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PRASA closes Pretoria station for 40 days for maintenance

14th December 2018 If you take a train from Metrorail's Bosman station in Pretoria as part of your commute to work, you'll need to consider other modes of transport. The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) will be carrying out maintenance at the station, completely closing it to the public for at least 40... 

Cape Town agrees to transfer R114.3m Salt River site for 10% of its value for housing

14th December 2018 The City of Cape Town has agreed, "in principle", to sell the Salt River Market site to a "social housing institution (SHI)" for 10% of its market value for an 820 unit mixed-use development, it announced on Thursday. "I'm elated by Council's decision to agree, in principle, to transfer this... 

November inflation ticks slightly higher to 5.2%

12th December 2018 November inflation ticked up to 5.2%, according to data released by Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) on Wednesday.  This is up from inflation of 5.1% recorded for October.  

Transnet goods train derails, blocks major line in Cape Town

10th December 2018 A Transnet goods train derailed between Tygerberg and Bellville railway stations in Cape Town on Monday, severely delaying commuter services. "Under current circumstances, delays could exceed 120 minutes," Metrorail spokesperson Riana Scott said. Scott said the derailment occurred around 08:30... 

Wakkerstroom residents want R13m water pipeline project halted

7th December 2018 Residents of Wakkerstroom in Mpumalanga have called for a R13-million water pipeline project to be halted, saying it will put their water supply at risk. Speaking via the Wakkerstroom Interest Group (WIG), they say the pipeline project - from Martin's Dam, above the Wakkerstroom Wetland, to... 

Water and sanitation audit committee says Mokonyane ignored reports on financial mismanagement

7th December 2018 The Department of Water and Sanitation's internal audit committee had given its former minister, Nomvula Mokonyane, detailed quarterly reports about serious financial mismanagement in her department – but she ignored them all. The ailing department has clocked up more than R6-million in irregular... 

Corruption charges laid against acting Sars boss Mark Kingon

7th December 2018 Corruption charges have been filed against acting South African Revenue Service (Sars) commissioner Mark Kingon by an unknown and obscure organisation named the Anti-Poverty Forum (APF). The charge was laid by APF's director Phapano Phasha on Tuesday at the Brooklyn police station. News24 is in... 

Eskom confirms another full day of load shedding

6th December 2018 It looks increasingly likely that load shedding will continue all week, after Eskom on Thursday said its maintenance crews were still struggling to repair broken power generating units.  Stage 2 load shedding will take place between 09:00 and 22:00 on Thursday. Stage 2 allows for up to 2000... 

Xolobeni turns Mantashe away

5th December 2018 The community of Xolobeni in the Eastern Cape have reiterated that they do not want a mine in their area, despite the Department of Mineral Resources supposed intentions to issue mining rights. The community leaders released a statement on Tuesday, and said that the affected Umgungundlovu... 

Science body pushes for better human genetics ethics guidelines in South Africa

4th December 2018 The Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) has released a study it says is aimed at creating a more certain regulatory environment for government departments on matters relating to human genetics and the human genome. The authors of the study, titled Human Genetics and Genomics in South... 


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