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The EFF forges on with the invasion of unoccupied land

The EFF announces its land occupation programme, calling for the invasion of unoccupied land across the country.

Former JSE chief tears into ‘racist’ Malema, ANCYL

Former JSE chief executive Russel Loubser has delivered a scathing attack on Julius Malema and the ANC Youth League, calling them racist and greedy.

Nationalisation back-and-forth damages the economy

As the ANC debates the merits of nationalisation, investors are losing their appetite for the local mining market.

Mine seizures not a given

The call for strategic - as opposed to wholesale - nationalisation following the ANC's policy conference last week will face many hurdles.

Phosa: We (still) won’t nationalise

ANC treasurer general Mathews Phosa has moved to assure the international community that the ANC doesn't intend changing policy on nationalisation.

Gloves off as union heads for elections

A qualified audit is playing into the hands of a mineworkers' union faction vying for control.

ANC youth in KZN expected to back nationalisation

Party structures in KwaZulu-Natal have joined their peers in Limpopo in their endorsement of nationalisation.

Malema’s great ideological irony

Economic freedom implies unconstrained markets and less state intervention, not more.

Nationalism, not nationalisation

The ANC is pondering a windfall tax as a less risky way to maximise benefits from minerals, writes <b>Kevin Davie</b>.

Malema stands firm on mineral wealth distribution

Julius Malema has urged hundreds of Bantu Bonke township residents not to vacate the mineral rich land they occupy should anyone want them to move.

Ramaphosa: Mines ‘not transforming as agreed’

Business leaders must bear part of the blame for a call to nationalise South Africa's mines, according to Cyril Ramaphosa.

A foregone conclusion, says Cosatu

A senior Cosatu economist has warned business that nationalisation will take place in SA and the only outstanding issue is how it will be implemented.

A Lula Continua, Zweli

Brazil offers economic policy lessons for South Africa but not in the manner proposed by Malema or Vavi.

Business ‘could be more involved’ in nationalisation debate

Business could have been more "proactive" in the debate around nationalisation of the country's mines and banks, says Business Leadership SA.

Shooting the messenger won’t help

The 'liberal' media isn't responsible for any of our social ills and attacking it won't solve them.

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Sekhukhune’s five-year battle for water back in court

The residents of five villages are calling for the district municipal manager to be arrested

Special Investigating Unit probes Covid-19 tenderpreneurs

The SIU is investigating 102 companies doing business with the provincial government in Gauteng alone

Vaccine trial results due in December

If successful, it will then have to be manufactured and distributed

Press Releases

WiMSA shines a light on the future of women in mining

Men in mining must begin to take it upon themselves to support the development of women in the industry

Department of Public Works and Infrastructure reveals second gender-based violence advocacy artwork

The men and boys of South Africa are important role players in this mission to ensure that women are respected, protected and treated equally

Empowering the voice of women in leadership to enable full participation in their roles in leadership and decision making

Sibanye-Stillwater has 13% female representation in its workforce and is actively working to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

Surviving the tobacco ban

Nicotine is given as the ‘likely’ reason for lower Covid-19 infection rates but authorities still stress the health risk of smoking

Smokers hold thumbs for cigarette ban to be lifted

SATTA is worried about the impact of the ban on its own members activities and how the ban is helping black marketeers to make millions of rands illegally

Covid-19: Outlook on the economy, politics and labour

Old Mutual had experts unpack the effects of the pandemic and provide practical tips on how to deal with the financial impact of job losses and salary cuts

Opt-in to Popia

All business owners should take note: there is a lot of work ahead to ensure compliance with the POPI Act that has just come into effect

Capital Legacy talks life

The Covid-19 pandemic is revealing how few people actually sort their affairs to the benefit of their loved ones they leave behind when they pass on

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