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Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment Minister Barbara Creecy
Creecy issues call for air quality appeals panel nominees
13th May 2022 By: Darren Parker

Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment Minister Barbara Creecy has initiated the process to appoint an expert panel in terms of Section 3 of the National Environment Management Act, to advise her... 

Stats SA given R2.8bn for current financial year
10th May 2022 By: Donna Slater

Minister in the Presidency Mondli Gungubele reports that through the 2022/2023 budget vote for Statistics South Africa (Stats SA), the entity will, over the medium-term expenditure framework... 

Flood damage to roads in KZN
New infrastructure vulnerable to climate change owing to mismanagement, corruption
10th May 2022 By: Darren Parker

New infrastructure was just as vulnerable to climate change as ageing infrastructure, said South African Local Government Association (Salga) senior climate change adviser Slindile Maphumulo on May... 

Groups welcome expiry of enviro authorisation for proposed coal-fired power station
10th May 2022 By: Donna Slater

The Pretoria High Court confirmed, on May 3, that the environmental authorisation for the planned 600 MW KiPower coal-fired power station had expired, meaning the proposed power station cannot be... 

ECSA elects its first female president
6th May 2022 By: Darren Parker

The Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) elected its first female president Refilwe Buthelezi following the sixth term council special meeting on May 5. ECSA has not had a female president... 

NPA, Eskom meet to collaborate on State capture and organised crime
6th May 2022 By: Donna Slater

The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), led by National Director of Public Prosecutions Advocate Shamila Batohi and Eskom CEO André de Ruyter met on May 5 to discuss appropriate collaboration on... 

Nersa to hold public hearings on municipal tariff benchmarks in May
6th May 2022 By: Darren Parker

The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) will approve its yearly percentage guideline increase and review municipal tariff benchmarks at a public hearing on May 13. This follows the... 

City of Jhb clamps down on construction of illegal structures
6th May 2022 By: Darren Parker

Over the past four months, from January to April, the City of Johannesburg’s Department of Development Planning has issued almost 300 compliance notices to property owners who have erected illegal... 

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Unions in passenger bus wage talks ink 6% wage deal
6th May 2022 By: News24Wire

The South African Road Passenger Bargaining Council (Sarpbac) has announced that unions at the passenger bus wage talks have accepted a 6% wage offer and signed a deal with employers in the sector.... 

Competition practice note published to improve conduct, entry barriers, inclusivity
4th May 2022 By: Donna Slater

The Competition Commission published a practice note on the Promotion of Competition and Inclusion in Supplier Panels of Banks and Insurers on February 28, building on the enforcement and advocacy... 

Former SAA board chairperson Dudu Myeni
Sick Dudu Myeni no-show in court, warrant of arrest issued against former SAA board chair
4th May 2022 By: News24Wire

An illness kept former South African Airways board chairperson Dudu Myeni away from court on Wednesday, forcing a second postponement of her case relating disclosure of the identity of a protected... 

BLSA CEO Busi Mavuso
Mavuso warns State’s potential new powers could be abused
3rd May 2022 By: Darren Parker

The State’s potential new powers that could arise from a permanent ratification into law of various Covid-19 regulations beyond the state of national disaster can be abused, warned Business... 

CBE CEO Msizi Myeza
CBE calls for changes in approach to urban development
26th April 2022 By: Darren Parker

Following the mid-April flooding in KwaZulu-Naal that caused widespread damage and killed more than 400 people, the Council for the Built Environment (CBE) has called for new ways of tackling urban... 

PCC Secretariat executive director Dr Crispian Olver
Clean coal a ‘figment of the imagination’, says Olver
26th April 2022 By: Darren Parker

The concept of clean coal is a figment of the imagination, according to science, said Presidential Climate Commission (PCC) Secretariat executive director Dr Crispian Olver on April 26. “There is... 

Pesticides, batteries and lubricants producer responsibility consultation process starts
20th April 2022 By: Schalk Burger

Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment Minister Barbara Creecy has started a consultation process with regard to the requirement of the pesticides, batteries and lubricant oils sectors to... 

Wind farm in South Africa
RMB CEO calls for localisation rules to be waived to catalyse transition to renewables
19th April 2022 By: Schalk Burger

Financial services firm RMB CEO James Formby says South Africa urgently needs a “megawatts first” policy and that localisation rules, which make renewable energy more expensive, should be waived.... 

Sacci urges govt to do everything possible to assist KZN flood victims
14th April 2022 By: Donna Slater

The South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Sacci) urges government to do “everything in its power” to assist KwaZulu-Natal businesses impacted by the recent flooding. Sacci also... 

Salba questions overarching powers granted to Health Minister to handle pandemic
13th April 2022 By: Donna Slater

The South African Liquor Brandowners Association (Salba) is concerned that the government’s lifting of its state of disaster, and alternative proposal to handle the pandemic through the regulations... 

