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Worley Parsons RSA (Pty) Limited v Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality (55864/14) [2017] ZAGPPHC 42
HIGH COURT
1. The plaintiff provides civil engineering services. The defendant was one of its clients. The defendant decided to upgrade the water supply to Tembisa and for that purpose engaged the plaintiff...
 
 
Watching brief
REAL ECONOMY: GREEN MANUFACTURING
The closure and possible liquidation of an Eastern Cape wind-tower manufacturing facility only four years after it opened raises serious questions about whether business can truly rely on...
 
 
15 Feb 2017
 
SA: Susan Shabangu: Address by Minister in the Presidency responsible for Women, during the debate of the State of the Nation Address, Parliament, Cape Town (14/02/2017)
Topics
We continue to draw inspiration from the words of wisdom from our icon President Nelson Mandela – in his statement – I quote: “We out to imprint in the supreme law of the land, firm...
 
 
SA knows 'tyrant' Zuma will never deliver – Steenhuisen
POLITICS
South Africans know President Jacob Zuma will never deliver on his State of the Nation Address (Sona) promises, Democratic Alliance (DA) Chief Whip John Steenhuisen told Parliament on Tuesday. The...
 
 
13 Feb 2017
 
 
 
Construction sector ‘pushing boundaries’ of transformation with ‘ground-breaking’ deal
CONSTRUCTION
Government and the seven leading construction companies reported further progress on Monday in the implementation of a voluntary agreement that seeks to materially accelerate the racial...
 
 
06 Feb 2017
 
OUTA: Gauteng freeways inflated by R9,6bn: Ministers urged to investigate
STATEMENT
A year ago in February 2016, OUTA released a position paper wherein it benchmarked the cost of SANRAL’s Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project (GFIP) to that of a number of international case studies....
 
 
31 Jan 2017
 
Eskom: Eskom ‘back in business’ for large power users
STATEMENT
Eskom says large power users can now launch their growth plans with confidence, thanks to the utility’s turnaround strategy delivering an operational surplus capacity. Speaking at the POWER-GEN &...
 
 
 
 
RBCT targeting export of 77Mt of coal in 2017
COAL
The export target of Richards Bay Coal Terminal (RBCT) for 2017 is 77-million tonnes, which has been set against the backdrop of the terminal hitting an all-time monthly export record of...
 
 
30 Jan 2017
 
 
 
Digital mining gaining traction – EY
MINING SERVICES
The tempo of mine modernisation – the coming together of mechanisation, digitisation and behavioural change – is on the up as mining companies pursue what is seen as the next productivity step...
 
 
27 Jan 2017
 
Protesting college students have valid complaints – Nzimande
EDUCATION
The complaints of protesting Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) college students are "very valid", Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande said on Thursday. "Unfortunately we as...
 
 
26 Jan 2017
 
DHET: Higher Education on South African FET Students Association issues
STATEMENT
The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) has always been willing to discuss with South African Further Education and Training Student Association (SAFETSA) all issues of concern to...
 
 
19 Jan 2017
 
GCIS: Minister calls for dialogue, stresses progress and focus in TVET Sector
STATEMENT
Minister of Higher Education and Training Blade Nzimande today calls on formations representing students at Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges to engage in discussion...
 
 
18 Jan 2017
 
 
 
IPPs ‘entitled’ to approach courts to force Eskom to sign PPAs
RENEWABLE ENERGY
A legal opinion secured by the South African Renewable Energy Council (Sarec) relating to the refusal by Eskom to conclude contracts with 37 independent power producers (IPPs) selected as preferred...
 
 
13 Jan 2017
 
 
 
IPPs want solution for all 26 outstanding renewables projects, not only some
RENEWABLE ENERGY
The South African Renewable Energy Council (Sarec) indicated on Friday that, while it welcomed indications that Eskom was willing to reopen lines of communication on 26 outstanding renewables...
 
 
 
                       
 
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