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28 April 2017
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06 Apr 2017
Platinum has best price improvement prospects – Major
Platinum has better price improvement prospects than virtually any other commodity, Cadiz Corporate Solutions mining director Peter Major said on Thursday. Speaking at a breakfast to publicise the...
23 Feb 2017
Budget 2017: Nasty surprises still coming on the tax front
Tax increases of R28 billion were announced in the 2017 Budget speech by the Minister of Finance, Pravin Gordhan, on Wednesday, 22 February 2017. While these are the tax increases that will take...
Issues relating to customs and excise in the South African National Budget Speech 2017
With tough choices to be made to achieve the development outcomes sought by the South African Government, and with a shortfall in revenue collections this year, certain tax proposals were made,...
17 Jan 2017
Cosatu calls on govt to help municipalities indebted to Eskom
National government has a duty to intervene and help municipalities owing billions of rands to Eskom, the Congress of SA Trade Unions (Cosatu) said on Tuesday. The federation urged government to...
11 Jan 2017
Surprise move to make Eskom nuke procurer ‘unlawful’, court told
The environmentalist groups taking the Department of Energy (DoE) to court over the nuclear procurement programme claim its decision in late 2016 to make Eskom the nuclear energy procurer was...
20 Sep 2016
SA’s cost-of-doing-business ranking badly down – Chamber
South Africa has plummeted to an abysmally low level in the World Bank’s 160-country cost-of-doing-business rankings. On the bank’s Doing Business scale, which measures the fitness of a country’s...
26 Aug 2016
Is nuclear energy really the ‘cheapest source of electricity’?
The South African government’s nuclear ambitions have been dogged by controversy with questions about the secrecy surrounding procurement discussions and the potential costs involved. But Brian...
23 Aug 2016
South Africa not surrendering its steel industry, says Davies
South Africa’s steel industry is facing some serious challenges, brought on by a global steel glut of 44-million tons a year, but it is vital for the country to do everything possible to maintain a...
22 Jul 2016
DA: Natasha Mazzone says DA challenges Eskom Executives to reject R18.3 million bonus
The DA today challenges Eskom bosses to do the right thing and reject R18.3 million in short and long term performance bonuses thereby doing their part to mitigate South Africans having to foot the...
11 Jul 2016
30 Mar 2016
SAFCEI/ELA JHB: Court case exposes web of secrecy in government nuclear dealings
Johannesburg, 30th of March 2016- Today, Earthlife Africa Jhb (ELA) and SAFCEI are in the process of filing and serving a supplementary founding affidavit in their court challenge against the...
29 Mar 2016
Local anger is rising against South Africa's 'resource curse'
South African society’s conflict with a mainstay of the country’s corporate economy – resource extraction – is permanently on display in the platinum, gold and coalfields in the north and...
18 Mar 2016
COSATU: COSATU denounces the latest interest rate hike by the SARB
COSATU is shocked and totally condemns the decision by the Reserve Banks monetary committee to increase the repo rate by 25%. This is the most unhelpful, unwarranted and destructive interest rate...
02 Mar 2016
AfriForum: AfriForum welcomes NERSA tariffs and warns municipalities
AfriForum welcomes the lower electricity rate of 9,4% and branch structures will ensure that excessive fees are not charged by municipalities. This follows Eskom’s application for an increase of...
01 Mar 2016
CoM: Chamber of Mines notes NERSA's approval of a 9.4% electricity increase for 2016/2017
The Chamber of Mines notes the approval of a 9.4% electricity tariff increase for 2016/17 by the National Electricity Regulator of South Africa (Nersa). This increase is the total granted to Eskom...
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