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Mining fundamental for SA economy
Mining fundamental for SA economy

Mining was one of the key industries in the South African economy with a total income of R408bn in 2012, says Statistician General Pali Lehohla.

30 Sep 2014 10:36

Public Works has wasted R34,9bn
Public Works has wasted R34,9bn

The Department of Public Works has uncovered R34.9bn in irregular expenditure dating back to 2001, Public Works Minister Thembelani Nxesi says.

30 Sep 2014 10:05

Illegal mining solutions sought to end R5.6bn in gold thefts
Illegal mining solutions sought to end R5.6bn in gold thefts

The Council for Geoscience (CGS) will close 45 open mine shafts in the coming financial year to prevent illegal mining and to protect communities who live near the derelict and abandoned mines in Gauteng, Limpopo and Mpumalanga.

26 Sep 2014 09:09

Vandalism, theft caused water crisis in Jo'burg
Vandalism, theft caused water crisis in Jo'burg

The Portfolio Committee on Water and Sanitation says the continuing vandalism and theft of valves, copper and transformers has a direct bearing on water shortages in many municipalities across South Africa.

26 Sep 2014 08:53

Strikes hurt metal output in SA
Strikes hurt metal output in SA

The month-long strike by metal workers in July had a drastic effect on the output of the metals and engineering sector, the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) says.

By Mark Allix 25 Sep 2014 09:21

R18m payment to taxi operators in Port Elizabeth
R18m payment to taxi operators in Port Elizabeth

The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality has paid taxi cooperative Laphumilanga R18m to get the stalled Integrated Public Transport System (IPTS) working.

25 Sep 2014 08:40

Cape Town's fuel storage terminal expansion
Cape Town's fuel storage terminal expansion

A two-year R650m investment will be part of the expansion of the oil and fuel storage terminal at Cape Town harbour, to make it a multi-use and multi-product facility.

22 Sep 2014 11:28

Kuruman protesters face legal action
Kuruman protesters face legal action

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says the law must take its course against protesters in Kuruman, Northern Cape, who have prevented learners from attending school.

22 Sep 2014 08:32

Government commits to looking after its own people
Government commits to looking after its own people

The Department of Public says it is committed to honouring its Constitutional mandate to provide accommodation to government, including members of the Executive.

22 Sep 2014 07:41

SA is improving its service delivery claims Zuma
SA is improving its service delivery claims Zuma

While the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Council has admitted at its housing summit that it has performed poorly when it comes to providing homes for its residents, President Jacob Zuma says great strides have been made in delivering basic services to South African communities.

19 Sep 2014 09:23

Summit to tackle Ekurhuleni housing delivery
Summit to tackle Ekurhuleni housing delivery

As the population of Ekurhuleni grows at a rate of between 3% and 4% a year, the area has become one of the largest informal settlements in the country with 119 informal settlements housing 162,000 people.

19 Sep 2014 08:08

Energy constraints will deepen woes of construction sector
Energy constraints will deepen woes of construction sector

Eskom's recent announcement regarding project delays in both the completion and critical maintenance of numerous local power plants means that for the next few years, load shedding will be a reality.

By Brian Africa 19 Sep 2014 07:17

Green buildings make economic sense
Green buildings make economic sense

With rising operating costs and the economic slowdown in SA likely to affect commercial property developments within the next few months, it is an opportune time for developers to explore the business case for green buildings, says Nedbank Corporate Property Finance Gauteng Regional Executive Ken Reynolds.

18 Sep 2014 11:16

SA's water crisis in danger of deepening
SA's water crisis in danger of deepening

South Africa is facing a water crisis and the government's current plans to address it are not sufficient according to the latest paper of the African Futures project released at a seminar in Pretoria.

18 Sep 2014 10:41

SA search and rescue team sent to Lagos
SA search and rescue team sent to Lagos

Government has dispatched a search and rescue team to Lagos to assist in the recovery of the remains of South Africans that were killed when a building collapsed in Nigeria, says International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane.

