Implats aims for smaller Rustenburg operation

2015-02-26 10:26

Impala Platinum aims to modernise its Rustenburg mines, the centre of labour unrest in recent years, into "smaller, more concentrated mining" operations.

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

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.


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.

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