South Africa’s Ruling Anc Draws Battle Lines With Amcu Union
South Africa's ruling African National Congress has criticized a union that has won members from a labor organization allied to the ANC that used to be the country's biggest. "Newly formed mining unions supported by the ultra-leftist groupings" display growing "anarchy" that will result in job losses and slowing expansion, ANC Treasurer-General Zweli Mkhize said yesterday. - Bloomberg 05/24/13
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Num Wage Demands Shock South Africa
The Chamber of Mines described the National Union of Mineworkers' (NUM's) demands for this year's wage talks as "incredibly steep", and an analyst warned that the NUM was continuing down the road of "labour suicide", as fuller details of the demands emerged. - Business Day at iAfrica 05/22/13 Click Here For Details!
Silver Nanoparticles See the Light
Researchers in Singapore have stumbled across a simple but as yet unexplained way to make silver nanoparticles luminescent. The finding is potentially important because luminescence is often used to track the movement and location of nanoparticles – within cells, for example. - Chemistry World 05/22/13 Click Here For Details!
Johnson Matthey Scrt Technology
Johnson Matthey's SCRT® Technology, a combination Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) and continuously regenerating diesel particulate filter (DPF), has already shown its worth in vehicles and is now proving its value in stationary engines. - Platinum today 05/21/13 Click Here For Details!