Business In The News South Africa

Australian miner South32 reaches agreement with SAfrican metal workers, strike ends

JOHANNESBURG, October 6 – Australian miner South32 on Friday confirmed that it has reached an agreement with the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) regarding wages for employees at the Hillside Aluminium smelter in Richards Bay, KwaZulu-Natal. South32 and Numsa agreed on a two-year deal, bringing the strike has now ended and employees […]

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SAfrican mineworkers union demands Eskom to ditch rotating CEOs

JOHANNESBURG, October 6 – The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) on Friday, said that it was highly agitated by the decision of South Africa’s power utility, Eskom’s chairman, Zethembe Khoza to rotate current executives to the role of the company’s group chief executive. This comes after Eskom on Friday appointed its chief information officer and group executive for […]

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Glencore to fork out $973mln for Chevron South Africa and Botswana stake

JOHANNESBURG, October 6 – Diversified miner Glencore PLC agreed on Friday to buy a 75 percent stake in multinational energy corporation Chevron South Africa and certain related interests and the entire stake of Chevron Botswana from Off The Shelf Investments Fifty Six for US$973 million. Chevron is a refiner and marketer of petroleum products in South Africa. The assets […]

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Judge Frans Diale Kgomo appointed new Hawks judge – SAfrican Police Minister

PARLIAMENT, October 6 – South Africa’s Police Minister Fikile Mbalula on Friday announced the appointment of Judge Frans Diale Kgomo as the new watchdog for the Directorate Priority Crime Investigation (DPCI), more commonly known as the Hawks, with immediate effect. Making the announcement, Mbalula said Kgomo would be filling the vacancy left following the passing […]

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Zimbabwe embassy pulls out of Grace Mugabe SA immunity court matter

PRETORIA, October 06 – The North Gauteng High Court on Friday ordered that the Zimbabwean embassy should file an affidavit in seven days stating whether or not they are representing Grace Mugabe, who is accused of assaulting a 20-year-old South African model. Acting Judge Harshila Koovertjie made the order in a matter in which Gabriella Engels and Afriforum are asking […]

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Cameroon shuts down internet in protesting regions

YAOUNDE  – A DIGITAL rights advocacy organisation has condemned the ongoing internet shutdown in some Cameroonian regions protesting alleged marginalisation by government. There have been reports of a total blackout in the Anglophone regions of the country while the Francophone areas are experiencing social media blockage. Paradigm Initiative, the advocacy group, pointed out the internet […]