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Cape Town’s Mayco recommends extending the N2 Express MyCiTi bus service contract
Updated 39 minutes ago By: Irma Venter

Cape Town’s Mayoral Committee has recommended that the city extends the operating contract of the N2 Express bus service for another two years, until June 30, 2026.  This is to allow for the continuation of the bus service between Mitchells Plain,... 

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President Cyril Ramaphosa
Ramaphosa sets May 29 election date
20th February 2024 By: Reuters

South Africa will hold national and provincial elections on May 29, President Cyril Ramaphosa's office said on Tuesday. "I call on all South Africans to exercise their democratic right to vote and... 

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MeerKAT radio telescope a beacon of technological development in South Africa
20th February 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

More than 260 scientific papers have so far been published, using data gathered by South Africa’s MeerKAT radio telescope array, with 40% of them being published in the past year, highlighted... 

SU opens new avenues for localisation with high-tech micro-manufacturing machine
20th February 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

In a first-of-its-kind for Africa, the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering at Stellenbosch University (SU) has acquired a micro-manufacturing machine... 

Vukile CEO Laurence Rapp
Vukile raises R1bn for acquisitive growth
20th February 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

JSE-listed Vukile Property Fund will issue R1-billion of new ordinary shares following a successful accelerated bookbuild, with the funds to be used to capitalise on a pipeline of growth... 

SA Canegrowers maintains sugar tax increase will destroy jobs
20th February 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Ahead of Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana’s Budget Speech on February 21, industry body the South African Cane Growers’ Association (SA Canegrowers) has called on National Treasury to prioritise... 

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Unemployment rate to remain high this year, Nedbank warns
20th February 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Financial services firm Nedbank expects employment growth to soften this year, before picking up more convincingly next year. “The unemployment rate will, therefore, remain high,” the bank said on... 

Gauteng Premier Panyaza Lesufi
100 MW of OCGT power to be available in Gauteng by April – Lesufi
20th February 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Johannesburg power utility City Power would, on behalf of the Gauteng government, add 100 MW of electricity capacity to the grid to assist the Gauteng province in its goal to reduce the impact of... 

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Lesufi confident e-tolls to end by March
20th February 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Gauteng Premier Panyaza Lesufi, in his State of the Province Address (SoPA) on February 19, said the provincial government had met with the Finance and Transport Ministers on January 26, and that... 

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SIU gets green light from Ramaphosa to investigate Home Affairs, PRASA
20th February 2024 By: Sashnee Moodley

The Special Investigating Unit is set to probe maladministration at Home Affairs and the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa following proclamations signed by President Cyril Ramaphosa. The... 

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HotBot geyser devices deliver energy savings, lower power surges to grid
20th February 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Since launching its HotBot devices for smart geyser management in 2020, energy solutions developer Plentify has recorded considerable energy savings across its user base, as well as lower demand... 

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Copper 360 CEO Jan Nelson.
Rich new Copper 360 discovery points to big Chile-type copper mine potential
20th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Okiep Copper Company, which mining company Newmont established in 1937, is today one of the 100%-owned subsidiaries of South Africa’s Copper 360, the only pure copper play listed on the... 

Forge Academy launches new 4IR training centre in partnership with Sibanye-Stillwater
19th February 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Technology training company Forge Academy has launched a new Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) training centre and two courses in partnership with mining company Sibanye-Stillwater. The first two... 

Company calls for Finance Minister to announce incentives to drive EV industry growth
19th February 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Electric vehicle (EV) renewable energy charging infrastructure company Zero Carbon Charge is calling on Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana to announce a series of fiscal measures to incentivise the... 

Energy Council of South Africa joins World Energy Council
19th February 2024 By: Schalk Burger

The Energy Council of South Africa has become a member of the United Nations-affiliated global body the World Energy Council (WEC), which will serve to strengthen the standing of the Energy Council... 

Major solar power project in the DRC is now set to start development
19th February 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

The Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) and SkyPower Global have signed a joint development agreement to implement the first phase of an ultimately 1 000 MW capacity solar power project in the... 

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Magazine round up | 16 February 2024
Magazine round up | 16 February 2024

A video round up of this week’s magazine, highlighting our cover story, features and Business Leader.  


Egypt’s Suez Canal revenue plunged by almost half in January after attacks by Houthi militants on Red Sea vessels forced major shipping firms to avoid the waterway. Income was about $428-million... 

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Let’s all do our bit to put South Africa back on an upward economic trajectory

As the Investing in African Mining Indaba event highlighted in Cape Town last week, our continent hosts, in considerable volume, very many of the minerals needed for the just energy transition and... 

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Reform momentum

From an economic perspective, the most important signal provided by President Cyril Ramaphosa in his State of the Nation Address was that the reform agenda remains in place, and that it will be... 

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Pearl Mashabane: Diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) leader for Africa and the Middle East at Cummins
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This week we profile Pearl Mashabane, the diversity, equity and inclusion leader for Africa and the Middle East at Cummins, which manufactures, distributes and maintains diesel engines and power... 

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It is now almost impossible to remember a time when commentators were not describing the South African Budget as the most difficult ever for a post-apartheid Finance Minister to navigate. Given... 


Booyco Electronics
Booyco Electronics

Booyco Electronics, South African pioneer of Proximity Detection Systems, offers safety solutions for underground and surface mining, quarrying,...

Yale Lifting Solutions
Yale Lifting Solutions

Yale Lifting Solutions is a leading supplier of lifting and material handling equipment in Southern Africa. Yale offers a wide range of quality...

Universal Storage Systems (SA)
Universal Storage Systems (SA)

South African leader in Steel -Racking, -Shelving, and -Mezzanine flooring. Universal has innovated an approach which encompasses conceptualising,...

John Thompson
John Thompson

John Thompson, the leader in energy and environmental solutions through value engineering and innovation, provides the following: design, engineer,...


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