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Power system remains 'tight and vulnerable' as protests add further strain – Eskom

27th November 2018 There is low to medium probability of load shedding this week but protest action at the entrance of a coal mine could have a detrimental impact, says State power utility Eskom. Eskom on Monday night issued a statement indicating that the power system remains "tight and vulnerable". 

Following Mandela’s management style will aid in land reform – Ramaphosa

26th November 2018 President Cyril Ramaphosa invoked the management style of Nelson Mandela on Sunday evening when speaking of how the State would manage land reform, saying the matter needed to be addressed for SA to move forward. Ramaphosa was a guest at the Gauteng Conference of the South African Jewish Board of... 

Zuma's Nene sacking cost SA 148 000 jobs, 1% of GDP

23rd November 2018 Treasury Director-general Dondo Mogajane has told the judicial commission of inquiry into allegations of State capture that when Nhlanhla Nene was removed in 2015 there was a reduction of about R378-billion in market capitalisation on the JSE.   "Business confidence was at its lowest following... 

Service delivery tied to job creation – Ramaphosa

22nd November 2018 President Cyril Ramaphosa has urged municipalities to adhere to standardised levels of service delivery so they can create the type of environment that will attract investors. Speaking on Thursday at a National Council of Provinces sitting in Alberton, south of Johannesburg, Ramaphosa said... 

High Court rules in favour of Eastern Cape community in historic mining rights case

22nd November 2018 The Mineral Resources Minister will have to obtain full and formal consent from the Xolobeni community prior to granting mining rights, the North Gauteng High Court ordered on Thursday. The Amadiba Crisis Committee launched a court battle against the Department of Mineral Resources and Australian... 

Ramaphosa to announce Cabinet reshuffle

22nd November 2018 President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to announce changes to the National Executive at the Union Buildings, Pretoria, at 15:00 on Thursday. In a statement issued on Thursday morning the Presidency said "these changes have been occasioned by the passing away in September 2018 of the Minister of... 

Vaal River pollution: 'There have been challenges to compliance', Sasol says

21st November 2018 Petrochemicals giant Sasol has denied that it is responsible for pollution in the Vaal river. However, it has admitted struggling to interpret some compliance requirements with regard to regulations on the discharge of waste. According to a report by the Department of Water and Sanitation... 

Cape Town borrows R1.3bn from German bank for wastewater projects

21st November 2018 The City of Cape Town signed a R1.3-billion loan with the German government-owned KfW Development Bank for urban wastewater management, Mayor Dan Plato's office said. The unsecured loan will cost 8.107% in interest and is payable over 15 years. In a statement, the City said the interest rate was... 

Gauteng government seeks help spending its RDP budget

21st November 2018 Gauteng Human Settlements MEC Uhuru Moiloa has plans to exhaust the RDP construction budget by the end of the financial year and he needs help. According to Moiloa, for the first time in his department's history, more than 50% of the budget was spent in the third quarter of the financial year. He... 

Mashaba orders audit to establish legal status of those occupying City property

21st November 2018 City of Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba says he has ordered an audit into the legal status of those occupying City properties. The audit would establish, among other things, whether tenants occupying buildings in the City were doing so legally and if any subletting was taking place. It would... 

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