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Construction resumes on KZN barrier wall to combat cross-border crime

24th April 2023

As part of efforts to fight against cross-border crimes, the KwaZulu-Natal government, working with the Department of Public Works and Infrastructure (DWPI), is fast-tracking the construction of a... 

Implats’ JV Makgomo plant unaffected by community protests

5th April 2023

Chrome has been piling up at the Makgomo chrome plant, in Burgersfort, Limpopo, as some residents and business forums from surrounding communities have been camping out at the operation’s entrance... 

Procurement of 400 MW of private power to create jobs in eThekwini

1st March 2023

The KwaZulu-Natal provincial executive council has approved the eThekwini metropolitan municipality’s procurement plan for an initial 400 MW of new generation capacity from independent power... 

North West provincial govt sets its sights on solar panel manufacturing opportunity

28th February 2023

The North West province has the potential to attract at least R50-billion worth of investment in the renewable energy sector, in addition to the private sector renewables investments that are... 

KZN govt plans battery energy storage facility

24th February 2023

The KwaZulu-Natal government is planning to establish a battery energy storage system (BESS) under power utility Eskom’s flagship BESS project, Premier Nomusa Dube-Ncube said on February 24. In her... 

Mpumalanga issued directive by national govt to step up efforts to break coal dependency

24th February 2023

The Mpumalanga Provincial Government is, in partnership with the Presidential Climate Commission, the Climate Investment Fund and the World Bank, exploring plans to diversify local economic... 

Musina-Makhado SEZ, USAID to launch a renewable energy strategy

24th February 2023

Limpopo’s proposed mega-industrial complex the Musina-Makhado Special Economic Zone (SEZ) will, in partnership with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), launch a... 

Construction of new bridge gets under way in Limpopo

22nd February 2023

Limpopo MEC for Public Works, Roads and Infrastructure Nkakareng Rakgoale this week attended the sodturning ceremony for the construction of a R127-million bridge over the Steelpoort river, at... 

KZN planning Lekgotla focuses on energy, water and tourism

20th February 2023

Resolving the energy crisis, growing the tourism sector and ensuring water security in KwaZulu-Natal were among the priorities discussed during the provincial planning Lekgotla last week. The... 

M4 highway rehabilitation work gets under way

3rd February 2023

eThekwini mayor Mxolisi Kaunda says rehabilitation work has started on the M4 Inkosi Albert Luthuli highway southbound carriageway. The cost of rehabilitating the freeway, between Anton Lembede... 

DSI, pharmaceutical association to collaborate on healthcare R&D

27th January 2023

The Department of Science and Innovation (DSI), the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) and the Innovative Pharmaceutical Association of South Africa (IPASA) this week signed a... 

New maize meal brand launched in Spar's KwaZulu-Natal stores

18th January 2023

Uthingo Mills KwaZulu-Natal, a black female owned business, officially launched its maize meal product at the weekend. The maize meal company is currently contracted by Spar Group to provide... 

KZN govt to establish committee to deal with debts owed to municipalities

9th December 2022

The KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) provincial executive council has resolved to establish a technical committee to deal with debt owed by government to municipalities, which is said to be R2.8-billion. The... 

Premier sees SAB’s R825m Prospecton investment as a vote of confidence in KZN

28th November 2022

KwaZulu-Natal Premier Nomusa Dube-Ncube has described South African Breweries’ (SAB’s) R825-million investment in its Prospecton brewery as an “overwhelming vote of confidence in the future of the... 

Eurowings Discover launches direct flights from Frankfurt to KMI Airport in Mpumalanga

17th November 2022

German airline Lufthansa Group’s leisure carrier Eurowings Discover has launched direct flights from Frankfurt, Germany, to the Kruger Mpumalanga International (KMI) airport, in Mpumalanga, South... 

Deputy Minister calls for stakeholder partnerships to grow the tourism sector

11th November 2022

Deputy Tourism Minister Fish Mahlalela says the new Orpen Kruger Lodge, in Welverdiend, near the Kruger National Park, in Mpumalanga, will help grow the economy and the tourism sector. “It is... 

Limpopo MEC launches construction of 3 km road project

21st October 2022

Limpopo MEC for Public Works, Roads and Infrastructure Nkakareng Rakgoale this week attended the sodturning ceremony marking the start of construction of a 3 km road on the D3260, in Selwane,... 

Tourism dept opens applications for 2023 Green Tourism Incentive Programme

11th October 2022

The Department of Tourism (DoT) is inviting eligible tourism enterprises to apply for the 2023 Green Tourism Incentive Programme (GTIP) before February 28.  The GTIP, through grant funding,... 

Dube-Ncube attends Climate Week NYC

22nd September 2022

KwaZulu-Natal Premier Nomusa Dube-Ncube says Climate Week NYC is a good platform for Africa to advocate for net-zero emissions by 2050. The Premier, who is the co-chairperson of the Under2... 

New chemicals plant expected to benefit KZN’s economy

2nd September 2022

Chemicals manufacturer Synergy Blenders has officially opened a new liquid caustic soda manufacturing plant, in La Mercy, in KwaZulu-Natal. The plant, which was built at a cost of about... 

