operation phakisa

The NDP at five: lessons learnt, emerging challenges and enhancing implementation

The plan was about our dreams and aspirations and actionable steps to achieve them, said Minister Jeff Radebe, in recounting its successes. Sulaiman Philip The National...

Abalone aquaculture could end poaching

Poaching has almost wiped out abalone along South Africa's coast, but a research project is showing a viable way to build a commercial farm...

Opinion: ‘It’s our turn to move South Africa forward’

By Donald Liphoko, acting director-general of GCIS On Freedom Day millions of South Africans will celebrate the day that marks the occasion of our first...

State of the Nation Address 2017: full speech

In his State of the Nation Address, President Jacob Zuma declared 2017 the year of Oliver Reginald Tambo, who would have been 100 had...

Transport Month celebrates the ‘heartbeat’ of South Africa’s economy

“A resilient and fast-growing economy is at the heart of our radical economic transformation agenda and our National Development Plan,” Transport Minister Dipuo Peters...

How much do you know about the ocean?

National Marine Month is under way in South Africa, and it is the perfect time to shine a spotlight on the country's unique, geographic position. The ocean economy has the potential to alleviate poverty and create jobs. But how much do you really know about our seas?

Natural gas power plant to boost South Africa’s energy security

A liquid natural gas plant in Eastern Cape is the next phase of a government project to provide not only employment opportunities for the area, but also more sustainable energy options for South Africa. Natural gas is considered the most environmentally friendly fossil fuel.

A working effort to improve SA’s competitiveness

 Despite the current challenges which are impacting negatively on the country’s economic growth and outlook, Brand South Africa is cognisant that the implementation of the National Development Plan and its supporting plans.

Mining Operation Phakisa gets going

The next step in South Africa's big fast results plan, Operation Phakisa, targets the mining sector. Work begins in August. In the run-up to the first collaborations, the final Mining Charter report has found that many rights holders are not meeting the charter targets.

Sunbird to supply Eskom with Ibhubesi gas

Sunbird Energy, an Australian listed energy company, has signed a 15-year gas sales term sheet which will see it supplying gas to Eskom. South Africa's national energy utility plans to use gas rather than costly diesel to power its generators.