Govt energy policy to cost SA taxpayer R700 billion

2014-02-27 10:22

The SA government insists on going ahead with expensive coal plants, fracking and nuclear projects that will cost South African taxpayers an estimated R700 billion.

Zuma: Conflicts hinder development

2013-05-09 16:44

African countries are trying to stamp out conflicts on the continent to boost development, President Jacob Zuma says.

Gauteng MEC promises 1000 jobs in Nov

2012-08-08 14:20

Under Gauteng's job placement plan 1000 people will get jobs in November, says newly-appointed economic development MEC Nkosiphendule Kolisile.

Gauteng liquor laws to be tightened

2012-02-27 12:32

An end to Gauteng's moratorium on liquor licences will be announced in March, says economic development MEC Qedani Mahlangu.

Free State to tap private sector

2011-03-10 14:21

The Free State provincial government says it is looking to work more closely with business to help improve its below-average economic growth.

EU: SA must make most of Cup

2010-06-09 13:37

European Commission chief Jose Manuel Barroso predicts South Africa will use the football World Cup to take its development to new levels.

China's role in Africa lauded

2009-10-12 08:37

Rwandan President Paul Kagame has defended China's programme of investment in developing African countries, while slamming Western nations and firms for polluting the continent.


Motlanthe: Unite to unlock growth

2013-05-14 18:43

Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe has urged businesses, the government, and civil society to work together to foster economic development.

Dubai to build giant Ferris wheel

2013-02-14 09:15

Dubai's ruler has approved a $1.6bn island development project that would be home to what's billed as the world's biggest Ferris wheel.

MEC: Balance economy and environment

2012-06-13 16:11

Economic development needs to be balanced with environment needs, says Gauteng's social development and agriculture MEC.

Job creation urgent: Motlanthe

2011-05-30 14:16

Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe says creating more jobs is a priority and South Africa has to harness global opportunities to do so.

WCape set for economic development agency

2010-09-08 16:22

The Western Cape is to set up a provincial economic development agency to support growth sectors, industries and businesses.

'Cultural imperialism' shunned

2009-10-14 22:13

African cardinals have denounced the "cultural imperialism" of wealthy countries in their aid, trade and health care policies for Africa, saying Western influences were destroying the continent's moral fabric.

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