BY RICHARD HURST, in Johannesburg
A TEXTILE manufacturer in Newcastle, South Africa, has been ordered by the South African Department of Labour to pay SA Rand 501,287 (around US$50,000) owing in back-pay to 87 workers. Pranton Textiles has been cited for disregarding the minimum wage regulations, along with the neighbouring Three Circle and Python textile companies, which have been told to stump up Rand 32,000 collectively.

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