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National minimum wage a moot point at Cosatu conference

Speaking ahead of its national congress Cosatu has hinted that it will push for a national minimum wage to be legislated across all sectors.

Shadow of Marikana hangs over Cosatu congress

Analysts are predicting that events at Lonmin's mine in Marikana will heavily influence next week's Cosatu national congress.

Breytenbach: NPA wants new inquiry chair

The National Prosecuting Authority will apply to have the chairperson of Glynnis Breytenbach's disciplinary inquiry removed, its lawyer says.

Questions raised over job seekers’ grant

The ANC has no appetite for the youth wage subsidy put forward by the Treasury last year in an attempt to alleviate the high youth unemployment rate.

Lawyer argues Mdluli linked to Breytenbach’s suspension

Glynnis Breytenbach's suspension was linked to her probe into former crime intelligence boss Richard Mdluli, her disciplinary hearing has heard.

Zuma calls for citizens to build ‘the South African vision’

President Jacob Zuma has told the national cohesion summit the 2010 World Cup should be an example of what a united South Africa could be like.

Minister defends South Africa’s $2-billion IMF loan

International Relations Minister Maite Nkoane-Mashabane says South Africa's $2-billion loan to the IMF will help the country gain influence.

‘Mangaung must be a turning point’

The ANC needed to change from a resistance movement to a "transformative movement and effective governing party".

Netshitenzhe: ANC not living up to the values of the struggle

ANC NEC member Joel Netshitenzhe says the significant change in South Africa's class structure over the past 18 years has implications for the party.

ANC Youth League calls for changes in Constitution

The ANC Youth League says the Constitution must be changed to allow the expropriation of land without compensation.

Cosatu doubts effectiveness of govt e-toll bid

Cosatu's Zwelinzima Vavi says government's application to the Constitutional Court to scrap a court order halting e-tolling, will fail.

ANC policy papers show discontent with world bodies

The ANC discussion document on international relations says the UN, World Bank and International Monetary Fund must be reformed.

Black Business Council says no thanks to state handouts

Black business wants a bigger slice of government spend, though not necessarily at the expense of white business, the Black Business Council says.

Six-week strike at Implats ends

Over 13 500 workers returned to work at Impala Platinum in Rustenburg, in what may be an end to the illegal strike.

NUM, Implats make up without CCMA intervention

A wage dispute at Impala Platinum has been resolved between it and the National Union of Mineworkers, leaving no need for the CCMA, the parties say.

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SABC retrenchment process set to be finalised on Friday

At a portfolio committee meeting on Tuesday, developing a sustainable funding model for the SABC was top of the agenda

Slain top cop blamed for not cooperating with police

The widow of Charl Kinnear submitted a petition to parliament to find out why protection services were withdrawn before her husband’s assassination

Zuma not at court to hear his arms-deal trial start date

The former president’s lawyers asked last week that he be excused from appearing in person, although no such arrangements were made for his snubbing of the Zondo commission

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