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SA’s R847bn Infrastructure development plan needs REIPPP process adoption

The success to Government’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer (REIPPP) programme, could be key answer to the roll-out of big projects in South Africa’s R847 billion infrastructure development plan which has largely stalled. ... Full story

Eskom report paints bleak power supply picture

As maintenance work at Eskom plants is reduced to ensure electricity supply, South Africa’s power system will remain tight this winter, the company’s acting CEO Collin Matjila said on Thursday.

Eskom issues severe power shortage alert

South Africa's power utility, Eskom today warned customers of a “severely constrained” power system due to the unavailability of some of its generating units and said it would implement a new round of load-shedding.

Calls reform as South Africa’s infrastructure programme faces setbacks

The head of Pretoria Portland Cement (PPC), CEO Ketso Gordhan called for reforms in South Africa’s infrastructure procurement processes and proposed the creation of professional oversight bodies to fast-track infrastructure projects.

Nuclear technology a boon for industry development

Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies has encouraged South African industry to make use of nuclear technology in order to stay competitive and innovative.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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