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Six illegal miners nabbed during gun battle in Ekurhuleni

9th January 2019 Gauteng police said on Wednesday that they had taken in for questioning a group of six men suspected to be involved in illegal mining gangsterism in Ekurhuleni areas of Benoni, Springs and Actonville.  Mining areas in Ekurhuleni have for years been plagued by illegal mining activities that go... 

Tensions rise again as Mantashe attempts to visit Xolobeni community

8th January 2019 Tensions between the Amadiba Crisis Committee (ACC) and South Africa's minister of mineral resources, Gwede Mantashe, escalated once again on Tuesday after Mantashe announced that he would be making a third attempt to visit the volatile Xolobeni community in the Eastern Cape next week.   This... 

SA finance ministry warn public against online scammers

8th January 2019 The ministry of finance on Tuesday warned South Africans against scams which purport to be communication from the ministry asking for money in return for backing projects or business plans. In a statement, the ministry said that in the latest of these scams, a person purporting to be the finance... 

Nkomazi special economic zone to boost industrialisation in Mpumalanga

8th January 2019 South Africa's 10th special economic zone (SEZ), recently designated at Nkomazi in Mpumalanga, is expected to boost the industrial development of the province, the department of trade and industry (dti) said on Tuesday. The Nkomazi Special Economic Zone will be developed as an agro-processing... 

Pharmaceutical giant Mylan acquires ARV drugs manufacturing plant in South Africa

8th January 2019 Global pharmaceutical company Mylan on Tuesday announced the acquisition of a manufacturing site, previously owned by Ascendis Health, for its plans to produce high-quality antiretrovirals for seven million South Africans living with HIV. Spread over an expanse of 2.34 ha, the facility at Isando... 

Cape Town dam levels holding steady

8th January 2019 Cape Town dam levels sit at 62% average capacity, a huge improvement from the 27% capacity at this time last year when Cape Town was in the grips of a crippling drought. The City of Cape Town said on Tuesday “dam levels have made an improvement by averaging 62% now, compared to averaging 27% at... 

Zimbabwe's Delta hikes price of beer as liquidity crunch bites

8th January 2019 Zimbabwe’s largest drinks company Delta Corporation has resorted to increasing the price of clear beer by an average 25% after the government stopped it from selling exclusively in United States dollars. “The adjustment of the wholesale price is meant to cushion against the significant increases... 

AMCU strike continues at Sibanye as union verification process is adjourned

8th January 2019 Sibanye-Stillwater said on Monday that the mediator of the ongoing strike at its gold operations in South Africa would approach the Labour Court to seek guidance about the verification of union membership after it (Sibanye) did not agree with the striking union about terms of reference for the... 

Workers union Limusa slams Denel for appointing a white CEO, Daniel Du Toit

7th January 2019 The Liberated Metalworkers Union of South Africa (Limusa) on Monday rejected the appointment of Daniel du Toit as the group CE of State-owned arms manufacturer, Denel, saying that the Public Enterprises Minister must implement employment equity recommendations.   The department of public... 

Gold Brands still in talks about selling assets to rescue dying business

4th January 2019 Troubled fast-food franchising group Gold Brands said on Friday negotiations that may result in the acquisition of one of its subsidiaries or a stake in the group were still in progress, and if successfully concluded may have a material effect on its share price. In August trading in the... 


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