Analysis & Profiles 26.9.2016 08:06 am

Zama-zamas here to stay, top mining lawyer says

Widespread poverty will continue feeding the desperation that keeps zama-zamas going underground, top lawyer says.

The tragic events at Langlaagte last week are the symptom of several long-term trends encouraging activity by zama-zamas, and that won’t be changing anytime soon, a prominent mining lawyer says.

Zama-zamas here to stay, top mining lawyer says
Zama-zamas here to stay, top mining lawyer says

Zama-zamas here to stay, top mining lawyer says

Widespread poverty will continue feeding the desperation that keeps zama-zamas going underground, top lawyer says.

Black South Africans earn the least – survey
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Black South Africans earn the least – survey

Black workers earn on average R4 723 a month, coloureds R6 294, Indians R12 265 and whites R17 123.
State to close provident fund tax loophole
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State to close provident fund tax loophole

Provident fund members have best of both worlds – saving for retirement in a tax shelter then being able to take 100% of savings as a cash lump sum on retirement.
Time running out for SA economy
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Time running out for SA economy

Credit rating agencies, the IMF and SA citizens want economic growth to be boosted – and quickly, but how realistic are our prospects?
Business blood bath not far away
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Business blood bath not far away

Average businesses are facing significant headwinds… and are losing the battle.
Foreigners snapping up SA stocks
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Foreigners snapping up SA stocks

Foreigners have been net buyers of SA equities for 36 consecutive days.
Local government poll: how lekker is Gauteng?
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Local government poll: how lekker is Gauteng?

More than 30 000 voters have their say on what matters to them
Zimbabwe says: No salary? Sorry about that
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Zimbabwe says: No salary? Sorry about that

There is no sign that Zim’s government have a plan on the way forward; in fact quite the opposite.
Cape Town, Joburg among cheapest cities in the world
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Cape Town, Joburg among cheapest cities in the world

Mobility firm ranks most and least expensive cities to which to deploy expats.
VIDEO: How Brexit may affect SA
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VIDEO: How Brexit may affect SA

If you’re wondering what the UK’s exit from the European Union might mean for you here in South Africa, this short video, courtesy of CCTV, may help to put it in perspective for you.
How investors see SA: lots of potential, not worth the hassle
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How investors see SA: lots of potential, not worth the hassle

Overall South Africa is viewed as a difficult place to do business and investors are still rattled by Zuma’s sacking of respected Nene.

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