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Zuma sends Expropriation Bill back to Parliament

17th February 2017 President Jacob Zuma has sent the Expropriation Bill back to the National Assembly for review, some 10 months after Members of Parliament approved it, his office said on Friday. Zuma confirmed last week in his state of the nation address that he would send the bill back to Parliament to allow for... 

Northern Cape municipalities avoid Eskom power cuts after making payment plans

15th February 2017 Eskom has said that it would not be implementing power cuts to the Northern Cape municipalities of Ubuntu and Renosterberg that were scheduled to take place on Wednesday. Eskom had initialy announced that it would implement “scheduled bulk power supply interruptions” to defaulting municipalities... 

Revised IRP to go back to Cabinet by early spring – energy department

14th February 2017 The Integrated Resource Plan should be finalised by August or September, depending on Cabinet’s reception of the energy blueprint, the director-general of the department of energy said on Tuesday. “It will not be before June this year, but it might be by July, August. But then if Cabinet says go... 

South Africa to strengthen bilateral trade in shipbuilding with France

14th February 2017 South Africa has agreed to advance trade and economic relations with France in the shipbuilding industry. This comes after Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies had a courtesy meeting with the new French Ambassador to South Africa Christophe Farnaud, in Cape Town, on Monday. 

If the future really is nuclear, Niger says it is ready for it

8th February 2017 Investing in mining production in Niger might sound a little like playing in the traffic with razor blades but delegates at the Investing in African Mining Indaba heard on Tuesday, that it is a lot better bet than it sounds on a number of levels. The country’s Mines and Energy Minister Moussa... 

SAA cancels flights to Nigeria airport

8th February 2017 South African Airways (SAA) and a number of other airlines have cancelled flights to Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in the Nigerian capital Abuja due to the dangers posed by the state of disrepair of the runway. SAA cancelled flights for six weeks, as repairs on the runway began on... 

Unpaid stipends, no certificates, Carletonville youth up in arms

8th February 2017 More than 100 Carletonville youths – who completed a three-month courses in practical skills that included upholstery, sewing, clothing, agriculture, jewellery and cabinet-making – are up in arms because the Gauteng department of education has not given them certificates. All in all about 115... 

DRDGold reserves revised upwards by 67%

2nd February 2017 DRDGold on Thursday confirmed that it had recorded a 66.6% increase in mineral reserves on December 31. The South African producer that recovers gold from the retreatment of surface tailings, said the revision was the result of a drilling programme and pre-feasibility study that was started in... 

BevSA calls for regulation of sugar reduction, not sugar tax

2nd February 2017 The Beverage Association of South Africa (BevSA) said on Thursday that it remained convinced that the reduction of obesity rates in South Africa could be done without the negative impacts of taxation in the economy. This comes after BevSA on Tuesday outlined its opposition to a proposed 20... 

Mashaba cans R1bn Jozi@Work programme

2nd February 2017 Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba on Thursday cancelled the City’s R1-billion co-production programme Jozi@Work, which was spearheaded by the previous administration, saying that it was littered with patronage. Jozi@Work, a programme designed to allow communities to partner with the city in the... 

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