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Capetonians can use more water – and pay less

2nd October 2018 Capetonians can now use a bit more water every day – and will pay around 25% less for it. The slightly less stringent water restrictions kicked in on Monday as the combined level of supply dams reached 75.9% of storage capacity. While the rocketing fuel price is making a dent in consumers'... 

SA's unemployment crisis in numbers

2nd October 2018 The Jobs Summit, which will kick off later this week, is a joint effort by various stakeholders to find solutions to South Africa’s unemployment crisis. President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the summit during his State of the Nation Address in February, and it is intended to yield practical... 

Rand slips as US reaches trade agreement with Canada, Mexico

2nd October 2018 The rand slipped overnight, trading at levels over R14.20/$ on Tuesday morning, following a trade agreement reached between the US and Canada and Mexico. The currency was trading slightly weaker (0.82%) at R14.33 by 08:45. 

Nzimande slams DA for state of emergency call over trains

2nd October 2018 Transport Minister Blade Nzimande has slammed the DA's calls to have a state of emergency called in the Western Cape over the state of train services. Last month, Mayoral Committee member for Transport and Urban Development Brett Herron made the request after an attack on a train en route to... 

46-year-old man dies in accident at Lonmin mine

2nd October 2018 A 46-year-old miner has died following an underground accident at Lonmin's K3 shaft on Sunday. According to a statement by Lonmin, Tembelani Manyana – who was a team leader – died in a "fall-of-ground accident". "Mr Manyana succumbed to head injuries while being evacuated from underground. This... 

Drilling for water 'makes no economic sense'

1st October 2018 The City of Cape Town's (CoCT) borehole drilling programme has scientists scratching their heads at the apparent determination of the City to drill into the hard rock of the Table Mountain Group Aquifer (TMGA) at great cost, while other cheaper and more environment-friendly options are not first... 

Eskom expresses pride on its improved electricity access

28th September 2018 South Africa’s power utility Eskom on Friday said electricity access had improved from 36 percent in 1994 to 90 percent to date. Eskom said in 1994, at the “the dawn of democracy”, only 36 percent of the country had access to electricity, with 12 percent being rural electrification. To date, the... 

New species of dinosaur found in the Free State

28th September 2018 A new species of dinosaur, roughly double the size of a large African elephant, has been discovered in the Free State. "The plant-eating dinosaur, named Ledumahadi mafube, weighed 12 t and stood about 4 m high at the hips. Ledumahadi mafube was the largest land animal alive on Earth when it... 

Transnet head Gama given notice of termination, board confirms

28th September 2018 The Transnet Board has confirmed Transnet group chief executive Siyabonga Gama was given notice of termination, with ten days to justify why he should not be axed. In a statement, the Board said it had on Thursday served Gama with a letter explaining its decision, citing "serious violations" of... 

E-toll summonses up nearly 20-fold in 3 years

26th September 2018 Summonses issued for e-toll nonpayments have increased nearly 20-fold over the past three years but collections are down, according to data supplied by the minister of transport to members of Parliament. Transport Minister Blade Nzimande gave details on the number of summonses issued by the South... 

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