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Treasury brings South Africa to a standstill after BEE loss in court

Doctors at the clinic could soon find themselves without essential equipment and firefighters without protective gear due to a ‘notice’ issued this week by the National Treasury following its Loss of the Constitutional Court on BEE procurement rules. In mid-February, Sakeliga said he had won a significant victory in his …

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SOUTH AFRICA: Cape Town prepares tender for purchase of electricity from IPPs

Cape Town plans to diversify its sources of electricity supply. In a recent statement, Mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis signaled his intention to look to independent power producers (IPPs) to reduce the impact of load shedding on city households and businesses. In the next two weeks, the municipality plans to launch calls …

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3 cool and fun things to do in Cape Town this weekend

Every Saturday morning Sara-Jayne King shares her top three picks of things to do in and around the Western Cape. 1. Shanti Festival The Shanti Festival is happening again in Hout Bay this weekend. So if you’re looking for a place to get a massage, dip in a pool and …

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Stellenbosch among top 25 destinations to visit worldwide

It has been a difficult two years for the tourism sector globally, but especially for South Africa, after being repeatedly placed on travel ban lists thanks to Covid-19 infections and variants. Finally, however, there is light at the end of a very dark tunnel, as four destinations in the Western …

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Why the Western Cape will be the likely outlier of commercial property

Sharing office space will further reduce the need for office space in the years to come. The Western Cape could be the likely outlier for short-term commercial real estate, according to FNB commercial real estate finance economist John Loos. The reasons include relatively well-managed provincial and local governments without the …

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NICD sounds the alarm over rising human rabies cases in South Africa

NICD says rabies cases are on the rise. There were 17 laboratory-confirmed human rabies cases in South Africa in 2021. In the past two months, six cases have been confirmed. The majority of cases have occurred in the Eastern Cape. The National Institute of Communicable Diseases (NICD) is concerned about …

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Irish developer won half of projects in latest South African renewable energy tender – pv magazine International

The weighted average cost of electricity to be produced by the latest 975 MW fleet of solar projects procured through a national tender program has fallen by more than 50% from the level recorded in the last fiscal year of this year. type, which was discontinued six years ago. November …

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Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women experts commend South Africa for its strong political will to support

The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women today concluded its consideration of South Africa’s fifth periodic report, with Committee experts commending South Africa’s strong political will to supporting women’s rights and questioning the efforts being made to mitigate gender-based violence in the country. A Committee expert praised South …

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Cape Town’s youngest mayor but a …

Geordin Hill-Lewis said he was “very excited” to become mayor of Cape Town. “There are two weeks left before the inauguration and before the council starts, so there is time to prepare – there is time to catch up on sleep and there is time to really focus on the …

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Eskom Gets $ 57.6 Million Loan Approval From African …

Africa’s largest power company, Eskom, has received approval for a $ 57.67 million loan from the African Development Bank to boost power generation from renewable energy. Dr Daniel Schroth, African Development Bank’s Acting Director for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency, said the loan is based on a multi-donor funding program …

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Wines from the southern hemisphere of South Africa and Chile

The grapes change color Laurine Gassian (Facebook: Laurine DLS) The wine regions of Stellenbosch in South Africa and the Maipo Valley in Chile are both located at 33 degrees south latitude. Both include rolling terrain and warm climates, and both produce renowned reds from the Cabernet Sauvignon grape. Both countries …

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South Africa – African Development Bank approves $ 57.67 million loan to Eskom to boost power generation from renewable sources

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank has approved a loan of $ 57.67 million to Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd, South Africa’s electricity utility – and Africa’s largest – to operate battery storage technology that will increase electricity production from reliable and efficient renewable energy sources. . The …

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Mainstream Renewable Power projects will provide 1.27 GW of new wind and solar power to South Africa

The consortium led by Mainstream Renewable Power was awarded 50% of the total allocation in the last round of South Africa Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers Supply Program (REIPPPP) This victory makes Mainstream Renewable Power the leading renewable energy company in South Africa, with more than 2.1 GW allocated under …

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South Africa cannot afford another Chief Justice mistake …

Jacob Zuma, helped and encouraged by his legal team, has one goal in mind: to ensure that his criminal trial never leaves interlocutory blocks. The new target is Billy Downer SC, who is widely regarded by knowledgeable sources in the legal profession as the top prosecutor in the country. Regardless …

