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Four cadets return from nuclear training programme
Four cadets return from nuclear training programme

South Africa's need to develop its nuclear power plant operations knowledge was reiterated by a group of delegates returning from the South African Civil Nuclear Energy Training Programme, held in China earlier this year...

1 Sep 2015 09:20

Gauteng MEC meets with Tembisa shopkeepers
Gauteng MEC meets with Tembisa shopkeepers

The Gauteng MEC for Economic Development, Environment, Agriculture and Rural Development, Lebogang Maile, recently convened with township shopkeepers in Tembisa to discuss a dispute over municipal rates and service charges...

1 Sep 2015 09:00



Conference to re-energise Africa
Conference to re-energise Africa

The upcoming International Renewable Energy Conference (IREC) is expected to re-energise Africa by finding solutions to accelerate the global scale-up of renewable energy...

1 Sep 2015 06:57

Medupi to empower SA's economy
Medupi to empower SA's economy

The completion of Medupi is expected to grow South Africa's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by about 0.35% a year, says President Jacob Zuma...

31 Aug 2015 10:57

New machinery regulations launched
New machinery regulations launched

The Department of labour's Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Directorate has launched the new Driven Machinery Regulations (DMR)...

31 Aug 2015 09:11

DTI director: improving policy environment will benefit SA
DTI director: improving policy environment will benefit SA

SA should aspire to having an enabling policy environment to attract foreign direct investments, green economy director at the Department of Trade and Industry...

28 Aug 2015 11:17

Application for PE fish farm referred back to DEA
Application for PE fish farm referred back to DEA

BEE Molewa, the minister of environmental affairs, announced that the application by the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) regarding the development of a fish farm in Port Elizabeth...

28 Aug 2015 08:03

[SA Innovation Summit] Reimagining the future
[SA Innovation Summit] Reimagining the future

"It ain't about us, it's about creating a space for our children to flourish. We have a responsibility to the future," says Gavin Mageni, Head of the SABS Design Institute...

By Nicci Botha 27 Aug 2015 11:29

[SA Innovation Summit] Emerging companies insights: Where do we stand?
[SA Innovation Summit] Emerging companies insights: Where do we stand?

In a good news, bad news scenario, people would rather hear the bad news first. And in the case of emerging entrepreneurial businesses in South Africa, local is not so lekker, say Maija de Riijk-Uys and Alexandra Fraser of PwC Accelerator and Silicon Cape respectively...

By Nicci Botha 27 Aug 2015 09:13

WWF-SA concerned about government's INDC to the UNFCCC
WWF-SA concerned about government's INDC to the UNFCCC

WWF South Africa has expressed its concern about the vague and defensive position taken by the South African government in its Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) to the 21st United Nations Climate Change Negotiations Conference (UNCCNC)...

26 Aug 2015 11:36

Free trade agreement to offer limitless opportunities
Free trade agreement to offer limitless opportunities

PRETORIA: Once established, the Continental Free Trade Agreement (CFTA) will offer "limitless opportunities" to world markets such as Japan...

26 Aug 2015 09:39

R1m windfall for Lavender Hill school library and hall
R1m windfall for Lavender Hill school library and hall

Levana, an impoverished primary school in Lavender Hill, has received a gift of R1m to build a library and school hall...

25 Aug 2015 11:34

Legal action threat on R6m paid for 2010 bus system publicity
Legal action threat on R6m paid for 2010 bus system publicity

City manager Mpilo Mbambisa and five other Nelson Mandela Bay municipal officials have been given an ultimatum...

24 Aug 2015 11:00

Help-for-farmers plan withers on vine
Help-for-farmers plan withers on vine

After promising to revitalise Gauteng's economy by helping small-scale farmers, the provincial department of economic development, agriculture...

24 Aug 2015 10:45

Mall to be built in KZN
Mall to be built in KZN

Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu has announced that international property investor, Investec Property, will build a 85,000m2 shopping centre at the Cornubia housing project in KwaZulu-Natal...

24 Aug 2015 10:43

Deputy President in Japan
Deputy President in Japan

PRETORIA: Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa is in Japan on an official visit to promote South Africa as a preferred destination for foreign direct investment...

24 Aug 2015 08:57

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Cape Town collaborates with Dutch government to save water

Cape Town's water consumption are set to come under the microscope as the city's participation in a collaborative research project with the Dutch government and the Centre of Expertise has been approved by council...

24 Aug 2015 07:58

Sanral silent on De Lille talks offer
Sanral silent on De Lille talks offer

CAPE TOWN: The South African National Roads Agency (Sanral) is showing no signs of warming to an offer made by Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille...

20 Aug 2015 11:42

Prasa heading off track
Prasa heading off track

The embattled Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) is again in crisis following the derailment of one of its controversial Afro4000 locomotives...

20 Aug 2015 11:14

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ANC considers limiting number of golf courses

South Africa's world-renowned fairways could be under threat, if the ANC has its way. Discussion documents prepared for the ruling party's national general council...

20 Aug 2015 10:29

The risks attached to South Africa's nuclear energy strategy
The risks attached to South Africa's nuclear energy strategy

According to Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson, the South African government has entered into a nuclear energy procurement process likely to be completed as early as 2016...

By Vladimir Slivyak 20 Aug 2015 09:58

Hydro fuel to power up agri parks
Hydro fuel to power up agri parks

The Department of Science and Technology says proposals are on the cards to consider using hydro fuel cell technology to power-up some of the agri parks...

20 Aug 2015 09:36

Coega welcomes Transnet operating license for Manganese container terminal
Coega welcomes Transnet operating license for Manganese container terminal

The cabinet's decision to issue Transnet Port Terminals with a permanent operating license for operating the manganese terminal at the Port of Ngqura...

18 Aug 2015 08:44

[Earth Focus] Nuclear red. Renewable energy green
[Earth Focus] Nuclear red. Renewable energy green

Given South Africa's world-shattering potential for renewable energy, it is inexplicable why our government is seriously considering the purchase of eight nuclear reactors at an estimated R1tn...

By Roger Metcalfe 17 Aug 2015 10:38

US rebukes SA over trade rules
US rebukes SA over trade rules

Constantly changing trade requirements imposed by SA on US goods undermine beneficial opportunities for agricultural producers and consumers...

By Reitumetse Pitso 17 Aug 2015 10:23

Two sources of funding not enough: Sanral
Two sources of funding not enough: Sanral

The South African National Roads Agency Ltd (Sanral) has few revenue streams and the fuel levy is not one of them, it said in court yesterday...

17 Aug 2015 10:02

Government in plan to provide R2bn to farmers
Government in plan to provide R2bn to farmers

The government is pumping R2-billion into 44 district municipalities in a bid to develop emerging farmers and boost the agriculture sector...

17 Aug 2015 09:12

Direct flight from Wonderboom to Cape Town
Direct flight from Wonderboom to Cape Town

PRETORIA: The first commercial flight from Wonderboom airport has taken to the sky en route to Cape Town...

17 Aug 2015 08:54

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Mining Consultative Forum to be launched

President Jacob Zuma says he would convene a meeting which will look at promoting the rule of law and stability, strengthening labour relations, improving working and living conditions and supporting the growth of the mining industry...

17 Aug 2015 06:52

Acsa raises alarm over proposed sharp cut to new tariffs
Acsa raises alarm over proposed sharp cut to new tariffs

The Airports Company SA (Acsa), which manages nine major airports, says it will default on debt of R11bn and will have to ask the...

14 Aug 2015 10:03

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