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25 June 2017
                       
 
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21 Jun 2017
 
 
Meat, petrol price increases drive up May CPI food inflation
ECONOMY
The headline Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation lifted slightly in May to 5.4 percent from 5.3 percent year-on-year in April on food and petrol prices, Statistics South Africa said on Wednesday....
 
 
 
 
Transnet denies claim that no CSR locomotives made in South Africa
RAIL ENGINEERING
State-owned freight logistics group Transnet has described as “inaccurate” the claim that none of the locomotives procured from China South Rail (CSR) have been manufactured locally. Research...
 
 
14 Jun 2017
 
 
 
‘Not one’ CSR locomotive made in South Africa, economic research group claims
INDUSTRIAL POLICY
Research commissioned by independent economic research institution Trade and Industrial Policy Strategies (TIPS) has found that, despite local-content obligations, not one of the China South Rail...
 
 
08 Jun 2017
 
 
 
EFF to lay charges against Gigaba over Transnet locomotive procurement
POLITICS
The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) on Thursday said it would open a criminal case against Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba, whom it alleged was at the centre of corruption in the procurement of...
 
 
05 Jun 2017
 
UASA: Fuel price drop a relief, but struggling workers still have to count every cent
STATEMENT
The small drop in fuel prices as from midnight tomorrow will bring welcome relief to workers and consumers in general. But the petrol price dropping by 25c a litre for both 95 and 93 octane while...
 
 
01 Jun 2017
 
SA: Cyril Ramaphosa: Address by South African Deputy President, on the occasion of the Presidency budget vote, National Assembly, Cape Town (31/05/2017)
Topics
This month marks the 105th anniversary of the birth of one of the greatest sons of our soil, one of the architects of our freedom, Isithwalandwe Walter Sisulu.
 
 
The rise of renewable energy across Africa
BAKER MCKENZIE
The extent of the power deficit across Africa is well documented and increasing electricity generation across the continent is the focus of a number of initiatives at both national and...
 
 
25 May 2017
 
10 May 2017
 
Petrol vehicle demand growth boosting palladium price
PLATINUM AND PALLADIUM
Palladium reached its most expensive price in 15 years last week, rallying to within $100/oz of the price of platinum. Speaking to Thomson Reuters' Jan Harvey, CPM Group MD Jeffrey M Christian...
 
 
09 May 2017
 
Palladium set to overtake platinum – GFMS
PLATINUM GROUP METALS
The palladium price is poised to exceed the platinum price for the first time since 2001, Thomson Reuters said on Tuesday with the publication of its GFMS Platinum Group Metals Survey 2017. The...
 
 
05 May 2017
 
 
 
Precipitous platinum price plunge putting industry at risk
PLATINUM
This week’s precipitous platinum price plunge to as low as $893/oz is putting the entire platinum industry at risk, making it essential that steady hands are placed on the tiller to ensure that a...
 
 
28 Apr 2017
 
 
 
Daily Podcast – April 28, 2017
Podcast
Making headlines: Gordhan praises Ramaphosa, backs State capture inquiry Zimbabwe has met all conditions to clear arrears to World Bank, AfDB And, alleged ‘coup plotter’ set to make first appearance
 
 
11 Apr 2017
 
Rwanda adds to energy mix with first peat-fired power plant in Africa
THE CONVERSATION
Rwanda recently celebrated the opening of its first peat-fired power plant at Gishoma in the far west of the country, a $39.2M project. It is the first of its kind in Africa. Another larger peat...
 
 
06 Apr 2017
 
Gordhan lays into Dlamini, Mokonyane, Zuma at Kathrada memorial
POLITICS
Former finance minister Pravin Gordhan on Wednesday criticised Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini for not having the humility to admit her wrongs, and accused Water and Sanitation...
 
 
04 Apr 2017
 
 
                       
 
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