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Nyanza Light Metals invests R4.5bn in titanium dioxide plant at Richard’s Bay IDZ

8th April 2021 Chemicals manufacturing company Nyanza Light Metals has invested R4.5-billion on the construction of a plant to produce titanium dioxide at the Richard’s Bay Industrial Development Zone (IDZ), in KwaZulu-Natal. The announcement was made by Finance MEC Nomusa Dube-Ncube during a Public Sector... 

Western Cape human settlements dept launches its own reserve fund

8th April 2021 The Western Cape government has launched the Western Cape Asset Finance Reserve for Human Settlements (WCAFRHS), with the aim to strengthen the provincial Department of Human Settlement’s ability to drastically improve the lives of the people of the province. The launch of the WCAFRHS was first... 

Science dept to support technology innovations to assist unemployed IKS graduates

6th April 2021 The Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) has committed to supporting technology innovations to help overcome the challenges facing Indigenous Knowledge Systems (IKS) unemployed graduates. DSI deputy director general of technology innovation Dr Mmboneni Muofhe last week said that despite IKS... 

Western Cape launches e-booklets to fast-track climate change resilience in agriculture

31st March 2021 The Western Cape provincial government has launched e-booklets that will help to fast-track climate change resilience in agriculture. The e-booklet on climate change entitled The Mercury Rises is based on the popular award-winning radio series Die Kwik Styg. The e-booklets are available in the... 

J&J to produce 220m vaccine doses for Africa

30th March 2021 US multinational corporation Johnson & Johnson has signed a contract to deliver 220-million vaccine doses to Africa, with South Africa to receive 30-million doses. President Cyril Ramaphosa made the announcement this week, saying he was pleased that J&J had signed a contract with the Africa... 

Science, innovation dept invests R18.9m in nanosatellites

25th March 2021 The Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) has invested R18.9-million in the development of two nanosatellites that will  be used to improve maritime domain awareness in South Africa. The investment is the first initiative in the country to provide satellite communication services to the... 

Japan hands over training centre to South Africa to bolster water sector

24th March 2021 The Japanese government has handed a multimillion-rand training yard over to South Africa's Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS). The Japanese government, through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (Jica), funded the construction of the training facility at the DWS's Roodeplaat... 

Work starts on water supply scheme project in Mpumalanga

16th March 2021 Water and Sanitation Deputy Minister David Mahlobo on March 16 oversaw the start of work on the Greater Breyten Water Supply Scheme project, in Warburton, Mpumalanga. The project is scheduled for completion in May 2024 and will benefit the communities of Breyten, Chrissiesmeer, Lothair and... 

Mbalula joins PRASA launch of People’s Responsibility to Protect initiative

15th March 2021 Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula on March 15 joined Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa chairperson Leonard Ramatlakane in Pretoria for the launch of the People’s Responsibility to Protect project. The project is aimed at creating partnerships between PRASA and local communities living near... 

De Lille unveils three bridges built as part of Strategic Integrated Project programme

11th March 2021 Public Works and Infrastructure Minister Patricia de Lille and Kwazulu-Natal Transport MEC Kwazi Mshengu have unveiled three recently completed bridges in Ekhamanzi, Kwazulu-Natal. The bridges were built under the the Welisizwe Rural Bridges Programme, which is aimed at significantly improving... 

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