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Wesgro says helps land R1.92bn in film & media productions in the Cape

3rd May 2018 Nine film and media declarations contributing R1.92-billion to Cape Town and the entire Western Cape province's economy were facilitated in the 2017/2018 financial year by the film and media promotion unit of Wesgro, the city's tourism, trade & investment promotion agency. In a statement, Wesgro... 

1 000 SA youths to get healthcare skills

2nd May 2018 As many as 1 000 South African youths stand to benefit from a healthcare skills development programme in line with government's call to create opportunities for young people to gain work experience. The opportunities, which have been made available by Netcare, will be spread over a five-year period. 

Johannesburg to launch jobs seekers database, youth artisan training – mayor

2nd May 2018 The city council in Johannesburg, which recently introduced "opportunity centres" to boost small businesses, will soon launch a database of job seekers to give residents access to temporary work opportunities on a fair and rotational basis, mayor Herman Mashaba said on Wednesday. In his annual... 

Mondi Group signs an agreement to acquire NPP in Egypt

1st May 2018 International packaging and paper group Mondi said on Monday it had signed an agreement to acquire 100% of the outstanding shares in Egypt's National Company for Paper Products and Import & Export for EGP510-million on a debt and cash free-basis. NPP is a privately owned industrial bags... 

Passengers stranded as national bus strike revs towards third week

1st May 2018 Labour unions involved in a bus strike, which has left thousands of commuters stranded across South Africa, were meeting on Monday to map the way forward as the protest neared its third week. South African Transport and Allied Workers Union (Satawu) spokesperson Zanele Sabela told the African... 

Halted Botswana diamond mine to be sold at online auction

1st May 2018 A diamond mine in Botswana, owned by now extinct Australian miner Kimberley Diamonds, is going up for sale at an online auction to be held Monday, as its liquidators failed to secure viable offers, reports MINING.com. The Lerala Mine was opened in 2008 and had to be shut twice due to weak sales,... 

Salary disparities between workers and executives worry ANC – Mabuza

1st May 2018 Deputy President David Mabuza on Tuesday said South Africa's governing African National Congress (ANC) was deeply concerned about the major imbalances between the incomes of workers in South Africa in comparison with those who occupy executive positions. "The ANC is very concerned about the... 

Ramaphosa calls for equal pay for men and women #MayDay

1st May 2018 African National Congress President Cyril Ramaphosa on Tuesday called for equal pay for men and women in South Africa. Ramaphosa was speaking at a Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) May Day Rally held at a packed Isaac Wolfson Stadium in Port Elizabeth where he was warmly received... 

Ramaphosa defends national minimum wage

27th April 2018 President Cyril Ramaphosa has defended the proposed national minimum wage of R20 per hour or R3 500 a month, saying that it was a victory for workers. On Wednesday, the country came to a standstill when thousands of workers joined in on the general strike organised by the South African... 

Govt committed to accelerating land redistribution - Ramaphosa

27th April 2018 President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Friday that government was committed to accelerating land redistribution, adding that economic freedom means that the land that was taken from black South Africans needs to be returned. "We are committed to accelerate the redistribution of land, both in urban... 

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