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2 April 2015
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World food prices lowest in nearly five years last month – UN FAO
FOOD PRICES
Global food prices fell in March to their lowest in almost five years as supplies for most commodities, including cereals and meat, remained robust, the United Nations food agency said on Thursday....
Updated 38 minutes ago
 
 
GO!Durban moves ahead in 2015
CONSTRUCTION
The eThekwini Municipality’s GO!Durban integrated rapid public transport network will continue to progress at a rapid pace this year, transport authority head Thami Manyathi said on Wednesday. With...
Updated 53 minutes ago
 
 
With Jonathan, Africa's list of good losers gets longer
politics
Graciously conceding defeat is not something candidates in African elections have traditionally been very good at. In a macho political culture that sees a routing at the ballot box as a source of...
Updated 2 hours 35 minutes ago
 
 
Sierra Leone to start laying off Ebola workers as cases fall – president
EBOLA OUTBREAK
Sierra Leone's President Ernest Bai Koroma said on Wednesday authorities would soon start laying off staff recruited to fight Ebola as the numbers of cases decline, but these workers would be...
Updated 3 hours ago
 
 
Chad says hundreds of Boko Haram militants, 9 soldiers killed in clash
UNREST
Chad's army said its forces had killed hundreds of Boko Haram militants and lost nine of its own troops in clashes in northern Nigeria on Wednesday. Soldiers from Chad and Niger drove the...
Updated 3 hours ago
 
 
Sanral breaks its silence on Cape toll 'secret'
ROADS
Toll tariffs for the proposed N1 and N2 Winelands toll roads in the Western Cape have not been set, the South African National Roads Agency (Sanral) said on Wednesday. These tariffs will only be...
Updated 3 hours ago
 
 
Shift in SA mindset needed to promote the buying of local goods
MANUFACTURING
One key component of the South African government’s current economic policy relates to encouraging economic growth and fostering job creation through promoting the procurement of locally produced...
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01 Apr 2015
 
Brown insists Eskom is on ‘solid ground’, as 827 MW in short-term purchases are renewed
ELECTRICITY
State-owned power utility Eskom and Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown confirmed on Wednesday that contracts under the so-called short-term power purchase programme (STPPP) had been renewed...
 
 
 
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