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October 3, 2017

Cape Town told to reduce water consumption by 40%

The Department of Water and Sanitation has told the City of Cape Town to reduce overall water consumption by 40%, the city said on Monday.  The department is the custodian of all national water resources.

In a statement, mayoral committee member for waste services Xanthea Limberg said a reduction of 40% would equate to roughly 520 million litres of collective water usage per day.

Since August, the city has been aiming to keep water consumption below 500 million litres per day.  “As can be clearly seen, the city has been ahead of the curve by already having a target in place that is even lower than the new restriction target,” Limberg said.

“This [...]

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October 3, 2017

Chiefs to go all out to defend Macufe Cup

Kaizer Chiefs have revealed they are going to pull out all the stops to defend their Macufe Cup crown when they face Bloemfontein Celtic in the final on Sunday.

In last season’s instalment of the competition, Amakhosi were in fine form as they demolished Siwelele 4-1 courtesy of goals from Edmore Chirambadare, Siphiwe Tshabalala, Bernard Parker and Keagan Buchanan.

As such, Chiefs football manager Bobby Motaung has revealed that club are motivated for the fixture and will look to improve their performance following a lull in form in their Premiership campaign.

He told the club’s official website: “To us, this is not only about the match. It is [...]

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October 3, 2017

Get your slice of the $45bn World Bank pie

The World Bank has urged South African companies to stake a claim to the $45 billion that the group has set aside for projects on the African continent.

Speaking at a seminar on doing business with the World Bank on Friday, Executive Director of the World Bank Group representing Angola, Nigeria and South Africa, Bongi Kunene, urged local companies to make use of opportunities presented by the group.

“This seminar provides a perfect opportunity for us to share with the private sector opportunities that are available in the World Bank Group. We have raised $72 billion for low-income countries of the world. As a board we have decided that US$45 billion of that money will [...]

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October 3, 2017

Sony appoints new head of PlayStation

Sony Corp. promoted John Kodera as the new head of PlayStation, the electronic giant’s most important division and largest growth driver.

Kodera, who has primarily worked on online service PlayStation Network, will take over as chief executive officer at subsidiary Sony Interactive Entertainment, replacing Andrew “Andy” House who ran the unit since 2011. House will remain as chairman through the end of the year and then pursue what he called “new challenges” outside of Sony without elaborating in detail.

The appointment comes at a critical time for Sony. Shares are trading close to a nine-year high on expectations games will continue to boost growth, but with the [...]

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