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Public protector messed up R58million tourism deal, Knysna municipality says

CAPE TOWN – The Municipality of Knysna believes that the public protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane erred in concluding that his 58 million rand spent on the city’s tourism promotion agency, Knysna Tourism (KT), was irregular and constituted a maladministration. Mkhwebane announced his damning findings against the municipality on Friday, saying the …

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UFS nuclear medicine department treats first patient with advanced prostate cancer

Dr Osayande Evbuomwan is Senior Lecturer and Medical Specialist in Nuclear Medicine in the Department of Nuclear Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, Free State University (UFS). UFS and Free State Province are now joining other South African universities, such as University of Pretoria, University of the Witwatersrand and other provinces …

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Virgin Atlantic to re-establish London-Cape Town route next month

A Virgin Atlantic Airways Airbus A350-900 XWB. Robert Smith / MI News / NurPhoto / Getty Images Robert Smith / MI News / NurPhoto / Getty Images Virgin Atlantic will resume its route from Cape Town in mid-November. He planned to resume direct service in January, but an increase in …

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Wheels start to spin for Cape Town Cycle Tour

Through Keagan mitchell October 9, 2021 Share this article: To shareTweeterTo shareTo shareTo shareE-mailTo share Cape Town – The Cape Town Cycle Tour of Tomorrow hopes to help rebuild the tourism sector and usher in economic recovery. MEC for financial and economic opportunities, David Maynier, said: “We host the Cape …

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Western Cape Export Clock 136 billion rand

DESPITE an exhausting global pandemic, more than 136 billion rand of goods were exported from the Western Cape last year. According to Wesgro’s Western Cape Trade Publication 2021, this represents a 7.4% growth in the value of the province’s exports. The report details highlights and trends in fiscal year 2020/2021 …

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Cape Town’s economy to rely on a booming export market as tourism lags

Exports are key to boosting the Western Cape economy as uncertainty persists over the tourism sector which suffered a shortfall of R11 billion last year, the provincial government said. MEC for Finance and Economic Development David Maynier presented the Western Cape Province Economic Review and Outlook outlining the province’s economic …

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Cruise tourism will resume in Cape Town with 37 ships expected on our shores

After taking a heavy blow, cruise tourism to South Africa’s coasts can now resume after President Cyril Ramaphosa went to Adjusted Alert Level 1, and we don’t know who is more excited – tourists or tourists. local ! The first ship is scheduled to dock at the Cape Town Port …

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Cape Town cruise tourism to resume, 37 ships expected

In 2012, 6,050 passengers arrived on cruise ships bound for the mother city and in the 2018/19 season that number reached 52,580. President Cyril Ramaphosa’s announcement that SA is moving to Adjusted Alert Level 1 means that cruise tourism in the country may resume. The first cruise ship is expected …

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Time to reopen and recuperate in WCape – David Maynier – POLITICS

Today (September 30, 2021), Western Cape Finance and Economic Opportunities Minister David Maynier tabled the 2021 Provincial Economic Review and Outlook in the Western Cape Provincial Parliament. The Provincial Economic Review and Outlook 2021 is a world-class annual research publication produced by the Provincial Treasury, aimed at educating policymakers, departments …

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UK urged to remove South Africa from travel ban list

Johannesburg, September 28 A South African official said he had written to the British Foreign Secretary to remove the country from the “red list” of trips to the United Kingdom for the resumption of tourism. In a statement released on Monday, David Maynier, Minister of Finance and Economic Opportunities for …

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Why the rental market in South Africa is changing

The housing market in South Africa has been turned upside down again with the current boom in the rental market. While the market has seen a surge in the number of buyers due to low bank interest rates and favorable credit standards, there is now a strong demand for rental …

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Cape Town’s tourism sector remains under pressure according to latest statistics

Cape Town – With significantly fewer foreign tourists than the pre-Covid-19 standard, the Western Cape tourism sector continues to be under pressure, as shown by the latest tourist accommodation income statistics for July released by SA Stats. Stats SA said seasonally adjusted housing income fell 36.8% month-over-month in July 2021. …

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Coronavirus: South Africa administers more than 16 million COVID-19 vaccines

South Africa topped 16 million mark for total administered COVID-19 doses since the start of the country’s vaccine deployment program. This comes after 154,199 jabs have been distributed in the last 24 hours. According to the Department of Health, there are now 7,997,795 citizens who have been fully vaccinated, of …

