Blog Posts tagged “mining”

The Week Ahead: Parliament wraps up for 2016

Dec. 5, 2016 (2 years, 5 months ago) — Comments

It’s a week of farewells and loose ends…

The constituency period beckons, with MPs due to depart at the end of the week and return to Parliament next year. But a fair amount of work will be done before they go as there is some unfinished business to deal ...

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The Week Ahead: President & Legislation in the spotlight

Nov. 21, 2016 (2 years, 6 months ago) — Comments

The President's oral question session is the high point of the parliamentary week. He is required to answer questions of national or international importance once per term in accordance with the annual parliamentary programme. The questions are sifted and published beforehand in a process involving the Speaker, to ensure ...

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The Week Ahead: Debates, Question Time & Committees…

Sept. 5, 2016 (2 years, 8 months ago) — Comments

There's both high policy and low politics on display in the main chambers this week, with appearances by the deputy president and ministers in the economic cluster (combining both of the above, no doubt).

Beyond this, there is plenty of scope for party battles when lawmakers debate a number ...

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Infographic: Mining - occupational diseases, injuries & fatalities

May 6, 2016 (3 years ago) — Comments

The Department of Mineral Resources presented its 2016 Annual Performance Plan to the Portfolio Committee on Mineral Resources on Tuesday, 3 May 2016. As a prelude to its Mine Health and Safety programme plan, they provided an overview of the prevalence of occupational diseases, fatality rates and injury rates. The ...

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Freedom Week 2016: Stand for your Right to Organise!

April 25, 2016 (3 years ago) — Comments

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Against the backdrop of deepening inequality, political upheaval, social instability and rising repression, the Right2Know campaign will again mark “Freedom Week” – 27 April (Freedom Day), 1 May (May Day) and 3 May (World Press Freedom Day) – in recognition of the struggles and victories that people across South Africa are waging ...

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Infographic: Overview of the South African Labour Market

March 11, 2016 (3 years, 2 months ago) — Comments

The Portfolio Committee on Labour received an overview of the South African labour market (unemployment rates, jobs per sector and 2015 quarterly employment trends) by the Financial Fiscal Commission. The FFC noted there was a close association between the economic growth rate and the unemployment rate. When economic growth was ...

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Infographic: Challenges in the Mining Industry

March 7, 2016 (3 years, 2 months ago) — Comments

The Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) presented a progress report on the implementation of the “Job Losses Agreement” signed in 2015. To stem job losses in the mining sector, the department had convened a mining leadership meeting in partnership with the Department of Labour, organised labour and several businesses. The ...

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The Week Ahead: It’s all about lawmaking, debates and budget hearings

Feb. 29, 2016 (3 years, 2 months ago) — Comments

There's both high policy and low politics on display in the National Assembly chamber this week. Everything from a motion of no confidence debate in the President, to oral questions to the Deputy President and Ministers in the Economic Cluster and members' statements dominate the agenda. Over in the ...

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Infographic: Jobs Fund Performance

Sept. 28, 2015 (3 years, 7 months ago) — Comments

On Tuesday, 22 September 2015, National Treasury with the Deputy Minister of Finance, gave an overview and a status report on the Jobs Fund to the Standing Committee on Appropriations. South Africa's unemployment challenge needs high levels of economic growth which require long term structural change to the economy ...

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Amandla: Screening of 'The Shore Break' Documentary

Sept. 23, 2015 (3 years, 8 months ago) — Comments

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Amandla will be the screening the award winning documentary - the Shore Break. The Shore Break is a documentary that exposes how self interest clashes with morals and ideals as the struggle of extremes plays out in Pondoland's West Coast.

The theme is: is anti mining, anti development?

Time: 17 ...

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