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UKZN to build a R70m radio telescope

29th June 2015 The University of KwaZulu-Natal is embarking on a cutting edge legacy project to build a R70-million radio telescope, Professor Kavilan Moodley said on Sunday. Moodley, who works at the university’s astrophysics and cosmology research department, spoke to News24 on Sunday during a two-day annual... 

Over 40c/ℓ hike in petrol price

26th June 2015 Petrol will cost between R13.34 a litre at the coast and R13.77 a litre in Gauteng from next Wednesday if you're using 95 octane, the Department of Energy (DoE) announced on Friday. Petrol (93 ULP and LRP) will increase by 44c/ℓ and Petrol (95 ULP and LRP) will increase by 41c/ℓ, the DoE said in... 

Gautrain subsidy could fund entire freeway project - AA

26th June 2015 The Automobile Association expressed concern on Friday that the Gautrain subsidy has reached R1.5-billion, saying it could fund the entire Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project (GFIP). Reacting to the announcement made by Gauteng Transport MEC Ismail Vadi at a business breakfast on Wednesday, the... 

Orange lays bare SA strategy to take on big boys

26th June 2015 Phone company Orange is determined to take on established distribution channels in South Africa with its physical store which opens to the public on Friday. The brick and mortar store in Claremont, Cape Town will complement Orange's online sales presence in South Africa. To date, Orange has been... 

Cosatu signs controversial new govt wage deal

26th June 2015 In the early hours of Friday morning, Cosatu unions which represent 52% of public sector employees signed a controversial new three-year wage deal. While the new agreement gives the workers the 7% wage increase initially agreed and reneged on by government, it pegs future pay rises to Treasury... 

Zuma set to release Marikana report on Thursday

25th June 2015 President Jacob Zuma will release the report of the Marikana Commission of Inquiry on Thursday evening. "President Jacob Zuma will address the nation this evening, June 25 2015, and also release the report of the Marikana Commission of Inquiry," the presidency said in a statement. 

e.tv loses set-top box court case

25th June 2015 The Gauteng High Court has ruled against broadcaster e.tv in its challenge of government’s decision not to encrypt set-top boxes for digital broadcasts. Judge WRC Prinsloo dismissed the case and ordered that the applicant e.tv pay costs of the respondents as well. The respondents include the... 

Expect big petrol price hike - AA

25th June 2015 Based on unaudited daily fuel price data released by the Central Energy Fund, fuel price increases are set to continue in July, the Automobile Association (AA) said on Thursday. It expects the price of petrol to increase by between 43 cents and 46c cents a litre, while diesel and illuminating... 

Aurora directors found guilty

25th June 2015 The High Court in Pretoria has found the directors of Aurora Empowerment Systems, including President Jacob Zuma's nephew Khulubuse Zuma and Zondwa Mandela, guilty of stripping the assets of the liquidated Pamodzi Gold's mines. All the directors were held liable for damages. 

Tender price competition worst in years – index

25th June 2015 Tendering price competition is at its worst level since the end of 2011, indicated respondents to the latest FNB/BER Civil Confidence Index. This is due to civil contractors facing keener competition and weak demand for new construction. The limited availability of construction work, has,... 

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