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Richards Bay Minerals signs agreement for additional 140 MW of renewable energy  

By: Martin Creamer     6th June 2024 A second renewable-energy project has been announced for heavy mineral sands extraction and refining company Richards Bay Minerals (RBM), which... 

Richards Bay Minerals latest renewable energy announcement covered by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Creamer Media’s Nicholas Boyd.
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Eskom ‘decouples’ renewables roll-out from coal station closure plan  

By: Terence Creamer     6th June 2024 Eskom CEO Dan Marokane reports that a decision has been made to “decouple” the closure of its coal stations from the building, in partnership, of... 


ANC NEC: Nomvula Mokonyane, Fikile Mbalula, Gwede Mantashe, Cyril Ramaphosa, Paul Mashatile, Gwen Ramokgopa

ANC meets to decide on preferred partners to govern

By: Reuters     6th June 2024 African National Congress leaders held talks on Thursday to try to agree on potential partners to form a new South African government after the... 

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Uncertain times for South Africa’s foreign policy as country heads for coalition government

3rd June 2024 After South Africa’s 29 May election, the African National Congress has lost the electoral majority it held for 30 years, but remains the party... 

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EU visa restrictions on Ethiopians reflect strained migration relations

3rd June 2024 The punitive measures reflect a history of major EU investment in Ethiopia’s migration governance – with few results. Since 29 April, the European... 

Smoking in Africa: study of 16 countries shows higher taxes would help young smokers quit or cut down

Smoking in Africa: study of 16 countries shows higher taxes would help young smokers quit or cut down

31st May 2024 World No Tobacco Day serves to increase awareness about the preventable death and illness associated with tobacco use. It also puts a spotlight on... 

William Ruto wins in Washington – but does Kenya?

William Ruto wins in Washington – but does Kenya?

31st May 2024 Not all Kenyans are enchanted by the prospect of being America’s main partner in sub-Saharan Africa. Kenyan President William Ruto last week made... 

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Elections

Factors determining voter choice in South Africa’s 2024 national general elections

14th May 2024 This year South Africa marks 30 years of democracy and its seventh national election on Wednesday, 29 May 2024. The election is touted as one of... 

Industrial Policy & Strategy Review – Transforming Vision into Action: Charting South Africa’s Industrial Future May 2024

Industrial Policy & Strategy Review – Transforming Vision into Action: Charting South Africa’s Industrial Future May 2024

13th May 2024 The role of industrial policy is to unleash private investment and energise the state to boost economic growth and inclusion. This is an essential... 

World Health Organization

Global arbovirus initiative: preparing for the next pandemic by tackling mosquito-borne viruses with epidemic and pandemic potential

13th May 2024 The risk of emergence and re-emergence of arboviruses with pandemic potential has increased as a global public health threat and will continue to... 

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Malaria vaccine: WHO position paper – May 2024

13th May 2024 This position paper supersedes the 2022 WHO position paper on malaria vaccines. It includes the updated WHO recommendations on the use of the... 

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Statements

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IFP Statement on Coalition Talks

7th June 2024 The Inkatha Freedom Party has over the past few days engaged with the ANC, DA, and NFP on the way forward for the country, following the 2024... 

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Minister Enoch Godongwana gazettes notice of maximum fines for registered auditors guilty of improper conduct

6th June 2024 The Minister of Finance today gazetted the latest notice of maximum fines for registered auditors found guilty of improper conduct. This followed... 

Social Security Agency intervenes on devastating storm in Tongaat

6th June 2024 In response to the recent devastating storm on Monday, 03 June 2024 that has affected Tongaat area and surroundings, the South African Social... 

Government intervening to fast-track flood relief efforts for displaced families

6th June 2024 Government is fast-tracking relief efforts in the Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality following the devastating floods that destroyed... 

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Trusted Employer Scheme visa issued within 24 hours

31st May 2024 90 days after the launch of the Department of Home Affairs’ Trusted Employer Scheme, companies are taking stock. Marisa Jacobs, Managing Director... 

SLPs – Seriously Lacking Promotion, Sensibly Leading to Problems

SLPs – Seriously Lacking Promotion, Sensibly Leading to Problems

30th May 2024 In February 2024, the Annual Mining Indaba occurred in Cape Town South Africa, where the mining industry's technical brains, financial brawn and... 

Tech companies must stand firm: Global lessons for South Africa’s upcoming election

Tech companies must stand firm: Global lessons for South Africa’s upcoming election

28th May 2024 Artificial intelligence (AI) and technology have revolutionised many aspects of our lives, and elections are no exception. These tools can enhance... 

The EU Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive – an African perspective

The EU Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive – an African perspective

27th May 2024 On 24 May 2024, the European (EU) Council finally adopted the Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CSDDD), completing the legislative... 

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