North West pair held for attacking miner

2014-02-25 21:11

North West police have arrested two men for the attempted murder of a miner at an Anglo American Platinum shaft near Rustenburg.

Amcu strike costs Amplats R100m per day

2014-02-17 10:15

Talks between Amcu and platinum mining companies are set to resume, as Anglo American Platinum says it is losing R100m a day because of strike action.

Amcu: Platinum firms to meet mediators

2014-02-10 05:30

Top platinum producers will meet with independent mediators to discuss a two-week wage strike, according to Amcu, whose 80 000 workers have downed tools.

New Amcu talks signal hope for end to strike

2014-02-04 09:07

Discussions beween union Amcu and the world's top three platinum producers are set to resume, with hopes that progress will be made to end a two-week strike.

Amplats metalworkers to go on strike

2014-02-03 07:58

Between 1 000 and 2 000 Anglo American Platinum metalworkers are set to down tools, says Numsa general secretary Irvin Jim.

Amcu: We won't budge from R12 500

2014-01-30 09:23

Union Amcu will present miners' new wage offer to its members, but insists nothing less than its R12 500 demand will be accepted as the platinum strike drags on.

Last chance to resolve Amcu strike

2014-01-29 07:20

Talks between platinum producers and union Amcu aimed at resolving an ongoing wage strike are expected to conclude in Pretoria today.

Amcu strike drags on as talks continue

2014-01-28 07:09

Talks between union Amcu and platinum producers are about to enter a third day, with no end in sight yet to the platinum sector strike.

Amcu strike continues as talks set to resume

2014-01-27 07:17

Talks aimed at resolving union Amcu's strike at platinum mines are set to resume in Pretoria as miners resolve to continue their strike.

Amcu opens talks with platinum firms

2014-01-24 09:31

Union Amcu has started government-brokered talks with the world's top three platinum companies in a bid to end a wage strike that risks turning violent.

Low attendance at Amplats as strike starts

2014-01-23 11:22

Anglo American Platinum says it has recorded low attendance and expects production to be impacted, as Amcu miners embark on industrial action.

Striking mineworkers gather in Marikana

2014-01-23 10:04

Disgruntled mineworkers are converging at the Wonderkop stadium in Marikana ahead of a strike on the platinum mines in the North West by labour union Amcu.

Platinum sector braces for mass strike

2014-01-23 07:30

Up to 80 000 workers at the world's three top platinum producers are set to down tools in a pay strike that could have a devastating impact on SA's economy.

Gordhan: Strikes will damage economy, hit rand

2014-01-20 10:18

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan says SA cannot afford looming strikes, which will deal a further blow to investor confidence as the rand nears a five-year low.

Amplats underground sit-in ends

2013-11-11 10:22

An underground sit-in at Anglo Platinum's Dishaba mine in Limpopo has been resolved, says the company.

New school must produce leaders - Zuma

2013-10-05 14:47

President Jacob Zuma says he's optimistic that a newly built school in the Eastern Cape will produce leaders of a high calibre.

Motlanthe upbeat on mine rescue talks

2013-06-14 13:20

Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe says the government, mining houses and trade unions will leave no stone unturned in their bid to resolve problem issues.

Amplats plunges into deep loss

2013-02-04 19:02

AngloAmerican Platinum reports that it lurched into huge losses revealing deep damage from a tough 2012.

Mine unrest ends, job losses loom

2012-11-15 21:39

Thousands of miners returned to work at Anglo American Platinum, putting a lid on the most devastating and costly bout of labour unrest in SA.

Amplats to transfer Zim mine to locals

2012-11-01 17:03

Amplats has agreed to transfer the majority of its Unki mine in Zimbabwe to locals, says the firm, following pressure from President Robert Mugabe’s government.


Anglo-American Platinum extended the deadline for 12 000 workers to appeal their dismissals to Wednesday. Striking miners say they won't appeal and will continue striking. Watch.

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Strikes about more than wages - NGO

2012-10-07 21:53

Unprotected strikes in the mining industry are about more than just wages, the Bench Mark Foundation says.

Cops fire teargas at Amplats protesters

2012-09-19 11:01

Police have fired teargas at a crowd of protesters near a mine owned by Anglo American Platinum near Rustenburg, the company says.


