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R2bn ethanol plant planned for completion by 2014

R2-billion has been set aside for an ethanol plant to help South Africa's budding biofuels sector, which could reduce its reliance on imported fuel.

ANC seeks to finance mining, agriculture job drive

The ANC is seeking ways to finance efforts to boost jobs in the agriculture and mining sectors, which could include pension funds buying more bonds.

SA can use forex reserves if necessary, says Gordhan

South Africa could use its foreign exchange reserves if necessary to relieve market stress caused by global turmoil, says Pravin Gordhan.

SA struggles to meet land reform targets

SA has reversed gains in its goal of transferring 30% of commercial farmland to blacks by 2014 after aspirant farmers resold land bought for them.

De Beers SA sees 6.5-million carats for 2011

Diamond producer De Beers expects its South African unit to produce 6.5-million carats in 2011, a million less than last year.

Mine ‘carnage’ worries Susan Shabangu

Susan Shabangu described the mounting death toll in SA's mines as "carnage", adding there is a link between the pursuit of profits and the body count.

Swaziland turns to South Africa for bailout

Swaziland has asked South Africa for an emergency bailout of R10-billion but the government say it would need to review the request first.

SA farmers oppose Shell’s shale gas plans

Royal Dutch Shell is facing opposition to its plans to seek shale gas in South Africa's semi-desert Karoo region.

SA carbon tax could hurt business, consumers

South Africa is likely to phase-in a carbon tax on fossil fuel inputs as part of new measures to curb carbon dioxide emissions.

IMF trims SA’s 2010 GDP forecast

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has trimmed South Africa's growth forecast for this year to below 3%.

BHP set to join new oil-gas explorers in SA

BHP Billiton, the world's biggest diversified miner, plans to drill for gas off South Africa's west coast and will get exploration permits by August.

South Africans mark Mandela’s release from prison

Thousands of South Africans on Thursday marked 20 years since Nelson Mandela walked to freedom after 27 years as a political prisoner.

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NSTF-South32 Awards

All of the awards are made for outstanding contributions to science, engineering, technology and innovation in South Africa

The benefits of being a GEMS member

The scheme offers comprehensive and affordable healthcare options to all public service employees and greater access to better healthcare

The evolution of South Africa’s savings culture

A common misconception is that you need a lot of money to start saving, but this is simply not true – you can start with R50

Tobacco producers welcome new research confirming that cigarette ban has failed

Every day that goes by shows the importance of getting rid of this ban and going back to producing and selling cigarettes as we were before

Cost increases sharing of cigarettes

Many people are questioning whether the ban on tobacco in South Africa is not in fact having the opposite effect of that intended

How to tell if you have a hidden contact centre in your business

The important thing to remember is that a contact centre is defined less by the physical space it occupies and more by the customer experience it delivers

Accessing health and justice in a time of Covid-19

The similarities between the HIV epidemic and the Covid-19 pandemic are hard to ignore – the most obvious is the level of premature deaths caused by both

Position of the African Blood Regulators Forum on the use of Convalescent Plasma in Africa as a potential therapy for Covid-19

A potential treatment for Covid-19 is the transfusion of convalescent plasma collected from those who have recovered from into those who are still affected

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