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Transforming South Africa's fishing industry key to unlocking economic growth – Zokwana

24th April 2019 Substantive transformation in South Africa's fishing industry remains a challenge and requires a collective responsibility and focus given its potential to unlock economic growth, agriculture, forestry and fisheries minister Senzeni Zokwana has said. In a speech on Tuesday to launch the 2020... 

Post Office launches commemorative Mama Sisulu stamp

23rd April 2019 As part of the Mama Albertina Sisulu centenary, Communications Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams together with the South African Post Office South Africa (Sapo) on Tuesday officially launched a commemorative stamp to honour the struggle stalwart's efforts during the apartheid era. Ndabeni-Abrahams... 

Businesses must seek finance to develop renewable energy, energy efficiency projects – Sanedi

23rd April 2019 The time is ripe for local businesses to seek finance in order to develop renewable energy and efficiency projects in the face of recent rotational blackouts and rising prices, the South African National Energy Development Institute (Sanedi) said on Tuesday. Sanedi urged businesses to consider... 

Nearly R3bn in investment raised for Cape Town, Western Cape in 2018/19

23rd April 2019 The Western Cape’s investment promotion agency Wesgro said on Tuesday it had helped secure R2.85-billion in investments in the province during the 2018/19 financial year which would be realised over a five year period and create nearly 1 000 jobs. It said this followed a successful fourth quarter... 

Xolobeni community asks Ramaphosa to stop Mantashe's upcoming visit

23rd April 2019 The Amadiba Crisis Committee on Monday asked President Cyril Ramaphosa and "democratic institutions" to stop Mines Minister Gwede Mantashe from visiting Xolobeni, where there is a raging dispute over keeping the area pristine versus allowing mining activities to go ahead. Mantashe's last visit to... 

'Sinister force' behind arson attacks on SA's rail system, says Nzimande

23rd April 2019 A "sinister force" was at work trying to destroy South Africa's commuter rail system, Transport Minister Blade Nzimande said on Monday. In a statement, Nzimande condemned Sunday's arson attack at Cape Town station which resulted in two trains being destroyed by a fire. 

Two people injured as military helicopter crashes in Centurion

18th April 2019 Two people were injured when a military helicopter crashed on the corners of Ruimte Road and Old Johannesburg Road in Centurion on Friday afternoon, paramedics said. Rescue Care spokesperson Garrith Jamieson said Emer-G-Med Paramedics responded to the call and found two patients had sustained... 

Agri SA applauds Santam donation to drought relief fund

18th April 2019 Agricultural industry association Agri SA on Thursday applauded a donation from financial services group Santam to help drought-stricken farmers in the Northern Cape province. It said the drought in Sutherland had caused a devastating decline in the sheep breeding population and placed the town’s... 

NUM members on strike at PPC Cement in Pretoria

17th April 2019 The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) on Wednesday confirmed a strike by workers at cement producing company PPC, at Hercules, in Pretoria, over wage increases.  NUM PPC branch secretary Surprise Baloyi, said workers were embarking on a protected strike over the company’s refusal to bargain on... 

Sudanese military invites AUC chairperson to Khartoum for urgent talks

17th April 2019 Sudan’s Transitional Military Council (TMC) has invited African Union Commission (AUC) chairperson Moussa Faki to visit Khartoum for urgent talks after the AU Peace and Security Council (AUPSC) on Monday warned that unless the TMC handed over power to a civilian government Sudan would be kicked... 


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