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Rebecca Campbell

Rebecca Campbell

Rebecca Campbell is Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

South Africa, Germany sign agreement on labour issues

28th February 2024 The South African Department of Employment and Labour announced on Wednesday that it had signed a Joint Declaration of Interest (JDI) with... 

South African food inflation continued to decelerate in January

South African food inflation continued to decelerate in January

27th February 2024 In January, for the second month in a row, South African food and non-alcoholic beverage (NAB) inflation (hereafter to be referred to as food... 

Transition to the green economy offers great opportunities for women, but problems remain

22nd February 2024 The move to a green economy is a move to a more feminine economy, affirmed KD Strategies founding director Katnisha Singh on Thursday. She was... 

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Cape Town driving forward with renewable energy, climate resilience programmes

Cape Town driving forward with renewable energy, climate resilience programmes

22nd February 2024 Last year, Cape Town paid out R25-million to businesses which sold their surplus renewable energy to the city. And, starting this year, private... 

Western Cape already being hit by climate change, seeking to make itself resilient

Western Cape already being hit by climate change, seeking to make itself resilient

21st February 2024 The Western Cape is already feeling the effects of climate change, provincial Premier Alan Winde highlighted on Wednesday. He was addressing the... 

South African food inflation decelerated in December

1st February 2024 After three consecutive months of moving up, South African food and non-alcoholic beverage (NAB) inflation (henceforth to be referred to simply as... 

South African food inflation is accelerating again

South African food inflation is accelerating again

29th November 2023 South African food and non-alcoholic beverage (NAB) inflation – hereafter to be referred to as food inflation, for short – continued its renewed... 

Western Cape can achieve breakout growth rates, assures its Economic Development head

27th October 2023 The Western Cape economy indeed had the potential to achieve “breakout growth” rates of 4%/y to 6%/y, and the provincial government was determined... 

South African food inflation continued its downward trend in August

2nd October 2023 Food and non-alcoholic beverage (NAB) inflation (hereafter to be referred to simply as food inflation) in South Africa continued to decelerate in... 

Public Enterprises seeks to appeal court judgment regarding budget airline Mango

Public Enterprises seeks to appeal court judgment regarding budget airline Mango

2nd October 2023 The Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) announced on Monday that it had applied for leave to appeal the Pretoria High Court judgment, and order,... 

Denel seeking to rebuild itself after severe collapse

Denel seeking to rebuild itself after severe collapse

13th September 2023 A briefing to Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Public Enterprises by the top management of Denel on Wednesday brought home the scale of the... 

IFC makes record investments in Africa

IFC makes record investments in Africa

28th August 2023 The International Finance Corporation (IFC), which is part of the World Bank Group, has reported that, over the 12 months from July 1, 2022, to... 

Nuclear regulator grants Eskom an extension regarding application for new nuclear site

4th August 2023 The National Nuclear Regulator (NNR) has granted State-owned national electricity utility Eskom an extension of the date by which it must supply... 

Gordhan welcomes Competition Tribunal ruling on SAA Takatso deal

Gordhan welcomes Competition Tribunal ruling on SAA Takatso deal

26th July 2023 The Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) has warmly welcomed the decision of the Competition Tribunal to approve the takeover of State-owned... 

South African food inflation continued to decelerate in June

South African food inflation continued to decelerate in June

25th July 2023 South Africa’s food and non-alcoholic beverage (NAB) – hereafter, for short, to be referred to as just food – inflation continued to decelerate in... 

South African bank highlights importance of US-Africa business summit

10th July 2023 South Africa’s Standard Bank (not to be confused with the now-unrelated UK-based Standard Chartered Bank) has highlighted the importance of the... 

Parliamentary Committee concerned that Treasury spending curbs are weakening the SANDF

19th May 2023 The Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Defence and Military Veterans has concluded that the Cabinet decision to reduce government spending and... 

Government pursuing every megawatt of generation it can find, says Ramakgopa

Government pursuing every megawatt of generation it can find, says Ramakgopa

19th May 2023 It was “inevitable” that South Africa would have to use powerships to help deal with the country’s power supply crisis, Electricity Minister... 

South African food inflation still running high in February

28th March 2023 South African food and non-alcoholic beverage (hereafter: food) inflation jumped 1% in month-on-month terms in February, the Bureau for Food and... 

Growing African interest in nuclear power signalled by conference this month in Uganda

2nd March 2023 Calculations by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) were that, in Africa, some 600-million people and 10-million small businesses lacked... 

The preliminaries for the relocation of the SA Navy’s KwaZulu-Natal base are going well

The preliminaries for the relocation of the SA Navy’s KwaZulu-Natal base are going well

17th February 2023 South Africa’s national port infrastructure and marine services agency, Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA), has given the assurance that the... 

