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  • Gold mining companies' broken promises results in unprecedented legal action
  • 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
  • [16 June 2016]
  • The government weighs up MTN's impending fine and what it could mean for SA
  • 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
  • [05 November 2015]
  • New visa requirements are taking a hefty toll on South African tourism
  • 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
  • [02 October 2015]
  • Ramaphosa announces changes to Gauteng's e-tolls in a bid to reduce costs to motorists
  • 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
  • [20 May 2015]
  • Is South Africa's new deputy president good news for the economy?
  • 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
  • [26 May 2014]
  • Will the economy benefit when voters hit the poles in the 2014 South African elections?
  • 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
  • [18 March 2014]
  • The AMCU enter talks in a bid to bring a strike in the platinum sector to an end
  • 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
  • [24 January 2014]
  • Finally the mining pact is signed, but AMCU abstained
  • 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
  • [04 July 2013]
  • Zuma promises to get tough on industrial disputes to help the limping SA economy
  • 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
  • [13 June 2013]
  • A Trust: The rich man's secret to protecting your wealth from any eventuality
  • 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
  • [18 February 2013]



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