Olivia Kumwenda

Amplats to resume operations as police get tough on miners

Anglo American Platinum will resume work at its Rustenburg operations on Tuesday, days after the government launched a crackdown to disarm miners.

South Africa’s maize farmers look east

SA maize and citrus farmers are setting their sights on Asia as they grapple with increasing competition in Africa and falling demand in Europe.

Oil import cuts from Iran poses problems for SA

Should sanctions halt or cut the export of oil from Iran to South Africa, the department of energy says the country would struggle to fill the gap.

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.

Fuel employees reject new pay offer

South Africa's main fuel sector union and employees at state power utility Eskom said on Thursday they had rejected the latest raise offers.

More SA farmers to set up in Mozambique

More SA farmers expect to receive land offers in Mozambique as they seek to expand across Africa amid uncertainty over land reform at home.

SA farmers see depressed maize prices in 2011

SA's maize prices, which have largely been depressed this year, will remain under pressure in 2011 unless the country secures new export markets.

Workers start strike at Kumba

Thousands of workers at South Africa's Kumba Iron Ore mine on Monday embarked on a strike for better wages after pay rise talks collapsed.

Kumba open to talks to avert pay strike

Kumba Iron Ore said on Monday it was willing to hold fresh talks with the National Union of Mineworkers, which plans to a strike next week.

SA ‘may lose investors’ over land reforms

A farmers' group on Wednesday warned of an exodus of foreign investors from the country's agriculture sector over land-reform policies.

Eskom, NUM wage talks falter

Eskom and unions have failed to reach an agreement on a wage dispute that could cut power during the World Cup, officials said on Friday.

Gautrain just the ticket for World Cup fans

Africa's first high speed urban train started operating in Johannesburg on Tuesday, just in time to help World Cup fans bypass traffic congestion.


Court date finally set for death in detention Haffejee inquest

Another apartheid era death will be investigated after NPA pressured to finally act

State capture commission granted a 13-month extension

Judge Wendy Hughes says this is the final extension because finality is "owed to the nation"

eThekwini commuters pay for council’s contracts

Perhaps a commission of inquiry can shine the spotlight on public transport in Durban, where bus and taxi passengers have to contend with fare increases and disrupted services

Press Releases

Achieving the litmus test of social relevance

The HSS Awards honours scholarly works based on their social relevance and contribution to the humanities and social sciences

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs