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Skills projects could be better aligned with workplace demand

By: Henry Lazenby     9th February 2012 South Africa is in need of increased high-level integration of the country’s multiple programmes, policies and strategies to better align skills... 

Economic focus for nation address

By: Sapa     9th February 2012 President Jacob Zuma is expected to focus mainly on economic issues during his annual state-of-the-nation address at the opening of Parliament on... 

Return to era when State contributed 50c in every rand invested - economist 

By: Terence Creamer     8th February 2012 In light of serious external and domestic economic headwinds, concerted efforts were required to raise public sector investment to levels where... 

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ANC mine study seeks new taxes, buries nationalisation

By: Reuters     8th February 2012 A study submitted to South Africa's ruling ANC to reform its vital mining sector proposes a 50% tax on profits and rejects nationalisation as an... 

Zuma speech should boost investor confidence, support SMEs

By: Natasha Odendaal     8th February 2012 Enterprise support, especially for small and medium-sized businesses (SME's), could be a key theme of President Jacob Zuma’s State of the Nation... 

Mining report carries no weight – ANC

By: Sapa     8th February 2012 A highly-anticipated report on possible reform in the mining sector is merely a discussion document and no cause for concern, the ANC said on... 

ANC must rediscover revolutionary morality – Vavi 

By: Sapa     7th February 2012 The ANC must rediscover its "revolutionary morality", so its leaders can be selfless, honest, and live with integrity, Cosatu said on Tuesday. 

Trucks damaging Mpumalanga, North West roads – Cronin  

By: Sapa     7th February 2012 Heavy duty trucks are causing many of the road safety and infrastructure problems in Mpumalanga and North West, Deputy Transport Minister Jeremy... 

Municipal under spending a concern, say built environment professionals 

7th February 2012 The South African Federation of Civil Engineering Contractors (Safcec) and Consulting Engineers South Africa (Cesa) have expressed concern about... 

2037 Consortium appointed to draw up Gauteng transport plan 

By: Irma Venter     7th February 2012 The Gauteng government has appointed the 2037 Consortium to assist it in generating a 25-year integrated master transport plan for the province,... 

Tolling only viable option, says transport society 

By: Irma Venter     7th February 2012 The current uncertainty around whether or not tolling would be implemented on Gauteng’s highways has repercussions beyond the province’s borders,... 

Most urban South Africans confident about the safety of tap water 

By: Henry Lazenby     6th February 2012 Most South Africans living in urban areas believe that their tap water is safe to drink, a study commissioned by the Water Research Commission... 

Position South African mining as economic change catalyst – Manuel  

By: Martin Creamer     6th February 2012 Mining needed to be positioned as a catalyst to drive other changes in the South African economy, Planning Minister Trevor Manuel said on Monday. 

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