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29 August 2015
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ANC does not take jobs crisis seriously - DA
UNEMPLOYMENT
Government should face the fact that South Africa’s full-blown jobs crisis is a matter of urgent public importance, the Democratic Alliance (DA) said on Friday. MP James Vos, the DA shadow minister...
 
 
More fuel price relief for motorists
PETROL
All grades of petrol will cost 69c a litre less from next Wednesday, the Department of Energy announced on Friday. This comes after last month's 51c decrease, adding more relief to motorists.
 
 
Lorry of corpses, new shipwreck intensify Europe's migrant crisis
MIGRANT CRISIS
As many as 50 corpses were found in a parked lorry in Austria on Thursday, and another migrant boat sank off Libya, deepening a crisis that is overwhelming Europe and throwing up new tragedies by...
 
 
Price, jobs, investment conditions placed on beneficiaries of first round of steel duties
STEEL PROTECTION
The first applications for protection on several steel products were approved on Friday, with Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies confirming that duties across eight tariff subheadings would...
 
 
Heated debate over legality of data expiration
TELECOMS
How and when mobile networks expire consumers’ unused data is coming under the spotlight again in South Africa. This is according to the spokesperson of the National Consumer Commission (NCC)...
 
 
Matona joins planning department
NEW APPOINTMENTS
Cabinet has appointed former Eskom CE and Public Enterprises director-general Tshediso Matona as Secretary for National Planning in the Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation (DPME). The...
 
 
DTI relaunches industrial innovation support programme
ECONOMY
Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies this week relaunched the Support Programme for Industrial Innovation (SPII), which assists enterprises through the promotion of technology development and...
 
 
Medupi power station seen fully operational by 2019
ELECTRICITY
South Africa's coal-fired Medupi power station is expected to be fully operational in the first half of 2019, the Cabinet said on Friday. "Once completed, it will be the fourth largest coal-fired...
 
 
S Africa's trade Minister imposes steel tariffs with conditions
STEEL
South Africa will introduce a new 10% customs duty on certain steel products, Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies said on Friday, aimed at protecting the local manufacturing industry from...
 
 
South Sudan rebels, army again accuse each other of attacks after pact
UNREST
South Sudanese rebels and the army have accused each other for the second time this week of attacks, this time barely a day after President Salva Kiir signed a peace deal that looks increasingly...
 
 
Austria, Libya count dead as number of migrants crossing Mediterranean soars
MIGRANTS CRISIS
Austria said on Friday 71 refugees including a baby girl were found dead in an abandoned freezer truck, while Libya recovered the bodies of 82 migrants washed ashore after their overcrowded boat...
 
 
Lack of communication contributed to Shosholoza Meyl derailment, says RSR
RAIL
A preliminary investigation by the Railway Safety Regulator (RSR) into the derailment of a Shosholoza Meyl train in Kimberley earlier this month, found that Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) had failed...
 
 
Gauteng introduces new performance standards for housing contractors
CONSTRUCTION
New service level standards have been introduced to improve the performance of housing contractors appointed by the Gauteng Department of Human Settlements. The move formed part of the department’s...
 
 
Migrant tragedies on land and sea claim hundreds of lives
MIGRANT CRISIS
About 200 migrants from Africa, the Middle East and Asia died when their overcrowded boat sank off the Libyan coast while Austrian authorities on Friday raised to 70 the number of refugees found...
 
 
President Zuma and S African judiciary in call for mutual respect
JUDICIARY
A meeting between the national executive and the country’s top judges held on Thursday was a practical step towards strengthening democracy in South Africa, President Jacob Zuma said. “The meeting...
 
 
 
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