Friday , 23 August 2019

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  • Downgrades, US-China impasse hammer SA’s Rand

    Downgrades, US-China impasse hammer SA’s Rand

    by SAVIOUS KWINIKA  JOHANNESBURG - SOUTH Africa’s volatile Rand currency is bearing the brunt of escalating trade tensions between China and the United States as well as possibilit ...

  • MTN worst hit by rising battery theft

    MTN worst hit by rising battery theft

    by AKANI CHAUKE JOHANNESBURG - MTN has lost 125 batteries last week amid a surge in theft and vandalism at cell phone towers across the country. This is an increase from 74 batteri ...

  • Digital skills scarcity deters SA smart grids uptake

    Digital skills scarcity deters SA smart grids uptake

    by TINTSWALO BALOYI  JOHANNESBURG – SOUTH Africa is missing out on the benefits of smart grid investments amid lack of digital skills. This is the view of an energy industry execut ...

  • South Africa to spend over R300 billion on IT

    South Africa to spend over R300 billion on IT

    by SAVIOUS KWINIKA  JOHANNESBURG – SPENDING on information technology (IT) is set to total more than R303 billion ($21,78 billion) in South Africa in 2019, a 3,9 percent increase t ...

One Planet Summit showcases Africa’s role against climate change

One Planet Summit showcases Africa’s role against climate change

from MARIA MACHARIA in Nairobi, Kenya NAIROBI - WHILE Africa is responsible for merely 4 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions, 65 percent of the continent’s estimated popula ...

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SA Budget 2019: Spending to exceed revenue

SA Budget 2019: Spending to exceed revenue

by SAVIOUS KWINIKA  CAPE TOWN - SOUTH Africa will be spending more money than it will generate in the coming year. Presenting his Budget Speech in Cape Town on Wednesday afternoon ...

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Gas findings a game changer for South African economy

Gas findings a game changer for South African economy

by AKANI CHAUKE  JOHANNESBURG - THE recent discovery of gas off the southern coast of South Africa is seen as a great step for the country which still relies on imports of oil and ...

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Labour body resists splitting of Eskom

Labour body resists splitting of Eskom

by SAVIOUS KWINIKA JOHANNESBURG - THERE are differences within South Africa’s  tripartite alliance following the announcement by President Cyril  Ramaphosa of plans to privatise s ...

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Digitalisation boosts productivity in mining sector

Digitalisation boosts productivity in mining sector

JOHANNESBURG – EXPERTS have forecast innovation and technology to play increasingly valuable roles in boosting performance and sustainable  efficiency in mines throughout Africa. ...

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Maize soap and mixed views at climate summit

Maize soap and mixed views at climate summit

from ANDRZEJ KOWALCYK in Katowice, Poland  KATOWICE - It was never going to be easy holding a United Nations climate-change meeting in a country that gets 80 per cent of its energ ...

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AMG throws Zimbabwe economic lifeline

AMG throws Zimbabwe economic lifeline

by SAVIOUS KWINIKA  JOHANNESBURG - ZIMBABWE has received some reprieve after a gold medallion company based in neighbouring South Africa pledged to  finance the procurement of sca ...

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Industry 4.0 a chance to plug the gender gap

Industry 4.0 a chance to plug the gender gap

by AKANI CHAUKE JOHANNESBURG - THE fourth industrial revolution (Industry 4.0) has emerged as an opportunity to bridge the gender gap. This revolution is anticipated to have an im ...

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SADC rail revival spurs intra-Africa trade

SADC rail revival spurs intra-Africa trade

by GIFT NDOLWANE  JOHANNESBURG - AFTER years lying derelict owing to a snub by some governments in the region, the railway sector has bounced back as a key component of promoting ...

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World at risk of a blackout

World at risk of a blackout

by SAVIOUS KWINIKA JOHANNESBURG - IT could bring devastation on a scale greater than war and close to a nuclear attack. And Africa, India and developed countries like the United S ...

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