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Mar 05, 2015
Johan van Zyl
   
Updated 1 hour 41 minutes ago The closure of any vehicle manufacturer’s operations in South Africa would be “a total disaster”, said Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) president and CEO Dr Johan van Zyl on Thursday. He was also the president of the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers...
 
Mar 05, 2015
Updated 4 hours ago A digital switch-on date marking the start of South Africa’s transition from analogue to digital broadcasting will be announced “shortly”, following Cabinet’s approval for a control system for the required set-top boxes (STBs). Communications Minister Faith Muthambi,...
Mar 05, 2015
Updated 1 hour 40 minutes ago While it is now “impossible” for South Africa to meet the June deadline to transition from analogue to digital broadcasting, industry will now be in a position to launch the digital terrestrial television  (DTT) project within this year. Following Cabinet’s decision...
Mar 05, 2015
Updated 5 hours ago Telecommunications and Postal Services Deputy Minister Hlengiwe Mkhize vowed that partially State-owned Telkom would not entrench itself further as a telecommunications monopoly as government accelerates its broadband deployment. Her comments followed significant...
Mar 05, 2015
Updated 5 hours ago South Africa's hopes of becoming one of the world's top renewable energy hubs are dimming due to poor infrastructure and delays as cash-strapped State utility Eskom is distracted by a scramble to keep the lights on. Chronic electricity shortages are one of the...
Mar 05, 2015
Updated 40 minutes ago South Africa has to secure the future of the local petroleum industry through policy protection, to prevent the market from being flooded by clean fuels imports. The deferment of a clean fuels policy last year had opened a gap for importers and the urgency to...
Mar 05, 2015
Updated 4 hours ago Finance Minister Nhanhla Nene has called for public comment on government’s proposal of a temporary reduction in employers and employees’ contributions to the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF). In his 2015 Budget Speech, the Minister proposed to reduce the...
Mar 05, 2015
Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi
Updated 3 hours ago Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi is expected explain his conduct after he boycotted the trade union federation's central executive committee (CEC) meeting this week. "The meeting expressed deep concern against the general secretary of the federation who...
Mar 05, 2015
Updated 38 minutes ago JSE-listed telecommunications group Telkom has unveiled a number of firms that are set to take over some of its operations as it outsources services and some business elements to unlock further cost efficiencies and improve customer service. After the conclusion of a...
 
Mar 05, 2015
Updated 59 minutes ago While agriculture is the most resilient sector of the South African ecnomy and, in light of prevailing production conditions, it is necessary for agriculture to be removed from political rhetoric, stressed grain farmers' association Grain SA chairperson Louw...
Mar 05, 2015
Updated 16 minutes ago Cabinet has approved the five-year Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Strategic Framework, as well as the Agricultural Policy Action Plan (Apap).  The strategic framework and Apap would be updated yearly, Cabinet advised in a media statement on Wednesday. 
Mar 05, 2015
Updated 6 hours ago The Coega Development Corporation (CDC) is on the hunt for first- and second-tier suppliers in automotive manufacturing to set up shop at its Nelson Mandela Bay Logistics Park (NMBLP), in Uitenhage, noting in a statement this week that component manufacturers that...
Mar 05, 2015
Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe
Updated 5 hours ago Hosting the 2022 Commonwealth Games could deliver a R20-billion boost to South Africa's economy, Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe said on Thursday. Briefing journalists at Parliament following Cabinet's fortnightly meeting on Wednesday, he noted that Durban had...
Mar 05, 2015
Updated 4 hours ago Topping the list of political risks facing emerging market investors is the increasing instability in already-fragile oil-producing countries such as Iran, Iraq, Libya, Russia and Venezuela as a consequence of the low oil price, Aon Risk Solutions’ 2015 Political...
Mar 05, 2015
Unions on Wednesday rejected South African Local Government Association's (Salga) three-year wage increase proposal during the first round of negotiations for municipal workers. The Independent Municipal and Allied Trade Union (Imatu) and Congress of South African...
Mar 05, 2015
The International Monetary Fund said it would consider extending new financial support to Zimbabwe only if the southern African country agrees to clear arrears with international financial institutions. Zimbabwe owes $9-billion in external debt, half of it in arrears...
Mar 05, 2015
Egypt's cabinet approved a long-awaited draft law on investment on Wednesday aimed at making deals less vulnerable to legal disputes or changes in government, and reducing stifling bureaucracy. The government is seeking to address foreign business concerns before an...
 
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