Human Settlements dept to fast-track projects in the Eastern Cape

26th August 2022

The Department of Human Settlements will strengthen efforts to respond to disasters in the OR Tambo district municipality, in the Eastern Cape. This was announced by Human Settlements Minister... 

Sanral progressing two Eastern Cape road projects

24th August 2022

Two major infrastructure projects being undertaken by the South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral), in the Buffalo City metropolitan municipality, in the Eastern Cape, are progressing.... 

SAHRC blames former mine owners for illegal mining activities

5th August 2022

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) blames former mine owners for illegal mining activities. This comes as recent instances of crime have again highlighted the extent of illegal... 

MEC calls on Mpumalanga municipalities to standardise by-laws, promote tourism

25th July 2022

Mpumalanga MEC for Finance, Economic Development and Tourism Vusumuzi Mkhatshwa has called on municipalities to standardise by-laws and apply them uniformly across all municipalities in the... 

Mpumalanga considering green economy opportunities

13th July 2022

The Mpumalanga province is considering steps to diversify its economy away from its reliance on coal mining and coal-fired power generation and to promote the green economy, particularly in... 

Eskom says intensifying process to replace failed electricity infrastructure in Gauteng

12th July 2022

Power utility Eskom says it continues to replace mini substations and transformers that failed or exploded as a result of theft, vandalism and network overloading in Gauteng. The overloading is the... 

Zikalala launches Phase 1 of M4 road reconstruction project

11th July 2022

KwaZulu-Natal Premier Sihle Zikalala at the weekend launched Phase 1 of the M4 road reconstruction project and reopened the M4 uMdloti River bridge, near La Mercy. The bridge was reopened following... 

Creecy calls for increased cooperation on biodiversity in Kruger park

1st July 2022

Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment Minister Barbara Creecy says cooperation on biodiversity conservation is key on the western boundary of the Kruger National Park. The Minister was speaking... 

Mchunu calls for the fast-tracking of projects to restore water supply in Ugu municipality

27th June 2022

Water and Sanitation Minister Senzo Mchunu has called for the fast-tracking of two bulk water projects in the Ugu district municipality, in KwaZulu-Natal. In recent months, the municipality has... 

Western Cape starts construction on Cape Agulhas housing project

24th June 2022

Western Cape Infrastructure Minister Tertuis Simmers this week turned the sod to mark the first phase of construction of the Deferred Ownership Project, in Cape Agulhas. The R55-million project is... 

Informal settlements near North West mining areas to be upgraded

24th June 2022

Informal settlements in the mining areas around the Bojanala and Dr Kenneth Kaunda districts, in the North West, will soon be upgraded as the provincial Department of Human Settlements sets out to... 

R40m earmarked to help curb, prevent electricity vandalism in Cape Town

14th June 2022

The City of Cape Town is investing R40-million to curb and prevent vandalism of electricity infrastructure in the province. The funds were set aside as part of the city's approved 2022/23 budget.... 

Harmony employees contribute R1m worth of donations in response to KNZ flood disasters

14th June 2022

Employees at Harmony Gold's operations, in the Free State, have pledged R1-million worth of donations to the KwaZulu-Natal government in response to the recent floods that left over 7 600 people... 

SIU working to combat fraudulent vehicle licence renewals using deceased persons' identities

9th June 2022

The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) has found that the identity numbers of deceased persons are being used to fraudulently facilitate the renewal of vehicle licences for truck owners whose... 

KZN government aims to maintain good quality infrastructure

6th June 2022

The KwaZulu-Natal government is committed to maintaining infrastructure and ensuring that people living in rural areas and suburbs receive the same standard of service delivery. Premier Sihle... 

Manufacturing firm welcomes project successes

3rd June 2022

Black industrialist firm Dalisu Holdings believes it will make a notable contribution to South Africa’s gross domestic product (GDP) with its sulphate purifying factory, in Mkhondo, Mpumalanga.... 

Western Cape government launches dashboard to boost opportunities for small businesses

3rd June 2022

The Western Cape government has launched a new Web-enabled dashboard as part of efforts to reduce the red tape on small businesses that are interested in becoming suppliers to the province. The new... 

Gauteng unveils transport authority board

1st June 2022

Gauteng MEC for Public Transport and Road Infrastructure Jacob Mamabolo says good corporate governance is critical for the success of the Gauteng Transport Authority (TAG). “The TAG is committed to... 

KZN taxi owners empowered to become bus drivers

27th May 2022

KwaZulu-Natal taxi owners are now eligible to be bus owners following the signing, this week, of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Transport and the Ithala... 

NUM frustrated at exclusion from Mpumalanga energy summit

26th May 2022

The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) has expressed its frustration at not having been invited to participate in a two-day energy summit held in eMalahleni, Mpumalanga, earlier this week. The... 

Premier welcomes local businesses’ participation in Mpumalanga energy summit

25th May 2022

Mpumalanga Premier Refilwe Mtshweni-Tshipane has welcomed the participation of mining companies and other local businesses in the two-day Energy Summit held in the province this week, saying it was... 

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