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Tasneem Bulbulia

Tasneem Bulbulia

Tasneem Bulbulia is a Creamer Media Senior Contributing Editor Online for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

Liquidity position of many municipalities at risk

5th June 2024 National Treasury has released the ‘Local Government Revenue and Expenditure Report’ for the third quarter of the 2023/24 financial year, which... 

Petrol, diesel prices set for big decrease

Petrol, diesel prices set for big decrease

4th June 2024 The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy has announced that both grades of petrol – 93 and 95 – will decrease by R1.24 a litre, with effect... 

SABS publishes voluntary national standard for plain language

30th May 2024 The South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) in March adopted and published the South African National Standard (SANS) 24495 – Plain Language.... 

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Patel to leave Cabinet after elections

Patel to leave Cabinet after elections

24th May 2024 Trade, Industry and Competition Minister Ebrahim Patel has announced that he will conclude his service in Cabinet after next week's election. “I... 

Employment environment bleak, but there are opportunities for improvement

Employment environment bleak, but there are opportunities for improvement

20th May 2024 The 2024 ‘UASA South African Employment Report’ and second UASA/Bureau of Market Research (BMR) Employment Index paints a bleak picture of the... 

Seifsa, Numsa conclude three-year metals, engineering sector wage agreement

13th May 2024 After three formal engagements, the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) and trade union the National Union of... 

South Africa must create a business-friendly environment to attract foreign investment

South Africa must create a business-friendly environment to attract foreign investment

13th May 2024 Business organisation Business Leadership South Africa CEO Busiswe Mavuso writes in her latest weekly newsletter that the withdrawal of foreign... 

JSE undertaking measures to mitigate de-listing, shrinkage

JSE undertaking measures to mitigate de-listing, shrinkage

8th May 2024 The JSE is undertaking several initiatives to mitigate de-listings and reduced market capitalisation, chairperson Phuthuma Nhleko said during the... 

Energy Council welcomes passing of Climate Change Bill

Energy Council welcomes passing of Climate Change Bill

2nd May 2024 Industry organisation the Energy Council of South Africa has welcomed the passing of the Climate Change Bill by Parliament on April 25. “The... 

Successes, learnings on employee share ownership plans marked

Successes, learnings on employee share ownership plans marked

23rd April 2024 Employee share ownership plans (ESOPs) or worker share ownership programmes have enjoyed several successes in South Africa, especially gaining... 

South Africa must commit to, accelerate reforms to achieve growth – BLSA

South Africa must commit to, accelerate reforms to achieve growth – BLSA

22nd April 2024 Last week’s ‘World Economic Outlook’ (WEO) published by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) was a reminder of how far South Africa is from the... 

Wind industry achieves record year, but more work required to reach renewables target

Wind industry achieves record year, but more work required to reach renewables target

17th April 2024 The global wind industry installed a record 117 GW of new capacity in 2023, making it the best year ever for new wind energy, the Global Wind... 

Nersa approves revised NRS electricity loadshedding code of practice

Nersa approves revised NRS electricity loadshedding code of practice

5th April 2024 The National Rationalised Specifications (NRS) Association of South Africa has announced the approval of the NRS 048-9, Edition 3, Electricity... 

The NUM expresses opposition to changes in the Electricity Regulation Act

The NUM expresses opposition to changes in the Electricity Regulation Act

20th March 2024 Labour union the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) has expressed its opposition to the changes in the Electricity Regulation Act (ERA). “This is... 

Dr Mampho Modise appointed deputy governor of the Reserve Bank

15th March 2024 Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana and the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) have welcomed President Cyril Ramaphosa’s appointment of Dr Mampho... 

Busa seeks govt's backing on private sector support to resolve energy, logistics crises

Busa seeks govt's backing on private sector support to resolve energy, logistics crises

8th February 2024 Business organisation Business Unity South Africa (Busa) has outlined its expectations for President Cyril Ramaphosa’s State of the Nation Address... 

Organisations voice their concerns about national minimum wage increase

Organisations voice their concerns about national minimum wage increase

5th February 2024 Various organisations have responded to government’s decision to increase the national minimum wage by 8.5% to R27.58 an hour, effective from March... 

Business organisations call on Ramaphosa to test NHI Bill’s constitutionality

Business organisations call on Ramaphosa to test NHI Bill’s constitutionality

5th February 2024 Business organisations Business Unity South Africa (Busa) and Business for South Africa (B4SA) have called on President Cyril Ramaphosa to act in... 

Collaboration and grid investment key to  making 2024 a turning point in SA’s power crisis

Collaboration and grid investment key to making 2024 a turning point in SA’s power crisis

2nd February 2024 If South Africa’s energy investment programmes and reforms continue, the energy availability factor (EAF) for State-owned utility Eskom’s coal... 

