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19 April 2015

So. African companies with operations in Africa suffer backlash following xenophobic attacks

Author: Thekiso Anthony Lefifi, Business Day (So. Africa)

'Xenophobia hits MTN, Sasol, square on', 19 Apr 2015: South African companies…are suffering a fierce backlash from this week's wave of xenophobic violence…[O]fficials of the newly elected Nigerian government…demand[ed]…that South Africa take…action...

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22 April 2014

South African companies call for more training & engagement on business and human rights

Author: National Business Initiative/UN Global Compact South Africa

75 representatives of companies from different business sectors and civil society in South Africa recently came together for training on human rights...[F]ramed within the United Nations Guiding Principles on Human Rights...[the trainings] occurred in...

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5 May 2013

Legal eagles snipe at Walmart ruling [So. Africa]

Author: René Vollgraaff, Business Day Live (So. Africa)

T[he] competition authorities went beyond their mandate when granting protection to the South African Commercial, Catering and Allied Workers Union (Saccawu) in the merger of Walmart and Massmart, according to a new case note in a South African law...

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5 May 2013

So. Africa: In decision on Walmart acquisition of Massmart, court protected role of one trade union but excluded others, say critics

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17 February 2011

Walmart in South Africa: The beast in the bush - A hungry predator stalks Africa

Author: Economist

On February 11th...South Africa’s Competition Commission approved Walmart’s proposed acquisition of a 51% stake in Massmart...South African unions view it like a charging rhino in a narrow alley. The American giant will bash unions, cut wages and...

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7 December 2010

South Africa Wakes Up to Wal-Mart

Author: Michelle Chen, In These Times

Wal-Mart plans to take control of South African counterpart Massmart...[U]nlike China and other Wal-Martized developing nations, South Africa is known for its militant labor movement...South African Commercial, Catering and Allied Workers Union ...

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29 November 2010

South African Union Opposes Wal-Mart Buy Of Massmart

Author: Robb Stewart, Dow Jones

A South Africa labor union [South Africa Commercial, Catering and Allied Workers Union] opposed to the takeover by Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT) of local retailer Massmart Holdings Ltd. (MSM.JO)..., which last month launched an "Anti-Walmart Campaign,"...

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28 September 2010

Walmart promises to honour SA labour laws

Author: Eyewitness News [So. Africa]

...Walmart...has made an offer to buy Massmart, which represents brands like Game, Dion Wired and Builders Warehouse. However, trade union federation Cosatu has criticised the potential buyer, saying the company is a bad employer with no respect for...

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