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Survey shows high confidence levels among South African professionals

13th May 2011 A new survey of 4 000 South African graduate professionals, including engineers, shows that 84% of respondents are confident about remaining in South Africa, while 77% are confident about opportunities that will arise over the next 12 months. 

Fresh inflation, rates fears as South African factory prices accelerate

13th May 2011 Rocketing commodity prices spurred a material acceleration in South Africa’s producer price index (PPI) to 7,3% year-on-year in March 2011, up from 6,7% in February 2011. 

Nominations sought for 2011 energy awards

13th May 2011 The South African National Energy Association (Sanea) is seeking nominations for its yearly awards, which are presented primarily to raise awareness of creative developments in the energy sector, as well as to increase public understanding of energy matters. 

R5bn fibre-optic network on track

13th May 2011 The deployment of FibreCo Telecommunications’ local open-access long-haul terrestrial fibre-optic broadband network was on track with the geotechnical and environmental studies for the first routes completed and the tender process moving ahead swiftly, the company reported on Wednesday. 

Success of SA cities also crucial to rural areas

13th May 2011 The success of South Africa’s cities, which provide 60% of the country’s economic output, is crucial to the strengthening of the rural areas and the country as a whole, Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Deputy Minister Yunus Carrim said on Wednesday. 

Sephaku says new Limpopo clinker, cement plant to start in 2013

13th May 2011 Sephaku Cement on Wednesday announced the establishment of a 3 000 t/d clinker and cement production facility near Dwaalboom in Limpopo, following the recent completion of a 12-month limestone prospecting programme in the project area. 

Human settlements budget to grow to nearly R27bn next year

13th May 2011 The Department of Human Settlement's (DHS's) budget for the 2011/12 financial year has increased by 38% to R22,5-billion from 2010/11 and is expected to grow to R26,6-billion in 2013/14, Human Settlements Minister Tokyo Sexwale said in his budget vote speech on Tuesday. 

Raubex files ‘fast-track’ application with competition body

29th April 2011 JSE-listed Raubex has confirmed that it filed an application with the Competition Commission by the April 15 deadline for “fast track” submissions, after it became aware of certain irregularities in terms of the provisions of the Competition Act. The company on Friday reported that certain... 

Sanyati names new CFO

29th April 2011 JSE-listed Sanyati on Friday announced the appointment of Aleta Jovner as it new financial director and CFO, effective from June 1, after the resignation of John Deeb, with effect from April 30. CEO Malcolm Lobban would assume the role of acting financial director during the interim period. 

DMR studies legal options after expropriation judgement

29th April 2011 South Africa’s Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) says it is studying a North Gauteng High Court ruling in favour of Agri South Africa (Agri SA), which claimed that unused old order mineral rights of farmers had been “expropriated” through the introduction of new mining legislation in 2004 and... 

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