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  • African Minerals confident of 20mln tonnes output in 2014

    10 January 2014 11:13 AM 20

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  • Mogale City calls truce with Mintails over blasting

    10 January 2014 9:28 AM 29

    Mogale City has suspended its litigation to stop Mintails Mining's operations in Kagiso, on the West Rand. The decision to suspend court action was made at a meeting between Mineral Resources Minister Susan Shabangu and Mogale City mayor Koketso Seerane. The meeting was called after residents took to the streets, burning tyres and blocking roads, demanding

  • 'Power supply will be tight in 2014'

    10 January 2014 4:49 AM 15

    Gia Nicolaides | Today, 07:16 JOHANNESBURG – Energy expert Chris Yelland says Eskom appears to have a number of problems and expects electricity supply to be tight this year. “Unplanned outages are at an unacceptably high level so the supply side is lower than what Eskom would like.” It's been reported that load–shedding is likely for two weeks each month

  • Manufacturers want govt to ease barriers

    09 January 2014 7:07 PM 14

    Craig Wynn | Yesterday, 20:59 JOHANNESBURG – South African manufacturers are calling on government to end red tape and create greater market access to allow manufacturers to expand their production and global footprint. Speaking earlier this week, South African Reserve Bank Governor Gill Marcus welcomed the appointment of Janet Yellen to the chair of the US Federal

  • Billion-rand Mala Mala land claim settled

    09 January 2014 3:15 PM 11

    A six-year land claim battle between the owners of Mala Mala Game Lodge in Mpumalanga and the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform has been settled for a record amount. The Mala Mala claim, which has cost the government a little over a billion rand, is the biggest land claim in the history of South Africa. According to Business Day, President

  • FSB warns against dubious funeral policies

    09 January 2014 3:09 PM 13

    January 9 2014 at 05:01pm By SAPA Johannesburg - The Financial Services Board (FSB) on Thursday warned members of the public against individuals offering dubious funeral policy covers. “The FSB is investigating nine entities selling funeral policies and continues to warn the public to be cautious when purchasing such policies,” spokeswoman Tembisa Marele

  • Poultry industry to cut flavouring ingredient

    09 January 2014 10:55 AM 18

    January 9 2014 at 09:54am By Nompumelelo Magwaza. The poultry industry has been given a year to adjust its brine levels to a maximum of 15 percent in individually quick frozen (IQF) chicken portions following news that the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries plans to amend the regulations. Brine is a salt solution injected into meat to retain

  • PIC bets on Adcock management change

    09 January 2014 10:49 AM 19

    January 9 2014 at 11:10am Johannesburg - The Public Investment Corp. said it raised its holding in South African drugmaker Adcock Ingram Holdings Ltd. in the hope that new management rather than a proposed change of ownership will propel gains in the stock. “We believe there is a lot of value to be unlocked through better management,” PIC Chief Investment

  • Masie, Nyati join AdvTech board

    09 January 2014 10:03 AM 17

    The former head of Google in South Africa and the current head of Microsoft’s local business have agreed to join the board of education group AdvTech. Microsoft South Africa MD Mteto Nyati and former Google sub-Saharan Africa boss Stafford Masie have been appointed to the board of JSE-listed education and recruitment company AdvTech. Nyati, who previously

  • Mayor vows to stop mining

    09 January 2014 9:58 AM 24

    Mogale City is determined to go to court if that's what it takes to stop mining in Kagiso, against which locals have violently protested. City spokesman Nkosana Zali told The Times that the municipality's lawyers had approached Mintails Mining to try to reach a mutually acceptable solution. "These engagements are ongoing. We are, however, adamant that we will continue