ARTICLES RELATING TO IMPALA PLATINUM

Top platinum producers launch investment body

2014-11-18 12:07

Six of the world's biggest platinum producers have launched a dedicated body to promote the precious metal as an investment vehicle.

Marula strikers to return to work

2014-07-08 07:32

Impala Platinum says wildcat strikers at its Marula mine have indicated they would return to work and press their demands through "formal channels".

Amcu, miners disagree over potential job cuts

2014-06-24 11:36

Amcu president Joseph Mathunjwa says mining firms have committed to no retrenchments, while they maintain restructuring and shedding of jobs is inevitable.

Mine deal issues still to be thrashed out

2014-06-13 08:58

Amcu has accepted a new wage offer in principle but some outstanding issues still need to be discussed, says its leader Joseph Mathunjwa.

Make-or-break mine talks set to start

2014-06-09 09:32

Amcu and major platinum producers are due to meet for another crucial round of talks, amid government threats to pull out if a deal is not agreed.

No agreement in platinum strike

2014-05-24 18:28

No agreement has yet been reached with striking platinum mineworkers, their employers say in a joint statement.

Implats: Strike violence 'devastating'

2014-05-16 12:55

Impala Platinum says the human tragedy as a result of miners not earning any income and the violence and intimidation on the platinum belt is "devastating".

'Security risk' curbs Lonmin SMS campaign

2014-05-15 13:57

Lonmin says it has temporarily ended its SMS wage poll because it created a "security risk" for Amcu strikers receiving the messages.

Mathunjwa - Amcu going to court

2014-05-15 05:30

Amcu president Joseph Mathunjwa has told striking miners in the platinum belt that the union is going to court, while Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa has laid down the law.

Simple SMS won’t bring us back - Mathunjwa

2014-05-14 17:23

Amcu president Joseph Mathunjwa says if mine bosses think workers will return to work based on "simple SMSes", they are mistaken.

Premier calls for calm in platinum belt

2014-05-14 14:08

North West premier Thandi Modise has asked all parties to act responsibly, as buses under police escort return some striking platinum miners to work.

Amcu ignores Lonmin call to return to work

2014-05-14 12:33

Amcu members have defied Lonmin's call to return to work, but some say they would report for duty if adequate security was provided.

Miners oppose Amcu bid to block SMS campaign

2014-05-14 09:38

Platinum firms Lonmin, Impala Platinum, and Anglo American Platinum say they will oppose Amcu's court action to prevent direct communication with strikers.

Returning miners blocked by Amcu

2014-05-14 09:07

Stick-wielding strikers have gathered outside Lonmin's Marikana mine, preventing workers from breaking the sector's longest and costliest industrial action.

Strikers 'intimidated not to accept offer'

2014-05-06 07:51

Mining firms say strikers are afraid to accept their latest wage offer because of threats to their safety, but they would continue engaging with employees.

Zuma: Amcu cannot strike forever

2014-05-05 13:05

President Jacob Zuma says union Amcu is being irresponsible by dragging out a strike that could see workers lose their jobs and which is not helping miners.

Amcu: Miners reject latest wage offer

2014-05-05 11:00

Union Amcu says its striking members have rejected the latest wage offer by Anglo American Platinum, Lonmin and Impala Platinum.

Implats strikers: We accept your offer

2014-05-02 09:57

Impala Platinum says two-thirds of striking workers have indicated by sms messages and phone calls that they want to accept the company's latest wage offer.

Platinum sector faces painful restructuring

2014-04-24 09:53

Painful restructuring is considered likely after the dust clears from Amcu's current strike, with job losses expected especially around Rustenburg operations.

Amcu, miners to discuss new wage offer

2014-04-22 07:36

Labour union Amcu and platinum producers are expected to meet following a new wage offer for striking mineworkers.

Amcu strike's financial cost 'not full story'

2014-03-27 08:59

Platinum mining CEOs say Amcu's strike is also impacting local businesses and communities, while Lonmin has asked non-striking staff to take leave to cut costs.

Implats declares force majeure, talks to resume

2014-02-28 09:43

Impala Platinum has declared force majeure on supply contracts at its strike-hit Rustenburg mine, as five weeks of labour unrest took their toll.

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.

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.

 

Zimplats gets smelter to comply with new laws

2014-07-31 11:25

Impala Platinum-owned Zimplats says it will pay $690m to modify an old smelter to meet government requirements of having all platinum processed in Zimbabwe.