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Ten cases involving women in senior positions heard by commercial crime courts

Cape Town – Almost 10 cases involving women in prominent positions such as lawyers, real estate agents and accountants were heard by commercial crime courts in the Western Cape and Eastern Cape between July and September. The charges range from murder, fraud, theft and money laundering. Last week, the Hawks …

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WC has spent 214 million rand on COVID-19 related expenses to date

Maynier: WC has spent 214 million rand on actual COVID-19 spending so far The provincial treasury released its latest spending report from April 2021 to the end of July this year. It aims to be transparent due to the continued corruption around spending state funds in the fight against the …

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Court case to settle alcohol sales in South Africa

Vinpro, a non-profit company representing 3,500 South African wine producers, will go to court on Monday (August 23) to fight the government’s ongoing alcohol ban and completely reopen the industry. South Africa has faced comprehensive alcohol sales bans on four occasions since late March 2020 as part of the country’s …

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South Africa’s most expensive suburbs – and how much it costs to buy a house in them

Ten years ago, there were just four top suburbs with an average selling price of just over R10 million. Now, all ten of South Africa’s top suburbs fall above this with average prices ranging from R12 million to over R20 million, data from the Seeff Property Group shows. The list …

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Reopen UIF COVID TERS during Level 4 Lockdown

It comes after the president announced on Sunday night that the adjusted level 4 lockdown would be in place from Monday to July 11. FILE: Minister of Labor and Employment Thulas Nxesi. Photo: @ GCISMedia / Twitter. CAPE TOWN – Western Cape Finance and Economic Opportunities David Maynier, MEC, said …

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Agricultural exporters demand more improvements at Cape Town port

Western Cape AGRICULTURAL exporters welcomed the planned improvements to the Cape Town port, but warned that bottlenecks would jeopardize market access and have a financial impact on the sector. This week, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that the National Ports Authority would be an independent subsidiary of Transnet in order to …

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SA remains firm in spat with Delta Airlines on route to Cape Town

Through Banele Ginindza 13h ago Share this article: ShareTweeterShareShareShareE-mailShare The TIT-FOR-TAT dispute between South Africa and Delta escalated yesterday with government insiders claiming the airline had to stick to the foreign operator’s permit to allow it a stopover in Cape Town. the return segment of its Atlanta-Johannesburg service. Officials from …

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Stricter Alcoholic Beverage Laws En route to Western Cape – Premier Alan Winde

Cape Town – Citizens of the Western Cape should prepare for tougher liquor laws, after the province’s executive council approved drafting amendments to the current liquor law, PM Alan says Winde. Although he did not give an exact date by which the amendments will be tabled in the legislature and …

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GreenCape Highlights Green Investment Opportunities in New Market Reports

Featured Image: City of Cape Town Sector development agency GreenCape has launched the latest Market Intelligence Reports (MIR) which highlight investment opportunities in key sectors of the green economy. Developed each year in partnership with the Ministry of Economic Development and Tourism of the Government of the Western Cape, MIRs …

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Western Cape government calls for Cape Town harbor challenges to be addressed

Minister of Finance and Economic Opportunities of the Western Cape David Maynier asked the Port Consultative Committee (PCC) to consider its suggestions for improving the operational performance of the Port of Cape Town. This follows the seventh annual Port of Cape Town Performance Roadshow, which took place on June 3. …

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WC Government Says Electricity Regulatory Act Amendments A Good Step

“The load shedding costs the Western Cape economy R 75 million per stage per day. Over the past two weeks, bloodshed has cost the Western Cape economy an estimated R 3.85 billion,” said MEC for Finance and Economic Opportunities, David Maynier. FILE: The Government of the Western Cape is satisfied …

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Ramaphosa announces efforts to resuscitate razed school and rail infrastructure

The vandalism of the Eminyezaneni school. Photo: Holly Charlton / News24 NEW Due to a drastic increase in cases of theft and vandalism on the rail network and school infrastructure, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced Thursday afternoon that the government had instructed the police to intensify their efforts to fight illegal …

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Great white sharks no longer common in South Africa, leaving researchers puzzled

