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High-tech solar plant launched in Cape Town

Pretoria: Science and Technology Director General Dr Phil Mjwara is expected to join German Ambassador, Dr Horst Freitag, at the opening of South Africa – and Africa’s – first semi-commercial plant for producing and marketing a thin-film solar module. The module will provide an effective way to convert solar energy [...]

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Mokhobo to leave SABC

Pretoria: SABC Group Chief Executive Officer (GCEO) Lulama Mokhobo is to leave the organisation at the end of the month, the national broadcaster confirmed on Monday. “The SABC Board and the GCEO have amicably agreed to part ways after a two year stint in the organisation. Ms Mokhobo has committed [...]

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Gordhan calls on private sector to create more jobs

Johannesburg: Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan says entrepreneurship is a key driver of job creation, and has called on the private sector – particularly the banking centre – to play a bigger role in funding small and medium enterprises. Participating in a panel discussion at the Bloomberg “Africa: Economic Outlook and [...]

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Madiba’s will outlined

Johannesburg: His personal staff, political home and various institutions of learning – all were remembered in the will of South Africa’s anti-apartheid icon, former President Nelson Mandela. The executors of Madiba’s estate revealed the contents of this final will and testament, and the management of his estate – to his [...]

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Department launches civil action against landlord

Pretoria: The Department of Public Works has launched a civil action case against well-known Johannesburg landlord Sayed Hoosen Mia and two former department employees in a bid to recoup the proceedings of an R8 million scam. The department claimed in papers in the Johannesburg High Court that the property owner [...]

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Citizens key to making NDP work – Manuel

Cape Town: The Minister in the Presidency responsible for National Planning, Trevor Manuel, says an active citizenry is vital if the country is to meet the goals set out in the National Development Plan (NDP). In a lecture to students, academics and members of the public at the Attie van [...]

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