Slight increase in national dams
The national average of the dam levels across the country has this week received a slight increase of 2.1% from 60% last week to 62.1% this week. This is according to the dam levels report issued by the Department of Water and Sanitation, after measuring the 215 dams across... Read more
Have your say on Buffalo River Estuarine
Environmental Affairs Minister Dr Edna Molewa has published the draft Buffalo River Estuarine Management Plan for public comment. This was published in Government Notice No. 116 in the Government Gazette on Friday. “The Buffalo River Estuarine Management Plan (EMP) has been developed in terms of the National Environmental Management: Integrated Coastal... Read more
Cookhouse Wind Farm’s development programme boosts primary healthcare services
Cookhouse Wind Farm has begun rolling out the first phase of its Healthcare Flagship Initiative, aimed at strengthening Primary Healthcare in the communities of Bedford, Cookhouse, Somerset East and Adelaide.  This three-year high impact initiative, which will see a R2, 000, 000 investment in the first year, in the... Read more
Community spin-off from niche tourism
Both the local communities and business benefit from niche tourism outside of the main holiday periods, says Wessel Benson, general manager of the Royal St. Andrews Hotel and Conference Centre. “A good example is a two-day visit to the hotel by members of the Western Cape register of the... Read more
May the best furniture win
Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) industrial design student Merliska Meerman will use her “Rhino” design concept as a solution to filling the gap currently existing in the South African manufacturing sector for children’s furniture. The 21-year-old will vie for the coveted title of producing the best furniture design concept... Read more
Jaguar Land Rover awarded as company of the year
The AutoBest award ceremony was recently held in Salzburg for the first time. The judging panel consisted of 31 journalists from 31 countries. Jaguar Land Rover was awarded as the company of the year by AutoBest, the biggest automotive expert jury in Europe. AutoBest’s international panel of experts honoured... Read more
Research to take centre stage at health summit
The upcoming Research and Innovation Summit by the Gauteng Health Department is expected to tackle the use of research as a means to deliver an effective health system. “The overarching objective is to increase awareness about the need to use evidence based research and improve stakeholder participation in the... Read more
Controlled blasting on the N2 between Dutywa and Mthatha
The South African National Roads Agency SOC Ltd (SANRAL) would like to notify travellers that controlled blasting is scheduled to take place on the N2 between Dutywa and Mthatha on Thursday, 15 February 2018 at approximately 3 pm. The blast will take place at approximately 32 kilometres from Dutywa... Read more
Efforts underway to declare drought a national disaster
Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Des Van Rooyen says efforts are underway to classify the drought as a national disaster. This would assign new responsibilities to the Minister of Water and Sanitation to issue regulations and directives in dealing with the drought. The Minister said this when he... Read more
Local companies eager to show off wares at Fruit Fair
Two local companies are eager to show off their wares at the Fruit Logista Berlin Trade Fair that gets underway in Germany today. Stems Fruit and Unlimited Group based in the Western Cape, both received financial support from the Department of Trade and Industry (dti), and are part of... Read more