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September 8, 2017

Nine-Point Plan creating a better life for South Africans

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says government’s Nine-Point Plan has been stimulating economic activity since the intervention was announced by President Jacob Zuma three years ago.

The Deputy President was answering questions in the National Assembly on Wednesday.

“In 2015 President Zuma announced the reprioritisation of government interventions to support economic growth through the Nine-Point Plan.

“In 2017, our implementation of the Nine-Point Plan continues and it continues to create a better life and indeed a better economy for our country,” he said.

Listing some of the results from the intervention, the Deputy President said in the course of [...]

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August 30, 2017

Solar plants now power the whole Northern Cape

With yet another renewable energy (RE) project completed on time and on budget, one has to wonder why the Departments of Energy (DoE) and Public Enterprises (DPE) tolerate Eskom’s continued refusal to sign additional power producer agreements.

It is especially puzzling since the latest REIPPP energy price bids that Eskom refuse to sign are so much lower than the first ones.

Abengoa, a Spanish renewable energy company, recently announced the completion of its latest concentrated solar power (CSP) plant, Xina Solar One.

According to a representative from the company, the project supplies clean electricity to 95,000 South African households. By means of Xina and two [...]

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August 21, 2017

Special needs school receives learning aides

Learning and teaching will be much easier for learners, some of whom cannot hear or speak, at the Tembaletu School, in Gugulethu, thanks to the donation of hi-tech learning and communication aides.

Minister in the Presidency responsible for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, Jeff Radebe, returned to the Tembaletu School for Learners with Special Needs and Physical Disability in Gugulethu on Thursday, to handover learning aides.

The Minister’s visit was part of the government’s Frontline Service Delivery Monitoring (FSDM), a unit of the Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation (DPME) that conducts visits to government facilities periodically to ensure that [...]

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August 15, 2017

North-West progresses in water and sanitation projects

The North West government has noted progress made in that province’s much-needed water and sanitation projects.

The EXCO Lekgotla of the North West recently sat in Wolmaranstad to get a progress report on the implementation of different projects from various sectors.   The lekgotla was informed that some water infrastructure projects have been completed and work is underway in various parts of the province to complete others.

The lekgotla acknowledged projects that aim to bring lasting water solutions to communities and the job opportunities they create for locals.

The projects include, among others, the construction of additional boreholes, which are seen as one [...]

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