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Nov 12, 2014
Zwelinzima Vavi
The Congress of South Africa Trade Unions (Cosatu) will lose more than R1-million a month in affiliation fees after its central executive committee (CEC) decided to expel the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa). "The only thing we did – in order to...
Nov 11, 2014
Ratings agency Standard & Poor's (S&P’s) affirmed its 'BBB-' long-term foreign and local currency ratings on South African electricity utility Eskom on Tuesday. S&P’s also removed the State-owned utility from CreditWatch, but said it had applied a negative outlook to...
Nov 11, 2014
Mzwandile Masina
Economic consolidation is a prerequisite for Africa to take its rightful place among the top global economies. This was one of the central themes highlighted during the opening of the inaugural African Economic Expansion Summit, in Durban, on Tuesday.
Nov 11, 2014
ANC Secretary General Gwede Mantashe
The ruling African National Congress (ANC) says the expulsion of the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) is disappointing and tragic. ANC Secretary General Gwede Mantashe addressed reporters on Monday at Luthuli House, following the outcome of the...
Nov 11, 2014
It is regrettable that Cosatu was left with no option but to expel Numsa, the South African Communist Party's political bureau said on Tuesday. "For many months, throwing reckless insults in all directions, the Numsa leadership has shown no inclination to seek...
Nov 11, 2014
Trade activity improved substantially in October, with the South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s (Sacci’s) seasonally adjusted Trade Activity Index (TAI) having increased to 54 points, compared with 48 points in September. Sacci stated that the TAI had...
Nov 11, 2014
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Professor Joseph Stiglitz
South Africa should consider policy interventions that weaken and stabilise the rand as part of a package of industrial-policy measures that supports the emergence of a diversified industrial sector able to export into the region and globally and compete with...
Nov 11, 2014
ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe
Having a weaker ally in the tripartite alliance would not be good for the African National Congress (ANC), secretary general Gwede Mantashe said on Monday. "I think it will not be as good as it [has] been when it has a good strong ally," he told reporters in...
Nov 10, 2014
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Nov 10, 2014
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Numsa general secretary Irvin Jim
There is no respect for the Congress of South African Trade Union's constitution, the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) said on Sunday. "It is lawlessness that prevails," deputy general secretary Karl Cloete told reporters in Johannesburg.
Nov 07, 2014
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Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson
In what is now the fourth such agreement, Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson signed an ‘Inter-Governmental Framework Agreement on Nuclear Cooperation’ on Friday with China’s National Energy Administration director Wu Xinxiong. Similar agreements have been signed...
Nov 07, 2014
Opinion emerging from a think-tank panel discussion on Friday has proposed that South Africa’s stagnant growth is largely the symptom of an insufficient policy mix, the lack of policy actually being implemented and an enduring trust deficit between government,...
Nov 07, 2014
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A business-led initiative is under way to set up a new “vehicle” to enable the public sector, especially under-resourced municipalities, to tap “latent” private sector skills in a way that helps address gaps in the planning, execution and maintenance of...
Nov 07, 2014
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National Treasury senior project advisor Karen Breytenbach
The bidding process for the long awaited ‘baseload coal’ independent power producer (IPP) procurement programme is expected to begin this month, followed by a bidding process in early 2015 for cogeneration. Speaking at a South African National Energy Association...
Nov 07, 2014
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Professor Anton Eberhard
The National Planning Commission (NPC) is aiming to facilitate a series of “quiet conversations” between public and private stakeholders in the energy milieu in the coming months in an effort to unblock obstacles to greater private sector investment in the sector....
Nov 07, 2014
In an innovative contribution to the strategic national imperative of increasing the number of qualified artisans in South Africa, the Health and Welfare SETA (HWSETA) has ventured into new territory by embarking on a project to train 100 artisans for the first time....
Nov 07, 2014
At the Africa Aerospace and Defence 2014 exhibition in September, State-owned defence industrial group Denel made an announcement that has the potential to dramatically transform the South African aerospace industry. Two of the group’s companies, Denel Aerostructures...
Nov 05, 2014
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Shell South Africa Marketing chairperson Bonang Mohale
Energy group Shell confirmed on Wednesday that the company had received notification from the Petroleum Agency South Africa (Pasa) that its applications for three exploration rights in the Karoo, which had been submitted in 2009, were being processed. But Shell South...
Nov 05, 2014
Nine Cosatu-affiliated unions have reinstated their court case to compel the trade union federation to hold a special national congress, they said on Wednesday. "We have reinstated our court case... as the crisis can clearly only be resolved by owners of the...
 
