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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.

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Fake trafficking news targets migrants

Exaggerated reports on social media of human trafficking syndicates snatching people in broad daylight legitimate xenophobia while deflecting from the real problems in society

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In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

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In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

'Make interest rates zero and inflation goes up and then people save less – we need savings to fund investment in this country'

Secure your business from cyber threats

Many business-grade security systems now have built-in learning systems and AI to help businesses stay up to date with protection

Mental Health

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Expert financial advice still recommended – especially in uncertain times

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What is a virtual card, and how does it work?

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