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Dewald van Rensburg

Eskom: Stuck in a spiral of crises

14 December 2014 15:00

Eskom-bashing will escalate next year after the state-owned power utility this week made a point of denying that there is a “crisis” – and simultaneously warning that last week’s extreme levels of load shedding are likely to take place throughout February and March.

Neasa loses in court

7 December 2014 15:00

South Africa’s collective bargaining system fended off another challenge this week, safeguarding for now the beleaguered Metals and Engineering Industries Bargaining Council (MEIBC), which sets wages in much of the manufacturing sector – and underpins the powerful role of the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) in the economy.

Woolworths counts the boycott cost

23 November 2014 15:00

The South African Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign will send dozens of activists to Woolworths’ annual general meeting in Cape Town on Wednesday, together with a few existing shareholders who support its campaign, to get the retailer to cut ties with Israeli suppliers.

AU gets private funding for Ebola

9 November 2014 15:00

Addis Ababa: A hastily convened “business round table on Ebola” has succeeded in getting $28.5 million (R321 million) in “initial” cash donations to fund the deployment by the ­African Union (AU) of a 1 000-strong African medical corps to the epicentre of the west African Ebola outbreak.