Disconnect Between Business and State Contributed to Marikana Massacre

The Marikana massacre, in which 34 striking mineworkers were shot dead by police on 16 August 2012, was a tragic and historic event in South Africa. A judicial commission of inquiry set up to investigate how it came about put much of the blame on the police.

By Ralph Hamann 2 days ago

South Africa’s Construction Industry Could Become Safer. Here’s How

Construction is tough, sometimes dangerous work. Globally, the construction industry accounts for about 7% of employment. But it’s responsible for between 30% and 40% of all work-related fatalities. The figure is at its highest in developing countries. This is because contractor organisations in those countries tend to lack a safety cu...

By Patrick Nwabueze Okonkwo 5 days ago

Rand Weakened After Moody's Scathing Warning on Eskom Bailouts

Market analyst Andre Botha said on Wednesday that the scathing statement by ratings agency Moody' Investor Services on Eskom's bailout has caused the rand to weaken even further, trading near R15 to the dollar on Tuesday. The local currency had already weakened to a low of R14.96 against the greenback on Monday following another escala...

By Joburg Post 11 days ago

The Fourth Industrial Revolution Risks Leaving Women Behind

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is, ostensibly, upon us. The term was coined in 2016 by Klaus Schwab, the founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Form. Broadly, it refers to the collapsing of boundaries between the physical, digital and biological spheres. More specifically, it’s about the digitalisation of all kinds of s...

By Joburg Post 12 days ago

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