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Tshwane extends A Re Yeng bus service across townships – Msimanga

By: African News Agency      3rd October 2017 Tshwane Mayor Solly Msimanga on Monday, said the city will expand its A Re Yeng bus service into South Africa’s capital city’s high density areas in a bid to provide a safe, affordable, accessible and reliable transport system. “Let me start by first congratulating the A Re Yeng team under the... 

City of Tshwane signs new public transport subsidies agreement

By: African News Agency      7th September 2017 The Gauteng Department of Roads and Transport and the City of Tshwane have concluded an “inter-governmental authorisation agreement” to process subsidised bus contracts in the city as from the April 1, 2018. Gauteng MEC for Roads and Transport Ismail Vadi on Thursday said the agreement opens the... 

Reimagining the township economy

By: Sydney Majoko     2nd June 2017 Whether one considers it as being positive or negative, the theme of radical economic transformation has been thrust onto our political discourse. That the term has not been clearly defined by its proponents does not mean it cannot be used in the exchange of ideas about our socioeconomic issues.... 

Sabinet supports maths and science skill development in SA

     1st February 2017 Protec launched its 2017 programme at the Hofmeyr Secondary School in Atteridgeville, Pretoria on Saturday 28 January. Protec’s goal is to empower South Africa’s youth with optimal scientific, mathematics, technology, engineering and life skills to access and succeed in STEM-based careers... 

PROTEC opens more education centres

By: Victor Moolman     18th November 2016 South African nonprofit organisation PROTEC opened two new education centres in Gauteng, on June 6, 2016, in Ebony Park, Midrand, and on October 3, 2016 at the Soweto Empowerment Zone, with plans to open another in Atteridgeville, in Pretoria, next year. 

Markets ignore Tshwane violence over Brexit - for now

By: News24Wire      22nd June 2016 Although intra-African National Congress (ANC), election-related, factional violence is being currently ignored by markets trading on external factors, it remains worrying, said emerging markets economist Peter Attard Montalto of Nomura. He said at the moment, nothing is relevant to the market... 

More X’Trapolis Mega trains delivered to PRASA 

By: David Oliveira     25th May 2016 The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) has, to date, taken delivery of five X’Trapolis Mega train sets being manufactured by the Gibela Rail Transportation Consortium, in Brazil. A further two of the train sets, each comprising six coaches, were en route to South Africa, while the... 

Only Tshwane municipality pursues ultrathin reinforced concrete roads

By: Dylan Stewart     30th October 2015 Since 2010, when the Tshwane municipality stated its intention to pursue the use of ultrathin reinforced concrete pavements (UTRCPs) specifically for roads in townships, it is the only municipality to have done so, says Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) project consultant... 

Tshwane free WiFi project may help catalyse social-impact bonds

By: Sashnee Moodley     19th June 2015 Tshwane municipality’s free WiFi initiative, rolled out by nonprofit organisation Project Isizwe, could provide a model for social-impact bonds in South Africa, whereby the private sector guarantees delivery of services, the public sector guarantees payment and commercial funding is accessed... 

Public service tough, so business should show some respect 

By: Keith Campbell     3rd February 2015 The private sector should not look down on those who work in the public sector, asserted Project Isizwe founder and CEO Alan Knott-Craig Junior at the Innovation Bridge event in Pretoria on Tuesday. "A lot of guys that are in government are in government to make a difference. It's not a lot of... 

Vodacom plans R1bn Gauteng network upgrade

By: Natasha Odendaal     19th August 2014 Telecommunications giant Vodacom on Tuesday announced plans to inject R1-billion in the current financial year to upgrade its network in Gauteng. The company would focus on upgrading and increasing third-generation (3G) coverage in the major townships of Gauteng, with the addition of more than... 

CSIR unit develops labour-based ultrathin concrete pavement solution

By: Irma Venter     15th August 2014 The Built Environment unit at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has developed a cost-competitive ultrathin concrete pavement surface that, for the upgrading of unpaved roads to paved roads, is more durable than many other pavement alternatives (such as asphalt), as well as... 

CSIR develops durable, labour-intensive ultrathin concrete road pavement 

By: Irma Venter     5th August 2014 The Built Environment unit at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has developed a cost-competitive ultrathin concrete pavement surface that, for the upgrading of unpaved roads to paved roads, is more durable than many other pavement alternatives (such as asphalt), as well as... 

R1.2bn broadband project core to Gauteng’s ‘smart province’ ambitions

By: Natasha Odendaal     6th June 2014 Gauteng has taken a step towards implementing its so-called “smart province” strategy, with an extensive R1.2-billion broadband project, designed to promote greater government efficiency, stimulate innovation and knowledge creation and lay the basis for higher levels of economic growth. Following... 

R1.2bn broadband project core to Gauteng’s ‘smart province’ ambitions

By: Natasha Odendaal     6th June 2014 Gauteng has taken a step towards implementing its so-called “smart province” strategy, with an extensive R1.2-billion broadband project, which is designed to promote greater government efficiency, stimulate innovation and knowledge creation and lay the basis for higher levels of economic growth.... 

Private-equity boutique sees emergence of black industrialists as natural next step

By: Irma Venter     6th December 2013 The rise of black business and black industrialists in South Africa will be a natural process, says Medu Capital executive director Nhlanganiso Mkwanazi. “Eleven years ago, when we started our private-equity business, we were influenced by experience. So, as more and more people gain a better... 

Private-equity boutique sees emergence of black industrialists as natural next step

By: Irma Venter     6th December 2013 The rise of black business and black industrialists in South Africa will be a natural process, believes Medu Capital executive director Nhlanganiso Mkwanazi. “Eleven years ago, when we started our private equity business, we were influenced by experience. So, as more and more people gain a better... 

Tshwane rolls out free WiFi as starting point for ICT strategy 

By: Natasha Odendaal     15th August 2013 As part of the first steps in implementing its recently tabled information and communications technology (ICT) strategy, the City of Tshwane and its partner, the Alan Knott-Craig junior-led nongovernmental organisation Project Isizwe, on Thursday kicked off the roll-out of free WiFi access to... 

Industrial Development Zone to be created around OR Tambo airport

By: SANews, SA government news service     7th March 2013 Africa’s busiest airport, OR Tambo International Airport is a fitting location for the continent’s first aerotropolis, says Gauteng MEC for Roads and Transport Ismail Vadi. “Work on the development of the aerotropolis, centred at OR Tambo International Airport, seeks to leverage public and... 

Gauteng’s aerotropolis master plan to get under way  

By: Natasha Odendaal     25th February 2013 The development of a master plan for the aerotropolis concept around South Africa’s busiest airport was set to get under way following the appointment of Gautrain Management Agency CEO Jack van der Merwe to manage the process, Gauteng premier Nomvula Mokonyane revealed on Monday. Speaking during... 

Company Announcement: Ford Goes Further to Warm Up The Community

     18th June 2012 Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa employees banded together to collect warm clothes and blankets ahead of the winter season 

Antiretroviral medicine manufacturing plant, South Africa

By: Lisete Bigala     16th March 2012 Construction of the antiretroviral medicine manufacturing plant is expected to start in early 2013. 

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