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President Cyril Ramaphosa
Govt renews alcohol ban, announces school closures
27th June 2021 By: Chanel de Bruyn

Amid a massive resurgence in Covid-19 infections, President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced a renewed ban on the sale of alcohol as the the country moves to an adjusted Alert Level 4 lockdown. In an... 


B4SA lauds vaccination progress
25th June 2021 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Business for South Africa (B4SA) has welcomed the opening of the Electronic Vaccination Data Systems (EVDS) for people over 50 to register from July 1 and be vaccinated from July 15. B4SA... 


Acting Health Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane
Vaccine registration for people 50 and over opens July 1
25th June 2021 By: Sane Dhlamini

Acting Health Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane announced on Friday that South Africans aged between 50 and 59 years can register for the Covid-19 vaccine from July 1, with vaccinations for this... 


Advisory committee recommends a hybrid of Level 3 and 4 for Gauteng
24th June 2021 By: News24Wire

The Gauteng premier's advisory committee on Covid-19 recommends the province be placed under a hybrid of Level 3 and 4 lockdown. Gauteng is currently the epicentre of the Covid-19 pandemic, having... 


Gauteng Premier David Makhura
Police presence to increase in Gauteng, Charlotte Maxeke to open as province battles third wave
24th June 2021 By: Sashnee Moodley

Gauteng Premier David Makhura begged the province’s residents on Thursday not to go out if there is no reason to, as he revealed that one out of every three people in Gauteng is likely to be... 


Former Finance Minister Trevor Manuel listening to questions posed by the Centre for Development and Enterprise's Ann Bernstein during a webinar this week
Manuel concerned reforms being hamstrung by a ‘confederation of tsarisms’ in Cabinet
24th June 2021 By: Terence Creamer

Former Finance Minister Trevor Manuel has expressed concern that progress on economic reforms and the effectiveness of Operation Vulindlela are being hamstrung by a Cabinet that appears to be a... 


Pandemic has presented ‘economic reset’ opportunities
Pandemic has presented ‘economic reset’ opportunities
23rd June 2021 By: Sane Dhlamini

Deputy Minister of Employment and Labour Boitumelo Moloi said on Wednesday that while the Covid-19 pandemic has been catastrophic, it has, in many ways, presented a lot of economic reset... 


Macsteel settles safeguard-duty case with DTIC and secures two-year reprieve
Macsteel settles safeguard-duty case with DTIC and secures two-year reprieve
23rd June 2021 By: Terence Creamer

Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (DTIC) and Macsteel have reached a legal settlement in a case brought by the steel merchant after government extended the implementation of safeguard... 


New global costs report confirms new renewables are undercutting existing coal
New global costs report confirms new renewables are undercutting existing coal
22nd June 2021 By: Terence Creamer

The cost of electricity from new solar and wind plants is increasingly undercutting the operating costs alone of existing coal‑fired power plants and strengthening the case for their early... 


President Cyril Ramaphosa
South Africa to host vaccine technology transfer hub
22nd June 2021 By: Yvonne Silaule

South Africa has welcomed the opportunity to host a vaccine technology transfer hub and to build on the capacity and expertise that already exists on the continent as Africa struggles to obtain... 


PPC CEO Roland van Wijnen
PPC mulls several low-carbon opportunities as it shows signs of business stabilisation
21st June 2021 By: Terence Creamer

Cementitious products manufacturer PPC is considering several initiatives aimed at lowering the carbon footprint of its operations and products as its far-reaching organisational and financial... 


Mobile app reduces ambulance response time for patients in informal areas
Mobile app reduces ambulance response time for patients in informal areas
21st June 2021 By: Donna Slater

A mobile application (app) developed in Ghana has been designed to cut the response times of ambulances by up to 56% by providing accurate location details without a connection to the Internet – an... 


President Cyril Ramaphosa
South Africa will continue to remove barriers to growth and investment, Ramaphosa tells investors
17th June 2021 By: Terence Creamer

Having already announced a key reform for the electricity sector, President Cyril Ramaphosa told international investors on Thursday that the country will continue to remove barriers to growth and... 


President Cyril Ramaphosa
Ramaphosa to address nation on Covid-19 response
15th June 2021 By: Sashnee Moodley

As South Africa heads into the third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, President Cyril Ramaphosa is set to address the nation at 20:00 on Tuesday. According to a statement from the Presidency, he will... 


Global stock-taking report points to only modest renewables gains in total final energy consumption
Global stock-taking report points to only modest renewables gains in total final energy consumption
15th June 2021 By: Terence Creamer

A new international stock-take of the global transition to renewable energy highlights an “alarming gap between targets and actions” with the share of fossil fuels in energy consumption failing to... 


Partnership eyed for vaccine rollout acceleration in Africa
Partnership eyed for vaccine rollout acceleration in Africa
15th June 2021 By: Donna Slater

World Bank president David Malpass and his senior management team, comprising Dr Axel van Trotsenburg and Dr Makhtar Diop, have met with the African Union’s Covid-19 Vaccine Acquisition Task Team... 


Nxesi issues new directive for workplace vaccinations
14th June 2021 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Employers should find a reasonable resolution that accommodates all parties where employees refuse to be vaccinated for medical and constitutional grounds. This is contained in the new consolidated... 


Trade, Industry and Competition Minister Ebrahim Patel signs the Steel Master Plan as Numsa's Irvin Jim prepares to do likewise
Infrastructure and import substitution at heart of new master plan’s vision for steel revival
11th June 2021 By: Terence Creamer

A new master plan aimed at stabilising South Africa’s steel industry and creating a platform for the revival of the country’s embattled downstream steel fabricators was signed by representatives... 


