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6 May 2016
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06 May 2016
 
 
There is a business case for nuclear in South Africa, says Necsa CEO
NUCLEAR
Government’s proposed 9.6 GW nuclear build programme has a place in South Africa, with new research showing that its base case cost could be lower than that of coal-fired power generation, South...
Updated 47 minutes ago
 
 
Zuma: We will never have load-shedding again
ELECTRICITY
Load shedding is now a thing of the past according to President Jacob Zuma, who was addressing staff at Eskom’s Megawatt Park in Johannesburg on Friday. Zuma was flanked by a large contingent of...
Updated 58 minutes ago
 
 
Political parties welcome Madonsela probe into R61-million KwaZulu-Natal mobile clinic tender
POLITICS
Political parties in KwaZulu-Natal on Friday welcomed the announcement that Public Protector Thuli Madonsela will be investigating a controversial R61-million tender that saw the KwaZulu-Natal...
Updated 1 hour 1 minute ago
 
 
Poor turn out at march to save ailing SA Post Office
PROTEST
A small group of about 50 striking South African Post Office (Sapo) workers belonging to the Communication Workers Union (CWU) gathered at the Mary Fitzgerald Square on Friday before marching to...
Updated 1 hour 3 minutes ago
 
 
Heavy police presence restores calm in Vuwani
PROTESTS
After 23 schools were set alight and other property destroyed in the area, police on Friday tightened security, searching motorists and pedestrians travelling between Vuwani and neighbouring...
Updated 2 hours 14 minutes ago
 
 
Westinghouse outlines to ConCourt why it should be awarded Koeberg contract
KOEBERG
Nuclear vendor Westinghouse has described as “alarmist” Eskom’s argument that the existing steam generators at Koeberg would pose a safety threat after 2018, arguing in an affidavit filed with the...
Updated 2 hours 15 minutes ago
 
 
 
 
AngloGold resorts to international arbitration as illegal mining worsens in Ghana
GOLD
Gold mining company AngloGold Ashanti has resorted to international arbitration to resolve the worsening illegal mining incursion at Obuasi gold mine in Ghana, where underground mining has been...
Updated 2 hours 27 minutes ago
 
 
Etoll discount extension was ‘predictable’ – Outa
E-TOLL
The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa) on Friday said the extension of the e-toll 60% discount offer was “predictable and expected”. On Thursday the Minister of Transport Dipuo Peters granted an...
Updated 4 hours ago
 
 
Residents form patrol groups to protect schools from rampaging protestors in Vuwani
EDUCATION
Villagers in Vuwani in Limpopo have taken to spending sleepless nights trying to protect their schools from rampaging mobs, this as the number of schools torched or damaged rose to 23. Community...
Updated 6 hours ago
 
 
African countries have major nuclear ambitions
NUCLEAR
Eleven African countries are considering building nuclear power plants over the next 14 years to overcome the continent’s extreme electricity shortage. Outside South Africa, the entire installed...
Updated 6 hours ago
 
 
Opposition's boycott of Parliament 'publicity stunt' - ANC
POLITICS
The opposition's boycott of President Jacob Zuma's reply in Parliament on Thursday was a "laughable publicity stunt" driven by "mob psychology", the African National Congress (ANC) chief whip's...
Updated 6 hours ago
 
 
Madonsela calls for clear separation between state and party
POLITICS
Public Protector Thuli Madonsela says a clear distinction should be made between activities and initiatives by government and those of the ruling party. Speaking to reporters in Pretoria on...
Updated 7 hours ago
 
 
05 May 2016
 
Post office workers tired of low pay, no toilet paper, fixing own bikes
STRIKE
South African Post Office (Sapo) workers marched in Cape Town on Thursday to demand improvements in the state-owned entity and to make it clear they were "gatvol" with their working conditions....
 
 
Du Plessis stalls iron-ore growth as Rio opts for ‘any-and-all’ debt cutting
IRON-ORE
While South African-born Rio Tinto chairperson Jan du Plessis was vowing not to expand Rio’s iron-ore division beyond 360-million tonnes a year, the globally perceived over-producer of iron-ore was...
 
 
Zuma says parliament has become a national embarrassment
POLITICS
A day after he was again humiliated by opposition protest in Parliament, President Jacob Zuma on Thursday said the legislature had become a national embarrassment and demanded the Speaker bring it...
 
 
 
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