Business Leadership South Africa CEO Busi Mavuso
Mavuso notes positive signs of increased investment in South Africa
11th April 2022 By: Darren Parker

A recent uptick in the frequency of meetings between foreign companies and relevant government departments were encouraging because such meetings typically preceded investment in the country,... 

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Retaining refining capacity could pose long-term risks for South Africa
8th April 2022 By: Darren Parker

South Africa’s oil refining capacity has always been rather small when considered on a global scale, but there was some sense of national pride and of security in knowing that the country could... 

SARB notes benefits, risks in using distributed ledger technology
6th April 2022 By: Schalk Burger

The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) on April 6 released a report on its financial technology research project Project Khokha 2 (PK2), which looked at the benefits and risks of using distributed... 

MTN Nigeria implements NCC’s outgoing call restrictions
6th April 2022 By: Schalk Burger

Telecommunications multinational MTN Nigeria has assured shareholders that it has complied with the Nigerian Communications Commission’s (NCC’s) directive and implemented the restrictions on... 

Mixed reactions to lifting of Covid-19 state of disaster, lingering regulations
5th April 2022 By: Schalk Burger

Business organisation Business Unity South Africa (Busa) has welcomed the repeal of the National State of Disaster regulations and calls for all sectors of society to demonstrate similar united... 

Covid-19 lockdown
End of National State of Disaster welcomed
5th April 2022 By: Sane Dhlamini

Democratic Alliance spokesperson Cilliers Brink has welcomed President Cyril Ramaphosa’s announcement that Cabinet has decided to end the National State of Disaster but cautions against allowing... 

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Transnet sides with ConCourt, goes with original BEE criteria in tenders
4th April 2022 By: News24Wire

Transnet's board has sided with the Constitutional Court with respect to government's broad-based black economic empowerment tender regulations, opting for a policy change that will allow it to... 

BLSA calls for ideas to tackle youth unemployment
4th April 2022 By: Schalk Burger

Business organisation Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA) CEO Busi Mavuso says regulation can make it difficult and expensive to hire more people and the responsibility remains with government... 

Containment efforts under way after diesel flowed into the Meul river
Transnet Pipelines says Verkykerskop spill site contained, pledges rehab progress across 151 sites
31st March 2022 By: Terence Creamer

Transnet Pipelines says the containment processes at Verkykerskop, where there was a major theft-related diesel spill on the multiproduct pipeline in early March, are nearing completion and that... 

Covid-19 test in front of RSA flag
Travel industry welcomes removal of PCR test requirements at South Africa’s borders
23rd March 2022 By: Darren Parker

Several travel industry associations have welcomed President Cyril Ramaphosa’s announcement on March 22 that lifts the requirement for vaccinated inbound travellers to South Africa to show a... 

IRR says Employment Equity Amendment Bill will push unemployment higher
18th March 2022 By: Schalk Burger

The Employment Equity Amendment Bill, if implemented, will damage any chances of the country attaining meaningful growth and unemployment will rise from more than 46% on the expanded definition to... 

Clarity needed on supply, energy plan
18th March 2022 By: Cameron Mackay

Local industry stakeholders need clarity on how the decision by multinational companies Shell and BP’s South African Petroleum Refineries (Sapref) to freeze spending and pause refinery operations... 

SCA clarifies Eskom’s right to payment for municipal electricity used
14th March 2022 By: Donna Slater

Power utility Eskom achieved a significant legal victory against municipalities when the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) on March 9 affirmed its right to payment for services rendered to... 

Public Works dept clears unpaid invoice backlog
14th March 2022 By: Donna Slater

Public Works and Infrastructure Minister Patricia de Lille reports that “notable progress” has been made by the Department of Public Works and Infrastructure (DPWI) on paying unpaid invoices from... 

DPWI welcomes judgment on irregular Beitbridge border fence project
9th March 2022 By: Darren Parker

The Department of Public Works and Infrastructure (DPWI) has welcomed the judgment handed down by Special Tribunal Judge Lebogang Modiba on March 8 in relation to the controversial Beitbridge... 

Capacity, resource management critical to prosecuting State capture perpetrators
7th March 2022 By: Donna Slater

With the latest volume of the Zondo Commission report having been released, Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA) CEO Busi Mavuso says it will be critical to manage the capacity and resources of... 

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New global standard a victory for anticorruption efforts – Corruption Watch
7th March 2022 By: Sane Dhlamini

Corruption Watch said the approval of a new global standard on beneficial ownership transparency is a win for the fight against corruption, money laundering and other financial crimes around the... 

Canada, Germany commit to partnership addressing underlying causes of violence in South Africa
4th March 2022 By: Donna Slater

To intensify cooperation with South Africa on interpersonal violence, Canada high commissioner Chris Cooter, Germany deputy ambassador Dr Rüdiger Lotz and South Africa Cooperative Governance and... 

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