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31 July 2014
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31 Jul 2014
 
 
Work officially under way at Cennergi’s 138 MW Bedford wind project
RENEWABLE ENERGY
Work has officially started at Cennergi’s R3.5-billion Amakhala Emoyeni wind farm, located near Bedford, in the Eastern Cape. The 138 MW project was among the 19 renewable-energy and seven wind...
Updated 2 hours 25 minutes ago
 
 
Sierra Leone president declares state of emergency over Ebola
EBOLA EMERGENCY
Sierra Leone has declared a state of public emergency to tackle the worst ever outbreak of Ebola and will call in security forces to quarantine epicentres of the deadly virus, President Ernest Bai...
Updated 2 hours 45 minutes ago
 
 
Liberia shuts schools as Ebola spreads, Peace Corps leaves 3 countries
EBOLA OUTBREAK
Liberia will close schools and consider quarantining some communities, it said on Wednesday, rolling out the toughest measures yet imposed by a West African government to halt the worst outbreak on...
Updated 6 hours ago
 
 
Sanral chair resigns
MANAGEMENT CHANGES
Tembakazi Mnyaka has exited, effective immediately, her position as the chairperson of the South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) for “personal reasons”, the Department of...
Updated 6 hours ago
 
 
Immigration rules will not change – Gigaba
IMMIGRATION
The home affairs department will not relax onerous new immigration rules but will fast-track visa centres and biometric-data capturing systems to reduce upheaval, Minister Malusi Gigaba said on...
Updated 6 hours ago
 
 
30 Jul 2014
 
Municipalities’ audits improve, but challenges persist
FINANCIAL RESULTS
While unauthorised expenditure by South Africa’s municipalities has declined year-on-year, irregular expenditure has recorded a R2-billion increase as municipalities failed to follow legislated...
 
 
Improved productivity, structural growth critical to accelerating emerging market growth
ECONOMY
As the growth gap between developing and advanced economies was closing, productivity improvements and structural growth were the only things that could, once again, accelerate economic growth in...
 
 
Temporary ceasefire near Tripoli blaze, more diplomats flee Libya chaos
unrest
Rival militias fighting for control of Tripoli airport agreed on Wednesday to a temporary ceasefire to allow firefighters to try to control a huge blaze at a fuel depot hit by a rocket. After a...
 
 
 
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