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JOHANNESBURG- The Free State provincial government in partnership with the Central University of Technology (CUT), will host the 4th Industrial Revolution Conference. The conference which will be taking place from the 28 - 29 in Bloemfontein, will be clearly focusing on 4IR technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Blockchain, Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data Analytics, Cloud Computing, Robotics and...
CAPE TOWN, November 6 - The South African power system remained severely constrained on Wednesday morning, with unplanned breakdowns above 12,000 MW, state-owned Eskom said. The power utility said its emergency response command centre would continue to monitor the system and had implemented contingencies to supplement emergency reserves in order to avoid rotational blackouts or load shedding. "While some generation units have...
JOHANNESBURG, October 29 - South Africa's unemployment rate edged up to 29.1 percent of the labour force in the third quarter of the year, the highest in more than 11 years, from 29 percent in the second quarter, the statistics agency said on Tuesday. This is the highest unemployment rate since Statistics South Africa started measuring unemployment using a quarterly labour...
Cape Town - The ANC in the Western Cape is calling for an end to a "disinformation campaign" against the head of Sekunjalo Investments, Dr Iqbal Survé. Several reports speculated that Sekunjalo Holdings will be liquidated following the raid by Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA) at Sekunjalo’s Cape Town offices earlier this month. In a statement released on Monday, the ANC in...
DURBAN, October 8 – The Pietermaritzburg High Court on Tuesday granted an urgent interim interdict declaring that state power supplier Eskom should not cut power supply to Newcastle Municipality as it would be “catastrophic”. The municipality and the KwaZulu-Natal department of cooperative governance and traditional affairs (Cogta) brought the urgent application to interdict Eskom from disconnecting the power. The municipality owes...
RUSTENBURG, October 1 - Despite of an objection from one of its councillors, the Rustenburg municipality in North West on Tuesday said it was confident the process of allocating land for a multi-billion rand shopping mall was legitmate. "The municipality is confident that the process that led to the allocation of the said land is above board and will further...
JOHANNESBURG, September 25 - Mining company Sibanye-Stillwater said on Wednesday it would enter into consultation with stakeholders in terms of section 189 of the Labour Relations Act -- which relates to retrenchments -- regarding the restructuring of its Marikana operations which would cut about 5,270 jobs. In a statement, Sibanye-Stillwater said this was "pursuant to ongoing financial losses experienced at these...
CAPE TOWN, August 28 - The Western Cape department of social development has urged the public to comment on the draft South African standard for the manufacturing of washable, reusable sanitary towels. In a statement, the department said the standard covers the requirements and test methods for washable, reusable sanitary towels for external use and that the standard does not...
JOHANNESBURG, July 29 - African economies are unable to absorb a significant proportion of young people because the education system is not aligned to needs, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Monday. In a speech prepared for delivery at the Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA) annual policy dialogue forum on secondary education, Ramaphosa said the continent’s...
JOHANNESBURG, July 22 - The Greater Lonmin Community (GLC) have approached the Constitutional Court seeking leave to appeal and set aside the acquisition of platinum mining company, Lonmin Plc by Sibanye-Stillwater. The GLC is a not-for-profit organization representing various affected communities of Rustenburg, such as Marikana, Mooinooi, Majakeng, Tornado, Nkaneng, and Bapo ba Mogale community. Sibanye's offer to acquire the entire...


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