Platinum strike to drive up price over time

2014-02-18 21:52

A face-off between platinum producers and striking miners has had negligible impact on metals prices so far, but that is likely to change if the action grinds on.

Costs mount as Amcu strike talks drag on

2014-02-10 12:52

The platinum sector strike and the growing uncertainty over how to end it has undermined investor confidence in SA, as the rand nears five-year lows.

SAPS disperse 3 000 'violent' miners

2014-02-04 21:11

Police say they used stun grenades and rubber bullets to disperse about 3 000 "violent" striking miners at a platinum mine.

Amplats: Protracted strike not wanted

2014-02-03 10:07

Amplats says talks to end union Amcu's strike could make progress by the end of the week, as people on the ground don't seem to want drawn-out industrial action.

Talks set to resume as Amcu continues strike

2014-01-31 07:39

Amcu says it will take a new mandate from workers and table a proposal to platinum miners, as talks to resolve a wage strike are expected to resume.

Crunch time for Amcu talks

2014-01-29 07:55

Government-brokered talks between the world's top three platinum producers and union Amcu enter their last day with no resolution in sight.

Amcu strikers await talks update

2014-01-28 08:37

Members of union Amcu are continuing their strike in the platinum belt as workers expect an update from the union's leadership in the course of the day.

Amcu, platinum companies arrive for talks

2014-01-27 10:37

Leaders of Amcu and platinum producers have arrived at the Southern Sun Hotel in Pretoria for talks aimed at resolving a strike in the platinum sector.

Strong govt presence at Amcu talks

2014-01-24 13:16

Mineral Resources Minister Susan Shabangu, Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant and platinum firms are present at talks aimed at resolving Amcu's platinum sector strike.

Strike enters day two as parties meet

2014-01-24 07:24

Union Amcu's platinum sector strike enters its second day as a meeting is scheduled between the labour department, the mining companies and Amcu at the CCMA.


Disgruntled mineworkers are marching to Wonderkop stadium on the first day of a wage strike on platinum mines in the North West. See all the pictures here.

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Saps: Amcu must ensure strike is peaceful

2014-01-23 09:42

North West police have made it clear that union Amcu is duty-bound to respect the rule of law and keep its platinum sector protest from becoming violent.

Oliphant: Turbulent times for labour

2014-01-21 11:42

Job growth is the most important challenge, but recent developments on the labour front signify a turbulent period ahead, says Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant.

Amcu given right to strike - CCMA

2014-01-17 18:31

Labour union Amcu has been given the right to strike after its pay talks deadlocked with three separate platinum companies, says the CCMA.

Man arrested for rape, murder of miner

2013-10-14 07:16

A man has been arrested in connection with the rape and murder of a female mine employee in Rustenburg two years ago, the North West premier's office says.

Parties meet for Amcu strike

2013-09-26 15:19

Police, the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union and municipal officials are meeting ahead of a strike at Anglo American Platinum.

Mining sector rescue talks commence

2013-06-14 11:15

Mining houses and trade union top officials have arrived for a meeting with Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe in a bid to resolve problems facing the sector.

Amplats' Zim unit may build new mine

2012-11-16 19:43

The Zimbabwe unit of Anglo American Platinum is considering building a new mine which could double production, its chief financial officer says.

AngloGold reviews mines as strikes bite

2012-11-08 14:15

Anglo Gold Ashanti cut its dividend and warned of restructuring at its SA operations after weeks of wildcat strikes wiped out $400m in output.

Miners reach deal with Amplats

2012-10-27 22:41

Workers have reached a deal with Anglo American Platinum to reinstate 12 000 miners sacked for an illegal strike.

Anglo American miners block shaft

2012-10-08 16:28

Striking miners briefly blocked Anglo American Platinum's only working shaft after the firm sacked 12 000 workers, says a spokesperson said.

Amplats mines fail to reopen

2012-10-03 20:53

Operations at Amplats' Rustenburg and Union mines failed to resume as illegal strikes continued to disrupt work, says the company.

Amplats resumes operations in North West

2012-09-18 17:23

Anglo American Platinum has confirmed that all its Rustenburg operations have resumed, effective from the Tuesday morning shift.

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