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Thursday | 08 March | 2018 Eskom pays back controversial GEPF/PIC loan with interest

BusinessLive reports that Eskom has repaid the R5 billion loan facility advanced to it in February by the Government Employees Pension Fund (GEPF) via the Public Investment Corporation (PIC), apparently paying R30 million interest in the process. The funds reflected in their bank accounts on 1 March, the two organisations  … Read more

Thursday | 08 March | 2018 Listeriosis outbreak will not lead to job losses for now

Fin24 reports that Dawie Maree, head of marketing and information at FNB Business Agriculture, said that the outbreak and subsequent spreading of listeriosis contamination from certain meat processing plants in SA would likely not lead to job losses in the short term. “At a manufacturing plant most of the jobs  … Read more

Thursday | 01 March | 2018 Sibanye-Stillwater says it’s cleared most illegal miners from its gold shafts

Reuters reports that precious metals producer Sibanye-Stillwater arrested nearly 1 400 illegal miners in a blitz at its SA gold shafts last year, which largely ended the practice at its mines. Illegal gold mining costs the government and the industry more than R20 billion a year in lost sales, taxes  … Read more

Thursday | 01 March | 2018 Third Gupta-owned mine, Shiva Uranium, fails to pay its workers on time

BusinessLive reports that according to a worker at Shiva Uranium mine‚ a Gupta-owned company based in Klerksdorp‚ North West‚ employees have been left in the lurch after the company failed to pay them their salaries last week. “We have not been paid February salaries.  We were told that we would  … Read more

Thursday | 22 February | 2018 Film on job pressures of SA junior doctors goes global

ANA reports that the locally produced film Doc-U-Mentally – which highlights the extreme pressures junior doctors face in South Africa – will be released globally on Monday via Amazon, iTunes and Google Play. Nicole Jennings, spokesperson for one of the sponsors Pharma Dynamics, said:  “We believed in the message of  … Read more

Thursday | 22 February | 2018 SARS welcomes tax administration inquiry

According to Engineering News the South African Revenue Service (SARS) welcomed President Cyril Ramaphosa’s pledge to launch a commission of inquiry into tax administration and governance at SARS. During his maiden State of the Nation Address (SONA) last week, Ramaphosa said he would soon appoint a commission of inquiry into  … Read more

Thursday | 15 February | 2018 Minimum wage could be topped up by collective bargaining

According to Engineering News, the Department of Labour said wages above the national minimum wage will be increased through collective bargaining once the remuneration target comes into force on May 1. The national minimum wage (NMW) agreed at the National Economic Development and Labour Council (Nedlac) is pegged at R20  … Read more

Thursday | 15 February | 2018 Sappi moves to consolidate dissolving pulp leadership

Pulp and paper producer Sappi plans to significantly expand its operations in South Africa, Europe and the US by 2020, starting with the preparatory work for the potential expansion of its South Africa-based Saiccor dissolving wood pulp (DWP) mill, according to Engineering News. The South African group supplies about 20%  … Read more

Thursday | 08 February | 2018 Mining Indaba kicks off with miner safety in the spotlight

The 2018 Mining Indaba kicked off in Cape Town on Monday and according to ANA issues of health and safety in the mining industry uppermost in the minds of delegates. Safety at mines, yet again, came into sharp focus last week when more than 950 workers were trapped for two  … Read more

Thursday | 08 February | 2018 BMW SA opens R73m training centre at Rosslyn plant

According to Engineering News, BMW Group South Africa (BMW SA) last week cut the ribbon on a new, R73-million training academy at its Rosslyn plant in Pretoria. The 6 000 m2 facility can host 300 apprentices a year. “Global automotive production stands on the brink of momentous change with an  … Read more

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