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Eskom CEO André de Ruyter

NUM tackles De Ruyter over Eskom’s poor performance, load-shedding

21st January 2021

The National Union of Mineworkers on Thursday said it is unhappy with the load-shedding being carried out in South Africa and “very disappointed” with the performance of Eskom under the leadership... 


Govt chooses electronic vaccine roll-out system

Govt chooses electronic vaccine roll-out system

20th January 2021

The South African government is establishing an electronic vaccination data system to assist with the management and surveillance of the Covid-19 vaccine. The EVDS will help the government monitor... 


 Cape Town dam levels decrease to 87.5%

Cape Town dam levels decrease to 87.5%

19th January 2021

The total capacity of dams supplying the Cape Town metropolitan area has decreased by 1.6 percentage points in the last week to 87.5 percent, compared with 72 percent at the same time last year,... 


South African doctors, engineers invent device for oxygen delivery to Covid-19 patients

South African doctors, engineers invent device for oxygen delivery to Covid-19 patients

12th January 2021

 A group of South African doctors, engineers and designers based in East London has invented a medical device that revolutionises oxygen delivery to Covid-19 patients. A statement from the... 


 Eskom suspends rolling blackouts as demand ebbs

Eskom suspends rolling blackouts as demand ebbs

8th January 2021

South African electricity company Eskom said on Friday it was suspending rolling power cuts implemented this week as demand had dropped ahead of the weekend. Eskom, which supplies about 95 percent... 


 SAB to challenge government’s alcohol ban in court

SAB to challenge government’s alcohol ban in court

7th January 2021

South African Breweries said it would go to court to challenge the constitutionality of the government’s decision to ban alcohol for the third time since last March as part of efforts to rein in... 


South African fuel prices to rise across the board this week

South African fuel prices to rise across the board this week

4th January 2021

The retail price of fuel in South Africa will increase by up to 43 cents a litre from Wednesday, while the wholesale cost of diesel will rise by as much as 55 cents, the mineral resources and... 


President Cyril Ramaphosa

Ramaphosa appoints Climate Change Commission members

18th December 2020

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed members of the Climate Change Coordinating Commission established to coordinate and oversee the transition towards a low-carbon and climate... 


Africa to benefit as AST, Vodafone launch plans for space-based metwork

18th December 2020

Telecommunications firm AST & Science, in partnership with Vodafone, plans to launch the first phase of a space-based commercial mobile communications service in 2023, a move which will boost phone... 


Golden Arrow announces a fare increase

18th December 2020

The Golden Arrow Bus Service said on Friday it would increase passenger fares from December 28 to try and mitigate the effects of significantly higher operational cost throughout the year. In a... 


AfDB secures nearly $90m in new funding towards sustainable energy in Africa

17th December 2020

The African Development Bank says it has secured $90-million in new donor commitments towards the Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (Sefa). In a statement dated Wednesday, the AfDB said the Sefa... 


Gauteng clearing drivers licence renewal backlog, says Mamabolo

8th December 2020

More than 51 000 people managed to renew their driver’s licences across South Africa’s Gauteng province in November, after a major intervention led by member of the executive council for public... 


 Government urges SAA employees to be patient while it resolves unpaid salaries

Government urges SAA employees to be patient while it resolves unpaid salaries

4th December 2020

South Africa’s department of public enterprises said on Friday it was sympathetic to the plight of South African Airways employees who have not received salaries for several months and urged them... 


President Cyril Ramaphosa

Ramaphosa to update South Africans on Covid-19 measures

3rd December 2020

President Cyril Ramaphosa will on Thursday evening update South Africans on the country’s measures to contain the Covid-19 pandemic following a special Cabinet sitting, his office said. The Cabinet... 


Mbalula says truck protesters will face economic sabotage charges

2nd December 2020

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula on Tuesday said those who burnt trucks in protests on South Africa’s roads would be arrested and charged with economic sabotage. “We remain seriously concerned... 


 SA Supreme Court dismisses Airlink’s claim against national carrier SAA

SA Supreme Court dismisses Airlink’s claim against national carrier SAA

1st December 2020

Privately owned airline Airlink said on Tuesday it was disappointed, but respected the Supreme Court of Appeal’s decision to dismiss its claim against South African Airways. Airlink, which services... 


Investments of R7.7bn heading directly to the City of Cape Town

30th November 2020

Investments totalling R7.7-billion are heading directly to the City of Cape Town, mayoral committee member for economic opportunities and asset management James Vos said on Sunday. Of the... 


 Plans to amend SA’s land tenure law another attack on private property rights, Cape chamber says

Plans to amend SA’s land tenure law another attack on private property rights, Cape chamber says

27th November 2020

The proposed amendment to South Africa’s Upgrading of Land Tenure Rights Act is a clear attempt to “bamboozle” the homeless out of their ability to own property, the Cape Chamber of Commerce &... 


Deputy President David Mabuza

SA govt funding for SAA business rescue will not hurt other services, Mabuza says

27th November 2020

South Africa’s government will do all it can to minimise any adverse impact that the re-prioritisation of budget allocations to free up R10.5-billion towards national carrier South African... 


President Cyril Ramaphosa

Ramaphosa urges new council to work quickly on rescuing struggling SA state firms

6th November 2020

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa wants a council he appointed in June to work quickly towards repositioning struggling state-owned enterprises as effective instruments of economic... 


