Lower commodity prices costing jobs in South Africa
The third version of the South African Mining Charter was to promote transformation, the economy and jobs. Instead it created division and mistrusts between industry, government and ordinary miners who fear for their jobs. Community organisations and mining companies have now gone to court to force a revision of the policy.
Outlining his first steps to tackle corruption, the new South African president told parliament he plans to screen the lifestyles of future government officials. He also spoke up over the deadly Marikana miners' strike.
South Africa's new president has delivered a rousing state of the nation address promising to clamp down on corruption. Jacob Zuma was scheduled to deliver the speech, but resigned in disgrace two days ago.
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