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Alli denies claims over Wild Coast toll plan

SANRAL CEO Nazir Alli has vehemently denied allegations of breaching transport policy and good governance made by John Clarke, a social worker, in a complaint he has filed with the public protector about Sanral’s dealings with bidding companies on...

Limpopo looters brought to book

Law enforcement processes and other forensic investigations were under way in Limpopo, “ensuring that any wrongdoing is identified and necessary action taken against individuals involved”, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan said in Parliament on...

Sexwale ruffles private sector’s feathers

The Master Builders South Africa (MBSA), a national organisation representing the building industry, is none too pleased with Tokyo Sexwale’s proposal for a state construction company. “We are very concerned with the proposition tabled...

SA’s Cabinet endorses carbon capture

South Africa’s Cabinet approved a carbon capture and storage (CSS) roadmap for the storage of carbon dioxide (CO2) in deep geological formations. CCS has been identified in the South African government’s long-term mitigation scenarios plan as one...

Preparations underway for COP18

The last Conference of Parties (COP17) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) was held in Durban, South Africa in December 2011 and came out with the Durban Platform of Enhanced Action (DPEA). The next round of talks...

Smart grids – intelligent electricity networks

Smart grids. Smart metering. If you are the kind of person who is regularly to be found around conferences where utilities and especially power supplies issues are discussed, you will be familiar with these words. In fact, you may even be one of...