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Minister saves 3 000 mining jobs

About 3 000 jobs have been saved in the mining sector following Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane’s approval of Lonmin’s application to acquire Anglo Platinum’s 42.5% stake in Pandora, a joint venture between Lonmin and Anglo Platinum.

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More jobs created in agriculture

Jobs in the Western Cape’s agriculture sector have increased by 17%, according to the latest figures from Statistics South Africa. Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities, said Stats SA’s Quarterly Labour Force Survey, released recently, showed that 250 000 people were employed in the province’s agriculture sector.

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The Africa Gas Forum seeks to unlock new business opportunities for African investors

Will the nascent gas industry become South Africa’s new money-spinner?

With a bleak outlook emanating out of last week’s #MiningIndaba, investors would be forgiven for losing their stomach for the mining sector and its troubles. Questions are being raised about whether South Africa’s gas sector and the regional gas boom, will replace mining as the region’s new money-spinner.

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SA’s economic future is by no means sealed

When the newness of the year wears off, focus and talks about growing the economy, labour participation and jobs will begin to gather pace. Evidence from the world’s developed economies (US president-elect Donald Trump’s campaign was all about bringing jobs back into the American economy), tells us this is where developing economies must focus if they want to reduce poverty. South Africa is among those nations.

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