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CABINET HAS APPROVED THE NEW MINING CHARTER

Belanda | Oct 03 , 2018

Speaking at a post-cabinet briefing in Cape Town on Thursday, Communications Minister Nomvula Mokonyane said President Cyril Ramaphosa would reveal details of the charter on Friday when he is due to brief the media on economic stimulus measures.

The draft, aimed at setting ownership and transformation targets for the sector, was opposed by the industry even though it acknowledged that the current document was in many respects an improvement on the previous one proposed by Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe’s predecessor Mosebenzi Zwane.

The draft charter had a requirement… read more


TOP SPOT FOR LOCAL SCIENTIST AMONG WORLD’S BEST

Belanda | Aug 06 , 2018

Shireen Mentor, a 29-year-old resident of Montevideo, near Manenberg, has been named one of the world’s top young scientists.

Mentor, a PhD student from the University of the Western Cape (UWC) has just returned from a prestigious science conference in Germany, and is already preparing for her next visit to the USA.

Mentor’s five-day trip to Germany late last month came after being selected to attend the 68thLindau Nobel Laureate Meeting, which is one of the most prestigious science conferences in the world.

She was one of six South African female scientists nominated… read more


RENEWABLE ENERGY GIVES POWER AND JOBS TO CLANWILLIAM

Belanda | Jul 16 , 2018

The Western Cape town of Clanwilliam’s first retail shopping centre to be opened on Thursday is an example of how renewable energy is aiding economic development in small towns with limited access to the national grid, an energy company executive said on Wednesday.

SOLA Future Energy installed a solar photovoltaic system providing the additional power for the Cedar Mill Mall that state-owned power utility Eskom could not supply.

Eskom indicated that it was able to supply only 250 kVA of continuous power due to constraints on the grid, while the mall’s developers, Noble Property,… read more


PERMISSION GRANTED FOR CEO SLEEPOUT IN MANDELAS CELL

Belanda | Jul 16 , 2018

The bid would allow a wealthy funder to spend a night in Madiba’s prison cell on Robben Island at a minimum cost of $250‚000 (about R3.4-million).

The Robben Island Museum this week joined in criticism of the auction‚ saying they were shocked to hear of it. The Nelson Mandela Foundation also distanced itself from it.

In a statement‚ the CEO SleepOut said it had not intended any offence.

The trustees extended their “sincere apologies if they have offended anyone in their quest to raise funds for worthy causes‚ as this is certainly not its intent”.

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KOUGA CELEBRATES GLOBAL WIND DAY

Belanda | Jun 29 , 2018

The library is one of many sustainable development projects run by the wind farm in the communities within its geographic footprint in the Kouga region since launching in 2015.

Inspecting the progress on the project are community members (from left) Ragel Goeda, Babalwa Sahluko and Nozuko Ntshota, who have benefited from another of the wind farm’s community projects – the Rainmakers women empowerment programme.

The seven-month programme has seen groups of women from the Sea Vista, Umzamowethu, KwaNomzamo and Kruisfontein communities undergoing specific skills development and… read more


FOUR AIRPORTS TO BE RENAMED ‘AS SOON AS POSSIBLE

Belanda | Jun 08 , 2018

The Department of Transport and Airports Company South Africa (Acsa) will implement the new names of four airports as “soon as possible” following public comment.

Acsa said Cape Town International Airport, East London Airport, Port Elizabeth International Airport and Kimberley Airport would be renamed as part of the government’s Transformation of Heritage Landscape programme.

The public has until Wednesday to comment.

The renaming of Cape Town International Airport has been in the spotlight since the funeral of Struggle icon Winnie Madikizela-Mandela at Orlando Stadium,… read more


NEW ONLINE SYSTEM TO PAY CAPE TOWN TRAFFIC FINES

Belanda | May 25 , 2018

Cape Town is taking the headache out of paying traffic fines with a new online system.

Motorists whose fines have progressed to warrants of arrest are now able to pay them on paycity.co.za‚ rather than sending a cheque through the mail or paying in person. To use the site‚ motorists will have to register‚ then agree to an admission of guilt form. After paying‚ the city will send a receipt and a warrant recall form directly to their email.

JP Smith‚ the city’s mayoral committee member for safety and security‚ said Cape Town will be sending out SMS and email messages to… read more


WE GO BEHIND-THE-SCENES WITH MOZART AND SALIERI

Belanda | May 16 , 2018

Experience the modern ballet as it’s never been seen before.

 

The local ballet company is starting the year with a ground-breaking adaptation of Alexander Pushkin’s short story Mozart and Salieri.

Acclaimed choreographer, Marc Goldberg, has combined a classical story with a 21st century design to bring a sweeping and cinematic experience to modern ballet as it’s never been seen before.

The show boasts 3D-mapping, animated projections and costumes by three separate designers and is currently on stage at Artscape Opera House in Cape Town with only… read more


2018 King of the Hill: Times tumble, Nissan dominates

Benice Burger | May 11 , 2018

The 2018 Jaguar Simola Hillclimb delivered an enthralling mix of thrills and excitement, with some stunning new records being set on the Simola Hill – both amongst the competitors’ times, as well as the number of spectators attending the three-day event.

More than 17 000 people attended the ninth edition of the Hillclimb, held in Knysna from 4 to 6 May, about 2000 more than last year’s record-breaking attendance.

Records tumbled

When the action drew to a close, all-new King of the Hill records had been established in each of the three categories, but the times between many… read more


Cape Town to host African peering forum

Benice Burger | Mar 16 , 2018

The Internet Society and African IXP Association (AFIX) will hold the 9th annual Africa Peering and Interconnection Forum (AfPIF) in Cape Town, South Africa hosted by the Internet Service Providers’ Association (ISPA).

The conference will be held from 21-23 of August 2018 in conjunction with Internet industry conference iWeek, which will run from 20-24 August 2018.

AfPIF is an annual event that serves as a platform to expand and develop the African Internet. It connects infrastructure, service, and content providers with policymakers in order to identify and discuss ways to improve… read more


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