Source: Republic of South Africa: The Parliament |

South Africa: Economic Development Committee Dissapointed by Community Profits in two of Madikwe Game Reserve Lodges

The committee said that the Trust needs to ensure that the beneficiaries are supported through training and skills transfer as to be able to run the lodges instead of outsourcing the responsibility

The Portfolio Committee on Economic Development today expressed its disappointment after hearing that the local communities that are supposed to be the beneficiaries of two lodges in the Madikwe Game Reserve , Buffalo Ridge and Thakadu receive a mere 10 percent of the profits. The committee learnt that the lodges,…

Source: Republic of South Africa: The Parliament |

Committee on Mineral Resources welcomes Joint Submission by Four Unions Aimed at Improving the Safety and Health of Mineworkers

he committee is currently on a week-long oversight visit in Gauteng and Mpumalanga provinces, visiting mines and mine companies

The Portfolio Committee on Mineral Resources has welcomed a collaborative union submission on health and safety challenges facing the mining industry. Although generally applicable to mining, the report focused on the challenges faced by miners at Sibanye-Stillwater where 22 fatalities have been recorded since January 2018. The committee is currently…

Source: Republic of South Africa: The Parliament |

South Africa: Happening at Parliament This Week

These regular oral question and answer sessions, with the President, the Deputy President and Ministers, are one of the ways in which Parliament holds the executive to account

The National Assembly is returning from its constituency programme on 14 August, with a number of committees scheduled to meet on a wide range of business. The National Council of Provinces, which returned from constituency work at the end of July, kicks off its House plenary sittings with questions for…

Source: Republic of South Africa: The Parliament |

South Africa: Land and Mineral Resources Committee Briefed on Communal Property Association Amendment Bill

The committee will invite written comments on the Bill from members of the public and interested parties

The Select Committee on Land and Mineral Resources was briefed by the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform on the Communal Property Association (CPA) Amendment Bill [B12B-2017]. The Bill seeks to amend the existing Communal Property Association Act 28 of 1996, in order to create a position of registrar…

Source: Statistics South Africa |

South Africa: Quarterly Labour Force Survey – QLFS Q2:2018

Employment gains of 22 000 were recorded in private households, while the formal sector (35 000), informal sector (73 000), Agriculture (3 000) recorded employment losses between first and second quarters of 2018

The official unemployment rate increased by 0,5 of a percentage point to 27,2% compared to the first quarter of 2018.  The results of the Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS) for the second quarter of 2018 released by Statistics South Africa today, indicate that the increase in the unemployment rate is…

Source: Watts Miners |

Watts Miners start a new era in cryptocurrency

The three new miners from Watts Miners are named Watts Mini, Watts Miner, and Watts Rack

Watts Miners (https://WMiners.com) is pleased to announce the formal launch of three new mining rigs with capabilities to take the global crypto space by storm. Led by some of the most experienced specialists in the cryptocurrency mining industry, Watts Miners has utilized ASIC chip technology to deliver three introductory products…

Source: The Department of Trade and Industry, South Africa |

South Africa companies Conclude Trade and Investment Mission to Angola

This success stems from the feedback received from the Angolan captains of industries and government officials who continued to reiterate their preference to work with South African businesspeople on trade and investment

The twenty South African businesspeople who participated in the five-day Trade and Investment Mission to Angola led by the Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr Bulelani Magwanishe have concluded the visit and are pleased with the outcomes. The businesspeople, whose participation was funded by the Department of Trade and…

Ministry of Mines, Industry and Energy Equatorial Guinea
Source: Ministry of Mines, Industry and Energy Equatorial Guinea |

Minister of Mines and Hydrocarbons of Equatorial Guinea orders cancellation of all contracts with Canadian-based CHC Helicopters

Calls on Oil companies to comply with local content regulations

The Ministry of Mines and Hydrocarbons of Equatorial Guinea (http://mmie.gob.gq/en) has mandated all petroleum operators including but not limited to Noble Energy, Exxon Mobil, Kosmos Energy, Trident, Marathon Oil Corporation and other operators to cancel all contracts with Canadian-based CHC Helicopters (http://www.CHCHeli.com), due to noncompliance of Equatorial Guinea’s national content regulations. “It…

Source: Republic of South Africa: The Parliament |

South Africa: Chairpersons Shocked by Deaths of Mine Workers at Phalaborwa Mining Company

The committee will also hear by no later than 19 July 2018 via written submissions from organised labour on how mine health and safety can be improved

The Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Mineral Resources, Mr Sahlulele Luzipo, and the Chairperson of the Select Committee on Land and Mineral Resources, Mr Olifile Sefako, have learned with shock about the deaths of six mine workers at Phalaborwa Mining Company in Limpopo. On behalf of their committees, Mr…

Source: The Department of Trade and Industry, South Africa |

South Africa business delegation arrives in Angola for Trade and Investment mission

These companies represent the aerospace and defence, built environment professionals, mining products and services, and infrastructure sectors. The mission will include a trade and investment seminar, targeted business-to-business meetings and sector-specific site visits

The South African business delegation has arrived in Luanda, Angola for a five-day Trade and Investment Mission that is led by the Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr Bulelani Magwanishe. The mission will take place from today until 21 July 2018. While addressing the business delegation on their arrival,…