It’s a bumpy ride through the cool waters of Gansbaai, South Africa for famed shark expert Sara Andreotti. The region was once the shark capital of the world, but now the ultimate predator, which has survived over 400 million years, is in dire straits. Four years ago you could see …

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Western Cape government works with CoCT on mass Covid-19 vaccination sites

Through Mwangi Githahu June 4, 2021 Share this article: ShareTweeterShareShareShareE-mailShare Cape Town – The third wave is getting closer and closer and could arrive in the province within the next week, according to provincial health director Dr Keith Cloete. Speaking at the regular digital health and immunization press conference, Cloete …

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Western Cape publishes South Africa’s first annual public procurement disclosure report

Through Robin-Lee Francke 6h ago Share this article: ShareTweetShareShareShareE-mailShare CAPE TOWN – The Western Cape government on Monday launched an annual Public Procurement Disclosure Report (PDR), the first of its kind in South Africa. MEC for Finance and Economic Opportunities David Maynier said in a statement that the published report …

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Tourism recovery is underway in Cape Town, official says

Through Mwangi Githahu 6h ago Share this article: ShareTweetShareShareShareE-mailShare Cape Town – The short to medium term response to the recovery in tourism is underway thanks to the efforts of the Provincial Department of Economic Development and Tourism (Dedat) and Wesgro, including destination marketing campaigns, according to the head of …

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The mediation service “ has the power to fight and remedy any discrimination in the banking sector ”

CAPE TOWN – As black-owned businesses continue their struggle for financial aid from banks, while others experience the brutal closure of their bank accounts for no good reason, the banking ombudsman stressed they were there as a last resort and as a remedy. to investigate any possibility of unfair treatment. …

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Displaced children find refuge in South Africa

The worst victims of African wars are not those who die or have to be content with a missing limb – they are the children. Some of these kids are breaking the myth that the drive to live better is the result of the adult industry. Some of them arrive …

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DA’s Hell Week

Head of AD, John Steenhuisen POLITICS The DA prides itself on being the official South African opposition party, determined to speak out against corruption and present a transformed and united front. However, this week has shown signs of an organization in disarray after one of its advisers was accused of …

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Cape Town harbor in the spotlight

There have been great concerns about the inefficiencies of the Port of Cape Town as it has become a risk for agricultural exports. Provincial Minister of Agriculture, Ivan Meyer recently met with the Citrus Growers Association (CGA) about the port condition which puts the import and export of goods in …

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Cool day for Joburg, cloudy day for CT

While a cold snap is forecast for the northeast of the country, the rest of the country can expect clear skies and mild temperatures. JOHANNESBURG – As a cold snap is forecast for the northeast of the country, the rest of the country can expect clear skies and mild temperatures. …

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South Africa’s ‘Silicon Valley’ has over 450 tech companies and employs over 40,000 people

Cape Town has been ranked among the world’s fastest growing regions for foreign direct investment, according to a report by fDi Intelligence, a data division of the Financial Times Group. The ranking also gave South Africa the top spot in South Africa for its economic potential, start-up status and business …

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This video shows a mass of algae known as the red tide filmed in the Western Cape of South Africa

Copyright AFP 2017-2021. All rights reserved. Several Facebook posts shared a video claiming it shows the annual sardine run along the coast of South Africa’s Eastern Cape Province. It’s wrong; Although the annual migration of silverfish currently takes place along the country’s east coast, the video on Facebook shows an …

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President Cyril Ramaphosa urged to assess challenges at Cape Town port

Through Mwangi Githahu 23 Apr 2021 Share this article: ShareTweetShareShareShareE-mailShare Cape Town – The Government of the Western Cape has written to President Cyril Ramaphosa expressing its concerns about the challenges facing the Port of Cape Town and asking him to schedule an urgent visit to assess the challenges and …

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NHFC and City Cape Town form partnership to increase the supply of decent housing

The partnership between the National Housing Finance Corporation (NHFC) and the City of Cape Town to modernize and maintain the city’s estimated 57,000 rental housing units will help provide decent, safe and affordable housing for people who live and work in the city. , Minister of Human Settlements, Water and …

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Here’s why Tesla owners love their cars and their rivals hate them: Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA)

Tesla Motors Inc has a very loyal clientele and they are extremely passionate about their cars. Have you ever wondered what is so special about Tesla cars? Quora houses a thread that asks customers what makes them love their Tesla. Why do Tesla owners love their cars so much? People …

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