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Eskom must lead the energy shift

Any plans to change from coal-fired power to renewable and affordable electricity must include turning the power utility into a true public entity

Unions vow to push ‘battle for survival’ at SAA

The Labour Court dismisses an application by Numsa and Sacca to have planned job cuts at SAA scrapped

Cyril’s style is to inspire the nation

His visionary pragmatism and his aim – together with SA’s citizens — is to build a capable state

Cyril plays a careful game

The president may have kept his cards close to his chest but now he has  to make bold moves

Amcu, govt showdown looms amidst threat to deregister union

Amcu — which rose to prominence during the labour unrest which led to the Marikana massacre in 2012 — began as a breakaway from the ANC-aligned NUM

Numsa denies ‘politicised’ workers are a threat to Eskom

Numsa's general secretary says the party's aim is to push the workers' interest in all sectors of society.

Eskom: Army and police on standby

The utility fears sabotage if Nersa doesn’t grant a price hike, which may lead to retrenchments

Dissatisfied workers a real threat to power utility and economy

While Eskom goes from one controversy to the next, the dissatisfaction of its workforce poses a real danger to Eskom’s ability to keep the lights on

Fellow unions call out Amcu on strike tactics

Central to the dispute between Amcu and Sibanye are efforts to verify union membership numbers

Sibanye-Stillwater warns of possible job cuts

The gold producer is locked in an ongoing wage dispute with AMCU and is facing ongoing losses at its gold operations

Elections 2019 will test SA’s value system

The president and his party face a difficult time in the months ahead and the outcome is far from certain

New offer to end Gold Fields strike likely to be rejected, says union

NUM downed tools on ​November 2 in protest against 1 082 employees and 420 contractors losing their positions

Amcu firm on Sibanye strike, warns of fresh strike in platinum sector

Amcu President Joseph Mathunjwa promised to embark on a secondary strike in the platinum sector, at a yet-to-be-determined date

Greenpeace hits back at unions

After calling on South Africa to cut down on coal, the environmental activist organisation has been criticised as anti-worker

Communities reject Mantashe’s mining charter

Community umbrella body Macua says consultation road shows were short and the process flawed

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Limpopo big-game farmer accused of constant harassment

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Zondo tightens his grip with criminal complaint against Zuma

The state capture commission’s star witness now faces a criminal complaint and another summons

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Many companies have over-capitalised on IT infrastructure in the past, and are looking for ways to access simpler, cheaper technology that cuts their costs

Land reform still a hot potato

The land has got to belong to all the people of South Africa, and many believe that there’s no other mechanism for that except expropriation

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Inclusion as learned experience in higher education

Understanding the complexity of intersections between oppressions relating to race and gender is key to any commitment to creating a culture of inclusion and social justice

Local government in crisis: how it can be fixed

Local governments are supposed to promote non-racial development, in a decentralised manner, but the reality does not match up

Covid-19 accelerates adoption of technology by the African property sector

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