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‘We don’t speak in tongues’

Cosatu's national strike in protest against food, fuel and electricity prices this week hit economic activity hard.

ANCYL not quite ready to govern

Jacob Zuma urges the ANC Youth League to continue playing a critical role in the ANC.

Bar set high for youth dissidents

Those who want to challenge the ANC Youth League leader's legitimacy at the league's conference must first win a two-thirds majority.

Alliance leaders pat him on the back

ANC deputy president Kgalema Molanthe that Julius Malema's remarks would be discussed at the ANC's national working committee meeting next week.

More motor dealers shut up shop

Over 50 vehicle dealerships across the country have shut up shop since the beginning of the year because of plunging sales, according to industry.

‘I’ve been targeted wrongly’

''After having collected the money from [Charles] Modise, I gave it to the general secretary of the SACP [Nzimande]. Why I did not take it to the bank is again part of the information contained in the affidavit that I have given to the police,'' says Willie Madisha who spoke to the Mail & Guardian's Matuma Letsoalo about the disputed R500 000 donation to the SACP.

Senior Scorpion probed

A top Scorpions official, Jeffrey Ledwaba, one of three czars heading the elite police unit, is being investigated in connection with allegations of the plundering of hundreds of thousands of rands from the informers fund. Ledwaba was put on "special leave" last week on the instruction of the National Director of Public Prosecutions, Vusi Pikoli.

‘Employers must show their patriotism’

Minister of Labour Membathisi Mdladlana has appealed to all South African employers to respect the constitutional rights of workers by allowing them to go and cast their vote on Wednesday April 14, a public holiday. "This holiday was declared specifically to allow South Africans to exercise their right to vote," he said.

Union suspends Harmony wage talks

The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) on Tuesday announced its decision to suspend the current wage negotiations between the union and gold mining giant Harmony. This was in reaction to the company's announcement last Friday that it might have to close six of its mine shafts, which could cost more than 6 300 jobs.

Scorpions on trail of Mabona official

The saga of Mpumalanga public works minister Steve Mabona intensified this week when the Scorpions submitted a long-awaited charge sheet in the Pretoria Regional Court against Mabona's former head of department, William Mthombothi. Mthombothi was arrested and charged with fraud by the Scorpions last November.

Minister confident about job gains

The recent employment figures released by Statistics South Africa are a clear indication that there has been a marginal increase in the number of people in employment, Minister of Labour Membathisi Mdladlana said on Tuesday. He said the government is on track to meet its goal of halving unemployment by 2014.

Dept of Labour pounces on four companies

Department of Labour inspectors on Tuesday served 17 contravention notices and a prohibition order on four different companies at Isipingo, south of Durban, after several complaints relating to air pollution, environmental issues and unconducive working environments in the area.

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