Despite all the constructions delays and labour turmoil, Medupi Power Station went into
commercial operation on Sunday, 23 August. It will pump almost 800 megawatts of power into
the national grid and will help to alleviate the load shedding that has plagued the country.
To address the hiccups caused by the most recent amendments to South Africa's immigration
legislation, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa is to lead a new inter-ministerial committee. The
changes concern travel requirements for minors under the age of 18.
The Nuclear Energy Corporation, a global leader in nuclear medicine, has said it is ready and
able to support South Africa's planned nuclear new build programme, using its existing facilities.
There has been a call for more transparency around the controversial programme.
Mining houses, the government and other stakeholders are investing in improving socio-
economic conditions in distressed mining towns and rural labour-sending areas. Among the R18-
mbillion worth of interventions, are housing, health care and job creation initiatives.
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