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23 February 2017
                       
 
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22 Feb 2017
 
 
Eskom and Transnet need to borrow billions more
STATE-OWNED ENTERPRISES
Eskom and Transnet need to borrow billions more than anticipated in 2016, National Treasury revealed in its 2017 Budget Review on Wednesday. Even as Eskom’s financial performance improved in...
 
 
DoF: Pravin Gordhan: Address by Finance Minister, during the Budget Speech 2017, Parliament, Cape Town (22/02/2017)
Topics
I have the privilege to present our Government’s budget for the fiscal year 2017/18, and the framework for the next three years.
 
 
20 Feb 2017
 
 
 
'Molefe MP nomination will damage ANC image ahead of 2019 elections'
POLITICS
The nomination of former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe to Parliament has divided the tripartite alliance, with the South African Communist Party (SACP) in the North West province labelling the move...
 
 
Minergy to list coal project in Botswana, also eyeing JSE
COAL
Coal and energy company Minergy said on Monday that it will list on the Botswana Stock Exchange in the first half of this year and is also planning a Johannesburg Stock Exchange listing in 2017’s...
 
 
16 Feb 2017
 
Major South African coal extension project on cards – South32
DIVERISIFIED MINERS
A decision will be taken in the June quarter on go-ahead for the Klipspruit Life Extension coal project in Mpumalanga, which is said to have robust economics. The original BHP Billiton capital...
 
 
06 Feb 2017
 
Empty politics in a time of crisis
RAYMOND SUTTNER
Current South African political discussion appears fixated on the ANC succession race, over who will succeed Jacob Zuma as ANC president (if he fails to stand again, which cannot be excluded) at...
 
 
31 Jan 2017
 
 
 
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...
 
 
29 Jan 2017
 
DA: Natasha Mazzone says Parliament shouldn’t be dumping ground for Zuma’s yes men
STATEMENT
Media reports today indicate that there is a good chance ex-Transnet CEO and disgraced ex-Eskom CEO, Mr Brian Molefe, is set to be sworn in as a Member of Parliament (MP) after the 9 February 2017...
 
 
27 Jan 2017
 
Eskom: Six members of Free State cable theft syndicate arrested
STATEMENT
Six members of the infamous Free State cable theft syndicate were arrested on Monday following the arrest of another member of the syndicate earlier this month. The group is believed to be behind...
 
 
24 Jan 2017
 
Last push for SABC inquiry
INQUIRY
The ad hoc committee looking into the fitness of the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) board has entered its last week of deliberations and is hoping to agree on solid recommendations...
 
 
19 Dec 2016
 
DoT: Mininster Dipuo Peters on trains delayed in Bloemfontein
STATEMENT
The Minister of Transport, Ms Dipuo Peters, apologises to the passengers, and their families and friends, who are on board the three trains which are delayed in Bloemfontein. The Trains are...
 
 
09 Dec 2016
 
GCIS: Statement on the Cabinet meeting of Wednesday, 7 December 2016
STATEMENT
As the year closes, Cabinet joins South Africans in commemorating the third anniversary of Nelson Mandela's passing on 5 December 2013 “Our daily deeds as ordinary South Africans must produce an...
 
 
28 Nov 2016
 
UNTU: Government must intervene to help PRASA to fight vandalism and crime on trains
STATEMENT
The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) needs to declare war on criminals to combat the war on its trains, platforms, employees and commuters. “It is time that all stakeholders,...
 
 
 
                       
 
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