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6 July 2015
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06 Jul 2015
 
 
Caustic political reaction to R600m train tender
PUBLIC TRANSPORT
The DA and the EFF had caustic reactions to reports that the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) imported brand new locomotives worth R600-million despite explicit warnings that the...
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Alliance summit silent on key issues – Vavi
ALLIANCE
The statement issued by the ANC and its alliance partners after a summit last week is silent on several key issues, including the crises in state-owned enterprises, and is in conflict with views...
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03 Jul 2015
 
Unions expect new municipal wage proposal after deadlock
LABOUR
An end to wage negotiations within the local government sector could be in sight as a conciliator’s proposal, setting out a number of settlement suggestions to resolve the deadlock, was expected on...
 
 
We won't be held to ransom, Gauteng premier warns taxi drivers
TRANSPORT
Government says it will not be held to ransom by aggrieved taxi owners who are opposing the modernisation of public transport. “We will not allow the taxi operators to hold the community to ransom....
 
 
Gauteng aims for 60% of tenders to be awarded using public system by end-2016
PUBLIC PROCUREMENT
After becoming the first provincial government to adjudicate its central banking services tender selection process in public on Friday, the Gauteng provincial Government (GPG) now plans to roll-out...
 
 
Savings Convention launched at Maponya Mall in Soweto
SAVINGS
Your credit card bill might look tiny when companies and countries are collapsing under debt but that’s not a reason to turn a blind eye and a new private-public partnership is on hand to help...
 
 
Wind energy no longer a minor player in SA
RENEWABLE ENERGY
Wind energy is around half of all renewable energy currently produced in South Africa. As we lurch from one day of load shedding to the next, the sector is showing no sign of losing speed, rather...
 
 
Department of Communications to announce digital switch-off date ‘soon’
DIGITAL MIGRATION
Two weeks after South Africa missed the deadline to transition from analogue to digital terrestrial television (DTT), Communications Minister Faith Muthambi said no interference had been recorded...
 
 
Preventing another Marikana starts with solving SAPS leadership crisis
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
"The Marikana massacre has had an enormous impact on the broader South African public, as well as on the South African Police Service [SAPS]," said Gareth Newham, Head of the ISS’ Governance, Crime...
 
 
South Africa's private-sector activity falls in June to 11-month low – PMI
ECONOMY
Output and new orders in South Africa's private sector declined at their sharpest rates in nearly a year as the economy weakened and demand subsided, a survey showed on Friday. South Africa's...
 
 
Ebola, economy to blame for fewer tourists
TOURISM
The ebola virus, economic decline in some countries, and South Africa’s new immigration regulations are to blame for the drop in tourist arrivals to South Africa, Grant Thornton Advisory Services...
 
 
 
 
Govt, private sector working constructively to tackle acid mine drainage in Wits basin
ACID MINE DRAINAGE
Although acid mine drainage (AMD) in the Witwatersrand basin is the result of a legacy of environmental mismanagement of water resources by mines and lax enforcement of regulations by government,...
 
 
South Africa probing socially acceptable low- and no-water sanitation alternatives
SANITATION
South Africa might face significant water stress and possible outright water scarcity in 10 to 15 years, unless its citizens adapt their behaviour with regard to efficient water use and sanitation...
 
 
02 Jul 2015
 
Icasa reserves judgement on publishers’ post office complaints
POSTAL SERVICES
The Complaints and Compliance Committee (CCC) of the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) reserved judgement on Thursday in a complaint by eight publishers against the South...
 
 
We need police leaders with integrity - analyst
LEADERSHIP
If situations like Marikana were to be prevented in the future, South Africa needed police leaders with integrity who did not make decisions based on politics, an analyst said on Thursday. "To move...
 
 
 
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