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Outa to oppose Eskom’s bid to deviate from normal electricity price application

4th July 2017 The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa) said on Tuesday that it would be opposing Eskom’s bid to deviate from the Multi-Year Price Determination (MYPD), which will set electricity prices for 2018. This comes after Outa convinced the National Energy Regulator (Nersa) to hold a public hearing on... 

Namibia to establish mining and marine institutes at the coast

3rd July 2017 The University of Namibia (UNam) plans to establish marine engineering and mining training institutions at the coast. The School of Marine Engineering and Maritime Studies will be established in Henties Bay where an eight hectare piece of land was donated by the municipality. 

South Africa records trade surplus of R9.5bn for May – Sars

30th June 2017 South Africa registered a trade balance surplus of R9.5-billion for May this year, according to trade statistics released by the South African Revenue Service (Sars) on Friday. The stats, which include trade information with Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia and Swaziland, shows a year-to-date... 

Zwane meets with AngloGold Ashanti after retrenchments announcement

30th June 2017 Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane on Friday instructed the Minerals and Petroleum Board to verify whether the information provided by Anglo Gold Ashanti that it plans to retrench over 8 000 workers took into consideration industry commitments to save jobs. This comes after AngloGold... 

IFP calls for urgent action to stop national taxi strike

30th June 2017 The Inkatha Freedom Party has called for urgent action to prevent a national taxi strike bringing the country to a standstill. Parts of the country, including Johannesburg and Pretoria, Durban and Cape Town have been affected by taxi strikes in recent weeks which saw outbreaks of violence and... 

‘We have to do better to ensure economic growth’ – Gigaba

30th June 2017 South Africa needed sustainable economic growth of at least five percent to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in order to get out of the negative economic climate, Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba said on Friday. He addressed a business breakfast organised by the Progressive Business Forum (PBF) at... 

Companies Tribunal dismisses Dudu Myeni’s application with costs

29th June 2017 South African Airways (SAA) chairperson Dudu Myeni’s application to have a compliance notice against her, issued by the Companies and Intellectual Properties Commission, set aside was dismissed with costs by the Companies Tribunal on Thursday. “The respondent [Companies and Intellectual Property... 

City of Joburg announces R42m road upgrade in Midrand

29th June 2017 The City of Johannesburg on Thursday announced the R42-million upgrade of Le Roux Avenue, one of the city’s busiest roads, as part of its ongoing efforts to improve mobility within the city. MMC of Transport, Nonhlanhla Makhuba, said in a statement that the upgrade of Le Roux Avenue on the K101,... 

Billions more in municipal coffers – Stats SA

29th June 2017 The revenue collected by municipalities across South Africa increased by R27-billion in the financial year ending June 2016, in comparison with the previous year, according to the Financial Census of Municipalities results released by Statistics South Africa (StatsSA) on Wednesday. The report,... 

Water declaration signed by WCape provincial and municipal leadership

28th June 2017 Western Cape Premier Helen Zille, provincial ministers, as well as mayors from across the province, on Wednesday signed a municipal water declaration as part of efforts to secure the region’s water security. The declaration, which was signed in Worcester, was a result of the outcomes of the... 

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