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28 November 2014
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SA survey reveals alcohol, drugs the leading cause of partner abuse
VIOLENCE
A new study has revealed that alcohol and drugs are perceived to be the leading cause of partner abuse in South Africa, states the Peace Maker Barometer survey. Respondents who were aware of cases...
Updated 2 hours 14 minutes ago
 
 
Action plan offers practical remedies for unblocking agriculture’s growth, jobs potential
AGRICULTURE
The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (Daff) has unveiled a draft version of the Agriculture Policy Action Plan (Apap), which is aligned with the National Development Plan’s (NDP’s)...
Updated 4 hours ago
 
 
ANC welcomes suspension of EFF MPs
SUSPENSION
The African National Congress (ANC) has welcomed the suspension of Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) MPs from Parliament without salary. "The office of the ANC chief whip [Stone Sizani] welcomes the...
Updated 4 hours ago
 
 
Mining houses, other stakeholders in bid to mitigate high levels of indebtedness among workers
MINEWORKER DEBT
About 6.72% of mineworkers in South Africa have been issued with emolument attachment orders (EAOs), which has resulted in a crisis of indebtedness in the mining sector – a crisis that some believe...
Updated 4 hours ago
 
 
CEF rescinds appointment of Kgadima as PetroSA chair
PEOPLE
The board at the Central Energy Fund (CEF) announced on Thursday that it had rescinded the contentious appointment of Tshepo Kgadima as a director and chairperson of National Oil Company, PetroSA....
Updated 4 hours ago
 
 
Weekend load-shedding pattern set to continue
ELECTRICITY
Electricity utility Eskom has indicated that there is a "high risk" of load shedding over the weekend, entrenching a pattern of rotational power cuts that first emerged after a coal silo collapsed...
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27 Nov 2014
 
Sustainability reporting on the rise among JSE-listed companies
CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
This year, 82 companies met the JSE’s Socially Responsible Index (SRI) requirements relating to environmental, social and governance (ESG) policies and management practices, compared with only 72...
 
 
New HySA centre to promote PGM beneficiation, SA’s hydrogen economy
RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT
The work of the newly launched Hydrogen South Africa (HySA) Infrastructure facilities located at the Centre for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), in Pretoria, would promote South Africa’s...
 
 
 
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