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  • Eskom targets JETP funds and partnerships for 2 GW clean-energy pipeline 14th Jun 2024
    Having recently confirmed a decoupling of its just energy transition strategy from the decommissioning of its coal-fired power stations, Eskom is aiming to finalise business cases for a pipeline of renewable energy and battery storage projects, some of which could be deployed in close proximity to its existing coal stations. CEO Dan Marokane reports that […]
  • Industry body calls for new govt to re-set the country’s maritime agenda 14th Jun 2024
    South African non-profit advocacy company, the Maritime Business Chamber (MBC), has called on the incoming seventh administration of democratic South Africa to re-set the country’s maritime agenda. “South Africa is yet to fully operationalise efforts to promote South Africa’s maritime interest,” affirmed the MBC. The chamber acknowledged that there had indeed been progress since the […]
  • NTCSA on track to begin trading on July 1, Marokane says 14th Jun 2024
    Eskom CEO Dan Marokane has confirmed that the National Transmission Company South Africa (NTCSA) is on track to begin trading on July 1 and that the new entity was being set up to operate as a fully independent subsidiary even though it would continue to be owned by Eskom Holdings and be located on the […]
  • Unity government parties back rapid economic growth 14th Jun 2024
    South Africa’s African National Congress and the Democratic Alliance committed to “rapid, inclusive and sustainable” economic growth in an agreement on forming a so-called government of national unity. The accord, signed in Cape Town on Friday, sets the revival of South Africa’s economy as the first of 11 priorities that the incoming administration will focus […]
  • Transnet to boost rail for VW, other automakers 14th Jun 2024
    Transnet said it’s in talks to run additional trains between a port in Gqeberha in the Eastern Cape province and the country’s commercial hub of Gauteng to better link the two automotive manufacturing hubs. The state freight rail and ports company has faced withering criticism from carmakers to coal and iron ore miners as its […]
  • Cape Town introduces reversible MyCiTi bus lane to reduce congestion 14th Jun 2024
    The City of Cape Town’s Transport Network Technology branch is set to activate a reversible MyCiTi bus lane along the R27 between Loxton road and Broad road in Milnerton. This bus lane, for exclusive use by MyCiTi vehicles, will permit inbound travel towards the Civic Centre in the morning, and outbound travel towards Table View […]
  • G7 leaders commit to faster transition from fossil fuels - draft statement 14th Jun 2024
    Leaders of the Group of Seven (G7) developed democracies will commit to accelerating their transition away from fossil fuels during this decade, according to a draft of a statement to be issued at the end of their ongoing summit in Italy. "We will transition away from fossil fuels in energy systems in a just, orderly, […]
  • Milkor highlights its partnership with German group regarding sea surveillance UAV 14th Jun 2024
    South African defence company Milkor on Thursday reaffirmed its partnership with German group Aerodata, to develop a maritime surveillance version of the Milkor 380 uncrewed aerial vehicle (UAV). This partnership was first announced at the ILA Berlin Air Show 2024, last week. The Milkor 380 is a medium altitude long endurance UAV. The company is […]

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  • Ramaphosa re-elected as ANC strikes coalition deal 15th Jun 2024
    The African National Congress (ANC) and its largest rival, the white-led, pro-business Democratic Alliance (DA), agreed on Friday to work together in South Africa's new government of national unity, a step change after 30 years of ANC rule. Once unthinkable, the accord allowed President Cyril Ramaphosa to win a second term in office. He was […]
  • Eskom targets JETP funds and partnerships for 2 GW clean-energy pipeline 14th Jun 2024
    Having recently confirmed a decoupling of its just energy transition strategy from the decommissioning of its coal-fired power stations, Eskom is aiming to finalise business cases for a pipeline of renewable energy and battery storage projects, some of which could be deployed in close proximity to its existing coal stations. CEO Dan Marokane reports that […]
  • Probably more diamond industry uncertainty now than at any other point – Gemdax 14th Jun 2024
    While the diamond sector probably has more uncertainty now than at any other point, participants also probably have a bigger opportunity than ever to shape what the future will look like. “One thing's for sure, the way the industry has operated over the last decade is not going to be the way it operates in […]
  • Niger’s ousted president loses immunity, say lawyers 14th Jun 2024
    Niger's ousted President Mohamed Bazoum has been stripped of his immunity by the State Court of Niamey, a move that signals the ruling junta will launch criminal proceedings against him, his lawyers said on Friday. Bazoum was toppled in a military coup last July. He and his wife have since been held in detention, despite […]
  • Steenhuisen hopes to use W Cape ‘expertise’ nationally, as GNU parties sign Statement of Intent 14th Jun 2024
    The Democratic Alliance highlighted on Friday that it has now entered national government - of which Cyril Ramaphosa is the preferred presidential candidate - as well as provincial government in the provinces of Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal. This after the party, together with the African National Congress and Inkatha Freedom Party reached agreement on the Statement of Intent for the […]
  • Lesufi re-elected Gauteng Premier with DA support 14th Jun 2024
    Lawmakers in South Africa’s Gauteng province, the nation’s economic hub, re-elected the African National Congress’s Panyaza Lesufi as Premier of the region. Lesufi, who has held the post for almost two years, was re-elected unopposed in the province, where the ANC lost its outright majority in May 29 elections. The ANC won 34.76% of the […]
  • Markets cheer South Africa’s move to broad government alliance 14th Jun 2024
    South African stocks rallied and the rand gained, defying the global selloff in risk assets, as investors cheered an agreement between rival political parties to back the reelection of Cyril Ramaphosa as president. The deal sets the stage for a broad government alliance led by the African National Congress and the business-friendly Democratic Alliance, following […]
  • Sudan's army says they've killed US-sanctioned RSF Darfur commander 14th Jun 2024
    Sudan's army said on Friday that they have killed the central commander of Darfur of the Sudanese paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF), Ali Yagoub Gibril, a figure who was under US sanctions, during a battle in Sudan's al-Fashir. There was no immediate comment from the RSF.
  • GNU releases Statement of Intent, highlighting ANC, DA office bearers 14th Jun 2024
    The African National Congress and the Democratic Alliance have pledged to cooperate through a voluntary Government of National Unity through the signing of a Statement of Intent. On behalf of their respective parties, ANC secretary general Fikile Mbalula and DA Federal Council chairperson Helen Zille signed the document which aims to foster trust between the […]
  • Transnet to boost rail for VW, other automakers 14th Jun 2024
    Transnet said it’s in talks to run additional trains between a port in Gqeberha in the Eastern Cape province and the country’s commercial hub of Gauteng to better link the two automotive manufacturing hubs. The state freight rail and ports company has faced withering criticism from carmakers to coal and iron ore miners as its […]