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Artisans needed for South Africa's infrastructure development plans

Government plans to spend trillions of Rands on infrastructure development over the next two decades - but will SA have enough artisans to cope with this kind of workload? ... Full story

Electricity and Rates hikes prohibitive on South African Property Sector

The recent proposed electricity increases by the State-owned power utility Eskom could cripple businesses, lead to job losses and higher food prices.

Prasa set to introduce electric high speed trains in 2015

In a bid to ease congestion and make better use of public transport, the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) is set to introduce an electric high speed train fleet in 2015, which will offer faster journey times and greater reliability.

Gazetting Infrastructure Bill approved by Cabinet

Cabinet has approved the gazetting of the Infrastructure Development Bill for public comments.

Gigaba says Eskom tariff hikes necessary

Eskom's request for a 16% tariff increase from the National Energy Regulator of SA (Nersa) was a necessity, said Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba on Tuesday.

South Africa could increase its Nuclear Power output

Cabinet has endorsed the proposed phased decision making approach for the implementation of South Africa's nuclear build with Eskom involved in proceedings, Minister in the Presidency for Performance Monitoring and Evaluation, Collins Chabane said on Thursday.

Nedbank plays pivotal role in South Africa’s first ever Institutional Green Bond

In a first for South Africa, a R5 billion Green Bond will be used to fund the growth of green and energy efficient industries

Renewable energy programme to bring R47 billion in investment

The Department of Energy says it is expecting R47 billion to be invested in the country through Window 1 of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Programme (REIPPP).

South Africa's infrastructure drive needs Private Sector

The government is considering a bigger role for the private sector and the country's development finance institutions in order to boost funding for South Africa's infrastructure drive, says Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.

DBSA funds R9.6 billion for renewable energy projects

The Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) has approved loan facilities of R9.6 billion for renewable energy projects, the development finance institution reported on Monday.

South Africa unveils first solar plant in Ekurhuleni

South Africa has unveiled first solar power plant, situated at the environmentally friendly OR Tambo Precinct, produces about 200 kW of electricity through 860 PV (photovoltaic) solar panels on 2,500 m² of land.

Infrastructure build scheme set for go-ahead

Transnet is investing R300 billion in the Market Demand Strategy. Through the state-owned freight logistics group's Market Demand Strategy, rail, port and pipeline infrastructure will be expanded over a seven-year period to the tune of R300 billion.

Transnet to inject R33 billion to boost port operations

The South African port operator, Transnet Port Terminals (TPT), has committed a capital expenditure of R33 billion over the next seven years to encourage economic growth and efficiencies in its port terminal management.

Transnet launches R300bn infrastructure investment plan

Transnet has launched a R300 billion infrastructure plan that is set to create 588 000 new jobs in the South African economy.

Durban port set for huge expansion over seven years

The government will spend R21,3bn on infrastructure in the port of Durban over seven years, but this excludes more than R100bn that could be required to dig out the old Durban International Airport site and expand the harbour further.

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