gauteng searches for investors for its aerotropolis

The Gauteng Roads and Transport Department is looking for investment partners for its plan to build an aerotropolis at OR Tambo International Airport.

22 Oct 2014 11:01

DTI registers 18 industrialists for future development
DTI registers 18 industrialists for future development

So far registered 18 qualifying black industrialists in a range of sectors have been registered by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) according to Deputy Minister Mzwandile Masina.

22 Oct 2014 08:00

Nxesi says built environment needs urgent transformation
Nxesi says built environment needs urgent transformation

Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi says it's high time the built environment sector picks up the pace of transformation.

22 Oct 2014 07:32

Royalty to open Danish Showroom for Design, Architecture, Consumer Goods
Royalty to open Danish Showroom for Design, Architecture, Consumer Goods

As part of the WDC 2014, Her Royal Highness, Crown Princess Mary of Denmark and the Minister of Trade and Development Cooperation, Mogens Jensen will be in Cape Town...

20 Oct 2014 12:14

Cashbuild's revenue up 10%
Cashbuild's revenue up 10%

Buildings and material group Cashbuild said total revenue for the company rose by 10% for the first quarter of its 2015 financial year with higher sales and the opening of new stores.

20 Oct 2014 11:52

State may sell Vodacom stake to fund Eskom
State may sell Vodacom stake to fund Eskom

Crushing financial pressure on Eskom has compelled the government to consider selling its R26bn stake in Vodacom and to assess its other listed holdings‚ such as Telkom to raise the cash that Eskom needs.

By Thabiso Mochiko and Andiswa Maqutu 17 Oct 2014 11:17

Ping An and Munich Re insure Suntech's performance warranties
Ping An and Munich Re insure Suntech's performance warranties

Wuxi Suntech has announced that its modules' performance will be insured by Chinese-based insurance company, Ping An, and reinsured by risk carrier, Munich Re.

17 Oct 2014 09:49

Sub-Saharan energy sector brakes development
Sub-Saharan energy sector brakes development

More than 620 million people in sub-Saharan Africa live without electricity, and nearly 730 million people rely on dangerous, inefficient forms of cooking.

17 Oct 2014 07:41

Communities will benefit from wind energy projects
Communities will benefit from wind energy projects

With a decline in the price of carbon credits under the Clean Development Mechanism, it is easy to believe that carbon credits will never be worth anything.

By Harmke Immink 17 Oct 2014 07:15

Basil Read has a new management team
Basil Read has a new management team

Basil Read's (BSR) restructuring of its executive management team was now complete following the appointment of a permanent financial director and chief executive according to the construction firm.

By Nick Hedley 15 Oct 2014 13:03

SA developers showing more interest in Africa
SA developers showing more interest in Africa

The African continent could become a competitive field for SA's property developers if the developers move in and act as catalysts for future development.

By Alistair Anderson 15 Oct 2014 12:36

SA, France sign nuclear cooperation agreement
SA, France sign nuclear cooperation agreement

The Department of Energy has confirmed that South Africa has signed an Inter-Governmental Framework Agreement on Nuclear Cooperation with France.

15 Oct 2014 09:21

SA to sign nuclear agreement with France
SA to sign nuclear agreement with France

PRETORIA: President Jacob Zuma has given authority to Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson to sign an agreement for the safe use of nuclear energy with France.

14 Oct 2014 15:54

Ocean economy plans to be released this week
Ocean economy plans to be released this week

President Jacob Zuma will release the results of work done to explore the potential of the country's ocean economy at the first Operation Phakisa open day in Durban this week.

14 Oct 2014 07:29

Workshops offer support to implement energy efficiency measures
Workshops offer support to implement energy efficiency measures

Small businesses do have a growing appetite to be more energy efficient largely driven by the obvious and significant benefits to keeping the cost of doing business down...

13 Oct 2014 09:58

Mall payment kiosks for Ekurhuleni residents
Mall payment kiosks for Ekurhuleni residents

Ekurhuleni residents will soon be able to walk into major malls around the city and pay for or view their municipal services accounts while at the mall.

13 Oct 2014 07:11

Mining, manufacturing remain marooned
Mining, manufacturing remain marooned

Dismal data‚ showing that both mining and manufacturing output contracted on an annual basis in August‚ highlight the continued vulnerability of SA's productive sectors.

By Claire Bisseker 10 Oct 2014 10:58

Emission control legislation will require large capital expenditure
Emission control legislation will require large capital expenditure

New analysis from Frost & Sullivan has found that companies across various industries will apply for exemption from the first round of emission control, coming into effect in 2015.

10 Oct 2014 09:10

Gauteng commissions township economy study
Gauteng commissions township economy study

The Gauteng Provincial Government will commission a baseline study on the township economy to understand its size, spread and strength as well as innovative ways of measuring its social and economic importance.

10 Oct 2014 09:08

Government upgrades for mining settlements
Government upgrades for mining settlements

At least 82 informal settlements in a number of mining towns are currently being evaluated for possible upgrading as part of government's National Upgrading Support Programme.

10 Oct 2014 08:44

Communities urged to save water
Communities urged to save water

Government has appealed to communities to save water and help protect the country's water infrastructure at all times.

10 Oct 2014 08:23

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