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SA on path of recovery - Cabinet

Dec 09 2016 17:59

Cabinet is of the view that South Africa is on a path to recovery and continues to be a valued investment destination, says Minister Jeff Radebe.


Fukushima disaster: Costs to double to $190bn

Dec 09 2016 15:21

The estimated cost of dealing with the 2011 Fukushima nuclear crisis has doubled, underlining the challenge Japan faces in overcoming the world's worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl.


Cabinet reappoints Necsa CEO after nuclear boss wins court battle

Dec 09 2016 14:30

Necsa CEO Phumzile Tshelane has been given a new three-year contract after Cabinet approved his reappointment this week, says Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe.


SA current-account gap widens as exports fall

Dec 09 2016 13:16

The current-account deficit has widened as exports in mining and factory produce fell due to weaker international demand and a stronger rand.


Treasury: Sugary beverages tax is not a stealth tax

Dec 09 2016 07:45

A director at National Treasury tells Fin24 the government isn't sugar coating the proposed tax on beverages to escape raising the Value-Added Tax rate.


Fitch drops outlook on Eskom to negative

Dec 08 2016 18:46

Fitch Ratings has revised the outlook on Eskom to negative from stable, while affirming its long-term local-currency issuer default rating.


Department of Energy not credible – Outa

Dec 08 2016 05:31

Outa calls for more transparency with the draft Integrated Resources Plan, noting that the rushed public participation process is bordering on becoming illegal.


Ramaphosa: R3 500 not a living or decent wage, but it's a start

Dec 07 2016 19:17

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has acknowledged R3 500 is neither a living wage nor a decent one, but it’s a good launching pad from where wages can be pulled up.


Wind, solar could cost R90bn less than nuclear - CSIR

Dec 07 2016 17:44

A re-optimised energy mix scenario, with 72% of renewables, could cost R90bn less than either of the IRP 2016’s base case and carbon scenarios.



Ramaphosa: Politics not key concern of ratings agencies

Dec 07 2016 17:02

Ratings agencies are not overly concerned with SA's political noise, says Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa. Instead, they want to know where economic growth will come from.


DA misled public over R200 000 funding - DTI

Dec 07 2016 16:50

The Department of Trade and Industry has denied that it funded the Progressive Youth in Business to the tune of R200 000 as claimed by the Democratic Alliance.

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