Limpopo SEZ gets operating permit
Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies has issued an operator permit for the energy and metallurgical zone in the Musina-Makhado Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in Limpopo. “The Minister of Trade and Industry, Minister Davies, has, after considering the recommendation of the SEZ Advisory Board, approved the appointment of an... Read more
KZN tightens security to curb rhino poaching
Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife is tightening its security in an effort to prevent rhino poaching. “Ezemvelo has strengthened its manpower by recruiting an additional 18 security personnel, who will be deployed in 10 rhino reserves,” MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs, Sihle Zikalala, said. On Wednesday, MEC Zikalala... Read more
Talks underway to address SAA debt
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says any funds that are being considered to help address South African Airways (SAA) maturing debt will have to be appropriated through a special appropriations bill that will be introduced to Parliament. He also said that SAA was in talks with its lenders in a... Read more
Local company hopeful of a sweet deal in Russia
A Gauteng biscuit company is looking forward to potential export opportunities at the upcoming World Food Moscow 2017 Mockba in Russia next week. Managing Director of Continental Biscuits, Luis Murillo, said his company is looking to enter the Russian market at the weeklong exhibition. “We have great expectations from... Read more
SA, China push for stronger ties
China and South Africa have committed to deepen cooperation, while supporting peace and development in Africa. This follows a meeting between President Jacob Zuma and his Chinese counterpart President Xi Jinping on Monday. President Zuma is in the southeastern Chinese coastal city of Xiamen for the 9th BRICS Summit... Read more
Financial intelligence centre act: Call for comments
Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba has issued the Second Draft Amendments to Regulations and Draft Withdrawal Notice of Exemptions in terms of the Financial Intelligence Centre Act, 2001 (Act 38 of 2001) for public comment. In a statement on Thursday, National Treasury said the second draft is in preparation for... Read more
Eskom Trillian deadline on Friday
Power utility Eskom has until August to heed Minister of Public Enterprises, Lynne Brown’s instruction to clarify its business association with Trillian Capital Holdings. Eskom was initially supposed to submit this report on Thursday but the Minister extended the deadline, saying she wanted additional information. “The Minister … has asked... Read more
Repo rate reduced to 6.75%
The Reserve Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) on Thursday reduced the repo rate by 25 basis points to 6.75%. Briefing reporters following the MPC’s meeting, Reserve Bank Governor Lesetja Kganyago said the bank “will not hesitate to revise the move if the need arises”. “Underlying demand in the economy... Read more
Alert: Fraudulent college operating in Thohoyandou
  The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) is warning students who are seeking study opportunities to remain vigilant against fraudulent private colleges that continue to operate illegally around the country. In particular, the DHET has received several complaints from Thohoyandou, Venda in Limpopo regarding an illegal institution... Read more
National dam levels continue to decline
The Department of Water and Sanitation urged the public to use water wisely as national dam levels continue to decline, as the winter season is in full swing. According to the assessment conducted by the department on Monday, dam levels are currently sitting on an average of 71.6%, compared... Read more

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