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Pikitup suspends waste collection in areas around Soweto amid protests 

By: Marleny Arnoldi     27th August 2018 Waste manager Pikitup has suspended services in certain areas following the burning and stoning of its trucks in Soweto, on Friday, and continued threats of violence towards staff members this week. The affected depots include Central Camp and Zondi, where protestors are currently most active,... 

Township Tech Takes Centre Stage as e-Kasi Expo Kicks Off

3rd October 2017 Walter Sisulu Square in historic Kliptown, Soweto, is set to host the inaugural e-Kasi Tech Festival & Gaming Expo from 25 to 27 October 2017.   The i-Village Foundation and its business, ICT, education and consulting partners will  stage South Africa’s biggest ever gathering of policy makers,... 

UNTU calls for railways police to be re-established 

By: African News Agency      1st August 2016 The United National Transport Union (UNTU) on Sunday urged the South African Police Service (SAPS) to re-establish the railway police. If the SAPS was serious about fighting the drastic increase in violent crime at railway stations across the country, it would re-establish the railway police as... 

12-year-old Chiara makes a difference all the way from the US

25th July 2016 A 12-year-old girl from the United States recently showed that age, distance and cost do not have to impede one’s desire to make a real difference in the lives of countless people. vWhile on Facebook with her mother, planning their summer trip to South Africa, Chiara noticed an advert for... 

Less than 1% of staff on strike, says SA Post Office

By: African News Agency      5th May 2016 Less than one percent of staff stayed away from work on the first day of a strike by members of the Communication Workers Union (CWU), the SA Post Office said on Thursday. CEO Mark Barnes said it was “business as usual” as the first day of the strike had had a minimum impact on operations... 

Gauteng to Showcase Township Tourism at Indaba 2016

4th May 2016 The Gauteng Tourism Sector Strategy has led to the discovery and promotion of incredible tourism talent in the province.  According to Gauteng Tourism CEO Siphiwe Ngwenya “Gauteng Tourism has run programmes to identify Small, Medium Enterprises (SMEs) which show the potential to uplift the... 

Marikana commission findings to be implemented – Zuma 

By: African News Agency      26th June 2015 Government would start implementing the recommendations of the Farlam commission of inquiry on the Marikana shooting, President Jacob Zuma said at the 60th commemoration of the Freedom Charter in Kliptown, Soweto on Friday. ”Work would begin to implement the recommendations of the report, so that... 

Agribusiness push continues as govt seeks to bolster economic growth, job creation

By: Tracy Hancock     27th March 2015 Government continues to stress the importance of the agroprocessing agenda in an attempt to bolster economic growth and job creation, while also securing South Africa’s future food requirements in an economy that fell short of its growth target in 2014, achieving only 1.5%, after initially being... 

Agribusiness push continues as govt seeks to bolster economic growth, job creation

By: Tracy Hancock     27th March 2015 In 2015, government continues to stress the agroprocessing agenda in an attempt to bolster economic growth and job creation, while also securing South Africa’s future food requirements, in an economy that fell short of its growth target in 2014, achieving 1.5%, after initially being forecast to... 

Gauteng digs deep to diversify economy

By: SANews, SA government news service     12th March 2015 Gauteng Premier David Makhura says the province is hard at work to transform itself into a globally competitive economy and socially integrated destination. “Our vision and dream is to turn Gauteng into a globally competitive and seamlessly integrated city region that is socially cohesive and... 

Gauteng sets aside R10bn to support development corridors 

By: Terence Creamer     3rd March 2015 The Gauteng government has set aside R10-billion of its R95.3-billion 2015/16 budget to fund its five development corridors, which are being pursued across the so-called ‘City Region’. Gauteng, which is South Africa’s smallest province by area, is also the country richest, contributing... 

Plans to revamp old townships

By: Sapa     23rd February 2015 Government and the City of Johannesburg plan to revitalise old townships, Gauteng Premier David Makhura said during his state-of-the-province address on Monday. Focus would be on Kliptown in Soweto and Alexandra, next to Sandton. 

Vadi declares East road bridge unsafe following accident

By: Natalie Greve     3rd November 2014 Gauteng MEC for Roads and Transport Dr Ismail Vadi confirmed on Monday that there is “severe structural damage” to the East Road bridge that crosses the N12 freeway, near Eldorado Park, south of Johannesburg, posing a high risk to motorists using both East road and the N12 freeway below it. The... 

Sun-TV stations provide opportunities for educational development

By: Zandile Mavuso     25th July 2014 Photovoltaic products manufacturer SolarWorld‘s Sun-TV Station project, launched in 2010, has fulfilled its aim of providing not only opportunities for communities to watch the 2010 FIFA World Cup games but also a long-term sustainable solution for education. 

Materials firm aims to support moves towards sustainable construction

By: Anine Kilian     11th July 2014 Building materials group Lafarge places innovation at the heart of its priorities to contribute to more sustainable construction and to better serve architectural creativity, Lafarge Country CEO Thierry Legrand tells Engineering News. He states that the Group’s brand baseline of building better... 

SolarWorld Sun-TV lights up soccer games from SA to Brazil 2014

9th July 2014 Cape Town, South Africa: Four years after SolarWorld Africa installed Sun-TVs in 37 Southern African communities to enjoy the 2010 Soccer World Cup, the Sun-TVs are still in use for the Brazil 2014 games as a result of the ongoing maintenance by SolarWorld and the communities great appreciation... 

First Diepsloot SMME incubator to set the bar 

By: Natasha Odendaal     3rd July 2014 A new small, medium-sized and microenterprises (SMME) incubator, set to be launched in Diepsloot, in Johannesburg, within the next few months, will set the bar for the Gauteng provincial government as it revitalises South Africa’s township economies. The Gauteng Department of Economic Development... 

ANC believes in state capitalism – DA

By: Sapa     26th November 2012 The dominant faction of the African National Congress (ANC) believes in state capitalism, Democratic Alliane (DA) MP Tim Harris said on Sunday. "... the state acts as the dominant player, and uses markets for their own political gain," he told delegates on the second day of the party's federal... 

Company Announcement: Zest Weg Group's Programme Lights Up The Soweto Kliptown Youth Centre

13th April 2012 The Zest WEG Group’s multi-million rand Corporate Social Investment programme completed an important project in March 

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