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Sudanese military invites AUC chairperson to Khartoum for urgent talks

17th April 2019 Sudan’s Transitional Military Council (TMC) has invited African Union Commission (AUC) chairperson Moussa Faki to visit Khartoum for urgent talks after the AU Peace and Security Council (AUPSC) on Monday warned that unless the TMC handed over power to a civilian government Sudan would be kicked... 

SA consumer inflation edges up to 4.5% year-on-year in March

17th April 2019 South Africa's consumer price inflation edged higher to 4.5 percent year-on-year in March from 4.1 percent in February, the national statistics agency said on Wednesday. On a month-on-month basis, consumer prices were up 0.8 percent in March compared with February. 

Appeal against environmental authorisation for MC Mining's Makhado project dismissed

17th April 2019 Coal mining company MC Mining said on Wednesday appeals against an amendment to an environmental authorisation for its Makhado project allowing for the transportation of coal to Musina by road rather than rail had been dismissed. MC Mining's subsidiary Baobab Mining & Exploration is developing... 

Johannesburg Roads Agency suspends top management over tender irregularities

16th April 2019 Top managers at the troubled Johannesburg Roads Agency (JRA) including MD Goodwill Mbatha have been suspended for flouting tender regulations, the city's mayor Herman Mashaba said on Tuesday. The JRA's board on Monday adopted the findings of a series of forensic investigations which implicated... 

Access to finance, training key to building SA’s black farming community – Afgri

15th April 2019 Access to finance, training and entrepreneurship are critical to building South Africa's black farming community, agricultural services company Afgri's subsidiary Lemang Agricultural Services has said. Lemang was specifically created to train, develop and mentor new era farmers and focuses on... 

Numsa cancels planned strike at AMSA

12th April 2019 The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) on Friday cancelled its planned march to ArcelorMittal South Africa in Johannesburg. "This is because the company is threatening to interdict the march if we proceed. It is in the best interests of our members to protect the strike and... 

Nzimande instructs PRASA board to improve the reliability of trains

12th April 2019 Transport Minister Blade Nzimande has instructed the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) board to improve reliability of trains and trains cancellations by 60% and 41% improvement respectively. This comes after a meeting Nzimande had with PRASA which was prompted when president Cyril... 

Manufacturing Indaba to focus on negative effects of power outages

11th April 2019 Organisers of the Manufacturing Indaba 2019 said on Thursday that this year's conference is set to unpack promising solutions that manufacturers can implement in an attempt to recover their losses resulting from the nation's rolling blackouts. Major concerns have surfaced among South African... 

Orion Minerals halts securities trading at JSE as it prepares for capital raising

11th April 2019 Australian miner Orion Minerals on Thursday requested an immediate trading halt be placed on its securities in the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) as it anticipates making a material announcement in relation to a proposed capital raising. Orion said the trading halt was requested until the... 

BBC, Busa will work together to help the economy

11th April 2019 The Black Business Council and Business Unity South Africa on Wednesday said they were equally concerned about the precarious state of the economy. The organisations said they would seek to work in a more aligned manner when engaging the government on the best way to navigate South Africa out of... 

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