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News in brief - Sep 2016

Ingula Unit 1 comes into commercial operation

Eskom’s Ingula Plant Pumped Storage Scheme’s third unit recently came into operation and is currently pumping an estimated 1000MW into South Africa’s power grid.  The commercial operation of the unit is further proof that the utility is on its way to ensure there is enough supply for all South Africans.

Coega unveils massive investment

The Coega Industrial Development Zone (IDZ) unveiled a massive historic R11 billion worth of investment from Beijing Automobile International Corporation (BAIC) for manufacturing of automobile plant. The BAIC investment was an outcome of the Forum on China Africa Cooperation valued at about R100 billion and will have a positive impact on the GDP in the Eastern Cape Province estimated at R945.1 million.

Gauteng online admission a success

The Gauteng Depart-ment of Education’s online application system has been very successful since it was introduced earlier this year. The online application system which specifically targeted Grade 1 and 8 learners has received a total of 682 142 applications. To date 306 schools have successfully placed learners for the 2017 academic year however all applications received after the closing date will be.

 

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