Strike settlement likely within the week

2014-04-23 09:26

With stockpiles depleted and most miners in desperate financial straits, a settlement to the crippling platinum sector strike is likely within the next week.

SA water polluted by mines to be mapped

2014-01-10 10:43

The Water Research Commission has embarked on an extensive study which aims to map surface and underground water currently influenced by mines.

NUM announces pay deal with Amplats

2013-12-13 07:37

The National Union of Mineworkers says it has agreed a two-year salary deal for hikes of 7.5 to 8.5% with Anglo Platinum.

Amcu members march at Khuseleka

2013-10-02 10:07

A group of striking Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union workers at the Amplats Khuseleka shaft one at Rustenburg have marched to the shaft.

Miners rally over Amplats job cuts

2013-08-21 07:45

About 2 000 mineworkers converged at an Anglo American Platinum mine over plans by the world's top producer to cut 6 900 jobs amid unrest in the sector.

'Opec' for platinum just a pipe dream

2013-05-16 15:08

SA may be the Saudi Arabia of platinum on steroids but unlike crude, it cannot manipulate the price by turning its "taps" on and off at will.

Underground strike at Amplats mine

2013-05-16 11:32

Miners at Anglo Platinum's Tumela mine in Limpopo have staged an underground sit-in, a company spokesperson says.

Amplats: Unrest sabotages funding efforts

2013-02-20 14:23

Persistent labour unrest in South Africa is making it difficult for Anglo Platinum to ask investors for additional investment, its CEO warns.

Amplats workers hold meeting

2013-02-19 11:13

Anglo Platinum workers are meeting at the Bleskop stadium near Rustenburg following a clash between security guards and workers.

Zuma equates mine closures to 'blackmail'

2013-02-05 07:30

President Jacob Zuma says that mining companies were almost engaging in blackmail when they announced plans to close mines and lay off workers.

Amplats, govt consultations 'constructive'

2013-01-29 07:58

Anglo Platinum has had "constructive" consultations with the government about its restructuring exercise that could lead to 14 000 job cuts, CEO Chris Griffith says.

Anglo 'stole our money' - Mantashe

2013-01-22 12:26

ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe has slammed mining firm Anglo American, saying it had 'stolen our money' and listed on London's Stock Exchange.

All quiet at Amplats mine

2013-01-20 13:05

The situation remains quiet at Anglo Platinum mines in Rustenburg, where 13 000 jobs are on the line, says a worker.

Miners face bleak future as job cuts loom

2013-01-18 07:53

With 14 000 job cuts threatened at Anglo Platinum mines, an army of men face the grim task of paying debts and supporting their families without any income.

Nationalise Amplats mines - Amcu

2013-01-17 13:03

The government should nationalise Anglo Platinum if it continues with the proposed retrenchment of 14 000 workers to see if it will work on a small scale, union Amcu says.

Amplats miners back at work

2013-01-17 07:56

Anglo Platinum miners have returned to work and abandoned their illegal strike, the National Union of Mineworkers says.

Workers shocked by Amplats threat

2013-01-16 13:11

Amplats workers have refused to go underground as unions scrambled to their defence after news that up to 14 000 workers could be retrenched.

Platinum price extends winning streak

2013-01-16 10:50

Platinum reversed early losses to extend its winning streak, buoyed by rising supply concerns after staff at top producer Anglo Platinum downed tools.

Amplats CEO is arrogant, says Shabangu

2013-01-16 09:15

Mining Minister Susan Shabangu has accused Anglo Platinum CEO Chris Griffiths of arrogance, after the company warned of 14 000 possible retrenchments.

ANC fuming over Amplats job cuts

2013-01-16 08:04

Global platinum miner Anglo Platinum wants to divert its business from South Africa and send the country's mining industry "to the dogs", the ANC says.

Amplats jobs bloodbath shocks govt

2013-01-15 16:05

The government says it is surprised by Anglo Platinum's plans to cut 14 000 jobs and regrets the decision because of its economic impact.

NUM calls for talks with Amplats

2013-01-15 12:11

The National Union of Mineworkers plans to negotiate with Anglo Platinum to prevent the company from retrenching 14 000 workers.


