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23 January 2017
                       
 
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20 Jan 2017
 
 
 
 
Platinum price upturn needed to sustain industry – Lonmin
PLATINUM
An upturn in the platinum price is needed for the sustainability of the platinum industry as a whole, Lonmin CEO Ben Magara said on Friday. The head of the large London- and Johannesburg-listed...
 
 
Ramaphosa concludes ‘productive’ visit to Davos
WEF 2017
South Africa Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has concluded his visit to the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, where he delivered the message that South...
 
 
18 Jan 2017
 
China: Xi Jinping: Address by Chinese President, at the World Economic Forum, Davos, Switzerland (18/01/2017)
Topics
People from around the world come here to exchange ideas and insights, which broaden their vision.
 
 
Davos boosts platinum fuel cell outlook with hydrogen council launch
PLATINUM
Hydrogen-powered fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) offer the most natural solution for emission-free vehicles, discharging only water and requiring negligible change to current driving and...
 
 
17 Jan 2017
 
DPME: Jeff Radebe: Address by Minister in the Presidency for PME, at the World Economic Forum workshop, Davos, Switzerland (17/01/2017)
Topics
Last year at WEF we underscored the fact that the world is undergoing a Fourth Industrial Revolution.
 
 
 
 
Investment key to raising South Africa’s lagging growth potential – World Bank
ECONOMY
The World Bank says raising private investment in South Africa will be critical to increasing the country’s growth potential above its current estimate of only 1.3%, which is well below the...
 
 
President Xi Jinping: Don’t Blame Economic Globalization for the World’s Problems
WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM
Chinese President Xi Jinping delivered a robust defence of globalisation to business, government and civil society leaders in the opening plenary session of the 47th World Economic Forum Annual...
 
 
Ramaphosa spearheads Team SA’s message at Davos
POLITICS
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa was on Tuesday expected to address the South African delegation of government, business and labour at the 2017 World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual meeting in Davos,...
 
 
 
 
"Eskom wrong about renewable energy costs"
OPINION
Eskom claims that renewable energy is causing a “net loss to the economy”, but if we look into the future and beyond vested interests, it is easy to see that renewable energy is now the cheapest...
 
 
The African towns falling into decline and poverty after mining companies use resources then exit
THE COVERSATION
The town of Fria in Guinea was built around bauxite mining in 1957. It used to have good facilities: water, electricity, schools, housing and hospitals. But since the last company mining there...
 
 
16 Jan 2017
 
SA: Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa departs for Davos ahead of 2017 World Economic Forum
STATEMENT
South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa will later today, Sunday 15 January depart for Davos, Switzerland where he will lead, on behalf of President Jacob Zuma, a high-level government,...
 
 
15 Jan 2017
 
CC: Latest decisions by the Competition Commission
STATEMENT
1.  Key decisions on Mergers and Acquisitions 1.1 Proposed merger between Vardospan (Pty) Ltd v Habib Overseas Bank Ltd The Commission has approved, without conditions, the intermediate merger...
 
 
12 Jan 2017
 
 
 
Sarec slams Eskom for distorting facts in calculating renewables-related loss
ELECTRICITY
The South African Renewable Energy Council (Sarec) has slammed as a “blatant distortion of facts” Eskom’s claim that the country suffered a net economic loss of R9-billion in 2016 as a result of...
 
 
DHET: Blade Nzimande: Address by Minister of Higher Education and Training, on opportunities for Matric Class 2016 in Post-School Education and Training, Hatfield, Pretoria (12/01/2017)
Topics
Ladies and gentlemen, allow me to take this opportunity to congratulate the Class of 2016 who passed their National Senior Certificate (NSC) examinations, and especially those who fared...
 
 
11 Jan 2017
 
 
 
CSIR responds to Eskom claim of R9bn renewables-related economic loss in 2016
RENEWABLE ENERGY
The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has responded to Eskom’s claim that buying power from the country’s renewable-energy plants resulted in a net economic loss of R9-billion...
 
 
 
                       
 
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