18 Sep 2014 09:10

67 South Africans killed as church collapses in Lagos
67 South Africans killed as church collapses in Lagos

The Presidency has confirmed that 67 South Africans have been killed and scores others injured after a building at the Synagogue Church of All Nations collapsed on Friday, 12 September, in Lagos, Nigeria.

17 Sep 2014 08:21

Second tender awarded for NAA project
Second tender awarded for NAA project

Construction of approximately R250m worth of urgently needed bulk water infrastructure is now underway to the north of Durban.

16 Sep 2014 09:15

Dihlabeng Mall in Bethlehem gets 5000m2 extension
Dihlabeng Mall in Bethlehem gets 5000m2 extension

Dihlabeng Mall in Bethlehem, acquired by Investec Property Fund in June 2014, is to get a 5000m2 extension, anchored by a full-line Woolworth's store of over 3000m2. The expansion is scheduled to open for trading in August 2015.

15 Sep 2014 10:39

400 schools in Gauteng now have proper sanitation
400 schools in Gauteng now have proper sanitation

Four hundred of the 580 schools in Gauteng, which had various problems with sanitation, have had their toilets repaired.

12 Sep 2014 10:25

Corrupt officials - 100 convictions sought
Corrupt officials - 100 convictions sought

Minister in the Presidency for Planning, Performance, Monitoring, Evaluation and Administration, Jeff Radebe, says government aims to achieve at least 100 convictions against people fingered for corruption in the public service.

11 Sep 2014 09:09

Vanguard completes challenging contract
Vanguard completes challenging contract

The transport, offloading and final positioning on site of the major power generation equipment for the R3.5bn Dedisa peaking power plant located in the Coega industrial development zone near Port Elizabeth, has been completed.

11 Sep 2014 08:26

State says it will create 6m jobs in five years
State says it will create 6m jobs in five years

Pretoria - Six million job opportunities are expected to be created through Phase 3 of the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) by 2019, claims the Department of Public Works.

By More Matshediso 11 Sep 2014 08:26

Shackles of unemployment may be broken through partnerships
Shackles of unemployment may be broken through partnerships

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says the country needs to break the shackles of economic exclusion so young people can get jobs.

9 Sep 2014 08:47

Online shopping no threat to malls
Online shopping no threat to malls

Does the rise of consumers who shop online signal the death of the traditional mall? Not necessarily.

By Joan Muller 8 Sep 2014 12:56

SA building companies thriving in Australia
SA building companies thriving in Australia

The shift towards highrise apartment living in Australia is reflected in the order book of construction firm Wilson Bayly Holmes-Ovcon (WBHO), whose pipeline of work in that country has ballooned on mall and apartment building contracts.

By Nick Hedley 8 Sep 2014 11:32

Minimum wage has serious implications for business
Minimum wage has serious implications for business

Business organisations urged caution about the implementation of a national minimum wage, which they warned could result in widespread job losses as employers try to cut operational costs.

5 Sep 2014 10:32

GVK-Siya Zama awarded contracts for special schools
GVK-Siya Zama awarded contracts for special schools

GVK-Siya Zama was selected as the contractor for the construction, renovation and upgrading of three schools for learners with special educational needs. The schools are situated in Hluhluwe in KwaZulu-Natal, Kwadwesi in Port Elizabeth, and Uitenhage.

5 Sep 2014 09:59

Women are the engineers of the future, says Vallabh
Women are the engineers of the future, says Vallabh

As part of Africa Engineering Week, a couple hundred girls from schools around Johannesburg donned pink hard hats, at UJ earlier this week, to get the feel of what it is like to be an engineer.

5 Sep 2014 08:00

Attract youth to academia says Zuma
Attract youth to academia says Zuma

With an ageing lecturing workforce at higher education institutions, President Jacob Zuma says there is a need to make academia more exciting for South Africa's youth.

5 Sep 2014 07:32

HSBC's PMI higher at 51.1 for August
HSBC's PMI higher at 51.1 for August

Operating conditions improved in the local economy in August, the first improvement in five months, as production normalised after a strike-heavy first half of the year‚ the HSBC index indicated.

3 Sep 2014 11:55

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