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Jon Herskovitz

Jon Herskovitz

    Zuma's move to calm economic fears backfires
    Zuma's move to calm economic fears backfires
    President Jacob Zuma has tried to play down the effect of labour unrest on the economy but managed to trigger a nearly 3% plunge in the rand.
    Labour laws keep SA's textile industry struggling along
    Labour laws keep SA's textile industry struggling along
    South Africa's labour laws have their pros and cons, but who do the tough legislations ultimately protect?
    Deep Read: 'Born free' voters may not choose ANC
    Deep Read: 'Born free' voters may not choose ANC
    The growing divide between the ANC and the "born frees" may present a concern for the ruling party when the 2019 presidential election comes around.
    Match fixing: Safa says officials were improperly removed
    Match fixing: Safa says officials were improperly removed
    Soccer body Safa has reinstated its chief and four other leading officials suspended over a match fixing scandal involving the national team.
    Deadliest year yet for Africa's rhinos and elephants
    Deadliest year yet for Africa's rhinos and elephants
    Africa's rhinos and elephants have been poached in near record numbers in 2012, with surging demand for horn and ivory driving the slaughter.
    Awful year for SA's rhinos as 2011 poaching shatters record
    Awful year for SA's rhinos as 2011 poaching shatters record
    A record number of rhinos have been poached in South Africa this year as rising demand in Asia for their horns led to a massive upswell in killings.
    Fikile Mbalula on the political fast track
    Fikile Mbalula on the political fast track
    The former head of the ANC Youth League, Fikile Mbalula, is beating a path that may lead right to the top using sport to help unite a nation.
    SA braces for massive coal strike
    SA braces for massive coal strike
    About 150 000 SA coal workers seeking 14% wage increases plan to walk off the job from Sunday in a strike that could hurt power supplies.
    SA economy pays high price for wage raises
    SA economy pays high price for wage raises
    Labour protests sweeping South Africa are stoking worries about inflation and dealing blows to the long-term prospects of the country's economy.
    Icy rain, fuel shortages hamper relief in Japan
    Icy rain, fuel shortages hamper relief in Japan
    Fuel shortages, icy rain and power failures are hampering Japan's worst humanitarian crisis since World War II, but workers are reporting progress.
    Japan: Robot power everywhere except at nuclear plant
    Japan: Robot power everywhere except at nuclear plant
    Japan may build robots to run marathons and preside over weddings, but it has not deployed any of the machines to help repair its crippled reactors.