Business In The News South Africa

Workers down tools at SA plastic factory over harsh working conditions

JOHANNESBURG, October 17 – The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) said on Tuesday that workers have embarked on a strike at Venk-Pac Plastics in Verulam, KwaZulu-Natal, to protest against working conditions at the plant. Venk-Pac provides complete plastic packaging solutions from its factories in South Africa. The firm, which currently employs over 200 […]

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Parliament committee urges Home Affairs to assist flood victims

JOHANNESBURG, October 16  – The Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs in Parliament has urged the department to speedily issue people affected by floods with necessary civic documents. In a statement at the weekend the committee said it had “observed with shock” the recent devastating floods that affected residents of KwaZulu-Natal especially in the eThekwini Municipality. “In […]

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153 NUM Zululand Anthracite Colliery underground strikers resurface

EMAKHALTHINI, October 15 – The 153 workers who staged an underground sit-in at the Zululand Anthracite Colliery at Emakhalathini in northern KwaZulu-Natal since October 10 – apparently over long-service awards – have resurfaced from the mine, the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) said on Sunday. The 153 NUM members and other workers resurfaced from underground […]

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Durban storms wrap pictures

    DURBAN, October 11 – The harbour city of Durban in KwaZulu-Natal was flooded on Tuesday by heavy rains that caused the death on a policeman and extensive damage to roads, buildings, and motor vehicles. The policeman was crushed to death when a container dislodged by the storm fell on his car. His partner […]

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Three taxi men shot dead, three others wounded in KwaZulu-Natal attack

JOHANNESBURG, October 9 – Three people were shot dead and three others injured after armed attackers opened fire on their vehicle on Sunday along the M35 road, near Folweni in KwaZulu-Natal. “Yesterday at 18h00 six people were in a vehicle travelling along the M35 road near Folweni when they were confronted by unknown men travelling in another vehicle. The […]