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It may be time for Eskom's board to resign or be fired: Pravin Gordhan

Former finance minister Pravin Gordhan - an MP and a member of the public enterprises committee - said on Tuesday, 23 May, members of the Eskom board "have let SA down more often than not", and the time might have arrived for them to resign or be dismissed

By Linda Ensor 18 hours ago

Water tank and drilling guys loving the drought

Cape Town's water crisis has seen many companies' cash dry up, while the same crisis has seen new businesses profit

By David Gernon 14 hours ago

Winners revealed in 2017 PPC Imaginarium Awards

The PPC Imaginarium Awards announced its overall winner, category winners and runners-up at a gala event hosted in May at the UJ Art Gallery in Johannesburg.

19 hours ago

Cape Town region declares drought disaster

South Africa's Western Cape region which includes Cape Town declared a drought disaster on Monday, 22 May, as the province battles its worst water shortage for 113 years

1 day ago

LNG's potential as an African power source

With six of the top 10 global oil and gas discoveries in 2013 made in Africa, it would seem logical that this would be the answer to the continent's power crisis

By Wayne Lindecke 1 day ago

Resistance to hydropower is evaporating as science takes centre stage

Big dams have a bad reputation. They're often associated with social disruption and environmental damage

By Mike Muller 1 day ago

#AUW2017: Trends shaping the future of utilities

Marius Oosthuizen, a lecturer in strategic foresight at the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS), led delegates during the final keynote session of this year's African Utility Week in a scenario planning exercise, unpacking some of the trends shaping the future of utilities.

By Sindy Peters 1 day ago

Property sector under pressure due to low levels of confidence

Low business and consumer confidence are placing the property sector under pressure

By Sunita Menon 2 days ago

#AUW2017: Buildings offer significant opportunity for energy efficiency

One of the many pertinent questions asked at this year's African Utility Week was

By Sindy Peters 2 days ago

#AUW2017: All the 2017 African Utility Week Industry Awards winners

The 2017 African Utility Week Industry Lifetime Achievement, Outstanding Contribution to Power, as well as Young Energy Leader awards, were won by women, reflecting the invaluable contribution women are making to the power and water industries

2 days ago

South Africa's power utility is hoping for a tariff hike. It may not get it

South Africa's National Energy Regulator (Nersa) is soon to decide if the country's power utility, Eskom, should be granted an exemption from a long list of regulatory reporting requirements when it submits a new tariff application next month

By Stephen Labson 2 days ago

One-off costs hit Stefanutti

Construction group Stefanutti Stocks should return to profitability in the next financial year, after one-off costs in the year to February put its earnings under pressure

By Alistair Anderson 2 days ago

Seven factors to consider in hiring painting contractors for your office

Before you settle for a painter, it's a good idea to contact several painting contractors and have a meeting with all of them to increase your chance of getting the best

Issued by Naija Writers’ Coach 2 days ago

Reducing carbon footprint of the built world with Solidiatech

Eco-friendliness can be achieved even in the granules with which we construct buildings

By Emile Uys 2 days ago

SA participates in national urban policy conference

Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs deputy minister Andries Nel participated in the Second International Conference on National Urban Policy in France

2 days ago

CT appoints first chief resilience officer

The City of Cape Town has appointed Craig Kesson as its first chief resilience officer

19 May 2017

2017 Women in Construction Awards finalists revealed

The finalists in this year's Women in Construction Awards have been announced

19 May 2017

Zanzibar about to undergo mega transformation of the sustainable kind

Pennyroyal Gibraltar Ltd has announced the development of the Zanzibar Amber Resort, which will see the cluster of tropical islets forming Zanzibar undergo a mega transformation in terms of social upliftment and tourism

19 May 2017

#AUW2017: Why utilities need to build better brands

The ever-vibrant and inspirational brand and reputation expert Thebe Ikalafeng delivered one of the keynote talks at the recently concluded 2017 African Utility Week

By Sindy Peters 19 May 2017

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International

AkzoNobel rejects third PPG takeover bid

Paintmaker AkzoNobel on Monday, 8 May, turned down a third revised offer bid from US-based rival PPG, saying it still undervalued the Dutch company.

9 May 2017

Nippon Steel holds off profit target on price uncertainty

Japan's Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal said on Friday, 28 April, it would not give a profit target for the current fiscal year owing to uncertainty over prices for raw materials and finished products.

2 May 2017

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