2 000 NUM miners down tools

2014-07-04 18:20
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A spokesperson for Impala Platinum's Marula mine says about 2 000 miners affiliated to NUM have gone on strike, demanding higher wages.

Mathunjwa sees light at end of tunnel

2014-06-13 12:28

Amcu leader Joseph Mathunjwa says he hopes to meet platinum producers by the end of the weekend for discussions to end the five-month strike stalemate.

Strike 'may threaten national security'

2014-06-10 07:55

The platinum strike could threaten national security and the economy, warns a commercial body, while miners will explore other options after the latest stalemate.

Bapo ba Mogale want court action over mining strike

2014-06-08 10:35

Bapo ba Mogale, who owns the land on which platinum giant Lonmin mines, is considering high court action in a bid to force the company and its workers to settle the five-month strike.

Miners to oppose Amcu's anti-SMS court bid

2014-05-20 07:48

Platinum producers are expected to oppose an urgent court interdict by Amcu over their SMS campaign to communicate with strikers at the Johannesburg Labour Court.

Miners never received 22% increase - report

2014-05-15 16:23

A 22% pay increase agreed to by Lonmin to Marikana miners in 2012 has never been paid and that's why platinum belt miners are continuing their strike.

NUM tells members to stay away from mines

2014-05-15 09:25

The National Union of Mineworkers has told its members to stay away from strike-hit mines on the platinum belt because of intimidation from rival Amcu.

Police won't withdraw from Marikana - Mthethwa

2014-05-14 18:00

The police won't withdraw from the troubled platinum belt area says Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa, adding that anarchy won't be allowed.

Three cars torched at Implats

2014-05-14 15:11

Three cars have been torched at Impala Platinum's Rustenburg operations in the North West, says a spokesperson.

Stay strong, urges Amcu's Mathunjwa

2014-05-14 13:21
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The president of Amcu has urged all members to remain united and strong in the face of efforts by the companies to force miners to end their protracted strike.

Amcu leader to address Lonmin strikers

2014-05-14 10:51

Amcu leader Joseph Mathunjwa is to address the Lonmin strikers, with mass meetings also scheduled later in the day at Impala Platinum and Impala Platinum.

Amcu turns to court to stop SMS campaign

2014-05-14 09:28

Union Amcu has applied for an urgent court interdict to stop platinum mines from communicating a new wage offer directly to workers, according to a report.

Platinum firms hit out at Amcu

2014-05-06 10:46

Platinum miners say Amcu has made no effort to find a solution to a marathon strike which is having a deep and adverse impact on communities around Rustenburg.

No good story for mineworkers, says Amcu

2014-05-05 15:03

There is no good story for mineworkers since the dawn of democracy and only an honourable settlement can end the platinum strike, says Amcu's Joseph Mathunjwa.

Amcu: Platinum cabal has failed

2014-05-05 11:32

Amcu says it will call an industry-wide strike if Anglo Platinum closes shafts because of its strike, and that firms have failed to sell their offer to workers.

Amcu strike: Stakes could hardly be higher

2014-05-02 13:40

With platinum producers' huge and escalating losses, restructuring and job losses are on the cards, especially around Amplats' struggling Rustenburg operations.

Amcu wage talks deadlock

2014-04-25 08:59

Talks to end the three-month wage strike by Amcu in the platinum sector have failed and producers say they will take their latest offer directly to employees.

Platinum talks continue behind closed doors

2014-04-24 07:26

Talks to end the platinum strike will continue behind closed doors at an undisclosed location in Johannesburg, says the Chamber of Mines.

Implats considers mechanisation option

2014-03-28 09:02
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Mechanisation could be more efficient, improve safety, have a more profitable lifespan and cost less than labour-intensive mining, says Impala Platinum.

Strike threatens platinum sector viability

2014-03-18 07:47

With shareholders facing steep losses and almost half of mine shafts unprofitable, the platinum strike is threatening an industry already in deep trouble.

Implats: No winner in Amcu strike

2014-02-27 10:44

Amcu's protracted strike is costing Impala Platinum R60m per day and no winner is likely to emerge from this type of action, says Implats CEO Terence Goodlace.

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.

NUM member's car torched

2014-02-05 20:22

An Impala Platinum mine employee and member of NUM's car has been torched in Rustenburg.

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.

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