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07 November 2018 2:17 PM Eskom consulting executives on possible job cuts

State-owned power utility has started consultations about possible job cuts for executives as the cash-strapped company looks to rein in soaring costs despite stagnant electricity output. Eskom’s board has approved 60 days of consultations that need to precede potential job cuts under section 189 of the country’s Labour Relations Act, the Johannesburg-based 72

07 November 2018 5:39 AM Emergency health workers demand overtime pay

Eastern Cape emergency medical services workers are demanding outstanding overtime pay. Some workers claim they have not been paid their overtime pay since 2003, GroundUp reports. They embarked on a strike on Monday, which has been declared unlawful by officials who have promised to take disciplinary action against employees who participated in it. "We are disappointed 84

05 November 2018 4:53 PM Madagascar: three presidents, three crises

Madagascar's past three presidents, all in the running against 43 other candidates in the presidential vote on November 7, each had their terms tarnished by political crises. Marc Ravalomanana, a former milkman turned millionaire milk mogul is declared winner of the presidential election in 2002 after a crisis lasting nearly seven months against outgoing 61

30 October 2018 7:51 AM Sony boosts outlook as PlayStation heads for record year

Sony upgraded its earnings outlook for a second straight quarter, thanks to a plethora of hit video-game titles that are boosting the PlayStation business. Operating profit for the current fiscal year through March will be ¥870bn, up from the prior forecast of ¥670bn, the Tokyo-based company said in a statement on Tuesday. Revenue will be ¥8.7trn, compared 88

29 October 2018 7:03 PM Three dead in Nigeria after Shiites and army clash

Three supporters of an imprisoned Shiite cleric were killed over the weekend in the Nigerian capital Abuja after clashes with the army, a military spokesperson said. According to Nigeria's military, soldiers transporting weapons and ammunition were "attacked" by members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) at the Zuba Bridge on Saturday afternoon 48

28 October 2018 3:56 PM Milivojevic strikes late as Palace halt Arsenal's winning run

London - Arsenal's 11-match winning run came to a dramatic end as Luka Milivojevic's late penalty rescued Crystal Palace in a contentious 2-2 draw on Sunday. Unai Emery's side failed to win a 12th successive match in all competitions as they fell short of the club's record of 14 victories in a row. Arsenal fell behind to the first of two Milivojevic 43

24 October 2018 6:04 PM Zim govt workers demand to be paid in US dollars – reports

Government workers in Zimbabwe are reportedly demanding that their salaries be paid in US dollars amid a worsening economic crisis that has led to shortages of basic commodities such as drugs and fuel. According to New Zimbabwe.com, public hospital doctors issued a petition to Health Minister Obadiah Moyo this week, demanding to be paid in the diminishing 60

22 October 2018 1:16 PM Nairobi's slum residents pay a high price for low quality services

In Kenya, settlements are classified into two types: informal (or, slum) and formal (or, regular) settlements. Informal settlements are areas with insecure residential status and those in Nairobi are quite dismal. They’re very overcrowded, housing is made of poor quality building materials – like mud or metal sheets – and they often lack basic amenities 55

18 October 2018 3:39 PM MyCiTi strikers, City of Cape Town at impasse over EFF's inclusion in talks

The impasse over the unprotected strike by MyCiTi workers continued on Thursday, as the City of Cape Town said it would only meet with union representatives, while the strikers pressed for the EFF to be included in the talks. The "wildcat" strike by MyCiTi employees entered its fourth day on Thursday, with multiple routes disrupted in Cape Town. About 78

16 October 2018 6:24 PM Algeria MPs padlock parliament in protest against speaker

Around 200 deputies kept Algeria's parliament locked up for several hours on Tuesday in a protest action to press demands for the house speaker to step down. "We're here to demand the speaker resigns," Abdelhamid Si Affif, the head of parliament's foreign affairs committee, told AFP after the protesters blocked the entrance with a chain and padlock 54