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Abandoned gold mines a 'deadly panacea' for Zimbabwe's jobless

10th May 2019 At a small mining community in Battlefields near Kadoma, about 157 km south west of the capital, jobless people sit under trees to escape the burning sun. It is the same place where 26 artisanal gold miners perished underground when a dam upstream burst its walls and flooded tunnels. The tragedy... 

IEC assures South Africa that integrity of elections will be protected

9th May 2019 The Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) on Wednesday night assured South Africans that the democratic process was secure after cases of electoral fraud were reported to the body. "In the light of serious allegations regarding two potential instances of double voting, the election... 

AB InBev first quarter revenue rises 5.9%

7th May 2019 The world's largest brewer AB InBev said on Tuesday its revenue grew by 5.9% in the first quarter of 2019, driven by healthy volume growth, among other factors. The company said it expected to deliver strong revenue and growth in earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization... 

Marikana mineworkers case postponed again

7th May 2019 Seventeen Marikana mineworkers briefly appeared in the North West High Court, sitting in Mogwase, on Monday. Their case was postponed to October 18, due to an application they made at the High Court in Pretoria to review former National Director of Public Prosecution (NDPP) Shaun Abrahams'... 

Cape Town's dam levels decline 0.3%

6th May 2019 Dams that supply Cape Town have declined by 0.3 percent over the past week to 46.3 percent of storage capacity, the City of Cape Town announced on Monday. According to the City’s records, dams were at 20.8 percent of storage capacity at the same time last year, and at 22.4 percent of storage... 

Agri SA says concerned by Nersa’s reluctance to register small-scale embedded generator projects

6th May 2019 Agricultural industry association Agri SA said on Monday it was concerned about what it called the National Energy Regulator of South Africa's (Nersa) reluctance to register small-scale embedded generator (SSEG) projects.  In a statement, Agri SA said its members had the potential to supply the... 

SA agriculture sector coping with challenges – FNB economist

6th May 2019 South Africa's agricultural sector remains resilient, but needs to learn how to cope with challenges such as drought and policy uncertainty, First National Bank senior agricultural economist Paul Makube said on Monday. The industry has faced severe headwinds over the past few years, including... 

Record number of entries for annual Seifsa awards

3rd May 2019 The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) said on Friday its annual awards for excellence had seen a record increase in the number of entries, indicating their growing popularity and prestige. Seifsa CEO Kaizer Nyatsumba said the awards, introduced five years... 

Former BP and Equinor executive to lead African Energy Chamber in Angola

3rd May 2019 The African Energy Chamber says it has appointed former BP and Equinor executive Sergio Pugliese as its president for Angola with effect from May 1. In a statement issued on Thursday, the chamber said Pugliese would support its partners in unlocking value in Angola’s multi-billion-dollar oil and... 

Massive decline of 48% in Easter road fatalities

2nd May 2019 The number of Easter road fatalities has this year decreased by 48%, in comparison to 2018, Transport Minister Blade Nzimande said on Thursday. "I am pleased to announce that the number of fatalities decreased . . . from 309 in 2018 to 162 in 2019. This marks a decrease of 147 fatalities.... 


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