.com | Mother, son found unhurt after hijacking in Springs:
Johannesburg A woman and her five-year-old son were found unhurt after three men hijacked them outside their house in Springs, Gauteng police said on Thursday. Thembisile Mjiyako parked her white VW Polo outside her home in Payneville after returning from KwaThema on Tuesday evening, Captain Johannes Ramphora said.
Palestine admitted into AU parliament, message of support: diplomat:
Dajani also thanked the Egyptian people and Egypt's political leadership for their constant support for the Palestinian cause, during a meeting of the Pan-African Parliament in Johannesburg, South Africa. “Even though the parliament membership is symbolic, it is important for our people,” Dajani said, stating that the parliament's session is a message of support from the African continent to the struggle of the Palestinian people.
Platinum Week-Platinum output grinds lower, but not fast enough to boost prices:
FILE PHOTO: A worker stands behind a red-hot melting pot of platinum at the Austrian Gold and Silver Separating Plant 'Oegussa' in Vienna, Austria, February 28, 2011. South Africa's platinum output is grinding lower as producers cut capital expenditure and shutter unprofitable areas, but it is not happening fast enough to tackle the industry's bigger problem – rock-bottom prices for the metal itself.
Small Shareholders Brushed Aside In Pallinghurst’s Faberge Corporate Play:
Research shows that Pallinghurst Resources Ltd, the private equity firm started up by the former boss of BHP Billiton Brain Gilbertson, has palmed off FabergA© by selling it for $ 142 million in shares to its own London AIM listed gemstone miner Gemfields plc . This when Faberge had already clocked a $ 58 million loss over 4 years from 2009 to 2012, thus severely hurting minority public shareholder interests.
The dust mountain that’s just always there:
He sits in the bed of a bakkie and sorts a pile of rotting food for his pigs. Gesturing to the pale yellow expanse of mine waste looming behind him, Kubeka says that in winter's windy season, dust blankets the area.
How writers deal with to social issues:
What happens when you put two writers whose works have had a great impact on a multitude of people in a room together? Literary Crossroads attempts to find out. Presented by the Goethe-Institut in Johannesburg, this is a series that brings together a South African writer with one from another part of Africa for an intimate conversation about topics that may appear in both of their work.
White monopoly capital: Good politics, bad sociology, worse economics:
For the last twenty years, mainstream politics has talked a lot about addressing the extremity of inequality, but has done little about it. Many would like to consign the polarising debate about “white monopoly capitalism” in South Africa to the margins .
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