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Calls for proposals to resolve wage talks deadlock
Calls for proposals to resolve wage talks deadlockArticle

South Africans are being asked to come forward with proposals that might assist in resolving the deadlock between government and organised labour over the current public service wage negotiations...

26 Apr 2021

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Ramaphosa's critical choices to get South Africa back on trackArticle

South Africa's economy is in dire straits. Unemployment has reached a 15-year high of 27.6%. And in the first quarter of this year GDP growth dropped by 3.2%. That's the biggest quarterly drop in a decade...

Sean Gossel 14 Jun 2019

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How much does Eskom need to fail before mines are forced to close?Article

If the Eskom crisis isn't resolved soon, the national unemployment crisis will become even more dire because of impending mass retrenchment in the mining industry...

Katherine Brown 24 Apr 2019

Finding solutions for policy uncertainty
Finding solutions for policy uncertaintyArticle

The policy uncertainty hangover, notably in the mining sector, from the previous administration continues to manifest itself is a stagnant economy...

Jonathan Veeran & Bruce Dickinson 29 Aug 2018

President Cyril Ramaphosa
Ramaphosa's to do list: seven economic policy areas that will shift the dialArticle

South Africa's new President, Cyril Ramaphosa, seems to have a lot going for him. His early new broom sweeps clean gestures have been incisive and the market indicators are responding well. A plethora of good news has come his way in the weeks since he was sworn in...

Alan Hirsch 10 Apr 2018

Sasco and Nehawu shut down Unisa over multiple financial disputes
Sasco and Nehawu shut down Unisa over multiple financial disputesArticle

The South African Students Congress (Sasco) and the National Health Education and Allied Workers Union (Nehawu) have joined forces to shut down the University of SA (Unisa).

Sipho Mabena 18 Jan 2018

Clover management and workers at odds over 'illegal' strike action
Clover management and workers at odds over 'illegal' strike actionArticle

A wage dispute has led to workers at Clover in Port Elizabeth embarking on a strike until two demands are met...

Riaan Marais 28 Sep 2017

Unisa deficit looms over increases
Unisa deficit looms over increasesArticle

The University of SA (Unisa) will have to raise R134m if it wants to meet workers' demands...

Michelle Gumede 30 Jan 2017

Strikers close Unisa over 10% wage call
Strikers close Unisa over 10% wage callArticle

Striking workers shut down the University of SA's main campus in Pretoria yesterday over a wage dispute...

27 Jan 2017

Michael Armstrong
Retaining domestic stability will mean facing challenges for Africa in 2017Article

2017 will see policymakers across Africa facing the challenge of how to minimise instability without affecting the economy's ability to raise standards of living…

16 Jan 2017

What 2017 holds for African business
What 2017 holds for African businessArticle

As we step into 2017, business across Africa are focused on a range of domestic and external risks to economic stability....

Michael Armstrong 19 Dec 2016

Speak up or face the consequences - ruling
Speak up or face the consequences - rulingArticle

In what circumstances may a group of strikers be held collectively accountable for misconduct during a strike...?

Andre van Heerden and Jacques van Wyk 25 Aug 2016

Joseph Mathunjwa
AMCU demands R12,500 wage for most junior platinum minersArticle

The unions have unleashed the first volley in the annual wage negotiation skirmish between themselves and mining sector employers...

8 Jul 2016

Task teams formed to try resolve SAA pay deadlock
Task teams formed to try resolve SAA pay deadlockArticle

Special task teams have been set up for further discussions between the Treasury and labour unions on the future of South African Airways following an initial meeting...

Karl Gernetzky 24 May 2016

SAA denies wage negotiations deadlock
SAA denies wage negotiations deadlockArticle

SAA insists that there is no deadlock in wage negotiations with four unions, despite fresh comments intimating that the national carrier is not in a financial crisis...

Andiswa Maqutu 12 May 2016

Committees briefed on in-depth study on farm workers
Committees briefed on in-depth study on farm workersArticle

A research study on what issues are contributing to tensions between the farm owners and farm workers was presented to a joint-sitting...

Abel Mputing 29 Jan 2016

Ceres Fruit Growers, union set to return to negotiation table
Ceres Fruit Growers, union set to return to negotiation tableArticle

Ceres Fruit Growers (CFG) and the union representing most of its employees, are set to return to the negotiation table over wage demands...

Jenna Etheridge 23 Sep 2015

Africa is no longer a mining continent
Africa is no longer a mining continentArticle

The New Climate Economy Report shows that it's possible to stimulate growth and reduce emissions at the same time, this is according to Trevor Manuel, former Minister of Finance...

