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Minister notes set-top box encryption court ruling

31st May 2016 Communications Minister Faith Muthambi has noted the Supreme Court of Appeal ruling on the free-to-air television broadcaster, eTV’s Set Top Boxes (STBs) encryption court battle. The Supreme Court of Appeal in Bloemfontein, on Tuesday, found that the amendment to the Broadcasting Digital... 

BRT to change the face of Sandton

5th April 2016 The much anticipated Rea Vaya Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) is expected to change the face of Sandton, allowing commuters to travel seamlessly between Alexandra and Sandton by 2017. Construction, which got underway in March 2015, is already at an advanced stage with a bridge connecting one of South... 

Motlanthe appointed to chair legislative review panel

19th January 2016 Former President Kgalema Motlanthe has been appointed to chair an advisory panel that will be tasked with assessing key legislation that was passed by Parliament since 1994. The 17-member panel, which comprises a wide array of experts from various sectors of the economy, will look at laws that... 

Township businesses to get govt contracts

14th October 2015 The Gauteng Provincial Government has committed to giving qualifying township-based businesses all contracts that are under R500 000. Gauteng MEC for Economic Development, Environment, Agriculture and Rural Development Lebogang Maile said the provincial government had taken a decision that 30... 

New customs legislation to benefit SA

14th October 2015 Brand new customs legislation, which the South African Revenue Service (SARS) is expected to implement soon, will bring about a number of trade benefits for the country, says the Commissioner of the Tom Moyane. “These include greater transparency and predictability of doing business, promoting... 

Resolve mining disputes speedily – Minister

6th October 2015 Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane has urged stakeholders in the mining industry to work together to resolve labour disputes as speedily as possible. “Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane has appealed to stakeholders in the mining industry to work together in the current wage... 

Minister to meet mining industry stakeholders

1st October 2015 Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane will in the next few days hold a meeting with stakeholders in the mining sector to discuss challenges and opportunities available in the industry. “I am well aware of the critical role that this sector plays in the economy, and the challenges it faces... 

DTI reiterates Aerosud presence at CAV

22nd September 2015 The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has reiterated that Aerosud occupies a building in the Centurion Aerospace Village (CAV). “Assertions by the Democratic Alliance that this is not the case are baseless,” said the DTI on Monday. This as it was reported that the chairman of the privately... 

Tough action against housing contractors

21st September 2015 Gauteng MEC for Human Settlements Jacob Mamabolo has warned that action will be taken against contractors who fail on their contractual obligations. “Once we get the facts about why the project was abandoned, we will get the contractor and the employees who were involved in the project and... 

SA's top brands announced

15th September 2015 MTN, Vodacom and Sasol have emerged as the top three most valuable brands in South Africa. This was revealed on Tuesday when Brand South Africa and Brand Finance Africa announced the country’s top 50 corporate brands in Houghton, Johannesburg. “In the third annual study, Brand Africa Finance... 

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