Posts tagged as SONA

Wide-ranging post-SONA interview with Eskom CFO Calib Cassim reveals all…

. Considering its importance to the South African economy, many people are deeply concerned about Eskom’s financial status as a going concern. EE Publishers’ investigative editor and managing director, Chris Yelland caught up with Eskom’s new CFO to find out more about the utility’s financial position. Calib Cassim CA(SA) was appointed Eskom CFO in November […]

Technology featured prominently in SONA 2019

More than any past president of South Africa, President Cyril Ramaphosa spoke about technology during his State of the Nation Address (SONA), which took place on Thursday 7 February 2019. He said that as we grapple with the challenges of the past, and as we deepen our efforts to overcome the grave injustices of centuries, […]

SA president gives clear support for renewables

  The South African Renewable Energy Council (SAREC) is pleased to note the presidency’s clear support for the country’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer’s Procurement Programme (REIPPPP). This globally recognised programme was the initiative of government, and it is fitting that the policy-maker’s vision can continue to be realised. Industry appreciates the expressed support that […]

SONA lip service to broadband

The President, Jacob Zuma, has again failed to make any meaningful statement in his 2016 State of the Nation address (SONA) about the roll out of broadband. In his 2015 address he said “The year 2015 will mark the beginning of the first phase of broadband rollout. Government will connect offices in eight district municipalities” […]

CSSA disappointed by SONA

Computer Society of South Africa (CSSA) has welcomed President Jacob Zuma’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) for its focus on unemployment, poverty and inequality and the implementation of major improvements to the country’s infrastructure. While it is heartening that the government is looking for ways to kick-start the economy and create jobs, it is […]