Vivian Mooki
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/ 4 August 2006

Unions divided over Kumba offer

Unions that have launched strikes at the Kumba mining company have taken separate paths since Kumba made an offer on Wednesday. While labour union Solidarity said that it had accepted 7,75% and 8,75% pay hike offers, the National Union of Mineworkers, the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa and the Black Allied Mining and Construction Workers’ Union have rejected it.

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/ 20 July 2006

SPCA investigates teens for mouse ‘snuff movie’

Three Randburg teenage girls and a boy are being questioned by animal anti-cruelty authorities after they allegedly tormented a mouse with a lit cigarette before spraying it with an aerosol can and setting it on fire. The group was caught out after a video recorded on a cellphone landed at the offices of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) in Randburg.