Wage dispute resolved at SANParks

According to a statement by South African National Parks (SANParks), a dispute regarding wages and conditions of employment by three unions representing workers in the Collective Bargaining Council had been resolved.  Rey Thakhuli, SANParks Acting Head of Communications said that SANParks and the various labour unions settled the dispute and the parties immediately formalised the agreement. SANParks and the majority of unions, the Health and Other Service Personnel Trade Union (HOSPERSA) and National Union of Public Service and Allied Workers Union (NUPSAW), signed an agreement that workers will get an…

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 Let’s grow the South African economy – one SME at a time

  The SAB Foundation, Tholoana Enterprise Programme, is looking for entrepreneurs who are passionate and dedicated to growing the economy and creating jobs   Can you imagine your business turnover growing by 300% and creating 10 new jobs for your community? Mpumalanga based Freddy and Sons Maintenance and Engineering, a past participant of the SAB Foundation Tholoana Enterprise Programme, is doing just that.   South Africa is full of young, inspired and passionate entrepreneurs who are working tirelessly to change the path the country is on. The SAB Foundation, Tholoana…

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Roadworks between Montrose and Schagen are progressing well

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The rehabilitation project between Montrose and Schagen on the N4 Toll Route is quickly reaching the halfway mark, with 48% of the roadworks officially complete. The R100-million project near Mbombela (Nelspruit) commenced in May this year and will see 11km of Section 7A rehabilitated. Roadworks, which were estimated to last 14 months, include the rehabilitation of the existing slow lane and overlaying of the entire carriageway. According to the main contractor, Tau Pele, the project is running smoothly with no major delays or complications experienced thus far. However, given the…

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Gold regains its glister

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The price of gold has risen by almost 15% since the end of May 2019, driven by slowing global growth, unprecedented levels of geopolitical uncertainty, and a change in the US Federal Reserve’s monetary policy stance. With a six-year high in hand, gold bugs are rubbing their hands with glee. The question is, how far can it go? Source: BUSINESS MAVERICK ANALYSIS: Gold regains its glister ( By Sasha Planting) Investors on the morning of Monday 5 August would be forgiven for believing that gold is the safest place to be…

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Tips to help women achieve financial control

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August is Women’s Month, a time when we pay tribute to the fairer sex and the significant contribution they have made to creating an equal, democratic South Africa. Women have come a long way since their historic march against pass laws on 9 August 1956. Now, they make up almost half of the local workforce and, according to Study International, increasingly outnumber men at universities across the world. As women’s independence grows, so too must their mastery of money, to ensure that they remain firmly in control of their own…

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Belfast-Machado roadworks on course

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The extensive upgrade between Belfast and Machadodorp on the N4 Toll Route is progressing well, with 14% already complete. The R400-million project commenced in March this year and will see 30km of Section 5B rehabilitated and upgraded to a four-lane carriageway. The entire project is expected to take 36 months to complete, and the contractor, WBHO Construction, has confirmed that no delays or complications have been experienced so far. This is good news given that the project was suspended in 2018 due to community unrest. However, months of negotiations between…

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