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Police arrest four suspects at Northam mine for violence

14th June 2016 Four people, including a murder suspect, were arrested at the troubled Northam mine near Thabazimbi in Limpopo. Police spokesman Moatshe Ngoape said on Tuesday the suspects were arrested during an operation in the area of the mine last night. 

Ingula power station’s unit 4 goes into commercial operation

13th June 2016 The first unit – unit 4 – of the Ingula pumped-storage power station on the escarpment of the Little Drakensberg mountain range straddling the border of KwaZulu-Natal and the Free State has come into commercial operation, Eskom said on Sunday. Eskom’s group capital division handed over the unit... 

Eskom refutes allegations of ‘blindsiding’ Exxaro in the Arnot coal contract

13th June 2016 Eskom on Sunday dismissed reports that it had “blindsided” Exxaro Resources in respect of the Arnot power station coal supply contract and threatened to take the matter to the Press Ombudsman. “Despite a sensationalist headline titled ‘How Eskom bailed out the Guptas’ the City Press newspaper... 

Agri SA calls for a national disaster declaration

10th June 2016 Agri SA on Friday welcomed the announcement by the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Des van Rooyen, to declare most of South Africa’s provinces as drought disaster areas. On Friday, Van Rooyen declared all but Gauteng as drought disaster areas because of the threat to... 

Why SAB–AB Inbev won’t be freezing out craft brewers

10th June 2016 As Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) sails over the hurdles it must clear before gulping down SABMiller to form a company that would brew one in every three beers consumed globally, craft beer enthusiasts will be pleased to note that the South African Competition Commission has acted to protect... 

Moloto Road upgrades get Zuma’s nod

10th June 2016 President Jacob Zuma on Friday reassured Mpumalanga residents that government would deliver to them necessary services and infrastructure to improve their livelihoods. He said the delivery of these services would begin with the upgrading of the deadly Moloto road and the building of water... 

Debts leave Mozambique staring at economic crisis

10th June 2016 Mozambique is on the verge of debt crisis that is having serious repercussions on the economy. Barely a decade after international creditors wrote off over US$6 billion of loans to the country as part of the Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) initiative, the country is showing alarming signs... 

Zwane appeals for calm at Northam Platinum

10th June 2016 Efforts to bring peace and stability at Northam Platinum operation in Limpopo will continue next week, Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane said on Thursday. “We will continue to engage with all stakeholders to resolves issues affecting you as workers. We will be back on Tuesday. The... 

Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma calls for more skills for Africans

9th June 2016 African Union Commission Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma said education remains one of the biggest challenges for Africa, where less than 20% people have access to tertiary institutions. Addressing dignitaries, business people and stakeholders at the Gauteng Economic Indaba on Wednesday... 

Mineworker dies in fall of ground at Thembelani mine

8th June 2016 A mine worker at Thembelani Mine has died in a fall of ground Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) said on Wednesday. “Anglo American Platinum regrets to announce a loss-of-life at one of the Company’s operations. One employee was fatally injured in a fall of ground incident at Khuseleka Shaft,... 


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