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Waste sector generates jobs in the green economy – Molewa

1st June 2016 Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa on Tuesday encouraged entrepreneurs to look to the R25 billion waste sector for business opportunities in the recycling economy. Speaking at the second annual Waste Management Summit in Umhlanga, Molewa said that the waste sector had been identified... 

R116m water treatment plant launched in the Eastern Cape

1st June 2016 The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), through its Critical Infrastructure Programme (CIP), has launched a R116-million water treatment plant in Steytleville, outside Port Elizabeth, to combat water shortages in the area. The project was supported by the DTI, the Department of Water and... 

Platinum belt strikes cost Rustenburg municipality R423m in revenue

31st May 2016 Rustenburg has not fully recovered from the 2014 protracted strike in the platinum mines, executive mayor Mpho Khunou said on Tuesday. “Prior to the protracted strike, Rustenburg had the third fastest growing economy out of eight metropolitans in South Africa and in 2012 contributed 4.9% of the... 

Land Bank to be placed under the department of agriculture

31st May 2016 The African National Congress (ANC) has resolved to move the Land Bank to the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries after it was placed under the Treasury, the party said on Tuesday. “It is moving to agriculture, where it belongs. The bank was transferred to national Treasury to stabilise... 

Nigerian billionaire pledges to transform agriculture in Africa

27th May 2016 Nigerian billionaire businessman and philanthropist Tony Elumelu on Friday pledged his support to transforming the agricultural sector in Africa, saying entrepreneurs in agriculture should be up-skilled with more focus given to vocational and technical education. Elumelu, chairperson of Heirs... 

Cabinet optimistic about ratings prospects

26th May 2016 Government was optimistic about South Africa’s prospects ahead of a review by ratings agency Standard & Poor (S&P) being published next week, Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe said on Thursday. Briefing journalists on cabinet’s fortnightly meeting, Radebe said government was confident it had... 

Democratic Alliance wants AG to probe fuel stock sale

26th May 2016 The Democratic Alliance will ask the Auditor-General to investigate the Strategic Fuel Fund’s sale of most of the country’s crude oil stock pile without permission from National Treasury. DA MP Pieter van Dalen said the sale of ten-million barrels of crude breached section 54 (2d) of the Public... 

Democratic Alliance wants AG to probe fuel stock sale

26th May 2016 The Democratic Alliance (DA) will ask the Auditor-General to investigate the Strategic Fuel Fund’s sale of most of the country’s crude oil stock pile without permission from National Treasury. DA MP Pieter van Dalen said the sale of 10-million barrels of crude breached section 54 (2d) of the... 

Zambia to complete $360m new airport terminal by October

25th May 2016 Zambia’s Kenneth Kaunda International Airport is set to have a new and modern terminal by October this year, the Zambian National Broadcasting Corporation reported on Tuesday. Zambia’s Minister of Works and Supply, Yamfwa Mukanga told the broadcaster that the terminal was part of the expansion... 

MPs demand to see Davies over steel price hikes

24th May 2016 Opposition MPs on Tuesday accused Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies of turning a blind eye to repeated steel price increases and demanded that he be called to explain government’s inaction. Democratic Alliance MP Dean McPherson said four steel price increases so far this year violated an... 

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