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AMCU Wage Demands

Johannesburg – Wage demands have been submitted to employers by the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu)for this year’s gold sector wage negotiations. The union is demanding that B-level employees receive a R7,500 wage increase or adjustment, in addition to the current basic rates, and those on C-level receive R7,000, Amcu said in a

ANC Says Toilet Dumping is “Unacceptable”

Cape Town – The Western Cape African National Congress (ANC) has deemed the dumping of human waste in Cape Town International Airport’s departure terminal as unacceptable, the Western Cape ANC said on Tuesday. “Such behaviour is unacceptable and the ANC condemns it without reservation,” this according to ANC spokesperson Phillip Dexter in a statement. “This

Obama Wont Visit Madiba

Pretoria-U.S president Barak Obama will not be visiting Nelson Mandela in hospital during his South African tour which starts on Friday. International Relations Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane told the media on Tuesday that the former South African president would not want life to stop, just because he was in hospital. “We will continue to pray for

5 Arrested for Airport Faeces Dump

Five people were arrested on Tuesday afternoon for dumping human waste in the departure terminal at Cape Town International Airport, Western Cape police said. Acting airport spokeswoman Deborah Francis said the group apparently pretended to be passengers and carried plastic bags through to the domestic and international departures terminal at about 1.30pm. “It happened literally

Requests to Give Mandelas Privacy

Pretoria – Former President Nelson Mandela remains in hospital after his condition was reported to have taken a turn for the worse yesterday. While the Presidency has told the public that the 94 year old statesman is in a serious but stable condition speculation over Madiba’s health continues. A number of visitors passed through the

Maths Camps for Underprivileged Learners

Pretoria – In a bid to highlight the need for basic maths skills, more than 1,000 learners have been granted the opportunity to cultivate their numerical skills through maths development camps which are being presented in various provinces across the country. The week-long camps, which kicked off on Monday are being headed by the South

Zuma Defends Ed Minister

Pretoria – SA’s President Jacob Zuma has defended the Angie Motshekga, the Minister of Basic Education saying she is working hard to turn around the country’s ailing education system. Calls for Motshekga’s firing have been made following problems in the education sector, such as the failure to deliver textbooks in Limpopo despite a court order