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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

SA's budgeted infrastructure spending to play key role in Property Development

THE minister of finance yesterday delivered a good budget from an infrastructure point of view with budgeted spending for public-sector infrastructure totalling R827 billion over the next three years.

Expenditure on low-income housing and public transport networks positive news

An ongoing emphasis announced in South Africa’s National Budget in regard to investment in infrastructural development – including transportation networks, as well as education, job creation and housing development is to be welcomed.

SA National Budget 2013 reserves R827 billion on Infrastructure

Presenting the National Budget Speech 2013, the Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan said financing of R827 billion on infrastructure projects over the next three years, to be drawn from the fiscus and state-owned enterprises is in place.

Gigaba backs South Africa's Massive Infrastructure Plan

Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba has defended the government’s Infrastructure plan should not be impacted by the global economic slowdown or derailed by a lack of funding.

Infrastructure development to increase SA’s competitiveness in an era of Growth and Globalisation

The Government's infrastructure development efforts will undoubtedly help increase South Africa's competitiveness in an era of increasing globalisation.

SA to introduce Nuclear Power to lower Carbon Emissions

Energy Minister Dipuo Peters said on Tuesday that South Africa needs to procure nuclear power which will help lower carbon emissions and diversify energy mix. .

Zuma pledges R860 billion on Infrastructure and measures to tackle land reform

Addressing his 2013 State of the Nation Address in Cape Town on Thursday evening, President Jacob Zuma commited R860-billion on new large infrastructure projects, job creation and also announced several new measures to tackle land reform.

Eskom's desperate tariff increases may cripple SA's Commercial Property Sector

Eskom is desperately seeking for a total 16% a year tariff hike over the next five years which may cripple South Africa’s commercial property sector already facing increased operating costs.

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