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Friday, 15 December 2017 09:28

Water supply - converting a potential crisis into opportunity

Written by Teresa Settas
By Garyn Rapson, Partner at Webber Wentzel  South Africa’s water supply is predicted to reach a crisis point by 2030. But could better management of this critical resource actually be the economic saviour of the country? Dr Anthony Turton, Professor in the Centre for Environmental Management, University of the Free…
Given the challenges the agricultural sector faces, such as the extreme drought, Agri SA appeals to the DTI to manage the process in a realistic and pragmatic manner PRETORIA, South Africa, December 13, 2017/ -- Agri SA takes notice of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)’s recently promulgated Codes of…
Washing powder technology combines with digital technology to make ordinary citizens pro-active water savers JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, December 11, 2017/ -- Specialist mobile and digital marketing enabler, Digitata Insights (www.Digitata.com), has partnered with, Laundry brand Sunlight (www.TheLemonOne.com) on a water saving awareness campaign that will result in the practical outcome…
Agriculture production has risen by 44.2% and was the main driver of the 2% GDP growth of the third quarter JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, December 8, 2017/ -- The Minister of Trade and Industry Dr Rob Davies has gazetted the Amended AgriBEE Sector Code for implementation by entities in both public…
Wednesday, 06 December 2017 12:34

Committee Sends Mr Anoj Singh Packing

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The Committee met on Tuesday to continue its inquiry into Eskom on the mismanagement of state funds at state-owned enterprises CAPE TOWN, South Africa, December 6, 2017/ -- The Portfolio Committee of Public Enterprises has expressed its disappointment with suspended Eskom CFO, Mr Anoj Singh, for not submitting documents on time.The Committee met on…
Jointly, the acquired companies will form the largest South African HVAC contractor with a strong capacity to export its skills cross-border and into the greater Southern African region JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, December 4, 2017/ -- ENGIE (www.ENGIE.com) announces that an agreement was reached with two South African energy services companies, Thermaire…
Once completed in 2020, Medupi will be the fourth-largest coal-fired power plant in the world and the largest in Africa JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, December 1, 2017/ -- GE (NYSE: GE) (www.GE.com) General Electric Steam Power Systems received a Final Acceptance Certificate from Eskom for the successful testing and transitioning of…
Considering the needs of citizens, the Portfolio Committee resolved that alternative solutions must be found and reassured the public that water cuts will not be implemented from 8 December CAPE TOWN, South Africa, November 30, 2017/ -- The Portfolio Committee on Water has resolved that threats by the Department of Water…
The activists made a public demand that the Department of Environmental Affairs withdraws the environmental authorisation that has been issued for a proposed nuclear power station at Duynefontein CAPE TOWN, South Africa, November 30, 2017/ -- Greenpeace Africa (www.Greenpeace.org/africa) and Earthlife Africa Jhb (http://Earthlife.org.za) activists have today confronted the Department of…
The Committee was disappointed that DAFF had not prepared sufficiently to respond to the various issues which were raised by individuals and communities during the public hearings CAPE TOWN, South Africa, November 29, 2017/ -- The Portfolio Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries was disappointed with the response it received…
Green is the new black. Or is it the new pink? Either way, it is a popular topic, because according to 15 000 scientists from 184 countries around the world who signed a ‘warning to humanity’ last week, life as we know it depends on it. And that is hard to…
The panel’s focus areas included poverty, inequality, discrimination, land reform and nation-building PRETORIA, South Africa, November 23, 2017/APO Group/ --  An independent, high-level panel, which was appointed to determine the effectiveness of legislation passed by Parliament since 1994, released its report on Tuesday evening. This panel, led by former president…

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