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Darren Parker

Darren Parker is a Creamer Media Contributing Editor Online for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

76 hospitals already exempt from loadshedding, says Gordhan

76 hospitals already exempt from loadshedding, says Gordhan

30th May 2023 The Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) has already initiated efforts, in collaboration with the Department of Health and State-owned utility... 

Collective bargaining system not operating optimally – Nxesi

Collective bargaining system not operating optimally – Nxesi

25th May 2023 The system of collective bargaining is under pressure, characterised by an increase in trade union membership figures, yet reduced representation... 

Zimbabwe President promises reforms ahead of August elections

Zimbabwe President promises reforms ahead of August elections

17th May 2023 Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa has promised development partners and creditors that his government will implement reforms necessary for... 

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Unemployment rate rises to 32.9% as more people enter the job market

Unemployment rate rises to 32.9% as more people enter the job market

16th May 2023 Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) has revealed that the official unemployment rate has increased by 0.2 percentage points, from 32.7% in the... 

Mchunu speaks out against vandalism; Rand Water to invest R28bn in new reservoirs by 2028

Mchunu speaks out against vandalism; Rand Water to invest R28bn in new reservoirs by 2028

14th March 2023 Water and Sanitation Minister Senzo Mchunu has expressed deep ire for water infrastructure vandals, using his podium at a media briefing, in... 

BLSA lacks faith in Budget to make any impact

BLSA lacks faith in Budget to make any impact

20th February 2023 Business organisation Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA) CEO Busi Mavuso has said that no matter what financial salves Finance Minister Enoch... 

Lesufi says Gauteng government ready to migrate poor away from relying on Eskom's grid

Lesufi says Gauteng government ready to migrate poor away from relying on Eskom's grid

16th February 2023 Gauteng Premier Panyaza Lesufi has said the time has come to help the poor migrate away from relying on national power utility Eskom for their... 

Global economic growth expected to slow from 3% to 1.7% this year

Global economic growth expected to slow from 3% to 1.7% this year

11th January 2023 Global growth is slowing sharply in the face of elevated inflation, higher interest rates, reduced investment and disruptions caused by Russia’s... 

Gauteng’s R12.9bn e-tolls debt repayment will not further burden citizens – Mamabolo

Gauteng’s R12.9bn e-tolls debt repayment will not further burden citizens – Mamabolo

25th November 2022 Gauteng Finance MEC Jacob Mamabolo has assured Gauteng residents that the repayment of R12.9-billion to settle Gauteng’s portion of e-tolls debt... 

Transnet puts contingency measures in place as rail, port workers strike

Transnet puts contingency measures in place as rail, port workers strike

6th October 2022 State-owned Transnet has advised that, with some employees across its operations embarking on strike action following non-resolution in the ongoing... 

Whistleblowers need more support in fight against corruption

Whistleblowers need more support in fight against corruption

19th September 2022 Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA) CEO Busi Mavuso believes more support for whistleblowers is needed if South Africa is going to make any... 

Sakeliga threatens litigation if Eskom cuts Tshwane metro’s electricity

Sakeliga threatens litigation if Eskom cuts Tshwane metro’s electricity

2nd September 2022 Business community Sakeliga has sent a letter of demand to State-owned Eskom, indicating that any attempt to cut the supply of electricity to the... 

Transnet arrests signify success of Presidency’s anticorruption efforts

Transnet arrests signify success of Presidency’s anticorruption efforts

29th August 2022 In a letter issued by President Cyril Ramaphosa on August 29, he said his administration's efforts to root out corruption were starting to yield... 

Unemployment rate improves to 33.9% in the second quarter

Unemployment rate improves to 33.9% in the second quarter

23rd August 2022 South Africa’s unemployment rate decreased by 0.6 of a percentage point quarter-on-quarter to 33.9% in the second quarter. “Our economy is... 

Transnet security guards to be made peace officers

Transnet security guards to be made peace officers

16th August 2022 Justice and Correctional Services Minister Ronald Lamola has given approval for State-owned Transnet’s security officers to be granted peace... 

Private sector’s role key in the just transition – BLSA

Private sector’s role key in the just transition – BLSA

11th July 2022 Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA) CEO Busi Mavuso has emphasised the important role the private sector has to play in the just energy... 

