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One killed in grenade attack on Kenya church

At least one person was killed when a grenade was thrown into a Nairobi church on Sunday, the latest in a series of attacks in Kenya.

Kenyans will go to the polls in March, 2013

Kenya's electoral commission has announced on Saturday that the country's next presidential elections will be on March 4 2013.

Kenya’s presidential candidates to face ICC

Kenya's presidential hopefuls are amongst a group of people called by the ICC to stand trial for ordering rapes and murders after a disputed election.

Kenya’s tribunal on violence ‘doomed’

Kenya's elite would subvert any local tribunal that attempted to try post-election violence suspects, says the country's 'Iron Lady', Martha Karua.

Somali pirates seize Panama-flagged ship MV ORNA

Somali pirates on two skiffs seized the Panama-flagged merchant ship MV ORNA after firing small arms and rocket-propelled grenades at the vessel.

Kenya moves towards new constitution

Provisional results on Thursday show that Kenyans voted in favour of a new constitution in a referendum that could reshape the political landscape.

Strike threat Eskom widens

A potential strike at Eskom widened after a second union said on Wednesday its members rejected a new pay offer.

NUM rejects Eskom pay offer, talks go on

The National Union of Mineworkers said on Tuesday it had rejected the latest wage offer by Eskom, but would pursue talks for now.

NUM hopes to reach deal with Eskom

The NUM said it was hopeful wage talks on Monday with Eskom could avert a strike that could disrupt electricity supply during the World Cup.

Press Releases

WiMSA shines a light on the future of women in mining

Men in mining must begin to take it upon themselves to support the development of women in the industry

Department of Public Works and Infrastructure reveals second gender-based violence advocacy artwork

The men and boys of South Africa are important role players in this mission to ensure that women are respected, protected and treated equally

Empowering the voice of women in leadership to enable full participation in their roles in leadership and decision making

Sibanye-Stillwater has 13% female representation in its workforce and is actively working to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

Surviving the tobacco ban

Nicotine is given as the ‘likely’ reason for lower Covid-19 infection rates but authorities still stress the health risk of smoking

Smokers hold thumbs for cigarette ban to be lifted

SATTA is worried about the impact of the ban on its own members activities and how the ban is helping black marketeers to make millions of rands illegally

Covid-19: Outlook on the economy, politics and labour

Old Mutual had experts unpack the effects of the pandemic and provide practical tips on how to deal with the financial impact of job losses and salary cuts

Opt-in to Popia

All business owners should take note: there is a lot of work ahead to ensure compliance with the POPI Act that has just come into effect

Capital Legacy talks life

The Covid-19 pandemic is revealing how few people actually sort their affairs to the benefit of their loved ones they leave behind when they pass on

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