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DA submits Paia application for Zuma energy adviser’s R149m Eskom contract

8th May 2017 The Democratic Alliance is submitting an application in terms of the Promotion of Access to Information Act (Paia) to gain access to tender documents which resulted in President Jacob Zuma’s energy adviser Silas Zimu receiving a R149-million contract from Eskom, the DA said on Sunday. The DA was... 

Healthy oceans key to welfare, growth of Africa

5th May 2017 South Africa has about 4,000 kilometers of coastline and if protected and properly managed the country could have about one million jobs by 2032. This emerged at a session of the World Economic Forum on Africa taking place this week in Durban. 

Durban, Joburg and Cape Town join global list of Treepedia cities

5th May 2017 Treepedia, an interactive website that measures the “green canopy” – trees and vegetation of cities around the world – has included Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town as its first African cities. The announcement was made during the World Economic Forum on Africa in Durban on Friday. 

Too much money, not enough green projects in Africa

5th May 2017 There is more capital than there are ready renewable projects in Africa, according to the African Development Bank. Speaking at the World Economic Forum on Africa in Durban, Amadou Hott, African Development Bank’s vice-president, said the continent was the most impacted by climate change yet it... 

Agriculture sector needs to be globally competitive to survive

5th May 2017 Job losses were inevitable if the agricultural sector was not globally competitive and not supported by government, the World Economic Forum on Africa heard yesterday. Speaking on the sidelines of the WEF event in Durban, Mauricio Adade, board chairperson of Africa Improved Foods, said: “It’s... 

Radical economic transformation the path to inclusive growth, says Zuma

4th May 2017 President Jacob Zuma said on Thursday that radical economic transformation would take South Africa, and the rest of the African economies, on the path to inclusive growth and a better life for all. “Moves are already underway to radically transform the African economy. Infrastructure development... 

More South Africans saving water, says Mokonyane

4th May 2017 A massive behavioural change has been witnessed in water conservation and usage amongst South Africans following extensive campaigns by the government in the wake of drought conditions experienced across the region. “There is a high level of behavioural change in our country, though a lot can... 

Africa’s powerhouses South Africa and Nigeria should work together

4th May 2017 Africa had the potential to overcome poverty but would need the continent’s two economic powerhouses – South Africa and Nigeria – to work together. This was the view of two leading businessmen from the two countries who took part in a session at the World Economic Forum on Africa taking place in... 

Labour Court deems SAA interim order during cabin crew strike final

4th May 2017 South African Airways (SAA) said on Wednesday that they had successfully argued at the Labour Court to have an interim order granted during the cabin crew meal strike as a final order. About a week ago SAA cabin crew members embarked on a one day strike because they felt the $130 they were... 

Bulk carrier in multimillion-rand crash at Durban harbour

4th May 2017 A ship has overshot its berth, smashing into and destroying a multi-million rand bulk loader in the Durban harbour, it was confirmed on Wednesday. A Transnet National Ports Authority pilot was aboard the MV Julian – as is compulsory in the Durban harbour – when it crashed at the bulk terminal,... 

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