7 Sep 2015

UASA tables gold/coal wage demands
UASA tables gold/coal wage demandsArticle

As part of its preparation for the wage negotiations in the gold and coal mining sector at the Chamber of Mines (CoM), UASA presented its list of demands to the chamber...

23 Apr 2015

SA's bargaining structures need to change
SA's bargaining structures need to changeArticle

Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant says South Africa needs to find a solution for the failing labour bargaining structure.

11 Aug 2014

Incentives pointless in wake of strikes, wage demands
Incentives pointless in wake of strikes, wage demandsArticle

Government can pump billions of rand into local industries through incentives but these will be ineffective if they happen in an environment of excessive administered costs, strikes and high wage demands, local producers warn.

Ntsakisi Maswanganyi 6 Aug 2014

Incentives 'may be pointless'Article

Government can pump billions of rand into local industries through incentives but these will be ineffective if they happen in an environment of excessive administered costs, strikes and high wage demands, local producers warn.

Ntsakisi Maswanganyi 4 Aug 2014

Strike fuels prospects of tax on super-profits
Strike fuels prospects of tax on super-profitsArticle

The prospect of a tax on mining super-profits and other measures that would see more state intervention in the mining sector remain squarely on the agenda of the African National Congress (ANC) and South African Communist Party (SACP) in light of the protracted platinum strike.

Carol Paton 19 Jun 2014

CTSA and Numsa reach agreement
CTSA and Numsa reach agreementArticle

An agreement was reached last week between Continental Tyre South Africa (CTSA) and striking National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) members which saw the full workforce returning to operation on 10 May 2014. "We are pleased that an amicable agreement could be reached between ourselves and Numsa", said Dieter Horni, MD of CTSA.

14 May 2014

Implats mine closed over strike
Implats mine closed over strikeArticle

The world's second-biggest platinum producer Impala Platinum will halt its operations to prevent violence during a planned mass strike, the company said.

23 Jan 2014

BMW, Ford exports affected by motor industry strike
BMW, Ford exports affected by motor industry strikeArticle

As industrial action in the vehicle manufacturing sector continues, the latest National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of SA (Naamsa) data shows that BMW and Ford Motor's export operations have been negatively affected by the labour unrest.

Karl Gernetzky and Alistair Anderson 3 Sep 2013

FNB House Price Index for May releasd
FNB House Price Index for May releasdArticle

The renewed acceleration in house price growth, which resumed early in 2013 after a lull late in 2012, continued in the May version of the FNB House Price Index. The average house price for May showed year-on-year growth of 5.8%, up from April's revised 5.4%. The average value of homes transacted in the FNB House Price Index was R885,773.

5 Jun 2013

Agri SA unhappy over SA's policies
Agri SA unhappy over SA's policiesArticle

Policy uncertainty is affecting investor confidence in the country‚ farmers' union Agri SA president Johannes Möller said on Tuesday (4 June).

5 Jun 2013

Determining food prices in franchising
Determining food prices in franchisingArticle

Costing products and services, especially in the fast food sector, is an important aspect of running a business franchise successfully. The important question of profitability vs. stability is a constant one, and many business owners often make the mistake of choosing profit at the expense of losing a consumer.

Patrick Nebuloni 28 May 2013

Reserve bank keeps repo rate unchanged
Reserve bank keeps repo rate unchangedArticle

The Reserve Bank's Monetary Policy Committee [MPC] has kept the repo rate unchanged at 5% as expected by the market.

23 May 2013

Textile industry - guarded optimismArticle

The textile and clothing industry occupies an important role within the economy. Together, textiles and clothing account for about 14% of manufacturing employment and represent South Africa's second largest source of tax revenue.

8 Mar 2013

Repo rate remains unchanged at 5%
Repo rate remains unchanged at 5%Article

The Reserve Bank's Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) has kept the repo rate unchanged at 5% in line with market expectations.

25 Jan 2013

Repo rate unchanged at 5%Article

PRETORIA: The Reserve Bank's Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) has kept the repo rate unchanged at 5% in line with market expectations.

25 Jan 2013

Paddy Hartdegen
What did Amplats workers expect after striking?Article

There is something completely absurd about the knee-jerk reaction that followed Anglo American Platinum's announcement that it planned to cut 14,000 jobs, put three mines onto a care and maintenance programme and close a fourth mine. The outburst from the workers, the unions and even the Minister of Mines, Susan Shabangu defies all our sensibilities.

