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Sanral weighs up legal options in wake of losing tolling case

30th September 2015 The South African National Roads Agengy Limited (Sanral) is weighing up its legal options after losing its fight to proceed with tolling in the Western Cape. Earlier on Wednesday, Western Cape High Court Judge Ashley Binns-Ward ruled in favour of the City of Cape Town, effectively scrapping the... 

SA back in top 50 of global competitiveness index

30th September 2015 Improvements in “technological readiness” helped South Africa reverse a four-year decline and leapfrog seven positions to land back into the top 50, at position 49, in the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Index (GCI) released on Wednesday. The Global Competitiveness Index analyses... 

ANC denies hand in Hitachi, Chancellor House dealings

29th September 2015 African National Congress (ANC) treasurer general Zweli Mkhize on Tuesday sought to distance the ruling party from the charges by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that have seen Japanese conglomerate Hitachi pay a $19-million settlement fee. “The ANC categorically states that the... 

Western Cape High Court expected to deliver judgement in e-tolls case tomorrow

29th September 2015 Western Cape High Court Judge Ashley Binns-Ward is expected to deliver judgement in the controversial e-tolls case on Wednesday. The City of Cape Town approached the Western Cape High Court earlier this year in a bid to have the South African National Roads Agency (Sanral) set aside its decision... 

Motorists warned of traffic disruptions in Sandton

29th September 2015 Motorists are urged to be ready for traffic disruptions in the Sandton area due to the dry-runs being done ahead of the EcoMobility World Festival kicking off in October, the Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) said on Tuesday. “The traffic will be affected from peak time this morning. As... 

National anti-corruption strike on Oct 14, but Wednesday march to be 'dress rehearsal' – Numsa

28th September 2015 The National Union Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) on Monday issued a strike notice for an anti-corruption march scheduled for October 14. The trade union urged workers who had not been granted permission to participate in an anti-corruption march organised by several civil society... 

PetroSA employee fatally injured in fall

28th September 2015 A PetroSA employee died after falling 10 metres at the Mossel Bay Gas to Liquids (GTL) Refinery on Saturday, the parastatal said. The 45-year-old male employee was fatally injured when he fell from a height of 10 metres during a planned maintenance operation at the refinery, PetroSA said in a... 

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... 


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