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SOUTH AFRICA: ANC scores comfortable wins but EFF makes inroads

  • Date: 27-06-19
  • Category: SOUTH AFRICA
  • Source: Daily Maverick

The African National Congress retained the two wards contested on Wednesday with relative ease, but the Economic Freedom Fighters exhibited growth in both wards. The by-elections took place in Polokwane in Limpopo and Emakhazeni in Mpumalanga.

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SOUTH AFRICA: ‘Platinum Valley’ SEZ in three months – Patel

  • Date: 26-06-19
  • Category: SOUTH AFRICA
  • Source: Mining Weekly

JOHANNESBURG (miningweekly.com) – The legal entity for the Bojanala Platinum Valley Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in North West, which already has an investment pipeline in place, will be set up in the next three months, Trade and Industry Minister Ebrahim Patel promised on Tuesday evening.

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SOUTH AFRICA: SA’s jobs market gets tight

Don’t expect an improvement in the country’s employment figures when Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) releases numbers for the first quarter of 2019 later today, with a spate of large companies having announced plans to cut staff since the beginning of the year.

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SOUTH AFRICA: Retrenchment tracker: South Africa’s big corporate job losses in 2019 - so far

  • Date: 25-06-19
  • Category: SOUTH AFRICA
  • Source: Business Insider

The alarming state of the South African economy is taking a heavy toll on companies, and many have announced retrenchments. These are some of the biggest job losses since the start of the year...

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SOUTH AFRICA: Johannesburg power cuts: Eskom issue warning for affected residents

  • Date: 22-06-19
  • Category: SOUTH AFRICA
  • Source: The South African

A series of Johannesburg power cuts have gripped the city on Saturday, and Eskom are asking citizens in the East Rand to remain vigilant.

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SOUTH AFRICA: Ramaphosa's Old Union Seeks S. Africa Platinum Mine Comeback

  • Date: 21-06-19
  • Category: SOUTH AFRICA
  • Source: Yahoo Finance

(Bloomberg) -- The National Union of Mineworkers, which dominated organized labor across South Africa’s platinum belt until the massacre at Lonmin Plc’s Marikana mine in 2012, is plotting a comeback.

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SOUTH AFRICA: Waterberg growth inbound as R12 Bn water access project kicks off

  • Date: 20-06-19
  • Category: SOUTH AFRICA
  • Source: Mining Review

Water supplies to Lephalale municipality, Eskom’s Matimba and Medupi power stations and Exxaro’s Grootegeluk mine will soon be augmented following the implementation of the Mokolo-Crocodile Water Augmentation Project Phase 2A in Limpopo Province.

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SOUTH AFRICA: Rand rallies as Ramaphosa set to give more support for Eskom

  • Date: 19-06-19
  • Category: SOUTH AFRICA
  • Source: Eye Witness News

JOHANNESBURG - The rand rallied in late trade on Tuesday after the government signalled it will give additional support to power firm Eskom and as emerging currencies were lifted by expectations the Federal Reserve could signal US rate cuts.

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