• South Africa's nuclear research facility at Pelindaba

    'Significant progess' for SA's nuclear programme

    A tender process for the building of new nuclear power stations in South Africa will soon be introduced as the government wraps up workshops with potential vendor countries, that include Russia, France, China, South Korea and the US, the Presidency said on Wednesday.

  • Vlogging the South African story

    Independent young South Africans are choosing to share their experiences and thoughts with followers around the world by vlogging, or blogging by using video. All you need, says creator of youtubestars.co.za Gabriel Erasmus, is a camera, an internet connection and a desire to be famous...

  • SA makes 'intensive investment' in infrastructure

    As the country battles with an erratic power supply, recent financial data from Statistics South Africa indicates increased investment by players in the electricity, gas and water supply industry, with capital expenditure rising by almost 92% to R24,3- billion in the third quarter 2014.

  • South African President Jacob Zuma

    Building a nation takes time, Zuma tells SA

    Remembering the pain of the past should not stop us from building a better tomorrow, President Jacob Zuma said at the opening of a "reconciliation bridge" in Dundee, KwaZulu Natal, on Tuesday.

  • Mining in South Africa

    International agencies affirm South Africa's ratings

    Standard & Poor's and Fitch both kept their ratings of South Africa steady on Friday. They were confident that The Treasury was committed to tight fiscal discipline, but warned that weak economic growth, industrial action and persistent electricity shortages kept their outlook negative.

  • Electricity supply in South Africa

    South Africa has a plan for electricity

    Prompted by concerns about the effect the power outages are having on households and businesses across the country, the government has drawn up a five-point plan to deal with the electricity crisis. A war room has been set up to oversee the implementation of the plan.

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