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Mashaba threatens to take Eskom to Nersa over Johannesburg power cuts

11th July 2019 The Democratic Alliance has applauded its Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba for taking power utility Eskom to task over prolonged power cuts in areas such as Diepsloot, Ivory Park, Soweto and Orange Farm. Mashaba on Thursday threatened to institute dispute resolution proceedings with the national... 

Kganyago reappointment shows commitment to central bank independence – association

11th July 2019 The re-appointment of Lesetja Kganyago as governor of the central bank shows the government's clear commitment to the institution's independence, responsible monetary policy and a stable financial system and currency, the Banking Association South Africa (BASA) has said. President Cyril Ramaphosa... 

Proflight Zambia announces plans for new service between Ndola and Johannesburg

11th July 2019 Proflight Zambia on Thursday announced plans for a new scheduled route between Ndola and Johannesburg, a move it said would boost trade and investment between the two cities. The new service, expected to begin on September 2, will link the Copperbelt mining and industry hub with South Africa’s... 

Committee worried about budget size for safety, health in mines

10th July 2019 Parliament's committee on land reform, environment, mineral resources and energy said on Wednesday it was concerned at the budget allocated to safety and health in South Africa's mines, given ongoing fatalities. "The size of the allocation gives the impression that the department does not take... 

Nzimande announces help for technology innovators

9th July 2019 Higher Education, Science and Technology Minister Blade Nzimande said on Tuesday his department has made progress towards setting up a fund that will ease the risk of bringing new technological innovations onto the market. Nzimande told a media briefing in Cape Town the fund would receive... 

'E-tolls cannot be resurrected' – Outa

9th July 2019 The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse says it is willing to help government resolve the e-tolls impasse following a social media spat between Finance Minister Tito Mboweni and Gauteng Premier David Makhura over the province's decision to reject e-tolls. Outa said government could have used the fuel... 

Drought is not over, restrictions still in place says City of Cape Town

9th July 2019 Increasing dam levels did not mean the drought was over, the City of Cape Town said on Monday.  The city said via a press statement that it wanted to remind residents that water restrictions remained in place.   

Samsa to investigate 400 litre oil spill off Port Elizabeth

8th July 2019 The South African Maritime Safety Authority (Samsa) has launched an investigation to establish why up to 400 litres of oil spilled into the ocean off Port Elizabeth while a vessel was being refuelled. In a statement, Samsa said the spillage, which occurred early on Saturday morning, was contained... 

Massive upgrade under way at Zandvliet Wastewater Treatment Works in Cape Town

8th July 2019 The R1.7-billion upgrade of the Zandvliet Wastewater Treatment Works (WwTWs) is set to unlock development in one of the fastest growing catchments in Cape Town, the city said on Sunday. The Zandvliet WwTWs treats effluent from the southern parts of Kuils River, Delft, Blackheath, Blackheath... 

Gauteng transport boss urges minibus taxi industry to embrace innovation

5th July 2019 Gauteng member of the executive council for roads and transport Jacob Mamabolo has urged the provincial leadership of the South African National Taxi Council to take measures to modernise the industry, his department said on Friday. Mamabolo held a meeting with officials to discuss various... 


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