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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... 

Chamber not happy with Sanral toll briefing

17th July 2015 The benefits of the proposed N1 and N2 Winelands toll road improvement project far outweigh the cost to road-users, Nazir Alli, CEO of the South African National Roads Agency (Sanral) told members of the Cape Chamber of Commerce and Industry this week. Alli emphasised that, while the initial bid... 

PRASA derails press briefing

17th July 2015 Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) called a press briefing to explain CEO Lucky Montana’s departure, but then cancelled it on Friday morning. “After consultations between the Minister [of Transport Dipuo Peters] and the board, there has been a mutual agreement that there will be no... 

SA should take notes from Greece – Maimane

17th July 2015 South Africa should take lessons from Greece in order to protect its economy, DA leader Mmusi Maimane said on Thursday. The European country recently found itself in deep financial crisis, resulting in its dependence on a major financial bailout to continue functioning.  

MTN strike is finally over, says new CEO

16th July 2015 The strike at MTN by members of the Communication Workers Union (CWU) is finally over, said MTN's newly appointed South African CEO Mteto Nyati on Thursday. “The agreement serves the common interests of MTN and the employees, and allows MTN to focus on its core reason for existence, which is to... 

Truck ban will hurt consumers – chamber

16th July 2015 Consumers will bear the brunt if the Department of Transport passes a law banning heavy trucks from roads during certain hours, the Johannesburg Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI) said on Monday. The new regulations state that goods vehicles exceeding 9 000kg cannot use public roads between... 

Eskom to implement stage 1 load-shedding

16th July 2015 Eskom announced on Thursday that it would implement stage 1 load shedding from 17:00 to 22:00. "The power system is currently constrained and under pressure because of the increased demand in electricity as a result of the current cold front and a shortage of generating capacity as some of our... 


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