EAIF completes $294m debt raise for African infrastructure

15th January 2024 Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG) company the Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF) has raised $294-million of additional debt... 

Africa’s average rank increases marginally in Global Cities Index

8th January 2024 Social, geopolitical and technological transformations are actively disrupting the traditional hierarchy of global cities, creating a more widely... 

Karpowership SA secures environmental authorisation for Saldanha Bay project

Karpowership SA secures environmental authorisation for Saldanha Bay project

24th November 2023 Karpowership South Africa (SA), the local entity of Turkish company Karpowership, has welcomed the granting of an environmental authorisation (EA)... 

BLSA calls for engagement to rescue City of Johannesburg

6th November 2023 Business organisation Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA) says the Johannesburg Crisis Alliance’s call for an immediate intervention to end the... 

BLSA calls for business to capitalise on South Africa’s hosting of Agoa Forum

BLSA calls for business to capitalise on South Africa’s hosting of Agoa Forum

23rd October 2023 It is notable that South Africa will still host the African Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa) Private Sector Forum next month, given that several... 

Gauteng must play a key role in advancing smart mobility – Lesufi

Gauteng must play a key role in advancing smart mobility – Lesufi

2nd October 2023 Smart mobility is a pivotal part of achieving the government’s Vision 2030 plan and Gauteng must play a leading role in this, especially with its... 

Ramokgopa underscores importance of engineers in tackling transmission, infrastructure challenges

27th September 2023 South Africa and Africa face considerable transmission and infrastructure challenges, which are hindering energy security and, consequently,... 

Lady R docking report summary insufficient to quell business concerns – BLSA CEO

Lady R docking report summary insufficient to quell business concerns – BLSA CEO

11th September 2023 The release last week of an executive summary of a report from a panel announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa and led by a retired judge to... 

Fiscal consolidation, structural reform key to bolstering South Africa’s economic growth – IMF

Fiscal consolidation, structural reform key to bolstering South Africa’s economic growth – IMF

31st August 2023 With tough global economic financial conditions and the rising needs and development priorities that South Africa has, government must better... 

Cesa underwhelmed by Construction Mafia Hotline measure

Cesa underwhelmed by Construction Mafia Hotline measure

28th August 2023 Industry organisation Consulting Engineers South Africa (Cesa) says it has reservations about the effectiveness of a call centre as a solution for... 

BLSA CEO highlights productive Brics summit outcomes

BLSA CEO highlights productive Brics summit outcomes

28th August 2023 The Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (Brics) Summit held last week in Johannesburg was “positive and productive”, with member nations... 

Unctad report shows Africa’s potential as a global supply chain player

Unctad report shows Africa’s potential as a global supply chain player

16th August 2023 African economies can become major participants in global supply chains by harnessing vast resources of materials needed by high-technology sectors... 

YES, UJ partner to tackle the country’s youth unemployment crisis

YES, UJ partner to tackle the country’s youth unemployment crisis

3rd August 2023 Private sector jobs engine the Youth Employment Service (YES) and the University of Johannesburg (UJ) have committed to collaborate on a range of... 

US official lauds South African, US just energy  transition partnership

US official lauds South African, US just energy transition partnership

1st August 2023 US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland has lauded the partnership between South Africa and the US, which is expected to... 

Bleak picture painted of the state of South Africa’s traffic signals

Bleak picture painted of the state of South Africa’s traffic signals

11th July 2023 The country’s traffic signals are currently in a dire state and various factors need to be considered to resolve this, Innovative Transport... 

UN anti-crime convention's role in countries, business tackling corruption reiterated

6th July 2023 Corruption has become “endemic” in many countries globally, including South Africa, having a multifaceted impact –  economic, social and... 

Fundamental economic reforms gathering pace, Ramaphosa says

12th June 2023 The latest report from Operation Vulindlela, a joint project of the Presidency, the National Treasury and other key government departments,... 

BLSA reiterates commitment to tackle electricity crisis, organised crime

8th May 2023 Business organisation Business Leadership South Africa’s (BLSA’s) top two priorities in its strategy are assisting in ending the electricity crisis... 

Food prices to remain elevated, World Bank report indicates

28th April 2023 Global commodity prices are expected to decline this year at the fastest clip since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, clouding the growth... 

Loadshedding negatively impacting South Africans’ emotions, study confirms

21st April 2023 The University of Johannesburg’s Professor Talita Greyling, a wellbeing economist, has looked at the crisis of loadshedding and has provided... 

Outa calls on National Treasury to abandon Eskom exemption

20th April 2023 The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa) has submitted written comments to the National Treasury on its proposal to exempt State-owned utility... 

Salga urges negotiated conditionalities regarding municipal debt relief

19th April 2023 The South African Local Government Association (Salga) has acknowledged with concern the debt spiral that both State-owned utility Eskom and... 

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