Mineral Resources focuses on gas and oil
The Department of Mineral Resources, which has withdrawn the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Amendment (MPRDA) Bill, is to bring its focus on gas and oil to Cabinet, Communications Minister Nomvula Mokonyane said on Thursday. “The Department of Mineral Resources has opted to withdraw the MPRDA and primarily focus... Read more
Dam levels hold despite heatwave
Despite the heatwave in some parts of the country, dam levels in the Western Cape remain consistent, with an improvement from 60.6% to 61.6% this week. This is a sharp contrast to the water situation in that province, when dam levels were below 20% during the beginning of the... Read more
Sweet relief for sugar industry
The increase of import duties of sugar will provide immediate relief required by the industry and protection against the surge of imports, said the Department of Trade and Industry (dti). Briefing Parliament’s Portfolio committee on Trade and Industry on the sugar industry tariffs on Thursday, Chief Director for agro-processing... Read more
Long-term interventions needed to address fuel increases
Government has to look at long-term interventions to address the rising cost of fuel, Communications Minister Nomvula Mokonyane said on Thursday. While welcoming the unchanged fuel price this month as a once-off temporary relief for public transport users, motorists and consumers, Mokonyane said long-term plans must be looked at.... Read more
Fuel prices to remain unchanged in September
Fuel prices will remain unchanged for this month except for a 4.9 cents a litre increase in the retail margin of petrol, Energy Minister Jeff Radebe said. “The Minister of Energy Jeff Radebe, announces that the fuel prices will remain unchanged for this month except the 4.9c/l increase in... Read more
Energy Department intensifying efforts to curb high fuel costs
Energy Minister Jeff Radebe says the department is intensifying efforts to cap and bring down the escalating cost of fuel. The Minister said this when the department briefed the Portfolio Committee on Energy in Cape Town, on Tuesday. The briefing comes after concerns from various sectors of the economy... Read more
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