The Constitutional Court this morning finally put an end to the country’s most high-profile mining rights dispute around 21.4% of the Sishen Iron Ore mine.
Anglo American Platinum (Amplats), the world’s top producer of the precious metal, said today the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) had increased its membership in its shafts to 60% from 40% in July.
Trade union Amcu has been given permission by the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) to strike at Lonmin over a wage dispute.
SA Airways (SAA) will deploy bigger aircraft to fly to and from Johannesburg, Cape Town and East London.
South African retailers and other businesses are closing their doors en masse on Sunday to show their respect on the day of Nelson Mandela’s funeral in Qunu in the Eastern Cape.
The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) has appointed a new chairwoman.
South African banknotes with images of the Nelson Mandela are selling at a huge premium on e-commerce giant eBay.
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He was a father – not to his children alone. He was a father – not only to South Africa. He was a father – not only to Africa, but to the entire world. God gave us 95 years to share with him in this world. His passing should ignite the world to live with the ideals that he lived by. We are thankful for the time we had with him. Thank you, Madiba.Not:
All lawyer Nomzama Zondo seemed to be doing wrong was celebrating with her clients after winning a court case for traders to return to their spots. Instead, Joburg metro police arrested her and ignored the judgment of the Constitutional Court against the council. But courts are the final arbiters of disputes and their decisions should be respected by all.
Bafana Bafana’s win over the world champions could have counted for nothing. But this week, soccer governing body Fifa ruled that the game – in which the Spanish team tried to reduce it to nothing by making more substitutions than required – will stand as an official friendly. The nation now has every reason to celebrate beating the world champions. Hooray!Not:
President Jacob Zuma could not possibly be hot, knowing that he can cool down in a R550 000 swimming pool at his Nkandla home. According to Public Works documents, the “fire pool” doubles up as a second water reservoir for fire-fighting purposes and was funded by tax money. Pity the pool can’t put out the fire of public opinion.
Like that David versus Goliath fight in the Bible, Bafana Bafana made the country proud by beating world champions and top-ranked team Spain on Tuesday. Winning the game with a gutsy performance brought joy to many South Africans. Now, we need our boys to treat each and every game they play with the same vigour and determination.Not:
They could be the top team in the world, but Spain showed little respect for South Africa. Making seven substitutions in a single match, thereby flouting Fifa’s rules on the matter, is inexcusable. Their arrogance on Tuesday clearly shows they forget the little team when they are on top. But being on top is not a permanent spot you occupy.
Public Protector Thuli Madonsela has displayed that she takes her job seriously. She will not buckle under pressure from anyone. This week, she took on security-cluster ministers – who went to court to stop her from releasing a preliminary report into state spending at President Jacob Zuma’s private residence of Nkandla – and won. We need more of her ilk.Not:
Government’s responsibility is to ensure that taxpayers’ money is spent correctly to address the many challenges the country faces. In our case, the opposite is true. The Auditor-General found that R30.8 billion has either been wasted or irregularly spent. As long as our public services are open to this kind of misspending, fraud and corruption will thrive.
Registering to vote in next year’s general elections is the right thing to do. This is the chance for people to vote in or out those they want to lead them. By registering, South Africans would be making sure that the freedom fought for so hard over the many years was not in vain. So, let us all register to vote and make our mark. That way, your voice is heard.Not:
Education should encourage critical thinking and creativity. Spokesperson forthe department of basic education Panyaza Lesufi showed he does not encourage either by saying “derogatory art” won’t be tolerated in government schools like Westville Boys’ High. What Mr Lesufi called derogatory art, some might consider a legitimate attempt at satire. So much for opening up minds.
The SA National Roads Agency Limited’s (Sanral) credit rating has been affirmed by rating agency Moody’s Investors Service.
South Africa’s new Auditor-General, Kimi Makwetu, has no plans to fill his predecessor’s shoes.
SA thrived after the release of Nelson Mandela. He was a magnet for capital. Mamello Masote speaks to business leaders about Madiba’s influence
The prospect of South Africa soon having too much electricity seems like an outlandish idea, but it is the main theme in the new update of the country’s Integrated Resource Plan (IRP), which was released for comment last week.
Eskom may be facing a leadership crisis just as it enters the crucial countdown to switching on the Medupi power station late next year.
During financially stressful times, it may be tempting to dip into your access bond to tide you over until things get better. However, this is not the answer. In addition, make sure you know the difference between an access-bond facility and a readvance on your home loan
Every year about 18 000 South Africans die and about 150 000 are injured in motor vehicle accidents.
It’s very hard for the family to even share him even in his death after sharing with the whole world and our whole country while he was alive.
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