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22 January 2017
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16 Jan 2017
Oxfam slams runaway inequality
International advocacy group Oxfam on Monday criticised the widening gap between the rich and the poor, saying that global inequality had grown to unacceptable proportions as just eight men now...
11 Jan 2017
Guptas fail to sell SA companies by end of 2016
The Guptas’ intention to dispose of their shares in all their South African businesses by the end of 2016 has not come to fruition, their family spokesperson confirmed this week. "The Gupta family...
28 Dec 2016
Zambia withholding $243m in tax refunds owed to mining firms
Zambia is withholding 2.4-billion kwacha ($243-million) of the 5-billion kwacha owed to mining companies in tax refunds because the correct documentation has not been provided, the tax authority...
23 Dec 2016
2016 set Zuma up for life and death political battle in coming year
President Jacob Zuma can, in the phrase popularised by Queen Elisabeth II in 1992, claim the past year as his annus horribilis as the State capture narrative eclipsed the Nkandla scandal and drew...
08 Dec 2016
Glencore's Rosneft deal wins analyst thumbs-up
The share price of diversified mining and marketing company Glencore rose in Johannesburg on the news that the company is in final-stage negotiations to buy 19.5% of Russia’s privatised oil company...
05 Dec 2016
Glencore producing zinc at minus cost
Diversified mining and marketing company Glencore is producing zinc at negative cost. Towards the end of this year it has been doing so at -3c/lb and next year it expects to do so at an even better...
02 Dec 2016
Glencore sees nickel shortage as electric vehicle demand burgeons
Diversified mining and marketing company Glencore sees a shortage in nickel arising as a result of burgeoning demand from electric vehicle (EV) production. Batteries used in EVs are consuming about...
01 Dec 2016
Diligent Glencore delivers on debt promise, restarts dividend
Diversified mining and marketing company Glencore has delivered on last year’s commitment to cut debt and structurally increase the strength of its balance sheet – and it has done so in a way that...
14 Nov 2016
Renewables body urges new Eskom chief to restore communications and momentum
The South African Renewable Energy Council (Sarec) has expressed the hope that the new CEO of Eskom will restore “constructive communication” with the renewable-energy industry, which it says has...
04 Nov 2016
Eskom board still considering whether to take State of Capture report on review
The Eskom board reported on Friday that it was taking legal advice on “inconsistencies” in the Public Protector’s ‘State of Capture’ report, including whether or not to take the report on legal...
DA: James Lorimer says Zwane needs to answer for possible capture of Mining Department
The DA will be writing to the Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Mineral Resources to summon Mining Minister, Mosebenzi Zwane, to appear before the committee and answer for the potentially...
Eskom: Eskom Board is firmly behind Eskom’s executive management team
The Eskom Board welcomes release of the Public Protector’s report, and the recommendation that a commission of inquiry be established to investigate all the issues using the Public Protector’s...
03 Nov 2016
Emotional Molefe weighs judicial review and future after damning Public Protector report
Eskom CEO Brian Molefe has indicated that he is weighing his future options as head of the State-owned electricity producer following the release of a Public Protector report, which raises serious...
Sole purpose of Eskom contract was to fund Tegeta – Public Protector
In light of the extensive financial analysis conducted, it appears that the sole purpose of awarding contracts to Tegeta to supply Arnot power station was to fund Tegeta and enable it to purchase...
Third-quarter Glencore coal production down on Optimum disposal
Third-quarter production of diversified major Glencore reflects the various operational suspensions and supply reductions announced and actioned notably in coal, oil, copper and zinc. The London-,...
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