The National Electricity Regulator (NER) yesterday approved an average price increase of 2,5% for Eskom with effect from January 2004, the lowest tariff hike in four years.

Rural settlements and farms would pay 4 percent more on average over and above Eskom's annual tariff increases for 2004, the national electricity utility said yesterday.

SA's trade with Africa, particularly exports, has surged dramatically in the post-isolation years, with average annual export growth greater than with traditional trading partners.

Power parastatal Eskom said yesterday that it intended to take a 12,5% stake in the planned aluminium smelter to be built at Coega by French company Pechiney.

Pretoria - Government buildings, starting with the Union Buildings in Pretoria and parliament in Cape Town, are to be made more energy efficient.

Tuesday, 08 July 2003 02:00

Bid for Pechiney puts Coega at risk.

Johannesburg-The e3.39 billion (R28.6 billion) hostile bid for Pechiney, the world's fourth-biggest aluminium maker, by Alcan, the global number two player, could have serious implications for Coega, the flagship industrial development zone 20km northeast of Port Elizabeth.

South Africa is boosting spending on roads, railways and ports in a bid to get business moving after a decade of fiscal austerity.

Empowerment dispute delays R700m expansion

Wednesday, 04 June 2003 02:00

New project could cut costs in property.

Demand-side management initiatives to be introduced by Eskom could lead to reductions in property operating costs, says Richard Murphy, head of the facilities management division of Old Mutual Properties.

Demand-side management initiatives to be introduced by Eskom shortly could lead to significant reductions in property operating costs, says Richard Murphy, head of the facilities management division of Old Mutual Properties.

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