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Numsa rejects 5.3% wage offer in engineering sector

9th June 2017 The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) has rejected the 5.3 percent wage offer made by employers in the Metal and Engineering Industries Bargaining Council (MEIBC) on Friday. This comes after Numsa tabled a demand for 15 percent wage increase across the board to the employers... 

Lily mine secures funding and will resume search in September

9th June 2017 The search for the remains of three Lily Gold Mine workers — who were trapped underground in Barberton in Mpumalanga in February last year, when a lamp-room container they were working in fell into a sinkhole — would resume in September, the company said on Thursday. Lily mine’s business rescue... 

Banking Association welcomes Mogajane’s appointment as Treasury DG

8th June 2017 The Banking Association of South Africa (BASA) has welcomed the appointment of Dondo Mogajane as National Treasury’s new director general, saying that it was a step in the right direction that would boost investor confidence. National Treasury announced Mogajane on Wednesday as its new... 

EFF to lay charges against Gigaba over Transnet locomotive procurement

8th June 2017 The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) on Thursday said it would open a criminal case against Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba, whom it alleged was at the centre of corruption in the procurement of diesel locomotives by Transnet. The EFF could also lay charges against the Transnet board that was in... 

Treasury appoints Dondo Mogajane as DG

8th June 2017 National Treasury has announced Dondo Mogajane as its new director-general (DG) after Cabinet confirmed his appointment on Wednesday. This follows the resignation of respected DG Lungile Fuzile last month. 

Community and EnvirsoServ again at odds over Shongweni landfill site

8th June 2017 Environmentalists and community members on Wednesday night again fired questions at EnviroServ about the company’s contentious Shongweni landfill in the first monitoring committee meeting that has run successfully since September last year. Wednesday’s gathering saw the company’s chief executive,... 

Numsa ‘dismayed’ with employers’ proposals in metal and engineering sector talks

8th June 2017 The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) said on Thursday that it was “dismayed” with proposals made by employers in the engineering sector during the two-day wage talks. This comes after Numsa tabled its demands for a 15% wage increase across the board to the employers in the... 

Numsa to demand 15% increase in engineering sector wage talks

7th June 2017 The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) has said it would demand a 15% wage increase across the board as wage talks in the metal and engineering sector begin on Wednesday. The metal sector wage talks are brought about as the current wage agreement lapses at the end of this month. 

Maswanganyi confirms letter to PRASA board, won’t reveal its contents

6th June 2017 Transport Minister Joe Maswanganyi on Tuesday confirmed he wrote a letter to the PRASA board, but refused to divulge whether the missive had asked board members to supply him with reasons why they should not be suspended. “…the letter remains a private and confidential correspondence between the... 

Gauteng Transport MEC pleads for peace between warring Soweto taxi operators

6th June 2017 Gauteng MEC for Roads and Transport, Ismail Vadi, on Tuesday pleaded for peace between two rival taxi associations in Soweto, saying that violence would not resolve their differences. This comes after police arrested three suspects for being in possession of illegal firearms after a shootout... 

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