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Economic value of trees central to NDP

Sustainable Future

The economic value of trees is central to the objectives of the National Development Plan (NDP) on job creation, building of the rural economy and the fight against security, says Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Senzeni Zokwana. [Read more…]

Eskom net profit rises

eskom

Electricity parastatal, Eskom, on Friday reported a net profit of R7.1 billion for the year ended 31 March 2014 – up from R5.2 billion in the previous year. [Read more…]

SA developing blue economy strategy

blue economy strategy

In order to make full use of its oceans’ potential, the South African government is in the process of developing a blue economy strategy, said the Department of Environmental Affairs. [Read more…]

Invest in hydrogen economy

Hydrogen fuel

Midrand – Science and Technology Minister Derek Hanekom says South Africa should invest in the hydrogen fuel economy by taking advantage of the country’s large supply of platinum deposits. [Read more…]

Steps needed to curb labour unrest

Amplats unrest

Amplats unrest

Pretoria – Government, trade unions, business and civic leaders need to take bold steps to resolve unrest in the mining sector to reduce the impact on the economy. [Read more…]

Dti, DAFF finalise aquaculture programme

Aquaculture Ventures

Aquaculture Ventures

Pretoria – The Departments of Trade and Industry (dti) and Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) have finalised the Aquaculture Development and Enhancement Programme (ADEP) which will assist new entrants and existing aquaculture ventures. [Read more…]

AfriSam signs 49M pledge

State of the art Dam

State of the art Dam

Pretoria – Leading construction materials group, AfriSam, has become the first construction materials company to sign the 49M pledge.

This step signifies the company’s commitment to the global agenda for energy efficiency and to play a proactive role in contributing to energy saving across South Africa. [Read more…]

Boost to manufacturing sector

Manufacturing Sector

Manufacturing Sector

Cape Town – The manufacturing sector is to get a R5.75 billion injection over six years from the Department of Trade and Industry to help factories become more competitive in the increasingly difficult global economic environment. [Read more…]

Green Accord to create 300 000 jobs

Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy

Cape Town – Government and its key partners, such as labour and business, have signed an all-comprehensive Accord geared to create 300 000 jobs in the next 10 years.

The Accord, signed by various ministers on Thursday in both Cape Town and Pretoria, is said to be one of the “most comprehensive social partnerships on the green economy anywhere in the world”. [Read more…]

Green Tax Dangers

Green Tax Dangers

Green Tax Dangers

Cape Town – The Department of Trade and Industry has warned that South African exporters could lose billions of Rands if wealthy nations imposed tough tariffs on energy intensive imports from the developing world. [Read more…]