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Margie Inggs

$38bn/y needed for African infrastructure to create growth platform

4th August 2011 Political leaders attending the 13th African Renaissance Conference in Durban on Thursday argued that increased infrastructural connectivity between African countries should be prioritised, as it would create an important platform for social, political and economic development on the continent.... 

Transnet’s ports chief says partnerships needed to deal with logistics backlog

10th December 2010 Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) has invested R72-billion in port infrastructure over the past five years and R18,4-billion over the past year to ensure that, when the country emerges from its economic crisis, it does not have inadequate infrastructure. 

Mine nationalisation will be disastrous for South Africa’s economy

10th September 2010 KwaZulu-Natal Treasury economist Clive Coetzee has waded into the debate on mine nationalisation, warning that such a move would result in the collapse of South Africa’s economy. 

Emissions in Durban South Basin materially reduced, eThekwini’s mayor says

5th March 2010 Industrial emissions in the Durban South Basin had been reduced by 70%, eThekwini’s mayor Obed Mlaba said at the recent launch of Durban’s Green Guideline Series.  

SA’s distribution maintenance backlog at R27bn, Peters acknowledges

5th March 2010 South Africa’s electricity distribution network maintenance backlog stood at about R27-billion and there was also a need to invest in power stations, and this necessitated power tariff increases, Energy Minister Dipuo Peters said last week. 

Danes make R175m investment into KZN textile plant

26th February 2010 An investment of R175-million by Danish and South African companies has been made in a nonwoven needlepunch textile plant in Hammarsdale, KwaZulu-Natal. 

Govt supports gradual, not rapid, Eskom hike - Peters

23rd February 2010 The National Energy Regulator of South Africa will on Wednesday make the much-anticipated announcement regarding the increase in Eskom's electricity rates over the next three years and while the utility has asked for a 35% a year increase, the Reserve Bank has estimated that the regulator will... 

eThekwini moves to plug costly water losses

29th January 2010 The eThekwini municipality was losing 90 000 kl of water a day, which was costing about R100-million a year, eThekwini Water and Sanitation (EWS) head Neil Macleod said earlier this month.  

Pipeline replacement project likely to be extended

29th January 2010 The eThekwini municipality’s R1,6-billion asbestos cement (AC) pipeline replacement project, which will save the city about R248-million a year, is expected to be extended beyond the June 2010 deadline subject to council approval and the availability of funds. 

State to back sugar cane research platform

11th December 2009 Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor said last week that her department would financially support the creation of a strategic sugar cane research platform spearheaded by the Sugar Milling Research Institute (SMRI) to take collaborative sugar-cane-sector-specific research and development... 

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