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31 August 2015
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Koeberg unit 2 to be shut down for maintenance
ELECTRICITY
Koeberg unit 2 will be shut down on Monday August 31 for scheduled refuelling and maintenance and is expected to return back to service by mid-December 2015, Eskom said late Monday afternoon. The...
Updated 4 hours ago
 
 
Govt completes transfer of new planning, monitoring dept
PLANNING
President Jacob Zuma has transferred the Ministry of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation to the Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation (DPME), thus completing the reconfiguration of...
Updated 4 hours ago
 
 
Gas emerges as key focus area for DoE in immediate future
ENERGY
There are indications that South Africa’s much neglected gas industry may start seeing renewed activity, as Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson on Monday pushed forward her ambitions for...
Updated 5 hours ago
 
 
S Africa records a R400m trade deficit in July
TRADE
South Africa recorded a trade deficit of R400-million ($30-million) in July from a revised surplus of R5.5-billion in June, the national revenue agency said on Monday. Exports increased by 4.7% to...
Updated 5 hours ago
 
 
Transport department to run eNaTIS soon
TRANSPORT
The high court in Pretoria has struck another blow to the technology company that is trying to hold on to the lucrative contract to operate the electronic national administration traffic...
Updated 6 hours ago
 
 
DA to request access to PRASA locomotive contracts
RAIL
The Democratic Alliance says it will on Monday submit an application in terms of section 18 (1) of the Promotion of Access to Information Act (PAIA) to obtain the tender contract details of the...
Updated 7 hours ago
 
 
DA gives Zuma 24 hours for Jiba decision
NPA
The Democratic Alliance (DA) has given President Jacob Zuma until Tuesday to decide if he will appoint a commission of inquiry into deputy prosecutions head Nomgcobo Jiba's fitness to hold office,...
Updated 7 hours ago
 
 
AMSA moves ahead with job cuts, says recent protection will help only in longer term
STEEL
Steel producer ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA) announced on Monday that processes had been initiated “with immediate effect” that could result in the retrenchment of 400 people at the Vereeniging...
 
 
S Africa seals mining jobs deal, proposes platinum plan
JOBS
South Africa's mining industry, unions and the government signed a broad plan on Monday to stem a wave of job losses triggered by falling commodity prices and soaring costs. The document of the...
 
 
South Africa's rand slips as US Fed hike bets return
CURRENCY
South Africa's rand traded weaker against the dollar early on Monday after the Federal Reserve's vice chairman suggested over the weekend that the US may raise rates in September. At 0630 GMT the...
 
 
Hard-talking PRASA to suspend ‘irregular’ contracts
RAIL
After recent reports by the Auditor-General and Public Protector pointed to several tender irregularities, as well as fruitless and wasteful expenditure, at the Passenger Rail Agency of South...
 
 
Probe launched into Gauteng infrastructure development department
PROBE
An investigation is to be launched into allegations of cronyism and corruption within certain Gauteng Department of Infrastructure Development (GDID) programmes. MEC Nandi Mayathula-Khoza, speaking...
 
 
S Africa's Kruger Park still a magnet for rhino poachers
POACHING
The poaching of rhinos has risen in South Africa's Kruger National Park this year but is on the decline elsewhere in the country, Environment Minister Edna Molewa said on Sunday. The Kruger Park,...
 
 
Creamer Media publishes Coal 2015: A review of South Africa's coal sector
South African News
Creamer Media’s Coal 2015 report examines South Africa’s coal industry with regards to the business environment, the key participants in the sector, local demand, export sales and coal logistics,...
 
 
Zuma outlines economic impact of power shortfall as he opens Medupi unit
ELECTRICITY
President Jacob Zuma opened South Africa's first new power plant in 20 years on Sunday with a warning that the country's perennial energy shortages were hampering economic growth. Construction on...
 
 
 
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