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Feb 15, 2021

Renewables industry stands ready for action on energy crisis

The country’s wind and solar energy industries welcome president Cyril Ramaphosa’s drive to boost the renewable energy sector.


SONA: Ramaphosa’s smart city dream becomes ‘reality in the making’

Even though it’s been billed as a pipe dream, president Cyril Ramaphosa says his vision of a South African city driven solely by smart technologies is becoming reality.


Govt’s Biz Portal racks ups 125K new company registrations

Government’s Biz Portal enables companies to be registered at just the “click of a button”, says president Cyril Ramaphosa.

Feb 12, 2021

SONA: President sees renewables as answer to load-shedding

As part of the measures to address SA’s power shortfall, government will in the coming weeks issue a request for proposals for 2 600MW from wind and solar energy.


SONA: Ramaphosa addresses digital TV delays, spectrum licence battles

Government plans the phased switch-off of the analogue TV transmitters from next month, as it looks to fast-track the digital migration project.


Members of Parliament to Zoom in for SONA 2021

As Parliament prepares for its first hybrid State of the Nation Address, acting secretary Baby Tyawa heralds this as the way of the future for the legislative body.


SONA 2021 tech kicks up a notch as it goes virtual

This year’s State of the Nation Address will take a hybrid form, with only a few people in the physical chamber and the rest connecting virtually.


Nedbank buys into Ramaphosa’s smart city dream

The bank says it has the foundation to enhance public and private partnerships to make the president’s smart city a reality.

Feb 17, 2020

Industry seeks clarity on renewable energy drive

Following the SONA, the renewables industry asks for clarity on the planned sequence to ensure momentum is not lost.


Ramaphosa sees renewables as answer to Eskom’s woes

The president indicates that renewable energy can be the answer to the country’s energy supply needs.


WOAN licence ‘likely’ to be awarded in 2021

President Cyril Ramaphosa reveals licensing of the government-proposed WOAN is likely to be completed sometime next year.


SA’s 5G-ready smart city in the works, says Ramaphosa

President Cyril Ramaphosa tells the nation the country’s truly smart city is taking shape in Gauteng’s Lanseria.

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