April 24, 2017

Zuma to launch special economic zone

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Developments in the multi-billion rand project Maluti-a-Phofung Special Economic Zone (MAP-SEZ) to be launch by President Jacob Zuma on Tuesday next week are an advance stage, with more international investors showing interest. Zuma is expected to launch the project in Tshiame, Harrismith, in the Eastern Free State where he will be joined by trade and industry minister Rob Davies and his deputy Gratitude Magwanishe, as well as Free State Premier Ace Magashule A Chinese delegation has already visited the Tshiame area where the project will be carried out in order to identify options on their investment. Consul General of the…

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Zuma gets full backing

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As calls for anti-Zuma marches are dismissed Party says confident with reshuffled cabinet The ANC in the Free State and the ANC Youth League have dismissed as ill-advised, calls by the opposition and some civic organisations for President Jacob Zuma to step down, saying the ruling party had full confidence in its leader. In what has been described as a misdirected and futile exercise, some senior ANC members last week joined the opposition and civic organisations and called on the president to resign after he reshuffled cabinet and the eventual downgrade of the country’s credit rating to junk status by…

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Schools Recycling Programme launched in Mangaung

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A total of 41 schools from Mangaung are set to take part in this year’s edition of the Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa (CCBSA) Schools Recycling Programme. In a statement, Coca Cola spokesperson for the central region Caroline Nyahuye said the programme which was introduced by ABI Bottling before the Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa (CCBSA) merger is aimed at recovering the company’s packaging from the environment and at the same time, create a work opportunity for the youth. “As part of our producer responsibility, we aim to recover our packaging in the environment,” said Nyahuye in the statement. “We are committed…

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