SA miners need tech upgrade to revive its status as king of gold

2017-03-24 08:53

South African producers will need to develop technology to fit its mines rather than using machines developed for elsewhere in the world, an expert explains.

Marikana Support Campaign calls for release of activist

2017-02-07 20:06

The Marikana Support Campaign has called for the release of a local activist, Napoleon Webster, who is accused of murder.

Lonmin's platinum production at Marikana drops

2017-01-26 12:06

The unit costs of platinum production will remain under pressure for the foreseeable future until there's a sustained improvement in production throughput from mining, said Lonmin.

Lonmin will comply despite unfavourable economic climate

2016-12-13 06:53

Lonmin is confident it will submit a housing plan that is compliant, after President Jacob Zuma announced steps taken to implement the Farlam Commission recommendations.

Lonmin's licence under threat

2016-12-12 12:30

The government has threatened to remove Lonmin’s mining licence for failing to improve workers' living conditions, four years after the Marikana massacre.

SA platinum producers dodge strike bullet

2016-11-01 15:24

The world’s three biggest platinum producers all reached three-year wage deals with the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union without losing one day to a strike.

NUM calls dispute at Amplats over pay ‘insult’

2016-09-20 19:20

The National Union of Mineworkers has declared a wage dispute after an offer from Amplats which it deemed an “insult.”

Miners want to live in shacks not houses - Lonmin spokesperson

2016-08-18 06:13

Miners at Lonmin's platinum mine in Marikana do not want houses; they want to live in informal settlements, says a mine spokesperson.

OPINION: SA deserves truth about govt spies and Marikana

2016-08-16 15:27

As SA commemorates the Marikana massacre four years ago, South Africans are yet to learn the full truth of the alleged role of the SSA, writes Pieter-Louis Myburgh.

Amcu to relaunch Marikana miner trust

2016-08-15 19:09

The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union will reopen a trust fund for the families of workers at Lonmin’s Marikana mine, where dozens were killed in 2012.


Better prices needed for platinum - Lonmin

2017-02-08 16:27

Platinum prices will recover only marginally in 2017, analysts predict.

SHARE WATCH: Spotlight on selected resources, retailers

2017-01-30 15:27

Overberg Asset Management analyst Kirk Swart looks at recent noteworthy movements in resources and retail stocks in this week's five shares to watch.

Police being used as 'scapegoats' to protect those behind Marikana massacre - Amcu

2016-12-13 16:12

Senior police officers are being used as a scapegoat to protect those behind the Marikana massacre says Amcu leader Joseph Mathunjwa.

EFF welcomes action on Farlam recommendations

2016-12-13 06:20

The EFF on Monday welcomed the steps being taken by various government departments to implement the Farlam Commission of Inquiry’s recommendations.

Lonmin must improve housing plan or face losing its mining rights: Zuma

2016-12-11 18:11

The Department of Mineral Resources plans to ask mining giant Lonmin for a compliant housing plan and may revoke the company's mining rights if it doesn't receive it, President Jacob Zuma has said.

Amcu to unveil pay demands, R12 500 still on cards

2016-10-24 19:18

The Association of Mining and Construction Workers Union will make public a “comprehensive and final” set of pay and conditions demands for the platinum sector.

Lonmin CEO refutes claim that miners prefer living in shacks

2016-08-19 13:42

Lonmin will investigate a statement made by its spokesperson that miners at Lonmin's platinum mine in Marikana would prefer to live in informal settlements.

Four years on: need to know on Marikana

What happened at Lonmin's platinum mine in Marikana in 2012.

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My life is worse now - Marikana miner

2016-08-16 10:54

"Some of us still struggle to sleep, thinking about our brothers. I don't want to talk about this because I am going to cry," says a Lonmin miner as he remembers the day four years ago when 34 of his colleagues were gunned down by police.

Amnesty condemns Lonmin housing as miner sees more spending cuts

2016-08-15 07:48

Lonmin says it may have to cut its promise to spend R100m a year on housing even as Amnesty International condemned it for failing to fulfill pledges to employees.

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