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Redisa says to revive operations after Supreme Court ruling

14th March 2019 The Recycling and Economic Development Initiative of South Africa (Redisa) says it is committed to reviving its operations after the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) in January overturned a liquidation order against it granted in 2017. Redisa said the SCA judgement found that former environmental... 

Adapt to digital or be left behind — warning to South African auto industry

14th March 2019 South Africa's automotive component supply sector needs to urgently focus on vehicle electronics if it is to meet ambitious new localisation targets. This emerged at the the National Association of Automotive Component and Allied Manufacturers of South Africa conference which continued in Durban... 

Vadi urges Soweto commuters to use alternative transport

14th March 2019 Gauteng Roads and Transport MEC Ismail Vadi on Thursday urged Soweto commuters who rely on the Nancefield Dube West Taxi Association (Nanduwe) and Witwatersrand Taxi Association (Wata) to make alternative transport arrangements. This in anticipation of the planned closure of taxi ranks and routes... 

Vadi closes Nanduwe, Wata taxi ranks in Soweto

13th March 2019 Two days after taxi drivers blockaded the Johannesburg CBD with taxis, Gauteng MEC for Roads and Transport Ismail Vadi on Wednesday announced the closure of routes operated by warring Soweto taxi associations.  Nancefield Dube West Taxi Association (Nanduwe) and Witwatersrand Taxi Association... 

Medupi, Kusile contracts were misguided, Mabuza says

12th March 2019 The contracts to build Medupi and Kusile were badly structured, leading to corruption and making Eskom carry the cost of time overruns, Deputy President David Mabuza conceded in Parliament on Tuesday. "The contracting model did not achieve the objective of maximising local participation," Mabuza... 

Octodec to receive Edcon equity in lieu of R11m rental reduction for two years

12th March 2019 Property company Octodec Investments said on Tuesday it had agreed to a rental reduction of approximately R11-million for retailer Edcon for two years starting on April 1 and would receive equity in lieu of it. It said the value of the equity was uncertain at this stage. 

Numsa says on strike at AMSA

12th March 2019 The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa said on Tuesday it had gone on strike at ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA), accusing the steel company of abusing workers through labour brokers. Numsa said the strike would affect all AMSA operations in Vanderbijlpark. 

Defence minister to host 200 female officers in SANDF on Women's Day

8th March 2019 Defence and military veterans minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula will host the first ever engagement session with 200  female junior officers in the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) on International Women's Day. A statement by her department said the main objective of the session at the... 

NUM vows to press on with strike at Dwarsivier mine in Limpopo

7th March 2019 About 1 500 members of the National Union of Mineworkers have resolved to press on with a strike at Dwarsrivier mine in Limpopo to back demands for various allowances, the union said on Thursday. Underground, surface and administration workers have now been on strike for three days, demanding... 

KZN budget looks to boost local economy through infrastructure

7th March 2019 KwaZulu-Natal’s infrastructure budget has been boosted to provide an injection of funds into the provincial economy, finance MEC Belinda Scott said on Thursday. Scott was tabling the 2019/20 Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) at the Provincial Legislature in Pietermaritzburg. She said... 


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