Solidarity calls on the private sector to apply for energy generation permits en masse

Solidarity calls on the private sector to apply for energy generation permits en masse

7th July 2022 The only viable and sustainable solution to South Africa’s escalating electricity crisis is for small independent power producers (IPPs) to... 

Emissions reduction tech at Kusile contributes to move to Stage 4 load-shedding

Emissions reduction tech at Kusile contributes to move to Stage 4 load-shedding

16th May 2022 State-owned utility Eskom was forced to implement Stage 4 load-shedding on the evening of May 16 after Unit 2 at the Kusile power station tripped,... 

Eskom appoints Mathebula as acting generation exec as Dukashe resigns

Eskom appoints Mathebula as acting generation exec as Dukashe resigns

9th May 2022 State-owned utility Eskom has announced the resignation of generation group executive Phillip Dukashe, whose last day will be on May 31 after... 

Mavuso warns State’s potential new powers could be abused

Mavuso warns State’s potential new powers could be abused

3rd May 2022 The State’s potential new powers that could arise from a permanent ratification into law of various Covid-19 regulations beyond the state of... 

Perfect storm created by crisis trifecta threatens to devastate developing economies, says Guterres

Perfect storm created by crisis trifecta threatens to devastate developing economies, says Guterres

14th April 2022 The war in Ukraine was setting in motion a three-dimensional crisis – centred on food, energy and finance – which was producing “alarming cascading... 

Travel industry welcomes removal of PCR test requirements at South Africa’s borders

Travel industry welcomes removal of PCR test requirements at South Africa’s borders

23rd March 2022 Several travel industry associations have welcomed President Cyril Ramaphosa’s announcement on March 22 that lifts the requirement for vaccinated... 

South Africa must build resilience to external shocks while decarbonising

South Africa must build resilience to external shocks while decarbonising

28th February 2022 If South Africa were to pursue its own version of a Green New Deal (GND), it would need to decarbonise the economy while building resilience to... 

Daily Podcast – February 08, 2022

Daily Podcast – February 08, 2022

8th February 2022 Making headlines: Parliament is ready for 2022 SoNA; Freedom Under Law is confident Ramaphosa won’t be pressurised in Chief Justice selection; And,... 

A coalition unseating ANC as ruling party in future could 'paralyse' Parliament, consulting firm says

A coalition unseating ANC as ruling party in future could 'paralyse' Parliament, consulting firm says

2nd February 2022 If a national coalition between opposition parties were to unseat the ruling African National Congress (ANC) in a future general election, it could... 

Nigerian VP calls for natural gas to be accepted as a transition fuel

Nigerian VP calls for natural gas to be accepted as a transition fuel

21st January 2022 Nigerian Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has called for natural gas – which Africa has in abundance – to be accepted by the rest of the globe as a... 

Treasury extends deadline for comment on new tax proposals

21st January 2022 The National Treasury has provided deadline extensions for public comment on three discussion documents that were published on December 15. Owing... 

Treasury gazettes renewable energy premium notice

21st January 2022 Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana has published a notice regarding the renewable energy premium in the Government Gazette. The purpose of the... 

South African tourism scuppered by extreme licensing delays

South African tourism scuppered by extreme licensing delays

21st January 2022 The South African Tourism Services Association (Satsa) has sent a letter of demand to Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula calling for urgent action... 

Daily Podcast – June 23, 2021

Daily Podcast – June 23, 2021

23rd June 2021 Expert says Government's Covid-19 response is not 'sufficiently strong' in Gauteng, ANC KZN leader quizzed again over R1-million donation he... 

Daily Podcast – February 05, 2020

Daily Podcast – February 05, 2020

5th February 2020 Making headlines: South African man suspected of having coronavirus cleared, ANC says Jacob Zuma is a 'law-abiding citizen and, Eskom to implement... 

Daily Podcast – January 22, 2020

Daily Podcast – January 22, 2020

22nd January 2020 Making headlines: Gordhan asks to be left alone while he executes the president's project, Mantashe confirms new Necsa board members and, Trump... 

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