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This is a momentous time in the electricity sector in South and southern Africa. Multi-billion dollar projects are planned for the next 20 years, representing the biggest ever expenditure made in electricity on the continent. The consequences will affect the lives of millions of people. But how will…
Business empowerment is key to sustainable economic growth in South Africa. A 2006 study done on Entrepreneurship in South Africa shows that the country is estimated to have approximately two million small businesses, representing 98% of the total number of firms in the country. Entrepreneurs produce solutions that fly…
Tougher economic times are forcing companies to review costs at every turn, and many have been looking at easy ways to decrease their energy bills, usually a certain way to reduce costs before having to consider retrenchments. National parking group, King Parking, has seen a 50% decrease at their…
The recent 31.3% electricity tariff hike announcement is predicted to bring yet another challenge to industry amidst the already difficult economic climate, stressing the need for sound back-up electrical utility infrastructure to be top priority. With South Africa’s industry already drawing 68% of the country’s total electricity…
Namibia’s water shortage has come to a crux. Mines and population growth require the country to consider alternative water sources. In the face of recent water shortages at mines in Namibia’s Erongo region, two of the country’s largest mines were without water for two days in June,…
Rural economic development depends on community-led solutions says the National Development Agency. By contributing R124 billion to South Africa’s GDP last year alone, agriculture offers rural South Africans the key to economic development. By harnessing the power of secondary industry and in particular processing sunflower seeds for…
In what appears to be along the lines of a soap opera, Eskom is at the centre of a political showdown surrounding the alleged “resignation” of CEO Jacob Maroga, his surprise “re-instatement” and the subsequent shock resignation of the company chair, Bobby Godsell. A number of parties have joined…
Contact Details Name : Avhapfani Tshifularo Executive Director Company : SA Petroleum Industry Association Phone :011 783-7664 Email : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. URL : www.sapia.co.za The South African Petroleum Industry Association (SAPIA) has noted with concern the high level of violence and…
The South African Petroleum Industry Association (SAPIA) welcomes the release of draft fuel specifications and standards by the Minister of Energy, Ms Dipuo Peters. SAPIA will thoroughly consider the proposals contained in the draft position paper and make submission to the Department. The industry is going to play…
Since 2007 the price of fuel in South Africa has risen significantly. With the second price increase effective as of 04 May 2011 and another on the cards next month, the ever-widening gap between the price of diesel and petrol is of concern to diesel consumers. This note sets…
Great bosses can showcase their management and leadership skills to attract top talent, and boost their careers, through a newly launched ‘boss review’ website. “People join companies, but they leave bosses. We believe people should join companies because of great bosses,” says Gavin Symanowitz, founder of newly…
Local SA singer/songwriter, Verity, is set to represent South Africa at the Entrepreneurs World Cup in London and Antwerp 26-29 November 2009, speaking to 1200 plus international business owners. Teaming up the worlds leading experts on 4 of the hottest topics of the moment - Internet Marketing,…

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