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SA needs new production driven economy – Patel

By: Sapa     2nd March 2011 Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel on Tuesday said the New Growth Path meant a departure from a consumption to a production driven economy... 

Gauteng to spend R36bn on infrastructure over the next three years

By: Loni Prinsloo     1st March 2011 Gauteng Finance MEC Mandla Nkomfe on Tuesday set aside R36,1-billion for the implementation of the province’s infrastructure investment programme... 

Eskom makes case for mandatory power saving 

By: Christy van der Merwe     1st March 2011 Despite opposition from many energy-intensive companies in South Africa, power utility Eskom was still recommending that the country’s top 500... 

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Eskom ready to connect and pay IPPs 

By: Christy van der Merwe     1st March 2011 State-owned power utility Eskom was ready to connect and pay renewable energy independent power producers (IPPs), and wanted to do this “as soon as... 

Zuma departs for Paris

By: Creamer Media Reporter      1st March 2011 President Jacob Zuma will today depart for Paris ahead of his state visit to that country at the invitation of French President Nicolas Sarkozy. 

Govt 'haggling' to secure R3bn from Airbus – Sisulu

By: Sapa     1st March 2011 Government is "haggling hard" to get manufacturer Airbus to pay it nearly R3-billion, an amount linked to the SANDF's cancelled contract for eight... 

Hopes high for tourism to create 225 000 jobs by 2020

By: Creamer Media Reporter      1st March 2011 The Department of Tourism hopes it will create 225 000 jobs by the year 2020. The department’s Director General, Lucas Mahlasela Makhubela, said... 

Mandatory power-saving scheme ‘load shedding by another name’ 

By: Terence Creamer     1st March 2011 Big business’ official power-crisis intermediary has called for a new ‘compact’ between business, Eskom and government to deal with immediate power... 

IRP2010 to be promulgated by April 1, DoE official says 

By: Terence Creamer     1st March 2011 The final version of the long-awaited integrated resource plan, or IRP2010, would be promulgated by April 1, 2011, a Department of Energy (DoE)... 

DoE working on new plan to deal with SA’s R30bn distribution deficit 

By: Terence Creamer     1st March 2011 Urgent action is needed to address South Africa’s infrastructure and maintenance backlogs in the electricity distribution sector, which have now... 

Shabangu extends new prospecting rights applications moratorium

By: Loni Prinsloo     28th February 2011 South African Mineral Resources Minister Susan Shabangu on Monday extended the moratorium on new applications for prospecting rights in the... 

DTI launches early warning system for exporters

By: Christy van der Merwe     28th February 2011 The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) would on Wednesday launch an Early Warning System service for South African exporters, which would alert... 

SA reports R4,9bn trade deficit as exports fall

By: Christy van der Merwe     28th February 2011 South Africa recorded a R4,9-billion trade deficit in January, largely owing to major decreases in exports of mineral products, machinery and... 

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