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Arcelor puts plant in care as steel sector reels
Arcelor puts plant in care as steel sector reels

SA's largest steel maker, ArcelorMittal SA, said yesterday that it was putting its Vereeniging long steelworks into "emergency care" until the end of next month, underlining the dire state of the industry.

27 Jul 2015 09:32

SALGA welcomes oversight visits
SALGA welcomes oversight visits

PRETORIA: The South African Local Government Association (SALGA) has expressed its satisfaction regarding an oversight visit by the Portfolio Committee on Sport and Recreation, which assessed the use of conditional grants allocated to the provinces and municipalities for sport and recreation.

27 Jul 2015 08:53



Home Affairs fighting corruption
Home Affairs fighting corruption

PRETORIA: The Department of Home Affairs has strengthened its counter corruption unit in order to root out perpetrators, says Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba.

27 Jul 2015 08:47

Mobile survey informs Global Entrepreneurship Summit
Mobile survey informs Global Entrepreneurship Summit

NAIROBI, KENYA: GeoPoll, the Global Entrepreneurship Network and the U.S. State Department released a survey of 1,000 business owners throughout sub-Saharan Africa on entrepreneurship in their countries and this on the eve of U.S. president Barack Obama's visit to Kenya for the Global Entrepreneurship Summit.

24 Jul 2015 14:42

PRASA off track with crucial upgrades
PRASA off track with crucial upgrades

The Passenger Rail Agency of SA (PRASA) is severely behind schedule on upgrades necessary for its new trains procured in a R51bn contract.

24 Jul 2015 11:43

SARS unveils high-tech cargo container scanner
SARS unveils high-tech cargo container scanner

CAPE TOWN: The launch of a high-tech cargo container scanner is an "end game" for the trade of illicit goods, says South African Revenue Service (SARS) Commissioner Tom Moyane.

24 Jul 2015 10:21

Tax bills published for public comment
Tax bills published for public comment

PRETORIA: National Treasury has published for public comment two tax bills which provide the legislative amendments required to implement most of the tax proposals that were announced in the 2015 Budget in February.

23 Jul 2015 12:07

Work on OSSB at the Port of Saldanha has commenced
Work on OSSB at the Port of Saldanha has commenced

Construction on Transnet National Ports Authority's new Off-Shore Supply Base (OSSB) at the Port of Saldanha has commenced. This, one of three priority projects earmarked for the Port of Saldanha under the South African government's Operation Phakisa initiative.

23 Jul 2015 11:19

Policy poisons farming
Policy poisons farming

The government's failure to assist farmers by not providing competitive subsidies is forcing workers off the land and is putting increased pressure on the infrastructure of rural municipalities.

23 Jul 2015 10:19

Premier: manufacturing key to growing economy
Premier: manufacturing key to growing economy

PRETORIA: The manufacturing sector is still key to growing the economy and contributing to the country's Gross Domestic Product (GDP), says KwaZulu-Natal Premier Senzo Mchunu.

23 Jul 2015 09:54

SMART helping transform classrooms and learning in SA
SMART helping transform classrooms and learning in SA

The Ministry of Education for Gauteng province in South Africa has chosen the global provider of collaboration solutions, SMART Technologies Inc. for the initial installation of 1,800 SMART Board 6065 interactive displays and equivalent licenses for SMART Notebook collaborative learning software.

23 Jul 2015 08:48

Attacks on farm workers increasing
Attacks on farm workers increasing

A total of 15 murders were reported on farms in the Free State in the first six months on 2015. Ten of these victims were farm workers indicating an increase in the murders of workers and it is concerning that Police's statistic do not necessarily reflect this even though the safety of farm workers forms part of the Rural Safety programme.

23 Jul 2015 07:58

Formation of single professional body for B-BBEE
Formation of single professional body for B-BBEE

The Association of B-BBEE Professionals (ABP) and the National Association of BEE Consultants (NABC) have announced they are merging to form a single professional body for the broad-based black economic empowerment (B-BBEE) industry. The new entity will retain the ABP name, as it is in line with the new BEE Act and general enough to cover the whole industry, which includes verification agencies, consultants and practitioners.

22 Jul 2015 16:46