South Africa's NUM union wants 84 pct pay increase for gold workers 06:52 GMT

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) will push for an 84 percent rise in basic pay for entry-level gold mining workers, a near 10 percentage-point increase on previous demands, according to documents obtained by Reuters on Thursday.  Full Article

South Africa's power utility Eskom to cut up to 1,000 MW on Friday 06:45 GMT 

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's power utility Eskom [ESCJ.UL], which has been battling a power supply shortfall, said it would shut off up to 1,000 megawatts of electricity from the national grid on Friday from 0400 GMT to 2000 GMT.  Full Article  

Ethiopia's economy to grow 10.5 percent in 2015/16: World Bank 07:30 GMT 

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopia's economy is expected to grow by 9.5 percent this fiscal year ending June before accelerating to 10.5 percent in 2015/16, the World Bank said on Friday, adding inflation will remain in single digits during this period.  Full Article  

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