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Nigeria to exploit vast solar resources

2nd May 2017 Nigeria is poised to capitalise on its tremendous solar energy potential by scaling up the deployment of off-grid generation and minigrid systems. This will ultimately increase access to electricity to millions. 

Leadership and inclusive growth to take centre stage at WEF on Africa

28th April 2017 Africa’s drive to generate inclusive economic growth and the leadership this requires will be the focus of the twenty-seventh World Economic Forum on Africa, taking place in Durban, South Africa, from May 3 to 5. The 27th World Economic Forum on Africa will convene over 1,000 leaders from more... 

Zuma to lead Team SA at WEF Africa in Durban

28th April 2017 President Jacob Zuma will lead the South African delegation to the World Economic Forum in Africa, taking place in Durban next week, the Presidency confirmed on Friday. WEF Africa will be held at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre from 3-5 May, under the theme “Achieving... 

State questions mental history of man accused of planning SA coup

28th April 2017 The State is questioning the mental history of a man who was allegedly plotting to assassinate South African government officials perceived as beneficiaries of State capture, including cabinet ministers, members of State-owned entities and other prominent South Africans. Elvis Ramosebudi appeared... 

Gigaba has shown South Africa will stick to fiscal discipline and consolidation – Cabinet

28th April 2017 South African Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba’s interaction with investors and the global finance community has shown that government would stick to the course of fiscal discipline and consolidation charted by his predecessor, Cabinet said on Friday. “These engagements underscored that... 

Court finds for community in Shongweni landfill saga

28th April 2017 There was singing and dancing outside the Durban High Court this week as Judge Gregory Kruger granted an interim order compelling waste management giant EnviroServ to cease all acceptance, treatment and disposal of waste at its Shongweni landfill. The company has come under intense scrutiny as... 

Fuel price to rise next week

27th April 2017 The Department of Energy has confirmed that the price of petrol in Gauteng will increase by 49c per litre on May 3. This is due to the international product prices of petrol increasing during the recent period, as well as the rand having depreciated against the US dollar. 

SACCA to file review against SAA interdict

27th April 2017 Despite operations at South African Airways(SAA) returning to normal the South African Cabin Crew Association(SACCA) said on Thursday that their legal team was working on a review of the interdict against them. On Wednesday around 200 flight attendants were gathered outside the SAA head office... 

Ruling welcomed as halting procurement of new nuclear plants

27th April 2017 Opposition parties and activists have hailed as a victory the Western Cape High Court ruling on Wednesday that has effectively called to a halt government’s controversial nuclear power expansion programme. Judge Lee Bozalek, in response to an application from environmental groups, set aside two... 

Mineworker dies after fall of ground at Amplats’ Tumela mine in Limpopo

26th April 2017 Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) reported on Wednesday that a mineworker had died from injuries suffered in a fall of ground related incident at the company’s Tumela Mine in the Thabazimbi District in Limpopo. The world’s largest platinum producer said the incident occurred on April 8, but the... 

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