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Group stays afloat amid challenges

Equipment distributor Capital Equipment Group (CEG) has maintained its success in the South African construction industry despite challenging economic conditions, global supply issues and escalating costs, which worsened because of Covid-19 and strike action. “In today’s challenging conditions, it is important that we assist our customers by offering flexible finance and service options. We have […]

Load-shedding, vandalism wreak havoc with train services in Cape Town

Train commuters in Cape Town had to keep their fingers crossed during load-shedding on Wednesday as Metrorail worked to keep systems up and running. On Tuesday, services had to be cancelled because of vandalism at the Tafelbaai high voltage substation, on top of load-shedding. Powered by WPeMatico

Education, agricultural productivity, ECD and service delivery can reduce inequality in …

Global financial organisation the World Bank’s ‘Inequality in Southern Africa: An assessment of the Southern African Customs Union’ report states that promoting equality of opportunity, improving education and agricultural productivity, supporting early childhood development (ECD) and improving public service delivery can help to reduce inequality in the region. The Southern African Customs Union (Sacu), comprising […]

DPWI welcomes judgment on irregular Beitbridge border fence project

The Department of Public Works and Infrastructure (DPWI) has welcomed the judgment handed down by Special Tribunal Judge Lebogang Modiba on March 8 in relation to the controversial Beitbridge border fence project, in which contractors Caledon River Properties and Profteam were paid R40-million to erect a fence under Covid-19 emergency procurement protocols in 2020. The […]

Gauteng government announces R37bn infrastructure budget

Gauteng Finance and e-Government MEC Nomantu Nkomo-Ralehoko has announced that R36.8-billion will be allocated to infrastructure in the province over the next three years. She said this money would be used to build and maintain public infrastructure, with the aim to also create job opportunities. Powered by WPeMatico

Women keen to participate in energy efficiency projects – DMRE

Studies indicate that women want to participate in the energy sector, and especially within the energy efficiency sector, both of which currently have poor representation of women, Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) gender mainstreaming and transformation national coordinator Winnie Mamatsharaga said on March 8. Speaking in a webinar, hosted by the DMRE, on business opportunities for […]