Feb 08, 2010
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From Creamer Media in Johannesburg, I'm Shannon de Ryhove.
Making headlines today:
JSE-listed chemical services group Omnia has reported that its fertiliser division will start a process to evaluate the possible mothballing of its phosphoric acid plant, near Rustenburg, which will affect 160 workers.
The company aims to complete the evaluation by the end of April, and says it'll engage with unions and employees during the period.
Omnia Fertilizer will enter also into discussions with its long-standing sulphuric acid suppliers to evaluate possible alternative disposal options.
In its 36-year history, the plant has produced phosphate based products, mainly phosphoric acid, and has been a safe disposal facility for waste sulphuric acid emanating from a number of platinum mines in the vicinity.
Australia and South Africa have been cooperating on climate change matters under a climate change partnership since 2006.
Signing the letter of intent formalised continuing cooperation under this partnership, which has helped build a constructive relationship through the implementation of practical and co-beneficial projects.
South Africa's Sports Minister says that South Africa will host a memorable, incident-free 2010 FIFA World Cup with all major infrastructure for the event having been completed on time.
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