 
 
 
Nov 05, 2014
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Shell LNG business development manager John Shoobridge
Energy multinational Shell says South Africa would be able to recoup the capital costs associated with a liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal within three to four years by using the gas to replace diesel at Eskom’s open-cycle gas-turbines (OCGT) in the Western...
Nov 05, 2014
The South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Sacci) Business Confidence Index (BCI) declined by 0.4 index points to 88.8 in October, reaching its lowest October level since 1999. The BCI was also 2.3 index points below the October 2013 level of 91.1, which...
Nov 04, 2014
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa described Tuesday’s Labour Relations Indaba as the first step in a process of negotiating “concrete” solutions to South Africa’s prevailing labour market instability, as well as serious wage inequality. Following the meeting, hosted...
Nov 04, 2014
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The Labour Court, in Johannesburg, on Tuesday granted a further interim order preventing the Metal and Engineering Industries Bargaining Council (MEIBC) from requesting Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant to extend the wage settlement agreed to by the Steel and...
Nov 04, 2014
The levels of corporate income tax (CIT) collected by the South African Revenue Service (Sars) are only now beginning to recover from the 2008 financial crisis, Sars said on Tuesday. "If you look at 2008/09, the year before the recession or the year where the...
Nov 04, 2014
South Africa's fiscal policies lifted 3.6-million people out of poverty in 2010/11, a World Bank report has found. The South African Economic Update, released on Tuesday, found South Africa's fiscal policies are cutting the rates of poverty and inequality, and that...
Nov 04, 2014
Numsa has filed an urgent interdict in the High Court in Johannesburg to halt Cosatu's central executive committee meeting set to take place on Friday. "It was filed on Friday but we could not confirm it until they received it," National Union of Metalworkers of...
Nov 03, 2014
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The National Employers’ Association of South Africa (Neasa) would on Tuesday return to the Labour Court, in Johannesburg, to argue its case as to why the Metal and Engineering Industries Bargaining Council (MEIBC) should be prevented from requesting Labour Minister...
Nov 03, 2014
Massmart has added its voice to growing calls to end lease exclusivity clauses in the retail sector, last week filing a formal complaint with the Competition Commission against retail giants Pick n Pay, Spar and Shoprite.  Exclusivity clauses were provisions within a...
Nov 03, 2014
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Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Labour is scheduled to start nationwide public hearings on the national minimum wage in Gugulethu and Worcester, in the Western Cape, on November 7 and 8. In a statement, committee chairperson Lumka Yengeni said the national...
 
 
 
 
Nov 02, 2014
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The central silo at Majuba collapsed at 13:12 on Saturday November 1
Electricity utility Eskom confirmed on Sunday that the risk of load shedding had increased materially for the coming week in light of a catastrophic failure of the 10 000 t central coal storage silo at its Majuba power plant at 13:12 on Saturday November 1. The...
Oct 31, 2014
While South Africa may have the strongest reputation in Africa, the nation needed to enhance harmony with the continent’s other inhabitants to further spread the benefits of the “Africa rising” trend through boosting regional trade. Brand South Africa (SA) had been...
Oct 31, 2014
Oct 31, 2014
Rosatom VP: sub-Saharan Africa Viktor Polikarpov
Russian nuclear energy group Rosatom confirmed on Friday that it had canvassed funding options with South African government officials during a recent “nuclear vendor parade workshop” held in the Drakensberg on October 23. The company said the options discussed were...
Oct 31, 2014
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Oct 31, 2014
Following four months of improvements, the South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s (Sacci’s) Copper Theft Barometer increased to R13-milllion in September, up from R12-million the month before. This was the fourth monthly increase in the “relatively...
Oct 31, 2014
Master engineer and engineering consultant Bert Chapman has created an educational disc of engineering training materials based on real engineering problems, including their solutions, for engineers entering industry. The disc covers more than 35 electrical,...
Oct 31, 2014
The establishment of proper liaison channels between government and private enterprises regarding funding for manufacturing projects can guarantee that South Africa's manufacturing sector remains internationally competitive, says business consulting and advisory...
Oct 30, 2014
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Small Business Deputy Minister Elizabeth Thabethe
South Africans needed to become more entrepreneurial and create their own jobs, instead of expecting government to create jobs or rely on private-sector employment. “We need to become masters of our own destinies,” Small Business Development Deputy Minister Elizabeth...
Oct 30, 2014
Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) would, in future, focus more strongly on the trends of long-term unemployment in its quarterly labour force surveys (QLFSs), statistician-general Pali Lehohla said on Thursday. Releasing the QLFS for the three months ended September...
 
 
 
 
Oct 30, 2014
Herman Burger, Madeleine du Toit and Corney van Rooyen
A high-standard technical paper, titled ‘Laser metal deposition microstructure of modified low-C martensitic stainless steel’, has secured two Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) metallurgists and a University of Pretoria (UP) professor the...
Oct 29, 2014
Economies that improve the efficiency of regulatory procedures and strengthen the legal institutions that support enterprise, trade and exchange are better able to facilitate growth and development, a new World Bank (WB) report has found. The ‘Doing Business 2015:...
Oct 29, 2014
The power was ultimately in the hands of each individual African country to take control of its destiny, as the US had done, US Secretary of Treasury Jacob Lew said on Wednesday. Addressing delegates at the Gordon Institute of Business Science (Gibs), in Sandton, he...
Oct 29, 2014
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SACP deputy general secretary Jeremy Cronin
Capital flight is the biggest impediment to radical economic transformation and is a bigger problem even than corruption, SA Communist Party deputy general secretary Jeremy Cronin said on Wednesday. Cronin and SACP general secretary Blade Nzimande released the SACP's...
Oct 29, 2014
Chamber of Mines acting CEO Roger Baxter
South Africa’s mining industry will continue to evolve over the coming decades, eventually transitioning into a mechanised, modernised and automated industry staffed by a highly skilled, well paid and lithe workforce, Chamber of Mines acting CEO Roger Baxter said on...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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