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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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SOUTH AFRICA: Moody’s changes SA’s outlook to negative from stable

  • Date: 02-11-19
  • Category: SOUTH AFRICA
  • Source: Eye Witness News

JOHANNESBURG - Ratings agency Moody’s has kept the country one notch above investment grade but has changed the outlook from stable to negative.

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SOUTH AFRICA: NUM member shot dead in Marikana as Platinum Belt tensions heat up

  • Date: 01-11-19
  • Category: SOUTH AFRICA
  • Source: Daily Maverick

Kaizer Lungisa Madiba, a member of the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) and Sibanye-Stillwater employee, was shot and killed on Friday morning in Marikana, by unknown assailants, NUM has confirmed. This suggests tensions are rising again on the Platinum Belt.

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SOUTH AFRICA: Confusion over platinum wage talks and murder on the Platinum Belt

  • Date: 01-11-19
  • Category: SOUTH AFRICA
  • Source: Daily Maverick

There is more confusion than clarity as wage talks in the crucial platinum mining sector approach a tipping point. In the case of Amplats, the sides are very close, with sources saying NUM and Uasa have accepted its latest offer in principle. But Amcu is keeping its cards close to its chest. And a NUM member has just been gunned down.

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