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Amcu on strike at Sibanye's Kroondaal mine

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Amcu has began an indefinite strike at Sibanye Gold's Kroondaal mine over a lack of transport for employees, the union's president said.


Possible slide to 'junk' welcomed by yield-hungry investors

May 27 2016 08:46

While South Africa's policymakers fear a possible downgrade of the country's debt rating next week could derail reforms, some fund managers see it as a buying opportunity.


SA in an economic death zone - Maynier

May 27 2016 07:35

President Jacob Zuma and those loyal to him have made a ratings downgrade more likely by launching an all-out political assault on National Treasury, says DA MP David Maynier.


Why Moody's didn't downgrade SA

May 27 2016 06:52

South Africa’s reinforced spending ceiling is important for the nation’s credit rating, according to ratings agency Moody’s, who recently affirmed SA’s credit rating at Baa2.


Gordhan pleads for united SA to help economy

May 26 2016 18:40

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has told Parliament that the weak economy can only be overcome if all role players - government, business and labour - work together.


Fitch warns SA of 'quick fixes' ahead of elections

May 26 2016 13:58

South African authorities should avoid populist measures such as introducing a minimum wage in the run up to local elections in August, says ratings agency Fitch.


Energy Fund downplays 'secret' oil sale

May 26 2016 13:32

The Central Energy Fund has defended its "secret" sale of oil, saying SA still has access to 90 days of crude oil reserves, which is 30 days more than the required volumes.


Cabinet praises Zuma as ratings agencies ponder 'junk'

May 26 2016 17:24

Cabinet has praised President Jacob Zuma for his interventions to boost economic growth as the country moves to avoid being downgraded to “junk status”.


Cabinet approves EU trade agreement

May 26 2016 17:18

Cabinet has approved an economic partnership agreement be submitted to Parliament that will establish a single trade regime between Southern Africa and the EU.

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