Ramaphosa to address South Africans on Covid-19 strategy next week

5th November 2020

President Cyril Ramaphosa will next week update South Africans on the government’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic, Minister in the Presidency Jackson Mthembu said on Thursday. Mthembu told a... 


PIC Board appoints new COO and CRO

4th November 2020

The Public Investment Corporation (PIC) board of members has on Tuesday confirmed the appointment of their new chief operating officer (COO) and chief risk officer (CRO). Vuyani Hako, who... 


President Cyril Ramaphosa

Ramaphosa addresses South Africa infrastructure roundtable

3rd November 2020

President Cyril Ramaphosa is addressing an Infrastructure South Africa project preparation round-table and market place in Johannesburg, his office said on Tuesday. The forum aligns with one of the... 


 Temperatures up, dam levels down – KZN residents urged to save water

Temperatures up, dam levels down – KZN residents urged to save water

29th October 2020

Residents across KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) have been urged to use water sparingly as temperatures rise and the national department of water and sanitation saying it had recorded a drop in dam levels... 


Ramatlakane says it will be a challenge, but ’wrong things’ at PRASA must be fixed

23rd October 2020

PRASA's woes must be resolved so that it can deliver cheaper, safe and reliable public transport to South Africa's working class, former ANC MP Leonard Ramatlakane said shortly after he was named... 


SA parliament concerned about governance and finance challenges at Denel

SA parliament concerned about governance and finance challenges at Denel

22nd October 2020

South Africa’s parliament said on Thursday it was concerned about the governance and financial challenges at state arms manufacturer Denel. In a statement, the portfolio committee on public... 


Work on Central and Mabopane rail lines delayed by a year, says PRASA

21st October 2020

It will take another year for the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) to restore limited electrical service on the main rail lines servicing Cape Town and Johannesburg, the entity... 


Parliamentary committee recommends Tsakani Maluleke as new Auditor-General

21st October 2020

A South African Parliamentary committee on Tuesday recommended deputy Auditor-General Tsakani Maluleke as the successor to incumbent Kimi Makwetu when steps down at the end of this term next month.... 


 Eskom to resume construction of 400 kV line in SA's KwaZulu-Natal province

Eskom to resume construction of 400 kV line in SA's KwaZulu-Natal province

19th October 2020

Eskom said on Monday work was set to resume on the final leg of an approximately 123 km transmission power line running through the uMgungundlovu and uThukela district municipalities of... 


Kepco cancels investment in South African coal energy plant

16th October 2020

South Korea’s State-owned power utility Kepco will either cancel its investment in coal-driven South African independent power producer Thabametsi, or transition the project to gas. A statement... 


Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development Thoko Didiza

Africa’s economic recovery lies in agriculture – minister

15th October 2020

South African Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development Thoko Didiza said on Thursday that the agricultural sector should be at the centre of the country’s and Africa’s economic... 


Consultations around Cape Town water tariffs under way

7th October 2020

The City of Cape Town is rejoicing after its dam levels reached a staggering 100.8%. In a statement released by the city council, it said the dams supplying the Cape Town metro increased from 99.5%... 


BLSA CEO Busi Mavuso

SA corruption arrests a show of teeth and boost of confidence, BLSA says

6th October 2020

A recent slew of arrests linked to corruption are a much needed show of teeth by authorities and a boost of confidence, the chief executive of Business Leadership South Africa has said. In a column... 


Fuel prices set to drop this week

Fuel prices set to drop this week

5th October 2020

The price of fuel will decrease this week, with diesel and paraffin users set to benefit the most, the mineral resources and energy department said on Sunday. As of midnight on Tuesday, the price... 


Communications & Digital Technologies Minster  Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams

Govt says release of spectrum will bring certainty to industry

1st October 2020

The long-awaited announcement by the Independent Communications Authority of dates for the release of new spectrum will bring certainty to the industry, Communications and Digital Technologies... 


US awards grant to strengthen higher education network with South Africa

30th September 2020

The United States Department of State has awarded a R8.3-million grant to strengthen the US-South Africa Higher Education Network, a consortium of higher education institutions in the two... 


Zambia's Maamba Collieries unveils state-of-the-art coal mining equipment

28th September 2020

Zambian Mines and Minerals Development Minister Richard Musukwa this weekend officially inaugurated Maamba Collieries’ (MCL's) most recent acquisition, a state-of-the-art, high technology surface... 


Numsa union accuses Comair business rescuers of bullying employees

Numsa union accuses Comair business rescuers of bullying employees

17th September 2020

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa on Thursday accused the business rescue practitioners at Comair of attempting to blackmail employees into signing away their rights ahead of a... 


Eskom resumes rolling blackouts after generation units break down once more

Eskom resumes rolling blackouts after generation units break down once more

1st September 2020

South African utility Eskom said on Tuesday it would be forced to resume rotational power cuts from midday to 22:00 due to breakdowns in its generating units which slashed power supply. "Eskom... 


Tourism Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane

South Africa working towards reopening international borders

31st August 2020

Tourism Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane on Monday said the South African government was working towards the reopening of international travel, which had been put on ice for months since President... 


 SA small business turnover up 9 pct after govt eases Covid-19 restrictions

SA small business turnover up 9 pct after govt eases Covid-19 restrictions

28th August 2020

The further relaxation of Covid-19 restrictions by South Africa's government to allow more economic activity to resume after a nationwide lockdown has led to a nine percent improvement in turnover... 


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