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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

R1bn set aside for township economies
R1bn set aside for township economies

The Gauteng government will invest more than R1bn to build and improve infrastructure for township economies in the next five years, says Premier David Makhura.

8 Oct 2014 08:47

Dube TradePort is now an industrial development zone
Dube TradePort is now an industrial development zone

The Dube TradePort in Durban is an Industrial Development Zone (IDZ), joining three other similar economic zones spread out across the country.

8 Oct 2014 08:08

Growing investment interest in SA
Growing investment interest in SA

South Africa's Ambassador to Italy, Nomatemba Tambo, says local businesses are benefiting from bilateral trade agreements between the two countries.

7 Oct 2014 09:24

THE-A to invest in tertiary education and businesses in SA
THE-A to invest in tertiary education and businesses in SA

The European Investment Bank says it is planning to make funding available to several small and medium enterprises and universities in South Africa with a view to contributing to development.

7 Oct 2014 08:49

Military veterans to get 5,000 new houses
Military veterans to get 5,000 new houses

The Department of Human Settlements says it will built more than 5,000 houses for military veterans in the next three years to cater for those former soldiers who need housing.

6 Oct 2014 08:56

Attacq's value per share up from R11.71 to R14.77 in a year
Attacq's value per share up from R11.71 to R14.77 in a year

Property developer Attacq grew its net asset value (NAV) per share by 24% in its maiden year of trade on the JSE.

By Alistair Anderson 3 Oct 2014 11:41

Zimbali Suites a milestone IFA's portfolio
Zimbali Suites a milestone IFA's portfolio

IFA Hotels & Resorts (IFA) recently announced that construction of the 131 sectional title Zimbali Suites has begun.

3 Oct 2014 10:44

Growing interest in construction expos
Growing interest in construction expos

Visitor numbers to the Totally Concrete and African Construction Expos have increased from 2,500 in 2013 to 4,457 this year.

2 Oct 2014 11:36

Decisions being made on nuclear procurement
Decisions being made on nuclear procurement

The Department of Energy says government will decide on which procurement method will be used to buy 9,600MW of nuclear power from Russia.

2 Oct 2014 07:42

Productivity still not where it needs to be
Productivity still not where it needs to be

South Africa's productivity levels show a mixed bag of performances in various key industrial sectors of the economy based on statistics released by Productivity SA.

1 Oct 2014 09:09

Water supplies restored in Jo'burg, Ekurhuleni and Tshwane
Water supplies restored in Jo'burg, Ekurhuleni and Tshwane

Most Gauteng water supplies are apparently back to normal in Johannesburg, Ekurhuleni and Tshwane says Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane.

1 Oct 2014 08:05

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

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