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Business South Africa

  • JOHANNESBURG, Oct 1- South African stocks ended sharply higher on the first day of the fourth quarter on Monday, rising nearly 2 percent as mining companies made a strong recovery from oversold levels following a spate of wildcat strikes.

  • Red Lobster is launching its biggest menu revamp in a decade on Oct. 15. We Specialize in Fresh Florida Seafood, but some of our Seafoods come from distant points of the compass, such as Maine, Maryland, Alaska, Peru, Chile and even South Africa to name but a few.

  • JOHANNESBURG, Oct 1- South African platinum producer Anglo American Platinum said on Monday it would fire all strikers who did not attend disciplinary hearings the following day after only 20 percent of staff showed up for work at its Rustenburg mines.

  • *Platinum firm; unrest in South Africa continues By Amanda Cooper. Spot gold was up 0.9 percent on the day at $1,785.80 an ounce at 1445 GMT, having fallen earlier by as much as 0.4 percent to a low of $1,762.94, before a flurry of fund-related buying saw nearly 4.0 million ounces change hands on the futures market in a matter of moments, traders said.

  • By Dinesh Nair and Patrick Werr DUBAI/ CAIRO, Oct 1- Dubai's Emirates NBD. and Morocco's Attijariwafabank have bid for BNP Paribas' Egyptian retail arm, four banking sources said, as regional banks look to pick up assets being shed by European lenders.

  • JOHANNESBURG, Oct 1- Atlatsa Resources said on Monday workers have gone on an illegal strike at its Bokoni platinum mine in South Africa, the latest in a wave of wildcat walk-outs hitting the country's mining sector.

  • MARIKANA, South Africa, Oct 1- A retired judge toured the spot where police killed 34 striking platinum miners in August as he opened a judicial inquiry on Monday into South Africa's bloodiest security incident since the end of apartheid.

  • JOHANNESBURG, Oct 1- World No. 3 gold bullion producer AngloGold Ashanti warned on Monday that an illegal strike could lead to cuts in its South African operations earlier than expected and raised the possibility that strikers could be sacked.

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  • JOHANNESBURG, Oct 1- Anglo American Plc's South African unit will face a hearing next year to determine if it is liable for miners who contracted the lung disease silicosis while working in its gold shafts, lawyers for the plaintiffs said on Monday.

  • Oct 1- Canada's Crocodile Gold Corp said Chief Financial Officer Stephen Woodhead has resigned and will be replaced by Rob Dufour on an interim basis. Dufour has been with Crocodile Gold since July as director, finance.

  • JOHANNESBURG, Oct 1- Anglo American Plc's South African unit will face a hearing next year to determine if it is liable for miners who contracted lung disease silicosis while working in the company's gold shafts, lawyers for the plaintiffs said on Monday.

  • JOHANNESBURG, Oct 1- World No. 3 bullion producer AngloGold Ashanti on Monday cautioned that a prolonged strike could lead to the early downsizing of its South African operations. Some 35,000 employees, including contractors, at AngloGold's South African mines have been on an illegal strike since September 25.

  • MARIKANA, South Africa-- A judicial panel on Monday investigated the rocky site where South African police killed 34 striking miners in August.

  • *Price to hold steady ahead of U.S. jobs numbers* Platinum firm; unrest in South Africa continues By Amanda Cooper. LONDON, Oct 1- Gold eased on Monday, after posting its strongest quarterly gain in over two years, and looked set to hold fairly firm ahead of a U.S. report on employment later this week.

  • JOHANNESBURG, Oct 1- Anglo American Plc's South African unit will face a hearing next year to determine if it is liable for miners who contracted lung disease silicosis while working in the company's gold shafts, lawyers for the plaintiffs said on Monday.

  • *Price to hold steady ahead of U.S. jobs numbers* Platinum firm; unrest in South Africa continues By Amanda Cooper. LONDON, Oct 1- Gold steadied just below one-week highs on Monday, after posting its strongest quarterly gain in over two years, and looked set to hold fairly firm ahead of a key U.S. report on employment later this week.

  • LONDON, Oct 1- Robust manufacturing data from Russia pushed its stock market 1 percent higher on Monday, bucking the generally weaker trend in emerging equity markets while central European currencies firmed modestly as the euro recovered from lows.

  • JOHANNESBURG-- South Africa's National Union of Mineworkers says one of its officials was seriously injured in a petrol-bomb attack on his house amid ongoing unrest in the country's vital mining industry.

  • 0848 GMT 01 Oct12- Coal of Africa jumps on offer from China group. Johannesburg- listed shares of Coal of Africa jump 16 percent after a unit of Beijing Haohua Energy Resource Co Ltd offers to inject $100 million into the junior coal producer to help expedite the development of some of its projects.