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Tito Mboweni appointed chair of Tourism Business Council

10th August 2016 The Tourism Business Council of South Africa (TBCSA) has elected former South African Reserve Bank Governor Tito Mboweni as the chairperson of its board of directors. Mboweni will take over the reins from Mavuso Msimang who served two terms on the position. 

Three Eskom senior managers at the Koeberg power station suspended

10th August 2016 Eskom suspended three senior managers at the Koeberg Power Station, the power utility said on Tuesday. “Eskom has placed the Koeberg Power Station Manager and the Plant Manager on precautionary suspension as a result of the distribution of documentation containing unauthorised facts and... 

Global slump in commodity demand weakens asset quality of Botswana banking sector

3rd August 2016 The asset quality of Botswana’s banking sector weakened marginally in 2015 against the backdrop of sluggish global and domestic activity, the Bank of Botswana (B0B) has said. In a press statement released together with the “Banking Supervision Annual Report” for 2015 this week, BoB Governor... 

Partners appointed for first SA waste-to-energy project

2nd August 2016 Black & Veatch announced on Tuesday that it had been chosen by MBHE African Power to provide technical assistance for South Africa’s first waste-to-energy (WTE) plant to be located in the Drakenstein municipality, near Wellington in the Western Cape. A statement from the US-based, employee-owned... 

Petrol strike affects bus routes

2nd August 2016 Metrobus has warned commuters its buses would not operate on all scheduled trips from Tuesday owing to the ongoing strike in the petroleum industry which has resulted in depots running low on fuel. “Our depots are already running low on fuel supplies and as a result, we may be compelled to reduce... 

Grayston Drive pedestrian and cyclist structural bridge inquiry to resume

1st August 2016 The inquiry into the 2015 Grayston Drive Pedestrian and cyclist structural bridge collapse in Johannesburg, which left two people dead and 19 others injured, will resume on Tuesday, the Department of Labour said. “The Department of Labour-appointed-M1/Grayston Drive Pedestrian and cyclist... 

Union sticks to its guns as fuel stations run dry

1st August 2016 The Chemical‚ Energy‚ Paper‚ Printing‚ Wood and Allied Workers Union (Ceppwawu) said on Monday it would not back down from its nine percent wage increase demand as reports of fuel shortages in some areas trickled in. The union’s head of collective bargaining, Clement Chitja said fuel refineries... 

UNTU calls for railways police to be re-established

1st August 2016 The United National Transport Union (UNTU) on Sunday urged the South African Police Service (SAPS) to re-establish the railway police. If the SAPS was serious about fighting the drastic increase in violent crime at railway stations across the country, it would re-establish the railway police as... 

AB InBev gets China blessings for SABMiller takeover

29th July 2016 Anheuser-Busch InBev’s (AB InBev) bid to take over SABMiller Plc and create a monolith brewer moved one step closer on Friday when China’s Ministry of Commerce gave the proposed merger a clearance. AB InBev has since welcomed the conditional approval of China’s Ministry of Commerce of the... 

Southern Africa in urgent need of food production assistance

29th July 2016 Some 23-million people in southern Africa are in need of urgent support to be able to produce enough food to feed themselves and avoid being dependent on humanitarian assistance until mid-2018, the United Nations agricultural agency has warned. According to the Food and Agricultural Organisation... 

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