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SOUTH AFRICA DAYBOOK: AU on Libya, Minerals, Datatec, Nedbank

Sept. 14 (Bloomberg) -- South Africa will host a meeting of the African Union’s committee on Libya to discuss developments in the North African country, according to the presidency.

The AU hasn’t recognized the National Transitional Council as the governing authority in Libya even though a number of countries have broken ranks and accepted the NTC as the government.

     WHAT TO WATCH:
* Parliament’s minerals committee holds a public hearing on the
government’s policy on mineral-processing from 9 a.m. in Cape
Town.
* The National Union of Mineworkers and Exxaro Resources Ltd.
holds pay-dispute hearings at the Commission for Conciliation
Mediation and Arbitration at 10 a.m.
* The Reserve Bank releases an invitation at about 11 a.m. in
Johannesburg for its weekly government bond auction.
* The South African Grain Information Service releases weekly
deliveries of corn and wheat at 12 p.m. in Johannesburg.

     CONFERENCES:
* Agrimark Trends hosts conference on South African outlook for
agriculture in Johannesburg.
* Department of Energy holds conference on renewable energy.
Speakers include Energy Minister Dipuo Peters.

     MARKETS:
* The rand strengthened 1.6 percent to 7.3417 per dollar at 5:30
p.m. yesterday in Johannesburg.
* The FTSE/JSE Africa All-Share Index rose 0.6 percent to
30,032.71 yesterday.
* The yield on the 13.5 percent government bond due September
2015, known to traders as the R157, climbed 15 basis points to
6.84 percent late yesterday.

     EQUITY MOVERS:
* Datatec Ltd. (DTC SJ): The Johannesburg-based computer
services company plans to hold a shareholders meeting at 2:30
p.m. in Johannesburg.
* Grand Parade Investments Ltd. (GPL SJ): The casino operator
holds a special general meeting.
* MMI Holdings Ltd. (MMI SJ): The insurance company created last
year from the merger of Metropolitan Group Ltd. and Momentum
Group Ltd. is expected to release full-year earnings at 7 a.m.
* Nedbank Group Ltd. (NED SJ): South Africa’s fourth-largest
commercial bank holds an investment roadshow for fund managers
and analysts at 9 a.m.
* RMB Holdings Ltd. (RMH SJ): The South African financial-
services holding company releases full-year results. Basic
earnings per share for the 12 months to June 30 are expected to
be between 870 cents and 930 cents, the company said on Sept. 9.
* Sasfin Holdings Ltd. (SFN SJ): The financial-services company
may release its full-year earnings.
* Ubulele Holdings Ltd. (UBU SJ): The food-processing company is
expected to give its earnings for the year through June. It said
Sept. 9 earnings per share excluding extraordinary items will be
as much as 89 percent lower than a year earlier.

To contact the reporter on this story: Gordon Bell in Johannesburg at gbell16@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Vernon Wessels at vwessels@bloomberg.net

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