Petrol price to increase on Wednesday
Hard pressed motorists, waiting for a reprieve, will have to contend with a petrol price increase of 1 cent a litre on Wednesday. Both Grades of 93 and 95 (ULP and LRP) will rise by a cent. This will take a litre of 95 from R16.02 to R16.03 in... Read more
Local steel, aluminium no threat to US security
South Africa has re-emphasised that its steel and aluminium products does not pose any threat to US national security. “It is clear that SA does not pose a threat to US national security and the steel and aluminium industries but it is a source of strategic primary and secondary... Read more
W-Cape water restrictions to remain in place
The Western Cape Department of Water and Sanitation says the prevailing water restrictions will remain in force until dam levels reach more than 85% as a collective average of the dams in the Western Cape. According to the latest dam levels assessment of 09 July 2018, the combined average... Read more
Government working to ease fuel pinch
Government is actively seeking ways to soften the blow the recent fuel price increases have had on consumers, President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Thursday. President Ramaphosa made the impassioned commitment during a press briefing on the side-lines of Ghana President Nana Akufo-Addo’s first state visit to South Africa. Addressing journalists... Read more
Coega continues its efforts to assist the Nelson Mandela Bay water crisis
Coega takes further steps in its water conservation measures to combat the worsening water crisis  The Coega Development Corporation (CDC) has upped its water conservation efforts in a bid to tackle the water crisis as it reaches dire straits in the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro. Earlier this year, the... Read more
SA scientist unveils ground-breaking fossil discovery
South Africa’s leading researcher on Devonian marginal marine ecosystems and early vertebrates – or ancient fish and early tetrapods – Dr Robert Gess has announced the ground-breaking discovery of what is believed to be a 360 million-year-old fossil. The two new species, named Tutusius and Umzantsia, are Africa’s earliest... Read more
SA disappointed at US steel tariff decision
South Africa has expressed disappointment at not being granted exemption from the US Section 232 steel and aluminium tariff duties. On Monday, US President Donald Trump signed Proclamations granting permanent country-exemptions to a select number of countries and extended by one month the Section 232 steel and aluminium tariff... Read more
Petrol price to rise by 49 cents in May
Motorists will have to dig even deeper into their pockets as the price of petrol is set to rise by 49 cents next week. The Department of Energy on Thursday announced that the price of both grades of petrol, 95 and 93 (ULP and LRP), will increase by 49... Read more
Data shows increase in mineral production
The Department of Mineral Resources has welcomed the year-on-year increase in mineral production in February, on the back of higher commodity prices. “The increase supports the department’s view of a resurgence in the sector, following the rise in commodity prices, which supported increased market capitalisation as well as increased... Read more
Persistent rains bring much needed relief
The Department of Water and Sanitation says the steady rainfall over the past two weeks has seen several dams across the country overflowing. A weekly report by the Department of Water and Sanitation indicated that the rain was soft but intense enough to soak the soil and replenish groundwater... Read more