Energy transition offers great opportunities to Africa, but constraints are significant

Energy transition offers great opportunities to Africa, but constraints are significant

7th February 2023 The global transition to low- and zero-carbon energy sources was a once-in-a-generation opportunity for Africa, just as the original Industrial... 

Loadshedding is hitting South Africa’s agricultural sector and food inflation is ‘sticky’

Loadshedding is hitting South Africa’s agricultural sector and food inflation is ‘sticky’

30th January 2023 In its latest “Food Inflation Brief”, covering December, the Bureau for Food and Agricultural Policy (BFAP) has warned of the consequences of the... 

South Africa’s overall gross R&D spending not reduced because of Covid-19, reports HSRC

19th January 2023 The Covid-19 pandemic had no discernible impact on overall research and development (R&D) activity in South Africa, the Human Sciences Research... 

Western Cape, Cape Town authorities highlight growing tourism, trade links with the US

18th November 2022 The US was now the Western Cape province’s largest single source of tourists and the province’s biggest single export market, highlighted... 

Brazil, China, India & South Africa issue jointly call at COP27 climate summit

16th November 2022 The Ministers responsible for dealing with climate change in Brazil, China, India and South Africa (the countries which form the BASIC group)... 

Cape Town mayor outlines city’s plans to achieve energy autonomy from Eskom

Cape Town mayor outlines city’s plans to achieve energy autonomy from Eskom

14th November 2022 Cape Town Metropolitan Mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis on Monday highlighted the city’s programme to generate power locally and free the Metro from... 

Solar is cheapest energy option for Africa, but gas could be valuable

18th October 2022 The world was currently in the midst of an energy crisis. This affected countries differently, but it affected all countries. This was highlighted... 

Renewables will not provide South Africa with 100% of its power, for the foreseeable future

Renewables will not provide South Africa with 100% of its power, for the foreseeable future

12th October 2022 Mineral Resources and Energy Department director-general Jacob Mbele has warned that supporters of renewable energy could actually undermine the... 

Spell checker tool for South Africa’s indigenous official languages released

Spell checker tool for South Africa’s indigenous official languages released

6th October 2022 The Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) announced on Thursday that a spell-checking and hyphenation-checking software tool for ten of the... 

Combat energy poverty as well as achieve decarbonisation - Mantashe

4th October 2022 Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe on Tuesday warned that the need to transition to low-carbon energy sources sat “uncomfortably”... 

UK providing tens of millions of pounds in emergency aid to West African regions

23rd August 2022 The UK Government announced on Tuesday that it was going to provide £37.65-million in urgent humanitarian aid to agencies and programmes operating... 

Public Enterprises considering legal action over 'false and distorted' reports on SAA process

Public Enterprises considering legal action over 'false and distorted' reports on SAA process

4th July 2022 The South African Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) on Monday affirmed, in a press release, that it was “seeking legal advice on action to be... 

Parliamentary Committee calls for government to facilitate local defence industry exports

13th December 2021 South Africa’s Parliamentary Joint Standing Committee on Defence has affirmed that the government should give the country’s defence industry the... 

Denel releases radical restructuring plan to make the business sustainable

Denel releases radical restructuring plan to make the business sustainable

11th August 2021 Financially-beleaguered State-owned defence industrial group Denel announced on Wednesday a radical reorganisation, in an attempt to turn the... 

UK to host global conference on LGBT rights

UK to host global conference on LGBT rights

17th May 2021 The UK government announced on Sunday that it had invited countries from across the world to attend its first global Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and... 

DPE defends SAA vaccine flight to Brussels

26th February 2021 The Department of Public Enterprises has defended the recent flight by a South African Airways aircraft to Brussels, in Belgium, to collect... 

Denel finally publishes its annual report for 2019/20; reports R1.96bn loss

1st February 2021 South African State-owned defence industrial group Denel released its 2019/20 annual report on Monday. The period covered by the report does not... 

Public Enterprises Ministry welcomes further government funding for SAA

Public Enterprises Ministry welcomes further government funding for SAA

29th October 2020 The Minister of Public Enterprises has welcomed the decision by the government to back the business rescue plan for, and the restructuring of,... 

Rules of Origin a key issue for continuing African free trade area talks

28th October 2020 African Union Ministers of Trade held their 12th meeting, undertaken virtually, on Tuesday. This was the second such meeting to be chaired by South... 

Public Enterprises department reports unsolicited investor interest in SAA

Public Enterprises department reports unsolicited investor interest in SAA

24th August 2020 The Department of Public Enterprises reported on Monday that the South African government had, by the start of this month, received more than ten... 

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