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NUM is fuming after "insulting" wage offer from gold sector

The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) is fuming after the first offer presented to it by employers this week, as the gold sector negotiations continue.

Security questioned after pupil is shot and killed on school grounds

The Portfolio Committee for Basic Education has expressed outrage, after a student was killed in a shooting at Mokgolokwe Middle School in the Northern Cape on Wednesday.

What's up with all the bomb threats in KZN?

Portfolio Chair for Police, Francois Beukman, wants to know why it is that hoax bomb threats are becoming more prevalent in KwaZulu-Natal.

Mafikeng blasted for level of intolerance during public hearings

The Constitutional Review Committee said the level of intolerance from the people of Mafikeng was totally unacceptable, following a public hearing in that city this week.

FF Plus takes aim at another famous struggle song

Organisers of the International Choir Competition are the latest to incur the wrath of the Freedom Front Plus (FF Plus), after they were told to condemn the singing of struggle song "Thina Sizwe".

Gold sector tables first wage offer to unions

South African gold companies are offering Category 4 underground employees a salary increase of between 5.5 and 6.5 percent, while miners, artisans and officials have been offered an increment of between 3 and 4.5 percent.

ANC ditches employee implicated in cash heists

The African National Congress (ANC) said it was left with no choice but to part ways with employee, Errol Velile, who is now the subject of a serious police investigation.

Councillor who murdered his wife gets 14 years behind bars

Stephen Searle, the man who slept with his son's girlfriend and subsequently murdered his wife in a row about that affair, has been sentenced to 14 years in prison by the Ipswich Crown Court.

75 percent of South African gold mines unprofitable

Chief negotiator for the Minerals Council, Motsamai Motlhamme, said trade unions must not labour under the misapprehension that the country's gold sector has cash to splash.

TAC protests treatment of Khayelitsha hospital patients

The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) said it was absolutely unacceptable that some patients at the Khayelitsha District Hospital are expected to sleep on the floor - calling it a massive failure on the part of the Western Cape Health Department.

ANC ashamed after employee is implicated in cash heist

The African National Congress (ANC) is deeply embarrassed by the arrest of a Luthuli House employee, who is believed to have been involved with a Cash-In-Transit heist syndicate.
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