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Minister committed to quality passenger rail service

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula has unveiled a Ministerial War Room on the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) that is aimed at aggressively improving the quality of the country’s passenger rail service. The war room will focus on...

Communities urged to adhere to water restrictions

The weekly report issued by the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) has shown some water levels declining in our major dams. The combined average of dam levels in the Eastern Cape dropped to 56.6% compared to 56.9% the previous week. The area...

Rehabilitation of the Vaal River continues

The Department of Water and Sanitation says the army’s work to rehabilitate the Vaal River system continues. This comes amid allegations that work has been halted due to a lack of funds. More than 200 soldiers were deployed to fix the...
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Work begins on South Africa’s first plastic road

Work has officially commenced on the country’s very first plastic road in Eastern Cape’s Kouga Municipality. Installation of stormwater pipes has begun and this step is expected to reach completion in the next three months. The idea of a plastic...

Eskom will be selling electricity to Zimbabwe again

Eskom has confirmed it will start selling large quantities of electricity to Zimbabwe again soon. “Eskom can confirm that we have agreed on a payment plan for the outstanding debt and that proof of payment has been received,” the South...

Construction and mining equipment sales decline

Construction and mining equipment sales continued to decline for the third quarter in a row, with sales of new equipment slumping by just over 16% this quarter. According to figures released by the Construction and Mining Equipment Suppliers’...