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Highway opened for traffic after structural bridge collapse kills two in Johannesburg

15th October 2015 The M1 highway along Grayston Drive off-ramp in Johannesburg was opened again for traffic on Thursday afternoon, following the collapse of a pedestrian bridge a day earlier which left two people dead and 23 others injured. “The road has been cleared and I think we are now ready. We are now... 

Zuma extends condolences to families of bridge collapse victims

15th October 2015 President Jacob Zuma on Thursday extended condolences to the families of those who lost their lives yesterday as a result of the collapse of the bridge along the M1 highway in Sandton, Johannesburg. “The President further wished those who were injured during the accident a speedy recovery. He has... 

Anti-corruption marchers in Johannesburg hand over list of demands to govt and chamber of mines

14th October 2015 Anti-corruption demonstrators delivered memoranda at offices of the Gauteng legislature, the South African Chamber of Mines and the SA Reserve Bank on Wednesday. The march, organised by the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA), saw political parties such as the Economic Freedom... 

Angry residents of Burgersfort in Limpopo torch vehicles in mine jobs protest

14th October 2015 At least ten vehicles were set alight by residents of Burgersfort in Limpopo amid angry protests over lack of job opportunities in the local mining sector. Four trucks, four buses and two cars were set alight on Tuesday night by residents living near the platinum mines who are demanding jobs and... 

New R300m green fund aims to advance ‘ecopreneurship’

14th October 2015 Risk financier Business Partners Limited on Wednesday launched a R300-million Green Fund to help finance sustainable businesses and projects that impact positively on the environment while creating wealth and jobs. “We recognise the huge market potential of the green economy opening new and... 

Costs of nuclear remains classified – Treasury

13th October 2015 While South Africa’s National Treasury has completed most of the preliminary work into the country’s proposed nuclear build programme, all the details, including the cost to the fiscus, remained classified, MPs were told on Tuesday. Briefing Parliament’s standing committee on Finance, Treasury... 

Taste Holdings to raise R226m to invest in Starbucks, Arthur Kaplan

13th October 2015 Taste Holdings on Tuesday announced a rights offer to raise up to R226-million to launch Starbucks in South Africa and expand the Arthur Kaplan brand. The management company, whose diverse range of brands also includes the Domino’s pizza chain, said it already had commitments for more than 70% of... 

Coal strike, wage talks continue

13th October 2015 Centralised collective bargaining discussions between National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) and coal producers continue on Tuesday, the Chamber of Mines said. Thousands of coal mine workers have been on strike for just over a week. 

ANC calls for in depth look at wealth tax

12th October 2015 The ANC’s national general council (NGC) wants a renewed look into possible taxing of South Africa’s wealthy. The party’s economic transformation head Enoch Godongwana was careful to use cautious wording when he addressed a media briefing at the NGC meeting in Midrand, Johannesburg, on Sunday. 

NUM to meet Chamber of Mines over coal strike

9th October 2015 The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) will meet the Chamber of Mines Friday for more talks to break the ongoing strike in the coal sector. Thousands of NUM members in the coal sector downed tools on Sunday after negotiations for wage hikes reached a deadlock. 

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