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Lily Mine probe escalated to inquiry

7th December 2016 The Department of Mineral Resources says the investigation into the tragic Lily Mine disaster, which left three mineworkers trapped underground, will be converted into an inquiry. Xolile Mbonambi, the Acting Chief Inspector of Mines, said this when the department appeared before the Portfolio... 

Water dept procurement processes to be reviewed

13th October 2016 Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane has appointed a task team to review procurement processes in the department. Minister Mokonyane made the announcement during a media briefing on Wednesday at her office. The task team is expected to report its findings to the Minister within six... 

South Africa to export pigeon peas, pork, mango to India

27th September 2016 As part of ongoing efforts by member States to improve intra-Brics trade, South Africa has been granted an opportunity to export pigeon peas also known as cajanus cajan, pork, mango and persimmons to India. India for its part has expressed an interest to import pickled sheep skins from South... 

Minister notes set-top box encryption court ruling

31st May 2016 Communications Minister Faith Muthambi has noted the Supreme Court of Appeal ruling on the free-to-air television broadcaster, eTV’s Set Top Boxes (STBs) encryption court battle. The Supreme Court of Appeal in Bloemfontein, on Tuesday, found that the amendment to the Broadcasting Digital... 

BRT to change the face of Sandton

5th April 2016 The much anticipated Rea Vaya Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) is expected to change the face of Sandton, allowing commuters to travel seamlessly between Alexandra and Sandton by 2017. Construction, which got underway in March 2015, is already at an advanced stage with a bridge connecting one of South... 

Motlanthe appointed to chair legislative review panel

19th January 2016 Former President Kgalema Motlanthe has been appointed to chair an advisory panel that will be tasked with assessing key legislation that was passed by Parliament since 1994. The 17-member panel, which comprises a wide array of experts from various sectors of the economy, will look at laws that... 

Township businesses to get govt contracts

14th October 2015 The Gauteng Provincial Government has committed to giving qualifying township-based businesses all contracts that are under R500 000. Gauteng MEC for Economic Development, Environment, Agriculture and Rural Development Lebogang Maile said the provincial government had taken a decision that 30... 

New customs legislation to benefit SA

14th October 2015 Brand new customs legislation, which the South African Revenue Service (SARS) is expected to implement soon, will bring about a number of trade benefits for the country, says the Commissioner of the Tom Moyane. “These include greater transparency and predictability of doing business, promoting... 

Resolve mining disputes speedily – Minister

6th October 2015 Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane has urged stakeholders in the mining industry to work together to resolve labour disputes as speedily as possible. “Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane has appealed to stakeholders in the mining industry to work together in the current wage... 

Minister to meet mining industry stakeholders

1st October 2015 Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane will in the next few days hold a meeting with stakeholders in the mining sector to discuss challenges and opportunities available in the industry. “I am well aware of the critical role that this sector plays in the economy, and the challenges it faces... 

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