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Africa is rising and changing for the better – Zuma

28th September 2015 South African President Jacob Zuma has called on Africans – including those in the diaspora – “to accept” that their continent was changing for the better and “was open for business”. “Africa is rising, and the signs are there for all to see,” Zuma said to the Pan African Students Association of... 

Mozambique again rejects Malawi’s plan to ship goods via the Zambezi

25th September 2015 The government of landlocked Malawi has revived its old proposal to turn the Shire and Zambezi rivers into a commercial waterway for the country’s imports and exports via the Indian Ocean, despite strong opposition from its neighbour Mozambique. Without Mozambican support the scheme is dead,... 

New UN development goals ‘too expansive’

23rd September 2015 Developing countries will struggle even to track their progress in implementing the 17 new global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and their 169 targets, which world leaders will adopt at a summit at the UN in New York this weekend. Pope Francis is to open the summit on Friday, followed by... 

SA’s solar programme a ‘game changer’, says Davies

23rd September 2015 Minister of Trade and Industry Rob Davies said on Tuesday that South Africa’s solar energy programme (SEP) would deliver a quarter of the country’s renewable energy by 2030 and should be recognised as a game changer that would create opportunities for communities. Davies, speaking during a visit... 

Up to 100 000 people expected at anti-corruption marches

23rd September 2015 Anti-corruption marches scheduled for next week are expected to draw tens of thousands of supporters, civil society organisations participating in the mass action said on Tuesday. The “Unite Against Corruption” marches, which are due to take place in Pretoria and Cape Town on September 30, are... 

Higher education summit to look into transformation – Nzimande

22nd September 2015 As violent protests hit yet another university campus on Tuesday, Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande announced a summit that would look into transformation and other issues facing tertiary institutions would be held next month. ”The summit will provide the opportunity to review... 

SA companies embrace move to raise the bar on audits

22nd September 2015 Deloitte said on Tuesday that a number of South African companies had already adopted new auditing standards that would “raise the bar” by improving transparency and clarity. With the effects of the recent financial crisis still being felt, moves towards an improved standard of clear and... 

Fatality at TauTona Mine

21st September 2015 A mineworker has been killed in a fall of ground incident at AngloGold Ashanti’s TauTona Mine in western Gauteng, the company said on Sunday. “AngloGold Ashanti regrets to announce the death of an employee at its TauTona Mine in the Carletonville area. The deceased, a meshing & lacing assistant,... 

DA allegations on aerospace village baseless – Davies

18th September 2015 The trade and industry department has dismissed as baseless allegations by the Democratic Alliance that more than R90-million was spent on the Centurion Aerospace Village (CAV) and that there was no commercial activity or any of the promised 1 000 jobs. “The Department of Trade and Industry is... 

Over R90m spent on Centurion Aerospace Village but nothing on site – DA

17th September 2015 More than R90-million had been spent on the Centurion Aerospace Village (CAV), launched in 2008, but there is neither any commercial activity nor any of the around 1 000 jobs promised, Democratic Alliance MP Patrick Atkinson said on Thursday. “I first became aware of the CAV after a parliamentary... 

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