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African governments need business to mobilise large scale investments – Ramaphosa

8th November 2018 Africa needs to mobilise large-scale, sustained investment, especially in infrastructure if it is to seize the opportunities of the future, but African governments cannot do this without business, President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Thursday. "The private sector and private markets are key players... 

Makhura says Gauteng plays big part in intra-Africa trade

8th November 2018 Gauteng Premier David Makhura said on Thursday that by hosting the inaugural African Investment Forum (AIF), South Africa has placed itself at the service of the African continent as the catalyst for investment, and that Gauteng was already playing its part in intra-Africa trade. Speaking at the... 

Gauteng ready to move Africa from a legacy of aid to a future of investment – Makhura

7th November 2018 Gauteng Premier David Makhura has encouraged businesses to invest in the growth of the African economy, saying that his province was ready to contribute to its realisation. Speaking at the opening day of the Africa Investment Forum in Johannesburg, Makhura said that Gauteng contributed 35 percent... 

Eskom operating costs continue to increase

7th November 2018 Power utility, Eskom on Wednesday said their operating costs have continued to increase dramatically while output has remained largely unchanged despite efforts to curb expenditure. Eskom said their Board of Directors had decided to review the company’s organisational design to enhance... 

Wits university builds additional student accommodation

7th November 2018 26’10 South Architects and Corobrik said on Wednesday that the construction of additional accommodation at the University of Witwatersrand’s Barnato Hall of Residence would provide about 150 students with new rooms by the end of 2019.  The Department of Higher Education said there was a shortfall... 

Nothing sinister about the new fleet of vehicles, PRASA spokesperson says

7th November 2018 The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) on Wednesday in response to media speculation on its new fleet, said installation of tracking devices had delayed sending vehicles it acquired recently to operational areas.  Media reports said that a total of 174 brand-new vehicles, which were... 

Pretoria University veterinarians perform dental surgery on elephant in Georgia

7th November 2018 World-renowned University of Pretoria veterinarians Professor Gerhard Steenkamp and Dr Adrian Tordiffe on 31 October performed intricate dental surgery on an elephant  to remove its infected tusk at the Tbilisi Zoo in Georgia, the university reported. Steenkamp, who teaches courses in animal... 

South Africa elected onto international telecoms structures

6th November 2018 South Africa has been elected onto the executive council of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) and the Radio Regulations Board (RRB) at the Plenipotentiary Conference in Dubai.  Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services Dr Siyabonga Cwele led the SA delegation at the ITU... 

Public Works hikes minimum wage for EPWP workers

6th November 2018 The Department of Public Works has announced an increase in minimum wage for all workers in the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP), from R88 to R92.31, with effect from November 1. This revised minimum wage refers to a wage rate per day and per task performed across all EPWP sectors in all... 

Ramaphosa to brief SA on government’s efforts to revitalise economy

6th November 2018 President Cyril Ramaphosa is on Tuesday expected to brief the nation on the government’s efforts to revitalise the economy, the fight against crime as well as South Africa’s objectives for its forthcoming term on the United Nations Security Council. The Presidency said in a statement that the... 

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