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Aug 20, 2014
Tshediso Matona
   
Updated 4 hours ago Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown announced on Wednesday that Cabinet had approved the appointment of Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) director-general Tshediso Matona as the new CEO of State-owned electricity producer Eskom. Brown made the announcement...
 
Aug 20, 2014
Updated 2 hours 12 minutes ago South Africa had to embark on an aggressive export drive, particularly into the rest of Africa, to adequately grow its manufacturing sector, Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) industrial development policy and strategy adviser Nimrod Zalk said on Wednesday,...
Aug 20, 2014
Dr Rob Davies
Updated 2 hours 1 minute ago With the preparations for ten new special economic zones (SEZs) to be completed within the next six months, the Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry said on Wednesday it was pleased with the progress made by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in this...
Aug 20, 2014
Barend Petersen
Updated 6 hours ago Barend Petersen has been appointed nonexecutive director and chairperson of Evraz Highveld Steel & Vanadium. This comes after London-listed Evraz last week announced that it would sell a 34% stake in the steel producer to South Africa-based investor Macrovest, which...
Aug 20, 2014
Updated 3 hours ago South Africa’s third-largest mobile operator Cell C has significantly cut into the prepaid airtime sales of number two operator MTN, as the nation’s telecommunications companies continue to battle it out to gain market share in an increasingly competitive market....
Aug 20, 2014
Updated 7 hours ago Labour laws contributed to the prolonged, violent strikes the country has seen in various industries, the National Employers' Association of South Africa (Neasa) said on Wednesday. "While we agree that the current labour legislation is not a direct or the only driver...
Aug 20, 2014
Updated 1 hour 44 minutes ago Gautrain bus drivers went on strike on Wednesday, forcing certain bus services to be suspended, the Bombela Concession Company said. "Please note that a wildcat strike by Gautrain bus drivers in Johannesburg has resulted in the suspension of bus services from Park,...
Aug 20, 2014
Updated 1 hour 10 minutes ago A global transportation price index has ranked South Africa the cheapest overall for bus, trains and aeroplane travel for every 100 km out of 51 countries. Online platform GoEuro compared the average price a 100 km of rail, road or air movements between the most...
Aug 20, 2014
Isuzu Midnite
Updated 2 hours 49 minutes ago Many African countries were opening their doors to business, increasingly welcoming investors, said General Motors (GM) Africa president Mario Spangenberg on Wednesday. These countries were working hard to become more investor friendly, and South Africa had to take...
 
Aug 20, 2014
Updated 1 hour 18 minutes ago The processing of the Government Shareholder Management Bill, which was yet to be tabled before Parliament by the Department of Public Enterprises (DPE), would have to be sped up, Portfolio Committee on Public Enterprises chairperson Dipuo Letsatsi-Duba said on...
Aug 20, 2014
Updated 5 hours ago South Africa’s crude steel production fell 1.5% year-on-year to 610 000 t in July, compared with the 619 000 t produced in July 2013. However, according to the latest World Steel Association (worldsteel) statistics, Africa’s crude steel output rose 21.2%...
Aug 20, 2014
The Bus Rapid Transit System
Updated 1 hour 56 minutes ago The City of Tshwane aims to roll out 171 buses by November as part of the inception phase of its bus rapid transit (BRT) system, with the view to establish additional stages and introduce further buses if there is demand.
Aug 20, 2014
Updated 1 hour 55 minutes ago Electrical and lighting product distributor ARB Holdings on Wednesday reported increases of 27% in its operating profit and headline earnings a share for the year ended June 30, to R203-million and 50.28c respectively. The increase in operating profit resulted in an...
Aug 20, 2014
Updated 2 hours 58 minutes ago The Eastern Cape’s Nelson Mandela Bay is well on its way to becoming South Africa and Africa’s hub for green energy components manufacturing and technologies, said Coega Development Corporation (CDC) energy division investment manager Sandisiwe Ncemane on...
Aug 20, 2014
Updated 3 hours ago Telecommunications giant MTN has kicked off a three-year contract that would see street lamps and pole masts equipped with antennas to improve network coverage and quality across west and northern Johannesburg. MTN this week started installing antennas on street...
Aug 20, 2014
Updated 7 hours ago The 100 days target of creating 1.5-million housing opportunities is set to build houses for the poor and open the housing market for those who cannot access home loans. Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu said this, on Tuesday, when she briefed members of the...
Aug 20, 2014
Ghana company Surfline Communications launched the country's first 4G data network on Tuesday in partnership with French technology company Alcatel-Lucent, making Ghana the sixth nation in sub-Saharan Africa to get the high-speed service. The wholly-owned company...
 
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