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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