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'Significant progress' 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, such as Russia, France, China, South Korea and the US, the Presidency said on Wednesday.

South Africa's nuclear research facility at Pelindaba

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.


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.


SMA Solar opens state-of-the-art factory in Cape Town

The German company's multimillion-rand solar inverter manufacturing plant would contribute to establishing South Africa as a hub for renewable energy and other green economy industries, the Department of Trade and Industry said.

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18-12-2014 Gold mining shares lead gains across JSE

The JSE All Share gained 4.25% on Thursday, with strong gains across the board led by gold mining shares which rose 5.55%.

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