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SOUTH AFRICA: Anglo CEO urges SA to upgrade rail, ports to boost mining

JOHANNESBURG - South Africa needs to modernize its rail and ports and provide reliable electricity supplies to boost growth in mining, said Anglo American Plc Chief Executive Officer Mark Cutifani.

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SOUTH AFRICA: Amcu signs platinum deal and plans for new battle

  • Date: 26-11-19
  • Category: SOUTH AFRICA
  • Source: Fourways Review

The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) finally signed the wage deal with platinum producers after four months of negotiations but vowed that the battle against job losses in the industry is about to begin.

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SOUTH AFRICA: District Development Model: Ramaphosa launches service delivery action plan in Waterberg

  • Date: 26-11-19
  • Category: SOUTH AFRICA
  • Source: The South African

Ramaphosa revealed, during his SONA 2019 speech that if one thing was certain regarding South Africa’s service delivery issues, it’s the fact that there is a “lack of coherence in planning and implementation and [this] has made monitoring and oversight of government’s programme difficult”.

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SOUTH AFRICA: ANC must be more race and gender inclusive - Ramaphosa

The ANC must do more to be inclusive of all races and to promote the interests of women, party president Cyril Ramaphosa said during the OR Tambo Memorial Lecture in Limpopo over the weekend.

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SOUTH AFRICA: Joint operations centre set up to quash platinum belt unrest

  • Date: 22-11-19
  • Category: SOUTH AFRICA
  • Source: Daily Maverick

In the face of escalating community unrest on the eastern limb of the platinum belt, the Minerals Council and the police plan to set up a joint operations centre in the region. Data suggests the area is in a state of worsening social turmoil amid sky-high unemployment and conflict over resource control.

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SOUTH AFRICA: Julius Malema on Eskom, expansion and the future of the EFF

EFF leader Julius Malema spoke about the party's views on state-owned enterprises and expanding the EFF at a media briefing on Thursday ahead of the party's December elective conference at Nasrec.

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SOUTH AFRICA: Two unions vie for power in Marikana and the result can be murder

  • Date: 21-11-19
  • Category: SOUTH AFRICA
  • Source: Daily Maverick

Kaizer Lungisa Madiba is the latest mineworker to be murdered in Marikana as tensions between Amcu and NUM continue to simmer. With NUM trying to recruit members in the area, he might not be the last.

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SOUTH AFRICA: Platinum sector seals pay deal

  • Date: 17-11-19
  • Category: SOUTH AFRICA
  • Source: Business Live

The world's largest platinum producers have sealed a pay agreement with the sector's biggest labour union in SA, concluding negotiations that started in July and putting workers' remuneration on the back burner for the next three years.

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