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Investment the cure for SA’s unemployment – Fedusa

19th January 2017 All sectors in South Africa needed to pull in the same direction if the country is to attract investment which could break the back of unemployment. This was according to Dennis George of the Federation of Unions of South Africa, the second largest trade union federation in the country, who is... 

Cosatu calls for probe against defaulting North West municipalities

19th January 2017 The Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) in North West on Wednesday called on the provincial government to investigate the municipalities who have failed to pay their Eskom electricity bills. Eskom interrupted its bulk electricity supply to the North West municipalities of Naledi,... 

Food prices hike December inflation by 0.2%

18th January 2017 The consumer price index (CPI) inflation accelerated further to 6.8 percent year-on-year in December 2016 against market expectations of a moderation to 6.5 percent year-on-year, Statistics South Africa (StatsSA) said on Wednesday. This rate was 0.2 of a percentage point higher than the... 

New financing models needed for infrastructure

18th January 2017 Global leaders and representatives of Canada, France, Switzerland, China, South Africa and the United States on Tuesday, questioned the ability of public sectors across the globe to develop proper infrastructure ecosystems. Financing of infrastructure projects seemed not to be the major obstacle... 

Education and right mix of skills crucial to growth and development – Radebe

18th January 2017 Investing in education and the right skills have become vital elements to a country’s economic growth, development and competitiveness in a global setting. This was according to South Africa’s Minister in the Presidency for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation and Chairperson of the National... 

Closing Africa’s energy gap key to sustained economic growth

18th January 2017 A lack of access to electricity precluded Africa from fully participating in the Fourth Industrial Revolution, and private sector investment in power generation was key to spurring Africa’s growth. Speaking during a session called “Powering Africa”, at the forty-seventh Annual Meeting of the... 

Inclusive growth key to South Africa’s fortunes – Ramaphosa

18th January 2017 South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa sought to deliver a message of hope as he addressed the country’s delegation at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on Tuesday. Ramaphosa said 2016 had been a turbulent year, but that South Africa had managed to come through the worst of it. 

Ramaphosa says South Africa has done well to survive a turbulent 2016

17th January 2017 South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa sought to deliver a message of hope as he addressed the country delegation at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on Tuesday. Likening 2016 to the flight over to Switzerland, Ramaphosa said there had been turbulence but South Africa had... 

Vehicle owners to sue Ford over Kuga saga

17th January 2017 The majority of families whose Ford Kuga SUVs burst into flames in South Africa in the past few months will be filing a class action lawsuit, their attorney announced on Tuesday. “Initially I have been instructed by the Jimmy family [Reshall Jimmy died in December 2015 after his Ford Kuga burst... 

SAAF swoops in as Cape Town firefighters stretched to limit

17th January 2017 The South African Air Force (SAAF) has been brought in to assist firefighters who have been stretched to the limit as at least 19 fires rage across the Western Cape. In a statement on Tuesday, Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning MEC Anton Bredell said a fire in Paarl... 


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