File Image: Eskom and trade unions Numsa, NUM and Solidarity. Picture: Ian Landsberg/African News Agency (ANA)

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1. Vodacom upbeat despite data threat

 Vodacom said yesterday that the planned implementation of the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) end-user subscriber charter regulations on out-of-bundle usage would modestly impact data revenue growth. 

2. New technology by CSIR to improve mining safety

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research has showcased some of the latest technologies in Johannesburg. 

3. Manyi granted provisional order to liquidate AfroVoice

 Mzwanele Manyi has been granted a provisional liquidation order for the company that owns the daily newspaper AfroVoice. The newspaper, which was previously known as The New Age, was formerly owned by the Gupta family.

4. Numsa criticises bid to privatise Eskom

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) referred to Eskom as the " the enemy of the working class", after it critised bid to privatise the power utility.

5.#BRICS - SA, Russia recommits to skills transfer in the platinum mining industry

South Africa and Russia have recommitted themselves to the continued implementation of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on platinum group metals (PGMs) signed in 2013 and which resulted in the creation of a joint working group between the two countries.

6. The Dollar, euro stay in narrow ranges ahead of Trump-Juncker talks

The dollar and euro barely moved on Wednesday, ahead of a meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker at a time investors are focused on the trade rift between the two economic powers

7. Moab purchase is a boost for Harmony Gold

Harmony Gold yesterday praised its recent Moab Khotsong acquisition for boosting its gold output in the four months that the mine has been part of the group.

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