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Concourt hears e-tolls case

The constitutional court will hear arguments on Friday as to why it should overturn an interim interdict preventing e-tolling in Gauteng from going ahead. According to the interdict granted by the high court in Pretoria on 28 April, a full review first needed to be carried out before electronic tolling of Gauteng’s highways

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Gordhan takes e-tolls case to concourt

Finance minister Pravin Gordhan has made an unusual appeal to the constitutional court in a bid to set aside the high court order halting e-tolling, according to reports on Wednesday. In an affidavit, he warns that SA would face a dark economic future if the order was not set aside urgently. According to

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SKA: ‘Africa is ready’

Signs are good that SA will defeat Australia in the bid to host the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) radio telescope project. This comes after Australia lodged five complaints with the SKA Organisation — a body comprising the member countries of the project — and the Australian press reported the findings of a confidential report

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Break up Telkom, says DA

Telkom should be structurally separated into two businesses, wholesale and retail, to facilitate greater competition in SA’s telecommunications industry, says new Democratic Alliance (DA) shadow communications minister Marian Shinn. Speaking to TechCentral in her first wide-ranging media interview

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Budget boost for SKA bid

With the announcement about whether SA or Australia will host the core site of the giant Square Kilometre Array (SKA) radio telescope expected on 4 April, the likelihood of the project coming to SA has received a boost from finance minister Pravin Gordhan, who says the project will qualify for “VAT relief”

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Gauteng e-tolls to go ‘uncapped’

Finance minister Pravin Gordhan has moved to calm the controversy over electronic tolls on Gauteng’s upgraded highways, saying monthly fees will be capped at a maximum R550/month. Gordhan says the fees, which will be imposed from 30 April, will also be reduced

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DA moots R700m national VC fund

The Democratic Alliance (DA) has raised the idea of creating R700m national venture capital fund, funded by the state, to provide investment capital to help early-stage businesses. The proposal is contained in the opposition political party’s “alternative budget”, published on Tuesday and available here

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Eskom signs R1,9bn green energy loan

Power utility Eskom signed a US250m (R1,9 billion) loan on Monday that will finance the building of SA’s largest solar energy and wind power generation projects. Signing the guarantee, finance minister Pravin Gordhan said SA had a “huge comparative advantage”

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Budget 2011: R2,2bn for home affairs IT project

National treasury has allocated R2,2bn over five years for the department of home affairs’ “Who Am I Online?” project, which has been stalled by a legal dispute with Gijima, finance minister Pravin Gordhan said

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