Jobs ‘bloodbath’ hits SA, mining companies cut costs

2015-07-28 17:30

In the past two months, at least seven listed mining companies announced plans to cut as many as 10 000 jobs in Africa’s most-industrialised economy.

SA economy dealt fresh blow by mining job cut

2015-07-24 20:35

There will be mine closures and shaft closures, otherwise companies could go down - especially in SA - because costs have been rising at a more rapid rate.

Militant unions to blame for Lonmin job cuts - Solidarity

2015-07-24 09:56

Militant trade unions and their violent protests were the reason Lonmin was planning to cut a further 4 500 jobs, says trade union Solidarity.

Amplats sees sharp earnings rise on strike recovery

2015-07-13 09:53

Anglo American Platinum says it expects its interim earnings to rise by almost 1 500% as it recovers from a five-month strike last year.

EFF: Ramaphosa will be prosecuted

2015-07-02 14:59

The EFF does not intend on letting Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa off the hook when it comes to Marikana, insisting that it will institute charges against him.

AMCU’s Mathunjwa: Farlam Commission failed to uncover Marikana truths

2015-07-01 15:52

AMCU President Joseph Mathunjwa blames poor wages for workers, tax evasion and price fixing by miners as leading causes of instability in the mining sector.

Farlam’s Marikana findings: Leading role players slammed

2015-06-28 15:00

Former judge’s report slams leading role players in miners’ strike, writes Athandiwe Saba

Marikana reaction: Phiyega, Ramaphosa must face consequences

2015-06-25 22:08

Opposition parties have called for police commissioner Riah Phiyega to be suspended or axed and Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa to face the might of the law despite the Marikana report exonerating him from any involvement in the 2012 shootings.

Phiyega, SAPS bear brunt of Marikana report criticisms

2015-06-25 21:05

National police commissioner Riah Phiyega and the SA Police Service have born the brunt of the Marikana commission's criticisms, while Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa and other ministers have been let off scot-free.

Marikana commission finds Lonmin failed to respond to violence

2015-06-25 19:17

The Marikana Commission has found the Lonmin failed to ensure the safety of its workers and did not do its best to resolve the dispute with striking workers.


ANC asks mining firms to reconsider job cuts

2015-07-27 16:19

The ANC is asking mining companies who have announced retrenchments to reconsider going this route, saying it would be 'unpatriotic'.

NUM shocked by Lonmin cutting thousands of jobs

2015-07-24 15:53

The National Union of mineworkers has decried Lonmin's plan to cut 6 000 jobs as it readies to close several mine shafts in a bid to survive plunging prices.

Lonmin says 6 000 jobs at risk in proposed restructuring

2015-07-24 07:33

Lonmin says it was planning to close or mothball several mine shafts, putting 6 000 South African jobs at risk, because of depressed metal prices.

Lonmin falls to record low amid platinum drop

2015-07-10 20:30

Lonmin has dropped to the lowest level on record in London trading as platinum is set for the biggest weekly decline since October, with a UBS Group AG recommendation to sell.

EFF, ISS to dissect Farlam's Marikana report

2015-07-02 05:29

The EFF and the Institute for Security Studies are due to hold separate discussions about the Marikana report.

Marikana: Hunger is a force more powerful than fear

2015-06-29 14:35

The showdown at Marikana on August 16 2012, when Lonmin miners armed with sticks and assegais faced off with police officers armed to the teeth illustrated that hunger spurs even the weakest forward to battle.

Marikana sees little change three years on

2015-06-26 20:00

Almost three years after police shot 34 striking miners dead outside platinum producer Lonmin's Marikana mine, little has changed in the town.

We have worked hard to improve conditions - Lonmin CEO

2015-06-25 21:16

While the report by the Marikana Commission found that Lonmin had failed to ensure the safety of its workers, the company said it had worked hard to improve conditions over the last two-and-a-half years.

Marikana: ‘Zuma just wants to see us in pain’

2015-06-25 19:52

“This is what we wanted but not like this. I can’t think straight.” This was the sentiment of the widows of Marikana as they congregated at their living quarters at Lonmin.

Graphic – How the shooting at Lonmin's Marikana mine happened

2015-06-25 15:16

The Marikana Report will shed light on what happened on August 16 2012 and probably help the nation find closure.

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