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AMCU slams Sibanye for strike interdict at gold operations

19th December 2018 The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) on Wednesday accused Sibanye-Stillwater of trying to interdict its protected strike, saying the company had tried underhand tactics to discredit the labour action from the outset. This as Sibanye on Tuesday filed an application at the... 

Numsa to meet Comair for mediation to avert looming strike

19th December 2018 The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) will meet the management team of Comair on Thursday to try to avert a looming strike over a wage increase dispute. The union is demanding a salary hike of 12%, a guaranteed 13th cheque, travelling allowance, 15% of basic salary as a... 

Naspers approved for secondary listing on A2X

18th December 2018 South Africa-based global internet and entertainment group Naspers, the largest listed company in the country, has been approved for a secondary listing on the A2X platform, the latter said on Tuesday. Naspers will retain its primary listing on the JSE and its issued share capital will be... 

I was dismissed from Prasa for uncovering looters, says Collins Letsoalo

17th December 2018 Collins Letsoalo, former acting chief of Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa), said on Monday that his dismissal from the troubled entity was due to "a web of corruption and looters" he had unearthed during his walkabouts and roadshows at the agency, and never about an alleged massive salary... 

Ramaphosa appoints high-level Eskom sustainability task team to resolve problems

14th December 2018 President Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed a high-level task team to come up with solutions to the many challenges that Eskom faces, the Presidency said in a statement on Friday. And as a signal of the urgency of its task, the President has asked the Eskom sustainability task team to submit initial... 

Johannesburg mayor urges Ramaphosa to intervene in housing funding row

14th December 2018 Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba on Friday said the provincial government had reduced the city’s Human Settlements Development Grant (HSDG) funding by R180-million for the current financial year, a move he said would worsen its housing crisis, and urged President Cyril Ramaphosa to intervene.... 

Xolobeni community bans Mantashe for appealing right to say no to mining

13th December 2018 The Amadiba Crisis Committee said on Thursday that Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe was not welcome at the Xolobeni community anymore after it received his application for leave to appeal the court's judgement for the community's right to say no to mining in their area.  Last month, the... 

Eskom signs R1.5bn loan with French development agency

13th December 2018 Eskom said on Thursday it had signed a loan agreement with the Agence Française de Développement (AFD) for R1.5-billion to extend its transmission grid along the west coast. It is the first tranche of a R6.5-billion loan facility agreed last year. 

South African students jet off for prestigious six-months internship with Boeing in USA

13th December 2018 Two South Africans will be jetting off to the United States next month for the coveted international business intern program (IBIP) at the Boeing Company's head office in Seattle, Washington. The American multinational aircraft maker said the University of Witwatersrand students, Robert Clark and... 

AMCU accuses Sibanye of using 'underhand tactics' to end strike

13th December 2018 The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) has retaliated against Sibanye-Stillwater, saying that the miner had resorted to further "underhanded tactics" in an effort to discredit the legal and protected status of its strike in the gold sector.  This is after Sibanye said on... 


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