UK to donate 100-million Covid-19 vaccine doses to developing countries
11th June 2021 By: Rebecca Campbell

The UK will, over the next 12 months, donate a minimum of 100-million surplus Covid-19 vaccine doses to countries all around the world. This was announced on Friday by British Prime Minister Boris... 


Cabinet approves the extension of Covid-19 national state of disaster
10th June 2021 By: Yvonne Silaule

Cabinet has approved the extension of the national state of disaster on Covid-19 until July 15. Acting Minister in the Presidency Khumbudzo Ntshaveni said in a post-Cabinet media briefing on June... 


President Cyril Ramaphosa
Ramaphosa moves to tackle growth-sapping electricity crisis by increasing licence-exemption cap on distributed projects to 100 MW
10th June 2021 By: Terence Creamer

In a surprise move, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced on Thursday that the licence-exemption cap on self- or distributed-generation plants would be raised from 1 MW to 100 MW to help address the... 


Health Minister Zweli Mkhize
Ramaphosa places Mkhize on special leave
8th June 2021 By: Sashnee Moodley

President Cyril Ramaphosa announced on Tuesday that he has placed Health Minister Zweli Mkhize on special leave. This comes as Mkhize revealed that he had met with Ramaphosa to discuss special... 


Health Minster Zweli Mkhize
Mkhize confirms third wave in provinces, says SA is desperate for J&J vaccines
8th June 2021 By: Sashnee Moodley

Health Minster Zweli Mkhize has confirmed that the Northern Cape, Free State, the North West and Gauteng provinces are all in the third wave of Covid-19 infections. Speaking to media in the... 


PwC Africa mining leader Andries Rossouw
Mining firms with higher ESG ratings outperform market – PwC
8th June 2021 By: Martin Creamer

Mining companies with higher environmental, social and governance (ESG) ratings outperformed the broader market during the peak of the Covid-19 crisis, delivering 34% average total shareholder... 


SAHPRA registers Janssen Covid-19 vaccine with conditions
SAHPRA registers Janssen Covid-19 vaccine with conditions
7th June 2021 By: Sane Dhlamini

The South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) announced on Monday the registration of the Janssen Covid-19 vaccine on March 31, with conditions. SAHPRA CEO Dr Boitumelo... 


Macsteel CEO Mike Benfield
Macsteel seeks reimbursement for ‘unlawful’ duty payments
3rd June 2021 By: Terence Creamer

Macsteel CEO Mike Benfield is confident that the company has a strong legal case against the continued application of an 8% safeguard duty on hot-rolled coil (HRC) and confirms that it is also... 


Priorities on road to electricity reform
Opinion: Current priorities for South Africa’s electricity policy
3rd June 2021

In this summary of a presentation made to a colloquium organised by Capacity Building Programme for Employment Promotion, Creamer Media CEO and Wits University economics lecturer Dr Kenneth Creamer... 


The five steps Meridian says South Africa should take in the next 500 days to future-proof energy sector
The five steps Meridian says South Africa should take in the next 500 days to future-proof energy sector
3rd June 2021 By: Terence Creamer

Specialist economics advisory group Meridian Economics has outlined five practical actions that could be taken in the next 500 days to address South Africa’s immediate electricity crisis and... 


Renewables to take lion’s share of energy investment in 2021, but still falling short of net-zero goal
Renewables to take lion’s share of energy investment in 2021, but still falling short of net-zero goal
2nd June 2021 By: Terence Creamer

Renewables projects are expected to account for 70% of a record $820-billion in new power generation investment in 2021, as global electricity deployments exceed those of oil and gas for the sixth... 


 Regulator to make decision on Eskom’s latest R8.4bn RCA claim by end-August
Regulator to make decision on Eskom’s latest R8.4bn RCA claim by end-August
1st June 2021 By: Terence Creamer

The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) has published a new regulatory clearing account (RCA) application from Eskom, through which the State-owned utility is seeking to recoup... 


New global report highlights growing demand for wind workforce training in South Africa
New global report highlights growing demand for wind workforce training in South Africa
1st June 2021 By: Terence Creamer

South Africa is identified in a new international report as one of ten countries where training efforts will need to be intensified and accelerated over the coming five years to match the skills... 


AMSA CEO Kobus Verster
Steel backlog won’t be solved by eliminating safeguard duties, AMSA avers
31st May 2021 By: Terence Creamer

Steel producer ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA) has rebuffed increasingly vociferous calls for the elimination of safeguard duties to ease ongoing supply constraints and price increases in the... 


Aspen pledges support to ensure equitable Covid-19 vaccine access in Africa
Aspen pledges support to ensure equitable Covid-19 vaccine access in Africa
31st May 2021 By: Simone Liedtke

Multinational specialty pharmaceutical company Aspen has committed to making sterile manufacturing capacity available for equitable Covid-19 vaccine access to Africa, as part of the continent’s... 


Delicate balancing act to be upheld as third wave of infections looms, says association
Delicate balancing act to be upheld as third wave of infections looms, says association
28th May 2021 By: Simone Liedtke

As the third wave of Covid-19 infections looms over South Africa, the Federated Hospitality Association of South Africa (Fedhasa) says there is a “delicate balancing act” to be upheld as government... 


Dr Rob Davies
Davies calls for a New Deal-style recovery strategy that eschews austerity
28th May 2021 By: Terence Creamer

Former Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies is urging the South African government, in which he served as a Cabinet Minister from 2009 to 2019, to implement a New Deal-style recovery programme... 


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