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South Africa: Mines minister wants courts to decide on black ownership rule

South African mines minister Ngoako RamatlhodiSouth African mines minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi said on Tuesday there was "no consensus" with industry over a mandated target of 26 percent black ownership by 2014, forcing the government to resort to the courts over the matter.

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South Africa's largest union Cosatu's boss Vavi dismissed

South Africa’s leading trade union federation has fired one of its top leaders for failing to perform his dues as cracks in the labour movement continue to widen.

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IMF backs Zambia plan to end copper tax rows, warns on deficit

The International Monetary Fund on Tuesday applauded Zambia's efforts to resolve tax issues in its copper mining industry but warned that only further tightening of fiscal and monetary polices would contain the country's large deficits.

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South Africa's power utility's chairperson resigns

Zola TsotsiSouth Africa's power utility Eskom's chairman has finally thrown the towel amid pressure from fellow board members to deal with turmoil threatening to torpedo the electricity supplier.

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Zimbabwe government threatens telecoms company

File photo©ReutersZimbabwe's telecoms sector has hit turbulent times, as the government has threatened to shut down a company if it refuses to share infrastructure.

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South Africa: Cosatu's Vavi won't resign

Zwelinzima Vavi. Photo©ReutersSouth Africa's leading trade union is heading for a bruising power struggle after one of its scandal ridden leaders refused to step down at the weekend.

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