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Crime and Business Hit on an anti-mining activist demands a rethink
The death under suspicious circumstances of a prominent anti-mining activist has raised the question to what extent organised crime has penetrated sections of South Africa’s
01 Apr 2016 - S. D.
Political Economy Local anger is rising against South Africa’s ‘resource curse’
A new front of conflict between South Africa’s resource extraction-based economy and local communities has developed along the country’s East Coast. South African
01 Apr 2016
Economic Watch Challenge of massive restructuring confronts SA economy
 Symptomatic of the challenges facing the South African economy, arguably its best known private sector icon, Anglo American, last week suffered the humiliation of a junk
20 Feb 2016 - S. W.
Economic Watch Mining sector becoming disaster area as latest plan falls apart
More than six years after the first stakeholders ‘task team was created to improve its competitive prospects, South Africa’s mining sector is in deep crisis as the
08 Oct 2015 - P. C.
Labour Watch Labour turmoil shaping up to major economic threat
Developments on South Africa’s organised labour front are posing a bigger short-term threat to the country’s economy than even the Eskom electricity supply crisis. In
14 Mar 2015 - S. W.
Resources Watch Tug of war around Mineral and Petroleum Resources Bill
There is probably more behind the sending back to parliament of the controversial Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act (MPRDA) Amendment Bill by President Jacob Zuma
30 Jan 2015 - S. T.
Resources Watch New oil and gas approach a NDP trade-off?
Revision of the planned controversial mineral and petroleum legislation may be on the cards as government seems to be seeking a broader deal with the private sector on the
18 Jul 2014 - S. T.
Socio-political Watch Marikana tragedy’s lessons should not be wasted
The recent narrowing of the mandate of the Farlam commission of inquiry into the tragic events in August 2012 at the Marikana platinum mine in South Africa’s North West
16 May 2014 - P. C.
Anatomy of a strike Platinum mines winning all the way, for now
Having had time to prepare for the present strikes at its mines, South Africa’s three producers of 60% of the world’s platinum are smiling all the way to the bank.
06 Feb 2014 - P. C.
South African economy Country’s sustainability dilemmas continue mounting
The 8% per annum tariff increase just granted to national electricity utility, Eskom, again served to focus attention on the escalating number of sustainability dilemmas faced by the South African economy
11 Mar 2013 - S. T.

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