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No load shedding anticipated for the coming week, says Eskom

25th March 2019 No load shedding is anticipated for the coming week due to the electricity system gradually improving, Eskom said on Sunday night. "The improvement in plant performance, together with replenished diesel and water reserves over the last few days, as well as the increase of imports from... 

Sasol donates $250 000 to those hit by tropical cyclone Idai

22nd March 2019 Sasol on Thrsday committed to donate $250 000, or about R3.56-million, for the relief and support of communities that have been severely affected by the tropical cyclone Idai in Beira and Dondo in Sofala province of Mozambique. This will also be provided to other impacted areas in Inhambane... 

African Energy Chamber calls for oil and gas industry collaboration

21st March 2019 The chief executive and chairman of the African Energy Chamber (, NJ Ayuk, has called for more industry collaboration on key issues pertaining to Nigeria’s oil and gas industry. Ayuk made the call for strengthened cooperation as he led an industry delegation to Nigeria this... 

Ramaphosa demands action on Prasa turnaround

21st March 2019 President Cyril Ramaphosa has ordered Transport Minister Blade Nzimande to urgently resolve the problems facing South Africa's rail commuter transport system, a statement from the presidency on Thursday said. Ramaphosa met with Nzimande on Tuesday following the president's train ride on Monday... 

Mogadishu jittery about withdrawal of AU troops

20th March 2019 Mogadishu is growing jittery about the planned withdrawal of African Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) troops from Somalia, according to a report on Wednesday. On February 16, AMISOM commanders met in the Somali capital to agree on a plan to execute the mission’s new Concept of Operations (Conops), a... 

Accounting institute to investigate Jooste, La Grange in Steinhoff saga

20th March 2019 The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) on Tuesday, said that it would investigate two of its members implicated in 'alleged improper conduct' related to the Steinhoff accounting fraud saga. In heated discussions on the matter among various parliamentary committees on... 

Eskom says will continue with rotating powercuts

20th March 2019 Eskom said on Wednesday it would press on with rotating blackouts, suppressing 2 000 MW of demand at a given time until 9 am, before doubling that to 4 000 MW till 11 pm to avoid tripping the entire national grid. "This is due to a shortage of capacity. Eskom’s maintenance teams are working round... 

Mapisa-Nqakula cancels meeting with Mozambique counterpart

19th March 2019 The Defence and Military Veterans Minister has announced the cancellation of a meeting scheduled to take place on Tuesday with her counterpart from neighbouring Mozambique, which has been hit by the deadly Cyclone Idai that has left a trail of death and destruction. "Owing to unforeseen... 

Kenya, France collaborate on new Nairobi railway line

19th March 2019 A French consortium will build a new railway line linking Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) and the central business district within the next two years, according to a report on Tuesday. The commuter rail, complemented by a Rapid Bus Transit System are expected to greatly... 

Tanzania launches gold trading centre to fight smuggling

19th March 2019 Tanzania has followed South Africa and Botswana with the launch of an international gold trading centre in the gold-rich region of Geita as part of its efforts to fight the smuggling of minerals, according to a report on Tuesday. South Africa has a gold exchange hub while Botswana has a diamond... 

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