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29 November 2014
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Weekend load-shedding pattern to continue, as cuts are confirmed
ELECTRICITY
Electricity utility Eskom confirmed on Friday that it would implement rotational load shedding in stage 2 (about 2 000 MW) over the weekend of November 29 and 30, entrenching a pattern of...
 
 
South Africa's petrol price to drop by 69c/ℓ on December 5
FUEL PRICES
The retail price of 95-grade petrol in South Africa will drop by 69 cents or 5.2% a litre from next Wednesday, while wholesale diesel will decrease by 4.6%, local radio said on Friday. Petrol will...
 
 
Trade deficit widens to R21.33bn in Oct
TRADE
The deficit on South Africa's trade account widened sharply to R21.33-billion ($1.9-billion) in October, from a revised R3.04-billion shortfall in September, data from the revenue service showed on...
 
 
Adoption of Bali package puts WTO negotiations ‘back on track’
TRADE
The World Trade Organisation (WTO) on Thursday adopted the Bali trade reform package, putting the organisation’s negotiations back on track, WTO director general Roberto Azevêdo said. The 160 WTO...
 
 
Slow start to Namibian vote
ELECTION
Elections in Namibia started slowly on Friday with voters standing in long queues from early morning and many polling stations experiencing problems with the electronic voting devices. Namibia is...
 
 
Cwele mulls policy review consultation extension
REGULATIONS & POLICY
Telecommunications and Postal Services Minister Siyabonga Cwele was considering extending the consultation and comment process for its information and communication technology policy review...
 
 
Zimbabwe economy flatlines, State wage bill soars
ZIM ECONOMY
Zimbabwe expects lacklustre economic growth next year, hit by a lack of foreign investment, low commodity prices, a liquidity crunch in the financial sector and weak domestic savings, Finance...
 
 
Treasury issues RFP to revamp legacy financial management system
CORPORATE ACTIVITY
South Africa’s National Treasury on Friday reissued its amended request for proposal (RFP) for the five-year multibillion-rand project to replace the legacy systems currently in use with an...
 
 
 
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