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NUM to meet Chamber of Mines over coal strike

9th October 2015 The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) will meet the Chamber of Mines Friday for more talks to break the ongoing strike in the coal sector. Thousands of NUM members in the coal sector downed tools on Sunday after negotiations for wage hikes reached a deadlock. 

Mbeki slams Economic Partnership Agreements with EU as unfair and unbalanced

8th October 2015 Former South African President Thabo Mbeki has slammed the Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) which the European Union (EU) has signed with developing countries, because he says they put “featherweights” in the boxing ring with the “heavyweight” EU. Mbeki said African concerns about the... 

Cosatu sends stern warnings to business and government

7th October 2015 Stern warnings and a list of demands were delivered by the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) during their World Day for Decent Work march in Cape Town on Wednesday. “We will not tolerate the exploitation of our workers,” said Tony Ehrenreich, Cosatu provincial secretary. 

Cosatu marches for decent work; Public Works minister says job cuts threaten stability

7th October 2015 Mining bosses and factory owners retrenching workers were threatening stability, Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi told hundreds of Cosatu members in Cape Town taking part in the federation’s countrywide World Day march for Decent Work on Wednesday. “Retrenchments are a declaration of war on the... 

Eco Mobility festival kicks off in Sandton

5th October 2015 The much anticipated traffic restrictions into Sandton, Johannesburg, began Monday as the EcoMobility World Festival took off. Organisers said the festival aims to demonstrate the possibilities and benefits of urban mobility without dependency on private cars in a city. 

DA demands insight into Treasury’s papers on nuclear power programme

2nd October 2015 The Democratic Alliance said on Thursday it had written to Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene to demand copies of planning documents setting out the financing and feasibility of the government’s nuclear power expansion programme. “The minister has suggested up until now that National Treasury’s work... 

SA gold sector wage conciliation process continues

2nd October 2015 The conciliation process between South African gold producers and trade unions continues on Friday, the Chamber of Mines said. Dr Elize Strydom for the Chamber of Mines said trade unions Solidarity and Uasa have indicated their intention to accept the offer. 

ANCYL blasts Malema, Vavi over anti-corruption march

1st October 2015 Former Congress of South Africa Trade Union (Cosatu) secretary Zwelinzima Vavi and Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema are corrupt, and should not spearhead anti-corruption campaigns, the African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) said on Thursday. “We are deeply concerned... 

Democratic Alliance wants probe into smart meter contract

1st October 2015 The Democratic Alliance (DA) on Thursday called for an inter-departmental forensic investigation into the Tshwane multimillion-rand electricity smart-meter scandal. “The DA will be writing to [cooperative governance] Minister Pravin Gordhan, and in his previous capacity as finance minister,... 

Joburg’s Braamfontein officially free WiFi zone

1st October 2015 The city of Johannesburg announced the success of its Smart City project that kicked off with the Braamfontein Wireless Mesh successfully going live. “We see this is as very transformative initiative that will turbo charge Joburg’s digital economy,” City of Johannesburg Executive Mayor Parks Tau... 


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