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Ramaphosa: Six million jobs by 2019 attainable

23rd July 2015 Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says he is confident that the target of reaching six-million jobs by 2019 is attainable after visiting a public employment programme in Orange Farm on Wednesday. He said Government would "reach it and exceed it". 

Eskom to implement stage 1 load-shedding

22nd July 2015 Eskom said on Wednesday it will implement stage 1 load-shedding from 17:00, which will likely continue until 22:00. It said the power system was constrained but stable for most of the day, thus enabling Eskom to perform maintenance without the need for load-shedding. 

Expect rate hike, warns expert

22nd July 2015 A 25 basis point interest rate hike can be expected at Thursday's meeting of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the SA Reserve Bank (Sarb), according to Peter Attard Montalto, Nomura analyst. "Rewinding to the last meeting, it is clear that two out of the six members were happy enough to hike... 

Eskom to implement stage 2 load-shedding

21st July 2015 Eskom announced on Tuesday that it will implement load-shedding stage 2 from from 17:00 until 22:00. Eskom said in a statement the power system was constrained but stable for most of the day today, thus enabling Eskom to perform maintenance without the need for load-shedding. 

War rooms set up to deal with Gauteng service delivery protests - Makhura

21st July 2015 War rooms have been set up in all Gauteng municipalities to deal with service delivery issues and protests, Premier David Makhura said on Tuesday. Through these war rooms, rapid response systems had been institutionalised, he told delegates from the National Council of Provinces provincial week... 

Gauteng needs R1.3tr for infrastructure - Premier

21st July 2015 Gauteng will need more than R1.3-trillion over the next 15 years to respond to social and economic infrastructure requirements, Premier David Makhura said on Tuesday. However, he said the government would not be able to achieve this acting alone. 

PRASA faces a gruelling week

21st July 2015 It will be a week of high drama at the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA), in which the future of senior executives and politicians could be in the balance. While the below four reasons are worrying signs for the agency, there should be no disruption to any routes and business will... 

No rift with CEO, but CFO action surprised - SAA

20th July 2015 Suggestions that there is mistrust at the top levels at South African Airways (SAA) is an exaggeration of the greatest proportions, SAA spokesperson Tlali Tlali told Fin24 on Sunday. This is after Sunday Times reported that SAA chairperson Dudu Myeni has allegedly told CFO Wolf Meyer and acting... 

City Power pleads with residents not to panic

20th July 2015 City Power said it is pleading with residents in its area of supply not to panic when they experience recurrent disconnections. "City Power has started to roll out a solution called load limiting in its areas of supply in Johannesburg and households have been advised to reduce their consumption... 

Climate change challenge in communicating with public on policy – UK science adviser

20th July 2015 While moving humanity away from fossil fuels was critical to its survival, the onus was on politicians and scientists "to bring the public with them". Speaking at the National Advisory Council on Innovation's roundtable on energy choice in Pretoria on Friday, Sir Mark Walport, chief scientific... 

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