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News Wrap: CT Mayor welcomes new incentives for households and businesses to install solar 

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CT Mayor welcomes new incentives for households and businesses to install solar 

Cape Town Mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis has welcomed the new incentives for households and businesses to install solar generation, as announced in Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana’s national budget. From the 1st of March , businesses will be able to reduce their taxable income by 125 per cent of the cost of an investment in renewables. Changes to the Bounce Back Loan Guarantee Scheme will guarantee solar-related loans for small and medium enterprises.

Andre de Ruyter vacates his office at Eskom with immediate effect

Former Eskom CEO Andre De Ruyter says fixing and turning things around at the power utility is not feasible. De Ruyter made this comment during an interview with news channel eNCA. De Ruyter has since vacated his office with immediate effect. In the interview De Ruyter said those higher up just want to play politics and don’t care about fixing things at Eskom

Cyclone Freddy to make landfall in parts of SA by Saturday morning- SA Weather Service 

The South African Weather Service predicts that tropical cyclone Freddy will reach the northeastern parts of South Africa by Saturday morning.
The areas that will be most affected include Musina in Limpopo, the northern parts of the Kruger National Park and Mpumalanga. The weather service says it expects heavy downpours in these areas.

Final day of campaigning in Nigeria ahead of presidential elections at the weekend 

A final day of campaigning is getting under way in Nigeria ahead of Saturday’s presidential poll.
Three contenders are thought to have a change of winning in Africa’s most populous country.
It’s thought to be the most competitive election since the end of military rule in 1999.

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