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Will Sa jewellers benefit from Rand Refinery deal?

A reply from the world’s biggest platinum producer, Anglo American Platinum (Amplats), and the Rand Refinery yesterday could have helped explain how Ampla... Read Story

RBPlat and NUM show how to negotiate constructively

A few weeks ago I wrote about the protracted and damaging platinum strike: “It seems this strike is unprecedented and smells not only of egos and extraord... Read Story

How social, economic growth is to be bettered

The Brics (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) nations are starting their own development bank and there’s a strange twist in the contract; it ... Read Story

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Let litigation funder beware
July 20 2014 at 17:30

A litigation funding agreement is an agreement that provides for a non-party to finance a legal action on behalf of a litigant in return for a share of the proceeds of the action.

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American way not good for Aussies
July 20 2014 at 17:23

The US system still trumps most, but the world might also learn from Australia.

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Seifsa chief irresponsible to share Ford chief’s chat
July 18 2014 at 04:40

It is doubtful that the truth will ever fully emerge about the conversation between the chief executive of the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa), Kaizer Nyatsumba, and Ford Motor Compa... Read Story
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Restrictive migration laws hobble economies
July 17 2014 at 04:33

South Africa’s new immigration law signed by President Jacob Zuma on May 16 is meant to strengthen the country’s security and protect local jobs.

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SABMiller positions itself to net African market
July 17 2014 at 04:33

As African consumers steadily move out of informal or illicit alcohol drinking habits to a more formalised category, companies like SABMiller are casting their nets deeper for a good catch of this market.

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Five unique moves that scored win for Germany
July 16 2014 at 04:54

It’s an age-old question: Does the soccer field offer broader lessons for life – and can big tournaments lead to changing the perception of nations?

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Church played big role in ending strike
July 16 2014 at 04:44

Having just come out of the longest mining strike in our history, we need to pause for reflection. Why did it take a gruelling five months to settle the strike?

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Employers must provide posts for graduates to gain skills
July 16 2014 at 04:42

South Africa has a scarcity of skills in key areas, including those highlighted by the recent construction industry survey. The government is aware of this and an aggressive training response is under way.

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Angry NUM accuses Implats of union bashing
July 15 2014 at 04:36

Is union rivalry rearing its ugly head on the platinum belt again after an agreement was reached to end the five-month wage strike? The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) has alleged that since last week, a number of unio... Read Story
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World Cup proves no simple fix for poor nations
July 15 2014 at 04:35

As the dust around the pomp and ceremony of the World Cup closing ceremony settles, the question must be raised why poor countries like South Africa and Brazil are mesmerised by the allure of hosting the tournament, despit... Read Story
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