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09 Apr 2009
South Africa takes a milestone step towards carbon capture and storage
The South African National Energy Research Institute has launched the South African Centre for Carbon Capture and Storage. The centre, which was launched in March, will focus on developing the...
07 Apr 2009
SA mulling over a protectionist response to global crisis
As part of its response to the current economic crisis, the South African government would seriously consider reversing some of the tariff cuts that it had pursued diligently, and ahead of its...
Localisation lethargy jeopardising R787bn infrastructure push – Industry Minister
Unless South Africa and its State-owned enterprises (SoEs) started to meet the target of reducing the imported component of the country’s R787-billion, three-year infrastructure projects by 10%,...
02 Apr 2009
SA seek’s to put rail back at the heart of its public-transport system
For commuter rail to remain affordable, reliable and safe, government will have to play the leading role. But Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa CEO Lucky Montana believes there could well be an...
Artworks in the inner city highlight positive transformation
The Trinity Session is an art production company interested in urban regeneration and public art interventions. Currently, it is involved in the upgrade of Hillbrow, Yeoville and Berea. Marcus...
Johannesburg Development Agency committed to inner city regeneration
Johannesburg has always been a bold and bustling city but there's no denying it has suffered neglect in recent years. The Johannesburg Development Agency, is changing that.
01 Apr 2009
Possible South African wind energy industry
10 000 gigawatt hours of power from renewable sources by 2013 is the target set by the South African government for the country. Wind energy is expected to make up a large part of that target, not...
Feed-in tariffs will boost renewable energy investment – WWF
A stronger political will, regional cooperation and international partnerships were needed to support the development of a renewable energy industry in South Africa, speakers at the Renewable...
Pay attention to microeconomic policy shifts, economist advises business
South Africa’s macroeconomic policies, which some observers have flagged as being potentially vulnerable to a “shift to the left” after the April 22 elections, are unlikely to change materially,...
Green energy gets shot in the arm with generous SA tariff regime
The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) gave South Africa’s nascent renewable-energy industry a major boost on Tuesday when it unveiled a generously priced renewable energy feed-in...
South Africa's Water affairs minister seeks to calm water shortage fears
The possibility of a water shortage in Gauteng by 2013 is of great concern.
31 Mar 2009
The Housing Development Agency launched earlier this month
The Housing Development Agency was launched earlier this month to gain land for housing development. It will also assist in achieving government's target of eradicating slums by 2014.
27 Mar 2009
Affirmative action to remain a priority
The ruling party would continue with its policies of affirmative action in order to "redress the imbalances of the past", said African National Congress (ANC) president Jacob Zuma, speaking at the...
04 Mar 2009
IFP says State should not intervene in business
The Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) stated on Wednesday that its aim was not to be bogged down by ideological debates around policy frameworks, but that the party believed that its policies should be...
Political parties unpack economic policies
Political parties were on the campaign trail on Wednesday explaining their manifestos to the business community in Johannesburg. The Chamber of Commerce and Industry invited South Africa's key...
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