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No arrests yet following Medupi shooting

12th June 2015 Police had by Friday morning made no arrests following the shooting and wounding of two of Eskom's Medupi workers in Limpopo. One was hit in the stomach and another slightly wounded on the ear when shots were fired at them in Marapong, near Lephalale, on Thursday morning, Colonel Ronel Otto said. 

Eskom moves to stage 2 load-shedding

12th June 2015 Eskom will implement stage 2 load-shedding from 08:20 on Friday, which is likely to continue until 22:00 on Friday. Eskom said this is due to increased electricity demand and a shortage of generation capacity resulting from technical faults at some of its units. 

Refineries back in operation after shutdown

11th June 2015 Liquid petroleum (LP) gas suppliers will soon be back in business after an interruption in supply left them and their customers without stock. Technical problems led to unit failures at both the Chevron and PetroSA refineries on Thursday and Friday respectively. 

Medupi workers shot and wounded

11th June 2015 Two workers at Eskom’s Medupi power station were shot and wounded on Thursday morning, Limpopo police said. One was hit in the stomach and another slightly wounded on the ear when shots were fired as they were waiting for their transport in Marapong, near Lephalale, around 05:00, Colonel Ronel... 

Sanral owes R20bn – Ramaphosa

11th June 2015 The South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) still owes about R20-billion on its various bonds, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Wednesday. "Sanral owes something like R20-billion. The money was raised through a variety of bonds that have certain time frames," he said during a... 

We can't run away from the power crisis - Ramaphosa

11th June 2015 The power crisis is something that South Africa would have to bear with for at least the next two years, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Wednesday. "That is going to be a problem that will stay with us for... two years. We can't run away from that," he said during a question and answer... 

Save Vavi, Save NUM – new union leader's to do list

11th June 2015 Newly-elected National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) general secretary David Sipunzi has two top priorities: Save Zwelinzima Vavi, and save NUM from bleeding to death. He wants unity, he wants Vavi's expulsion from the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) turned around, and he wants to... 

Eskom to implement load-shedding

10th June 2015 Eskom announced on Wednesday that it will implement stage 2 load shedding from 16:00 today, which is likely to continue until 22:00 this evening. "This is due to increased electricity demand and a shortage of generation capacity resulting from technical faults at some of our units," the power... 

Winter has arrived for SA economy – expert

10th June 2015 The biggest drop in transaction volumes in more than a decade could be an indication that winter has also arrived for the economy, according to an economist. Latest figures released by BankservAfrica Economic Transaction Index (BETI) show a depressed economy but the year-on-year number is still... 

Zimbabwe lifts chrome export ban

10th June 2015 Zimbabwe on Tuesday lifted a four-year ban on chrome ore exports. The country also licensed 12 private companies and a state-owned firm to ship excess ore for smelting outside the country and lowered electricity tariffs for miners of the base metal from 8 cents to 6.7c per Kilowatt hour, two... 

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