Gauteng leads in promoting investment
Gauteng continues to lead the rest of the country and continent in promoting intra-Africa trade and investment, says the provincial government. “By August 2017, more than 169 Gauteng-based businesses had 365 investment projects worth R356 billion across the major regions and cities of Africa. These projects have created 45... Read more
Gauteng invests R30bn in transport infrastructure
The Gauteng Department of Roads and Transport has invested more than R30 billion in the past three years on public infrastructure projects. “The investments have been on improving our freeway and provincial road networks, the Gautrain, the modernisation of Metrorail and the rollout of bus rapid transit systems in metropolitan municipalities. “This... Read more
Research to take centre stage at agro-processing symposium
Government funded research will come to the forefront at the Technology and Human Research for Industry Programme (THRIP) Agro-processing Symposium that will be hosted by the Department of Trade and Industry this week. The main purpose of the two-day conference, which gets underway on Tuesday, is to create a... Read more
Joburg to host air quality summit
The Department of Environmental Affairs will from Monday host the 12th Annual Air Quality Governance Lekgotla in Johannesburg. The three-day conference provides Air Quality Officers from all spheres of government with a unique opportunity to discuss and debate ways to address the various governance challenges and discuss plans for... Read more
Waste management operation spreads positive environmental message in Joburg’s inner city
Environmental educators at Okuhle Waste Management Services have reached out to 5,200 households in Joubert Park and Hillbrow to talk about the social and economic benefits of recycling and creating a cleaner, more beautiful environment. Maxwell Ndlovu, founder and MD of Okuhle, says his company was contracted by Pikitup... Read more
R50m youth-owned pet food company launched
Trade and Industry Deputy Minister Bulelani Magwanishe on Friday launched a R50 million black industrialist firm in Gauteng, saying it confirms the capability of young people. The Deputy Minister said the launch of the 65% youth-owned black industrialist company shows that young people can contribute actively to the creation... Read more
Over R650m redirected to metros infrastructure development
In response to rapid urbanisation, the forum of Minister and MECs of Human Settlements (MINMEC) has taken a decision to redirect over R650 million Urban Settlements Development Grant (USDG) to the country’s five metropolitan municipalities. The five municipalities – Mangaung, Ekurhuleni, City of Johannesburg, City of Tshwane and City... Read more
Government notes reports of new Gautrain deal
The Gauteng Provincial Government says it has noted with concern media reports stating that Murray & Roberts Holdings acquired a 50% shareholding in Gautrain. “The Gautrain Management Agency further notes that the Gauteng Provincial Government has not received a formal notice of any change in shareholding in BCC [Bombela... Read more
Veld fire suspected in Bridgestone Benoni blaze
Preliminary information indicates that an external veldt fire was the probable cause of a blaze at Bridgestone’s off-the-road (OTR) retreading premises in Benoni on Sunday 23 July. The Benoni premise refurbishes tyres used by off-highway equipment such as construction machinery. “No injuries have been reported and the fire has... Read more
Gauteng is SA’s top paying province
Careerjunction’s 2016-17 salary review shows that Gauteng remains the top paying province. The report explores salary offerings, as offered by companies, for top occupations across SA’s most lucrative provinces – Gauteng, the Western Cape and KwaZulu-Natal. For those in the architecture & engineering sector, Gauteng is where approximately 50%... Read more