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Wind industry achieves record year, but more work required to reach renewables target

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     17th April 2024 The global wind industry installed a record 117 GW of new capacity in 2023, making it the best year ever for new wind energy, the Global Wind... 

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DA wants Public Protector to investigate ANC’s campaign, outlandish promises, warns of EFF-ANC tie-up

By: Thabi Shomolekae     17th April 2024 Democratic Alliance leader John Steenhuisen has urged the Public Protector to urgently investigate the African National Congress’s abuse of... 


South Africa inflation slows slightly more than expected in March 

By: Reuters     17th April 2024 South Africa's headline consumer inflation fell to 5.3% year on year in March from 5.6% in February, statistics agency data showed on Wednesday.... 

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Eskom says modest R9m RCA request not a signal of alignment with Nersa on calculations 

By: Terence Creamer     17th April 2024 The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) has initiated consultations on Eskom’s latest Regulatory Clearing Account (RCA) application... 

Labour Party approaches ConCourt to postpone election date

Labour Party approaches ConCourt to postpone election date 

By: Thabi Shomolekae     17th April 2024 The Labour Party of South Africa on Tuesday noted that owing to Electoral Court delays in its case to reopen the Independent Electoral Commission’s... 

UN forum calls for more funding, steps towards slavery reparations

By: Reuters     16th April 2024 A United Nations forum on people of African descent opened on Tuesday with calls for extra funding to support its work and progress towards... 

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Zimbabwe's big businesses are losing the fight for dollars

By: Bloomberg     16th April 2024 From the tiny space he rents in the central business district of Bulawayo, Zimbabwe’s second-largest city, Brian Tinotenda can look across the... 

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Stage 16 loadshedding code seeks to reduce human error not signal imminent surge in cuts – Nersa 

By: Terence Creamer     16th April 2024 The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) has belatedly moved to quell concern that its recent approval of a new loadshedding code of... 

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PSA advises Ramaphosa to delay signing NHI Bill into law 

By: Thabi Shomolekae     16th April 2024 Given the uncertainty surrounding the political landscape after the May elections, the Public Servants Association (PSA) has advised President... 

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Kenyan government plans merger of financial regulatory bodies

By: Bloomberg     16th April 2024 Kenya revived plans to merge the functions of three financial industry regulatory bodies to remove overlaps and duplication, Prime Cabinet... 

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Water disruptions must not turn into another Eskom – Uasa

By: Sashnee Moodley     16th April 2024 Trade union Uasa has warned that if Gauteng's water disruptions are not addressed soon, the situation could end up as “a second Eskom”. South... 

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Exceptional blue Cullinan diamond lifts latest Petra tender prices by 22% 

By: Martin Creamer     16th April 2024 The sale by Southern African diamond mining company Petra Diamonds of an exceptional blue diamond in its fifth tender cycle lifted the average... 

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No need for Commissioner Love’s resignation – IEC 

By: Thabi Shomolekae     16th April 2024 Independent Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) CEO Sy Mamabolo said on Tuesday that there is no basis for IEC commissioner Janet Love to... 

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