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Parliament passes Infrastructure Development Bill

The National Assembly on Tuesday passed the Infrastructure Development Bill, which is meant to speed up implementation of strategic projects, with only the DA strongly opposing the draft law. ... Full story

Energy Department introduces new incentives for Companies to save electricity

South Africa's Department of Energy (DoE) on Wednesday announced the promulgation of Regulations on the Allowance for Energy Efficiency Savings, which will provide tax incentives for energy efficiency improvements made by companies. ... Full story

SA Govt and Residents’ debt has a paralysing effect on Municipalities

South African residents owe municipalities across the country an overall amount of R87 billion, while various government departments owe R4.2 billion in outstanding rates and taxes. ... Full story

S.Africa’s R3.4 trillion build programme needs new breed of Funding

As infrastructure development is critically important for South Africa's economic growth‚ it cannot be left for governments and the banks to “go it alone”‚ Mergence Investment Managers portfolio manager Mark van Wyk said last week. ... Full story

Prasa signs R123bn contract towards train upgrade

The Passenger Railway Agency of SA (Prasa) has signed the first phase of a projected R123 billion contract towards the upgrading of the country's railways and trains, it said on Monday. ... Full story

Eskom grants DA access to Medupi contracts

The Democratic Alliance (DA) will be given full access by Eskom to documents relating to agreements with contractors over construction of the Medupi power station, the opposition party said on Monday. ... Full story

Joburg to invest R30 billion on Infrastructure developments

Johannesburg Mayor Parks Tau on Tuesday confirmed that the City of Johannesburg is to spend about R30 billion on infrastructure developments and service delivery in the next three years. ... Full story

SA's Infrastructure programme focusing on Municipal needs

The state announced a R4-trillion infrastructure plan last year, with roll-out expected in the next 15 years. It focuses on improving the economic performance of lower-income provinces, but also intends to leverage the busy trade and service corridors between Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal and the Western Cape. ... Full story

Numsa calls for probe on Medupi power station construction

THE National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) on Thursday called for an independent investigation into alleged collusion by construction companies at the Medupi power station in Limpopo. ... Full story

Energy resources key for SA’s economic growth

South Africa intends to develop renewable energy resources not only to diversify energy mix, without preferring one energy carrier over another, but also to take full advantage of endowment in other natural resources, according to Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe. ... Full story

A plan with political will behind Draft Infrastructure Dev Bill

The Draft Infrastructure Development Bill empowers the Presidential Infrastructure Coordinating Commission (PICC) to determine and develop infrastructure priorities in South Africa, designate Strategic Infrastructure Projects (SIPs) and ensure that infrastructure development in respect of any SIPs is given priority in planning, approval and implementation. ... Full story

No load shedding plans says Government

Government says there are no plans for load-shedding this winter, but officials have urged South Africans to save as much electricity as possible. ... Full story

2010 World Cup benefits ‘endless’

Almost three years after hosting the 2010 FIFA World Cup, South Africans continue to benefit from the tournament’s legacy projects, SASCOC President Gideon Sam said on Thursday. ... Full story

Education infrastructure projects underway

Higher Education and Training Minister Dr Blade Nzimande says the Strategic Integrated Projects, which relate to higher education infrastructure, are well underway, with these projects expected to produce 65 742 jobs over a three-year period. ... Full story

SAPOA welcomes NERSA's 8% annual increase for electricity

The South African Property Owners Association (SAPOA) welcomes the approval by the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA) of the 8% annual increase for electricity. ... Full story

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