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Finance Minister Mboweni appointed to AU Peace Fund board of trustees

PRETORIA, November 18 – Finance Minister Tito Mboweni has been appointed a member of the board of trustees of the African Union (AU) Peace Fund, which will finance mediation and preventive diplomacy activities, institutional capacity requirements, and peace support operations, the ministry said on Sunday. “The appointment of the trustees of the AU’s Peace Fund […]

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NUM members expected to march to the Union Buildings protesting Eskom retrenchments

PRETORIA, November 17 – National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) members are expected to march to the Union Buildings in Pretoria on Saturday in protest against Eskom’s plans to retrench workers. The union says the state-owned power utility plans to retrench 7000 workers through voluntary packages in the next five years. On Wednesday, Eskom announced it […]

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Agbiz says concerned about recommendations on land expropriation

JOHANNESBURG, November 16 – Agribusiness association Agbiz said on Friday it was disappointed and concerned at the recommendation by the Constitutional Review Committee (CRC) to amend South Africa’s Constitution to explicitly allow for land expropriation without compensation. President Cyril Ramaphosa’s government says this is necessary to speed up reforms through the redistribution of land forcibly taken […]