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Charlotte Maxeke Hospital roof collapses during construction work

2nd March 2017 A section of the roof at Charlotte Maxeke Academic Hospital, in Parktown, Johannesburg, collapsed on Thursday afternoon while construction work to repair leaks was ongoing, trapping some workers and patients. Arnold Malotana, chief director of emergency medical services (EMS) at Gauteng... 

Gauteng MEC Vadi launches R87m road upgrade project

2nd March 2017 Gauteng MEC for Roads and Transport Ismail Vadi on Thursday launched Phase 2 of the Cedar Road upgrading project in Johannesburg valued at R87 million. “The project involves the rehabilitation and widening of Cedar road on both sides to a dual carriageway and is expected to run over 11 months,”... 

SARB shares up for grabs

2nd March 2017 Shares are now available for players who envisage shareholding in the South African Reserve Bank (SARB), Governor Lesetja Kganyago announced on Thursday. “Some 149 200 shares in the SARB have become available for sale. We would like to use this opportunity to diversify our shareholder base, and... 

KwaZulu-Natal Premier appeals for more water savings

2nd March 2017 KwaZulu-Natal Premier Willies Mchunu has appealed to the province’s residents to heed the call of water saving, as KZN continues to feel the impact of drought. He was delivering the State of Province Address at the Royal Showgrounds in Pietermaritzburg on Wednesday. He said while government had... 

Demand for subsidised set-top-boxes rising in SA – Muthambi

2nd March 2017 The Communications Department on Thursday said that the demand for government subsidised set-top-boxes was on the rise. “It is encouraging to see the growth in demand. The increase in registrations is a strong indication of the success of the migration project,” said Communications Minister Faith... 

SA Taxi signs R100m finance deal with Sefa

1st March 2017 SA Taxi on Wednesday, signed a R100-million financing agreement with the Small Enterprise Funding Agency (Sefa) in a bid to support small business entrepreneurs running minibus taxi operations. SA Taxi, one of the country’s few developmental credit providers, said this initiative was expected to... 

Situation critical as Western Cape remains driest province in country – Water Department

1st March 2017 The Department of Water and Sanitation was working with the provincial government in the Western Cape to “avert a total disaster”, it said in a statement on Wednesday. Department spokesperson Sputnik Ratau said two of the Western Cape’s rivers, Prinsrivier and Gamka, had completely dried up,... 

Czech textile company to invest R1bn in Atlantis factory

28th February 2017 A textile manufacturer from the Czech Republic is to build a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Atlantis, in the Western Cape, in a R1-billion investment that would create hundreds of jobs for local residents, Wesgro said on Tuesday. The Western Cape’s tourism, trade and investment... 

PRASA fires acting CEO, Collins Lestoalo

27th February 2017 The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) has fired the acting group chief executive, Collins Letsoalo, with immediate effect following a unanimous board decision to terminate the secondment at the rail agency. This comes after the controversy behind the remuneration package of Letsoalo... 

Mokonyane lifts Gauteng water restrictions

27th February 2017 The Minister of Water and Sanitation Nomvula Mokonyane on Monday announced the lifting of water restrictions in Gauteng with immediate effect. She made the announcement following the sharp rise in dam levels as a result of torrential rains recently. The Vaal Dam which supplies the province with... 

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