Every year, between 1,500 and 2,000 miners apply for compensation from mining companies for lung diseases like silicosis and tuberculosis.
These diseases are direct a result of the mine workers coming into contact with dangerous chemicals in the mines.
In 2003, the gold mining industry promised that by 2013, there would be no new cases of silicosis among workers exposed for the first time ... ››› more
Last week, news broke that send MTN's share price reeling and resulted in the JSE temporarily suspending trading of the company's shares on Monday.
Now the government has addressed the matter.
Let's take a closer look at what's going on…
The government comments on the MTN debacle
Yesterday, Cyril Ramaphosa, the deputy president, said the government “were keeping a close ... ››› more
There has been fierce opposition to the introduction of new visa requirements.
Now the tourism industry is pleading with the South African government to scrap the changes.
Tourism figures are sharply down. And this comes at a time when South Africa is in much need of tourists visiting and spending in the country.
Let's take a closer look at what's going on…
The impact of new visa ... ››› more
Since the introduction of e-tolls, they've received fierce criticism from motorists around Gauteng.
Today, the deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa announced changes to the e-tolling system.
So what are these changes? And how will they affect you?
Read on to find out…
E-tolls will be cheaper
Since the introduction of e-tolls onto Gauteng’s freeways at the end of 2013, there has b... ››› more
After President Jacob Zuma's second inauguration yesterday, he revealed his new cabinet line-up. Perhaps not surprising was his appointment of Cyril Ramaphosa. Last year, Mr Ramaphosa took over as deputy president of the African National Congress (ANC). Now he's the deputy president of South Africa. Let's take a look at whether the new deputy president's appointment is good for the South African e... ››› more
The 2014 South African elections are less than two months away. And already, the political promises are heating up. But with rampant strikes in key economic sectors, poor service delivery and crippling unemployment rates shadowing the previous term, can we really expect things to change this time around? To answer that, today we're investigating whether the economy will benefit from these election... ››› more
Yesterday, the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union said that they agreed to begin talks with the platinum companies after the government stepped in. And today, talks began between the Department of Labour, the union and the platinum producers. Let's take a closer look at what's going on…
The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) began its strike across the thre... ››› more
The much anticipated pact, which seeks to bring stability to South Africa's troubled mining sector, was finally signed yesterday. But, the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) has yet to sign on the dotted line. Already there are questions about whether the pact will do anything to improve the current issues afflicting the mining sector. Let's have a look at what's been going o... ››› more
The rand has felt the wrath of the markets over the past couple of weeks. After the US Federal Reserve announced it was going to step down its stimulus programme, the already weak rand felt the strain. But the local currency is starting to show glimmers of strength…
The rand’s had a tough time of it. Since Ben Bernanke’s address about the US Federal Reserve’s stimulus programme, emerging... ››› more
With global factors dragging SA down, problems closer to home are impacting economic growth further. Here's what President Jacob Zuma says he's going to do about it …
Surprisingly, the market reacted positively to news that President Jacob Zuma has vowed to take a stance to aid the struggling SA economy.
This follows Zuma’s previous intervention about the “economy and the effects of lab... ››› more
Don't believe you need to consider how to protect your wealth? Think again. No matter what you financial situation is, there's nothing more devastating than seeing the Sheriff auctioning off your business, home and other assets because you lost your job or a business venture you put your heart, soul and life-savings into went bad. That's why it's vitally important to make sure your assets are prot... ››› more
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