Amcu threatens platinum strike

2014-01-15 10:48

The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union says it won't hesitate to call a strike if its members vote in favour of a walk-out.

Amplats: Amcu now represents 60% of miners

2013-12-13 09:23

Anglo American Platinum says membership of the hardline Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union in its shafts has risen to 60% from 40% in July.

Govt must revoke Amplats' licence - Amcu

2013-10-07 20:14

Amcu has called on the government to take drastic steps against Anglo American Platinum, while threatening to go on a secondary strike.

NUM: Intimidation rife at Amplats strike

2013-09-27 13:26

The National Union of Mineworkers says there has been a high level of intimidation among non-striking workers at Anglo Platinum.

Amplats miners report for work

2013-05-17 07:57

Miners at Anglo Platinum have reported for work, a company spokesperson says, despite earlier calls for a strike by some union leaders.

Amplats faces job cuts revolt

2013-05-16 12:48

Union Amcu says Anglo Platinum miners will stop work from Thursday evening over layoff plans, a move which has sent company shares and the rand sharply lower.

Amplats may scale back job cut plans

2013-05-03 08:39

Anglo Platinum, under pressure from the government, is expected to sharply scale back plans to cut 14 000 mining jobs, industry sources say.

Amplats miners back at work

2013-02-20 07:58

Anglo Platinum has confirmed that employees at all of its mines were clocking in for work after a one-day walk-out in response to violence at its Siphumelele mine.

Rand weakens on Amplats stayaway

2013-02-19 09:01

The rand softened against the dollar amid fears of more trouble in the mining sector after Anglo Platinum's said its workers were likely to stay away.

Unions get tough with Anglo

2013-02-09 22:11

The planned retrenchments by Anglo Platinum must stop immediately, Cosatu and Num have demanded.

Amplats profits bleed

2013-02-04 09:15

Anglo Platinum has swung to a hefty full-year loss, demonstrating the depth of the crisis at its South African operations.

Rand firms as Amplats delays job cuts

2013-01-29 09:17

The rand firmed slightly against the dollar, helped by news that Anglo Platinum would postpone planned job cuts that drew the ire of the government.

ANC Chief Whip says sorry to Implats

2013-01-24 11:17

ANC Chief Whip Mathole Motshekga has apologised to Impala Platinum for attributing the possible retrenchment of 14 000 miners to it.

SA to miss 5 million jobs target

2013-01-22 10:09

SA will likely not create 5 million jobs by 2020, given labour strife and strained relations between the state and private firms, says a deputy minister.

Amplats, govt discuss way forward

2013-01-18 11:15

Anglo Platinum says it is in discussions with the department of mineral resources over planned sweeping changes to its business, including 14 000 jobs cuts.

The profit motive

2013-01-18 07:35

Mining should retain its prominent position, says Mzwandile Jacks.

Premier to hold talks with Amplats

2013-01-17 11:10

North West premier Thandi Modise will lead a provincial delegation to meet Anglo Platinum management on the proposed closure of four shafts.

Amplats: CEO cites JSE rules

2013-01-16 16:38

Anglo Platinum CEO Chris Griffith says JSE regulations on sensitive information prevents the company from being totally transparent, and it has to be careful about what information is made public.

Anglo American shares slide

2013-01-16 10:57

Anglo American shares are down 4%, hit by worker unrest at its platinum mines which analysts warn could hamper an overhaul effort aimed at reversing losses there.

Rand, bonds buckle under Amplats strife

2013-01-16 09:18

The rand weakened against the dollar and investors pushed bonds lower due to brewing labour unrest in the platinum sector.

Kumba forecasts drop in profit

2013-01-16 08:50

Kumba Iron Ore, a unit of Anglo American, says its full-year profit likely fell by about a third, hit by lower export prices and an illegal strike at its main mine.

Amplats: More is more

2013-01-15 13:23

If Anglo Platinum's review strategy is the new paradigm the mining industry is reaching, it is a tough act to follow, says Jarred Myers.

Amplats overhaul not a reprisal, says CEO

2013-01-15 10:45

Anglo Platinum has called on unions to act responsibly in response to a planned overhaul of the group that will cut production and close mines.

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