Olivia Kumwenda

Amplats to resume operations as police get tough on miners

Anglo American Platinum will resume work at its Rustenburg operations on Tuesday, days after the government launched a crackdown to disarm miners.

South Africa’s maize farmers look east

SA maize and citrus farmers are setting their sights on Asia as they grapple with increasing competition in Africa and falling demand in Europe.

Political turmoil pushes Illovo out of Mali sugar project

South Africa's Illovo Sugar has pulled out of a R2.6-billion sugar project in Mali, largely due to political risk and funding difficulties.

Oil import cuts from Iran poses problems for SA

Should sanctions halt or cut the export of oil from Iran to South Africa, the department of energy says the country would struggle to fill the gap.

Sappi to rejig business, slash jobs

Paper maker Sappi says it will be cutting jobs and restructuring its operations to rein in costs and focus on higher margin businesses.

Eskom raises wage offer to keep the home fires burning

Eskom has increased its wage offer to unions, in a bid to prevent a prolonged strike that could cut power and bring disaster to the economy.

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.

GMO crop area in SA rises, slow growth for Africa

SA's genetically modified crop area for the 2010/11 season rose 6% but perceptions make it hard for other African countries to adopt the practice.

More SA farmers to set up in Mozambique

More SA farmers expect to receive land offers in Mozambique as they seek to expand across Africa amid uncertainty over land reform at home.

SA farmers see depressed maize prices in 2011

SA's maize prices, which have largely been depressed this year, will remain under pressure in 2011 unless the country secures new export markets.

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.

Kumba open to talks to avert pay strike

Kumba Iron Ore said on Monday it was willing to hold fresh talks with the National Union of Mineworkers, which plans to a strike next week.

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