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Jul 22, 2014
The Vanderbijlpark plate mill, which is to be upgraded
Updated 2 hours 41 minutes ago Steel producer ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA) reports that it is planning an upgrade to its plate mill at Vanderbijlpark in quarter four 2014, which will enable it to produce heavy plates of up to 11 t for South Africa’s emerging wind-tower manufacturing...
Jul 22, 2014
Updated 1 hour 11 minutes ago Wage talks between South African metal and engineering employers and the sector's main union will resume on Tuesday in an effort to end a strike that is sapping Africa's most advanced economy, a union spokesperson said. More than 200 000 employees affiliated to the...
Jul 21, 2014
Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies
South Africa’s Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies views the easing of export-tax restrictions on mineral products in the recently agreed Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) as an important improvement over the Trade, Development and Cooperation Agreement...
Jul 21, 2014
Minister in the Presidency for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Jeff Radebe
The newly proclaimed Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation’s (DPME’s) most important priority over the next five years will be to coordinate and monitor the implementation of the National Development Plan (NDP), Minister in the Presidency for...
Jul 22, 2014
The Ilanga II
Updated 1 hour 53 minutes ago The University of Johannesburg (UJ) will participate in the Sasol Solar Challenge 2014 with its latest solar car, the Ilanga II. Ilanga is the isiZulu word for the sun.
Jul 22, 2014
Rooibos tea samples
Updated 1 hour 36 minutes ago Rooibos tea has secured geographic indicator status in the long-awaited economic partnership agreement between southern African nations and the European Union, Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies said on Monday. "It will be the rooibos tea manufacturers of South...
Jul 22, 2014
Updated 27 minutes ago Trade union Solidarity expects its Labour Court application for an interdict to protect the union’s members at engineering firm Actom against an alleged unlawful lockout to be heard on Thursday, Solidarity Labour Court division head Anton van der Bijl said....
Jul 21, 2014
Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson
Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson placed significant emphasis on the development of gas, including shale gas, and nuclear in her inaugural Energy Budget Vote to lawmakers in Cape Town on Monday. In an address framed by President Jacob Zuma’s State of the...
Jul 21, 2014
Financial close for bid window three under South Africa’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP) has been extended from the end of July to November, Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson revealed on Monday. Delivering her...
Jul 21, 2014
Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene
The changing global economic climate was providing new challenges to the fiscal outlook, with the rising burden of public debt reinforcing the importance of ensuring the sustainability of fiscal policy over the period ahead, Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene said when...
Jul 21, 2014
General Tyre production at the Port Elizabeth plant
Continental Tyre South Africa (CTSA) is investing between R300-million and R320-million in its Port Elizabeth facility this year, says CTSA marketing and sales GM Shaun Uys. The investment will focus on increasing energy efficiency, as the electricity price in Port...
Jul 21, 2014
Moe Shaik
The achievement of South Africa’s infrastructure development ambitions will depend on finding the so-called “sweet spot” of mutual interest between government, players in the private construction and engineering sectors and financiers, Development Bank of...
Jul 21, 2014
Dr John Tambi
Despite the progress made by the Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (Pida), the initiative was “not as far along as it should be” as it faced headwinds in obtaining national cooperation and private-sector uptake. The multibillion-dollar Pida...
Jul 21, 2014
Small Business Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu
Small Business Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu has hinted at reviewing legislation and regulations that make it difficult for small businesses to survive. The minister says her department will, over the next few months, put a microscope over these regulations to...
Jul 21, 2014
The first sod has been turned on the construction site of an extension to the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC), paving the way for a development that will double the centre’s existing capacity and create several thousand jobs. “The expansion,...
Jul 21, 2014
The Department of Transport (DoT) was engaging with the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa, the Gautrain Management Agency (GMA) and the Gauteng DoT with regard to implementing a compliant, interoperable transport smartcard system, Transport Minister Dipuo Peters...
Jul 21, 2014
Nandi Mayathula-Khoza
With financing being key to moving forward with Africa’s infrastructure plans, Gauteng MEC of Infrastructure Development Nandi Mayathula-Khoza was optimistic that the Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, or Brics, development bank could be leveraged to...
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