Latest articles on Wendell Roelf

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.

Visit the Mail & Guardian‘s Coronavirus Hub for the latest data and advice on the disease in South Africa.

Click here for more.

vital information

The Mail & Guardian’s essential coverage of the ongoing coronavirus crisis is free to read for everyone.

If you would like to support us, please consider taking out a subscription.

Latest

ConCourt settles the law on the public protector and interim interdicts

The Constitutional Court said it welcomed robust debate but criticised the populist rhetoric in the battle between Busisiwe Mkhwebane and Minister Pravin Gordhan

Gauteng nurses say they did not take an oath to die

With more resources than other provinces, health workers in Gauteng still say they do not have enough protective equipment to ensure safety when working with Covid-19 patients

Covid infections among health workers increasing in Eastern Cape

Health worker infections have risen to 170 at state and private hospitals and two healthcare staff succumb to the disease in a space of seven days

Press Releases

Covid-19 and Back to School Webinar

If our educators can take care of themselves, they can take care of the children they teach

5G technology is the future

Besides a healthcare problem Covid-19 is also a data issue and 5G technology, with its lightning speed, can help to curb its spread

JTI off to court for tobacco ban: Government not listening to industry or consumers

The tobacco ban places 109 000 jobs and 179 000 wholesalers and retailers at risk — including the livelihood of emerging farmers

Holistic Financial Planning for Professionals Webinar

Our lives are constantly in flux, so it makes sense that your financial planning must be reviewed frequently — preferably on an annual basis

Undeterred by Covid-19 pandemic, China and Africa hold hands, building a community of a shared future for mankind

It is clear that building a community with a shared future for all mankind has become a more pressing task than ever before

Wills, Estate Administration and Succession Planning Webinar

Capital Legacy has had no slowdown in lockdown regarding turnaround with clients, in storing or retrieving wills and in answering their questions

Call for Expression of Interest: Training supply and needs assessment to support the energy transition in South Africa

GIZ invites eligible and professional companies with local presence in South Africa to participate in this tender to support the energy transition

Obituary: Mohammed Tikly

His legacy will live on in the vision he shared for a brighter more socially just future, in which racism and discrimination are things of the past

The best local and international journalism

handpicked and in your inbox every weekday