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AU peacekeepers on their way to SA

8th October 2015 The African Union will conduct a field training exercise in the Northern Cape later this month to test the state of readiness of the continental peacekeeping force. The African Standby Force’s rapid deployment capability would also be evaluated, said Lieutenant General Derrick Mgwebi, chief of... 

R6bn development plans for Durban airport site

8th October 2015 The fate of Virginia Airport could well be sealed with the eThekwini Municipality confirming long-standing suspicions that the prime real estate would be destined for housing development. In a statement issued by the City of Durban on Wednesday, they revealed that they had received an... 

Mobile sector contributes $102bn to African GDP

8th October 2015 Mobile operators have made a significant contribution to the Sub-Saharan economy in the last year, an international organisation has found. According to the GSM Association (GSMA), the mobile industry contributed $102-billion to the region’s economy, while operators driving network expansion... 

Decision makers must submit to scrutiny – Madonsela

8th October 2015 Without respect for the rule of law, the public protector's office cannot be a meaningful buffer between government and the people. So believes Public Protector Thuli Madonsela, who was speaking at the fifth annual Desmond Tutu International Peace lecture at the University of the Western Cape on... 

NUM, chamber to meet amid coal strike

8th October 2015 The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) will meet the Chamber of Commerce at noon on Thursday for further coal sector negotiations, the union said in a statement on Wednesday evening. Coal workers, aligned to NUM, have been on strike since Sunday in demand for higher wages. Thursday’s meeting... 

Come clean on Gupta coal, DA tells Brown

7th October 2015 Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown should table an uncensored contract agreement between Eskom and one of its coal suppliers owned by the Gupta family, the Democratic Alliance (DA) urged on Wednesday. The Sunday Times reported on September 13 that Gupta-owned Tegeta Exploration and Resources... 

Tax the people in Clifton and Sea Point - Cosatu

7th October 2015 Cosatu's provincial general secretary, Tony Ehrenreich, had strong words for government and higher income groups as union members marched to Parliament on Wednesday. “We want them to tax the people who live in Clifton and Sea Point,” he demanded, saying workers should be exempted. 

Cosatu e-toll march contradicts earlier stance

7th October 2015 The City of Cape Town on Wednesday questioned Cosatu's protest against e-tolls - as part of a long list of demands - when the union federation's Western Cape arm did not support recent court action against Sanral's Cape toll plans. The Western Cape High Court on September 30, in setting aside the... 

We need jobs and better public transport, Ehrenreich tells Cosatu march

7th October 2015 Hundreds of workers from various unions across the country have taken to the streets of Cape Town to march to Parliament for workers' rights. Members from Cosatu, NUM, Sactwu and other unions gathered in Kaizergracht to start the protest at around 10:50 on Wednesday. 

More than 100 RBPlat mineworkers retrenched

7th October 2015 At least 174 workers at Bafokeng Rasimone Platinum Mine (RBplat) in Rustenburg have been retrenched, the company said on Tuesday. Spokesperson Mpueleng Pooe said the retrenchment was due to the challenging market conditions affecting the mining industry. 

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