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SA’s ‘welfare state’ is in trouble

The government has to make tough decisions about social grants in the face of poor economic performance

Gold Fields set to cut jobs in restructure

The mining company is set to cut more jobs despite numerous restructuring efforts

Amplats to cut 4 800 jobs

Anglo American Platinum, the world's top platinum producer, has said it will shed around 4 800 jobs through its restructuring process.

Sibanye Gold plans to shed 1 600 jobs

At least 1 600 jobs could be affected at Sibanye Gold as it restructures its support services, says the company.

Grim outlook for jobs in short term

Unemployment is set to worsen globally, posing the risk of social unrest as inequality worsens.

Sibanye gets leaner as Beatrix woes bite into head count

No surprises at the announcement of plans to cut 1 100 positions.

NUM: Amplats showed its stakeholders the middle finger

The National Union of Mineworkers will oppose the retrenchment of 6 000 workers at Anglo American Platinum, the union has said.

Amplats’s planned job cuts raises Cosatu’s ire

The Congress of South African Trade Unions has expressed outrage over Anglo American Platinum's announcement that it will cut 6 000 jobs.

Minister shocked by Amplats’s 14 000 job cuts

Plans by Anglo American Platinum to cut 14 000 jobs has come as a shock to the government, said Mineral Resources Minister Susan Shabangu.

Standard Bank to cut jobs

Standard Bank has said it would cut up to 15% of its staff in London to save $100-million, as the bank scales back operations outside Africa.

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.

HSBC confirms 30 000 jobs will go

HSBC's new chief executive says the positions will go worldwide over the next three years after announcing first-half profits up 3% to $11.5-billion.

Nokia to cut another 1 700 jobs

Nokia, the world's leading cellphone maker, said on Tuesday it planned to cut another 1 700 jobs worldwide.

Solidarity hits back at Lonmin job cuts

Solidarity on Tuesday hit back at Lonmin which earlier said it had reached "an agreement" with trade unions to retrench 4 000 employees.

Mine retrenchments could be cut by 60%, says Solidarity

Retrenchments in the South African mining industry could be reduced by 40% to 60%, Solidarity deputy general secretary Dirk Hermann said on Thursday.

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