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ANC recalls Zuma

13th February 2018 African National Congress (ANC) has recalled President Jacob Zuma, the party's secretary-general Ace Magashule announced on Tuesday in Johannesburg. ''The national executive committee decided to recall the president in accordance with rule 12.2 of the ANC, which allows the ANC to recall it’s... 

Proposed sugar levy unlikely to make sizeable dent in fiscal deficit – PwC economists

13th February 2018 Economists on Monday predicted that the proposed levy on sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) set to take effect in April this year in South Africa was unlikely to make a sizeable dent in the fiscal deficit. In 2016, National Treasury announced a Sugar Beverage Levy (SBL) on sugar-sweetened beverages... 

ANC to make announcement on Zuma exit at noon

13th February 2018 The African National Congress (ANC) said in a terse statement that it will on Tuesday at noon pronounce on President Jacob Zuma's fate. All indications are that the ruling party's top brass has decided to force Zuma out after a marathon 13-hour closed meeting. 

City of Cape Town announces winning bidder for foreshore redevelopment

12th February 2018 The City of Cape Town on Monday announced that Mitchell Du Plessis Associates (MDA) have been chosen as the winning bid for the redevelopment of the Foreshore Freeway Precinct, which includes completing the unfinished flyover that has marked the city's skyline for more than 40 years. The City... 

NUM calls on workers to report unsafe working conditions

9th February 2018 The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) on Friday called on its structures in the mines to confront management and employers whenever there are health and safety deviations or substandard working conditions. In a statement, the NUM said that workers must exercise their right to refuse to work in... 

Dedicated unit set up to combat crime on Cape Town trains

9th February 2018 The City of Cape Town, the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA), and the Western Cape Government on Friday agreed to establish a dedicated unit to secure the safety of Metrorail commuters and key infrastructure. Metrorail's Central Line, which serves largely poor and working class... 

Collective bargaining to determine wages above set minimum wage – labour dept

9th February 2018 The department of labour says wages above the national minimum wage will be increased through collective bargaining once the remuneration target comes into force on May 1. The national minimum wage (NMW) agreed at the National Economic Development and Labour Council (Nedlac) is pegged at R20 an... 

Stanbic says mining remains crucial to Zambian economy

9th February 2018 Stanbic Zambia says mining remains a significant sector of the southern African country's economy as it generates the largest amount of revenue for the government through taxes. "As the second largest copper producer in Africa, we are poised to further develop the mining sector,"  Stanbic Bank... 

Relief for Cape Town as mining indaba proceeds despite water shortage

9th February 2018 The acute water shortage in South Africa’s tourism capital Cape Town almost cost it crucial revenue when the organisers of an annual international mining conference considered scrapping this year's event in the city. But the Investing in African Mining Indaba went ahead this week despite strict... 

Indian mines ministry urges its private sector to partner with African States

9th February 2018 India's ministry of mines secretary, Arun Kumar has urged African countries and the private sector in his country to look for partnership opportunities in the Indian mining and downstream sector. “We would like our parastatals (state firms) to join hands with parastatals in Africa," Kumar said at... 

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