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CEOs tell Ramaphosa of serious challenges plaguing govt companies

PRETORIA, June 6 – Chief executive officers of state-owned companies (SOCs) on Wednesday detailed a number of concerns about the legal and regulatory environment within which SOCs operate, which are often ill-suited to the specific needs of entities and constrain innovation, the Presidency said. President Cyril Ramaphosa met with chief executives of over 20 key state-owned […]

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Uprgrading infrastructure near townships is a job creator, says DTI

TZANEEN, April 30 – Upgrading infrastructure in industrial parks located in or near the country’s townships would go a long way in transforming the economy and creating job opportunities, according to deputy minister of trade and industry (DTI) Bulelani Magwanishe. Magwanishe made the remarks at the launch of the revitalised Nkowankowa Industrial Park in Tzaneen on […]

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Nehawu still consulting members about latest SARS wage offer

JOHANNESBURG,  April 2 – The National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu) said on Tuesday that it was still consulting its members about the latest wage offer tabled by the South African Revenue Services (SARS). Khaya Xaba, Nehawu national spokesperson, said in a telephonic interview that the union’s officials were having a meeting with members to […]

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Eskom signs $180mln loan with BRICS bank to connect 670MW of renewable energy

JOHANNESBURG, 1 April – The New Development Bank (NDB) and South African power utility Eskom on Monday signed a U.S.$180 million loan agreement to connect 670MW of renewable energy projects to the national grid. Under the agreement, the bank will provide a loan with a sovereign guarantee to Eskom for renewable energy integration and transmission augmentation project. The […]

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BRICS banks should not look at SA in isolation of its neighbours – Mboweni

CAPE TOWN, April 1 – The New Development Bank (NDB) cannot separate South Africa from its neighbours when deciding on extending development loans, Finance Minister Tito Mboweni said on Monday. Speaking at the fourth annual meeting of the NDB at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, Mboweni said countries in the Southern African Development Community […]