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Olivia Kumwenda

Olivia Kumwenda

    Amplats to resume operations as police get tough on miners
    Amplats to resume operations as police get tough on miners
    Amplats, the world's top producer of the precious metal, suspended some of its operations this week after machete-wielding strikers marched on...
    South Africa's maize farmers look east
    South Africa's maize farmers look east
    With promises of booming demand in the East and low shipping costs, South African farmers are vigorously courting Asian buyers, focusing on...
    Oil import cuts from Iran poses problems for SA
    Oil import cuts from Iran poses problems for SA
    South Africa, which receives a quarter of its crude from Iran, is assessing a worst case scenario in which its oil imports from that country might...
    Sappi to rejig business, slash jobs
    Sappi to rejig business, slash jobs
    South African paper maker Sappi said on Friday it will slash jobs and restructure its operations to rein in costs and focus on higher margin...
    Fuel employees reject new pay offer
    Fuel employees reject new pay offer
    South Africa's main fuel sector union and employees at state power utility Eskom said on Thursday they had rejected the latest raise offers from...
    More SA farmers to set up in Mozambique
    More SA farmers to set up in Mozambique
    More South African farmers expect to receive land offers in Mozambique as they seek to expand across Africa amid uncertainty over land reform at...
    SA farmers see depressed maize prices in 2011
    SA farmers see depressed maize prices in 2011
    South Africa's maize prices, which have largely been depressed this year, will remain under pressure in 2011 unless the country secures new export...
    Workers start strike at Kumba
    Workers start strike at Kumba
    Thousands of workers at South Africa's Kumba Iron Ore mine on Monday embarked on a strike for better wages after pay rise talks collapsed, a...
    Kumba open to talks to avert pay strike
    Kumba open to talks to avert pay strike
    South Africa's Kumba Iron Ore said on Monday it was willing to hold fresh talks with the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), which plans to a...
    SA 'may lose investors' over land reforms
    SA 'may lose investors' over land reforms
    A key South African farmers' group on Wednesday warned of an exodus of foreign investors from the country's agriculture sector if policies,...
    Eskom, NUM wage talks falter
    Eskom, NUM wage talks falter
    South Africa's state-owned power utility, Eskom, and unions have failed to reach an agreement on a wage dispute that could cut power during the...
    Gautrain just the ticket for World Cup fans
    Gautrain just the ticket for World Cup fans
    Africa's first high speed urban train started operating in Johannesburg on Tuesday, just in time to help World Cup fans bypass the city's notorious...