Paddy Hartdegen 21 Jan 2013

Wage demands would damage Western Cape farmsArticle

High wage demands will damage the Western Cape's agricultural sector, a labour department official said in Grabouw on Monday night (14 January).

16 Jan 2013

Reserve Bank heads to take a salary freeze
Reserve Bank heads to take a salary freezeArticle

PRETORIA: Reserve Bank Governor Gill Marcus, the bank's deputy governors, together with the bank's board members - have decided to forgo salary increases in 2013 - given the global economic outlook, said the central bank.

13 Dec 2012

Farm employers say proposed wage increase too steep
Farm employers say proposed wage increase too steepArticle

PRETORIA: Dozens of employers in the farming sector on Monday, 10 December 2012, said the farmworkers' demand of a daily wage of R150 was too excessive, and it could lead to thousands of workers being laid off should the new sectoral determination decree agree with the employees.

13 Dec 2012

Reserve Bank heads to take a salary freeze
Reserve Bank heads to take a salary freezeArticle

Reserve Bank Governor Gill Marcus, the bank's deputy governors, together with the bank's board members - have decided to forgo salary increases in 2013 - given the global economic outlook, said the central bank.

13 Dec 2012

Farm employers say proposed wage increase too steepArticle

Dozens of employers in the farming sector on Monday said the farmworkers' demand of a daily wage of R150 was too excessive, and it could lead to thousands of workers being laid off should the new sectoral determination decree agree with the employees.

11 Dec 2012

Anglo should examine Gold Fields' spin-offsArticle

According to BDLive's Ron Derby, miners looking to reduce their exposure to South Africa's mining industry may follow the example set by Gold Fields, who decided to spin off part of its local business. As of February 2012, Gold Fields will have shed about 90% of its current South African work-force without sending out a single retrenchment notice and with possibly no strike action.

30 Nov 2012

Manufacturing sector conditions will remain downbeatArticle

The New Age reports that the third quarter 2012 Manufacturing Circle survey released this week says business conditions in the South African manufacturing sector are expected to remain fragile in the short to medium term.

22 Nov 2012

Outside influences are abusing wage issue to promote labour unrest
Outside influences are abusing wage issue to promote labour unrestArticle

"Outside influences with little interest in the welfare of agriculture and workers are abusing the minimum wage issue to promote labour unrest, which in the short to long term will have dire consequences for those who have a direct interest in agriculture," said Johannes Möller, president of Agri SA.

19 Nov 2012

Farm worker strike spreads in Western CapeArticle

Farm worker organisations from around the Western Cape say that workers will picket major routes in the Boland, West Coast and Overberg regions in solidarity with strikers in De Doorns on Wednesday (14 November).

14 Nov 2012

Treasury says 780 000 jobs will be created in three yearsArticle

South Africa is expected to create 780‚000 jobs over the next three years‚ according to the National Treasury's medium-term budget policy statement (MTBPS) released on Thursday.

Ntsakisi Maswanganyi 31 Oct 2012

Gold Fields workers want R18,500 a monthArticle

Representatives of striking AngloGold Ashanti workers will meet with unions next week to discuss their wage demands‚ workers were told outside Fochville on Friday.

12 Oct 2012

Mines could shed 200 000 jobsArticle

The mining sector in South Africa is expected to shed 200‚000 jobs over the next 10 years mainly due to high wage settlements and labour unrest‚ Loane Sharp‚ labour economist at employment services group Adcorp‚ said on Wednesday, 10 October 2012.

Ntsakisi Maswanganyi 12 Oct 2012

Moody's Investors Service adjusts SA's credit rating downwards
Moody's Investors Service adjusts SA's credit rating downwardsArticle

The downgrade of South Africa's government bond rating by one notch to Baa1 from A3 by Moody's Investors Service is premature, according to Melanie Brown, CEO at Global Credit Ratings (GCR). "While we disagree with the move by Moody's, it does not come as a complete surprise. Of the three international rating agencies, Moody's rating was a notch higher."

3 Oct 2012

Clothing sector suspends strike actionArticle

The Southern Africa Clothing and Textile Workers' Union (Sactwu) says it may be able to divert a strike as most employers have agreed to its pay demands.

21 Sep 2012

Unrest in mining sector impacts on SA's credit ratingArticle

The recent strike action and unrest in South Africa's mining sector is compounding concerns that the country could be in line for a credit rating downgrade.

20 Sep 2012

Clothing sector suspends strike action
Clothing sector suspends strike actionArticle

The Southern Africa Clothing & Textile Workers' Union (Sactwu) says it may be able to divert a strike as most employers have agreed to its pay demands.

Paul Vecchiatto 17 Sep 2012

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