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September 4, 2018

Video: South Africa cash van attacked, residents join to loot

Armed men attacked an armored van carrying money in South Africa’s Mpumalanga province last weekend whiles some residents rushed to collect cash from the van.

The News24 news portal reported that the van belonged to the G4S Cash Solutions company and at the time of the attack was performing a cash collection service.

The report added that a police spokesperson Colonel Brenda Muridili had confirmed the incident which occured on Saturday afternoon.

The suspects held the security guards at gunpoint and the vehicle was blown up.

She told News24 that an unknown number of suspects had opened fire on the armoured vehicle, [...]

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September 4, 2018

Ethiopia finally admits foreign investment in logistics industry

Ethiopia’s investment body has announced a decision to admit foreign investment into the country’s logistics sector, local media portals have reported.

The move by the Ethiopian Investment Board means the sector is no longer reserved for nationals. Foreigners are also able to own 49% or less in joint venture arrangements.

A document clarifying the news and widely cited by the media read in part that the areas being looked at include: the provision of bonded warehouse, consolidation and de-consolidation services, and allow joint venture participation of international logistics service providers holding up to 49% or less stakes.”

Article 3.1(b) of Ethiopia’s [...]

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September 4, 2018

White workers in S. Africa protest against discrimination by black-only share scheme

White South African workers through their Solidarity union on Monday kicked off an industrial action that includes a go-slow protest that is to develop into a full strike.

The whites who work for petrochemicals firm Sasol, are protesting against discrimination over a share scheme offered exclusively to black staff, and said they would begin a full strike on Thursday.

“We have a staggered industrial action. Today, we have a go-slow. Our 6,300 members will carry out their duties, but in a slow manner. We plan to ramp up to a full-blown strike on Thursday,” Dirk Hermann, Solidarity’s chief executive said.

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September 4, 2018

Ethiopians condemn arrest of strike organisers that caused ‘flight disruption’

Several Ethiopians have condemned the arrest of the organisers of an industrial action by the Air Traffic Controllers (ATCs) in the country.

On Monday, state affiliated Fana BC reported that Federal Police Commission had detained nine individuals on suspicion of attempting to disrupt international flights and coordinating a strike that began last week.

‘‘The suspects were attempting to disrupt international flights and prevent planes from landing at the airport,’‘ Tekora Aifokru, Deputy Commissioner General said.

There have been several incidents of loss of standard separation between aircrafts at the point of transfer between [...]

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