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31 March 2017
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30 Mar 2017
South Africa's Zuma considers stepping down early in deal to oust Gordhan
President Jacob Zuma is considering offering to step down next year, at least 12 months before his term as South African president ends, under a deal with opponents in his ruling party that would...
29 Mar 2017
SACP: Blade Nzimande: Address by SACP General Secretary, during Ahmed Kathrada's funeral, Westpark Cemetery, Randburg, Gauteng (29/03/2017)
The South African Communist Party stands up today to lower its red banner in honour of this revolutionary stalwart, Cde Ahmed Kathrada, a cadre and leader of our liberation movement, a communist...
28 Mar 2017
Remembering “Comrade Kathy” and learning from his life
Sad as the passing of Ahmed Kathrada is, we need to use these occasions to draw lessons from his life. Kathrada is one of the last of a generation of political figures who built the Congress...
YCLSA: YCLSA statement on the passing away of Ahmed Kathrada
The YCLSA is deeply saddened to hear the sad news that a comrade who has joined YCLSA at the age of 12, Cde Ahmed Kathrad has ceased to exist. We send our heartfelt condolences to the Kathrada...
Randgold hoists dividend 900% in ten years
Gold mining company Randgold Resources on Tuesday reaffirmed its intention to increase its final dividend for the year ended December 31, 2016. Since its first dividend in its 2006 financial year,...
24 Mar 2017
Mining: staving off the jobs bloodbath
Gory imagery – such as ‘jobs bloodbath’ – has become common in descriptions of South Africa’s unemployment crisis, conveying not only the failure to create the employment the country needs, but...
22 Mar 2017
'Never fall into the trap of defending wrongdoing' – Derek Hanekom
Never fall into the trap of defending wrongdoing, chairperson of the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation Derek Hanekom warned on Tuesday. He was speaking at a multi-faith prayer session at Liliesleaf Farm...
ANC and democratic crisis: what do we do?
Raymond Suttner
Last week saw a number of significant judicial decisions. These included a Constitutional Court ruling over the social grants crisis and the removal of General Berning Ntlemeza as head of the Hawks...
17 Mar 2017
Vedanta already turning Anglo’s discarded zinc assets to account
Diversified mining company Vedanta, which is being associated with the acquisition of 13% of the equity of Anglo American by Volcan Investments because of the link both these entities have with...
SA: Jeff Radebe: Address by Minister in the Presidency for PME, on the occasion of a public lecture on "Education as a Human Right", Sol Plaatje University, Kimberley (16/03/2017)
I have no words to describe how delighted I am to be in Kimberley, and particularly to be at the Sol Plaatje University this evening.
14 Mar 2017
Constitutional Court drawn towards decisions of great political significance
Raymond Suttner
The SASSA debacle moves to the Constitutional Court this week after political efforts failed to resolve the problem in a manner that safeguards the most vulnerable. The Social Security Agency...
13 Mar 2017
Magara seizes Lonmin COO opportunity as he grasps low-price nettle
It’s 7 am. Ben Magara walks in bang on time for our interview. He left home at 4.15 am to be in the gym at 5 am and the office at 6 am. He has a nice spring in his step as he tells me that he has...
09 Mar 2017
Oxfam SA: Regulate informal mining says Oxfam South Africa
Oxfam South Africa extends sincere condolences to the families of the 14 informal miners who were found this week killed around the abandoned mines of Benoni, Ekurhuleni, and to the family of the...
08 Mar 2017
Royal Bafokeng Platinum's share price falls on bond launch
The share price of platinum mining company Royal Bafokeng Platinum (RBPlat) fell by more than 5% on the company's launch of a R1.2-billion bond offering to to secure the next phase of the ramp-up...
06 Mar 2017
Social grants, obligations and betrayal
What is at stake in the SASSA crisis? At one level we are dealing with an emergency, which is to ensure that grants supporting 17 million people - more than 30% of the population – in the most...
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