ARTICLES RELATING TO LONMIN

Open your pockets for striking miners - Amcu

2014-04-16 05:30
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The Association of Mineworkers Construction Union is appealing for funds to help striking members who have gone nearly three months without pay.

Marikana's Mr X to testify in camera

2014-04-15 13:59

A police witness, dubbed Mr X, will testify in camera, from a remote undisclosed location to the Marikana Commission of Inquiry, retired Judge Ian Farlam has ruled.

Platinum miners 'best paid for their jobs'

2014-04-14 08:36

Lonmin CEO Ben Magwara says platinum sector miners are the highest paid in the country relevant to the nature of work, in a response to union Amcu's petition.

Marikana police plan under fire

2014-04-09 13:13

A police plan to curb violence at Lonmin's mining operations at Marikana should have been put into practice differently, North West police officer Lieutenant Colonel Salmon Vermaak says.

Marikana miner shot while fleeing - lawyer

2014-04-04 22:36

Post mortem results showed that slain Marikana miner Phumzile Sokhanyile was shot while fleeing, not attacking, counsel for the families of dead Lonmin mineworkers says.

Mining community hungry, living in fear

2014-04-04 15:46
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People staying near platinum mines in Rustenburg in the North West are hungry and living in fear.

Lonmin boss: I feel for the mineworkers

2014-04-03 18:10

Lonmin CEO Ben Magara says the company is prepared for more talks to improve the conditions of employees as an Amcu led strikes rumbles on.

Poor planning led to Marikana shooting - cop

2014-04-03 13:53

Dubious decision-making, planning, and briefing of police officers led to the August 2012 Marikana shootings, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Platinum mines warn suppliers

2014-04-02 20:15

Lonmin has joined Amplats in sending out force majeure notices to some suppliers of goods and services due to the widening impact of a 10-week strike.

Platinum strike continues despite meeting

2014-04-01 19:13

The strike in the platinum sector continues, following a meeting between employers, Amcu, and the CCMA.

Amplats declares force majeure over strike

2014-04-01 16:21

Anglo American Platinum has sent force majeure notices to some of the suppliers to its South African mines, due to the widening impact of the strike.

Miners choose to bypass unions - expert

2014-04-01 07:57

Workers have begun expressing their grievances in protests not organised and led by a trade union, according to a collective bargaining expert.

Gordhan: Strikes less harmful to economy

2014-03-30 12:04

Platinum strikes over the past ten weeks will cause less economic damage than industrial action in 2012, says Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.

Amcu pay hike will be disastrous - Implats

2014-03-27 19:19

Implats says Amcu's revised pay demand of a minimum monthly wage of R12 500 put into effect over four years will lead to job cuts and shaft closures.

Amcu calls for mass mines strike

2014-03-27 18:23
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Amcu president Joseph Mathunjwa says it will continue its marches for higher wages, adding that it wants workers in the gold and coal sectors to join them.

Bizos queries top cop absence at Marikana

2014-03-27 13:04

Senior police officers should have led from the front when police moved to confront striking Lonmin miners at Marikana, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

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.

Strike fatigue sets in amid fresh talks

2014-03-26 17:46

While negotiations aimed at ending a protracted strike in the platinum mining sector are set to begin, some miners want to ditch Amcu, says a union leader.

Lonmin CEO sees no end to Amcu strike

2014-03-26 10:29
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While the government mediator will meet with Amcu to restart talks, the CEO of Lonmin has told staff to take leave, because the strike looks set to continue.

Platinum strike causing 'irreparable' damage

2014-03-25 09:29

The financial cost does not tell the full story, say platinum producers of a strike that has left people hungry, caused businesses to close and crime to spiral.

Mpemba 'lost control' after Marikana cops killings

2014-03-24 17:44

North West deputy provincial police chief William Mpembe was overcome by emotion and lost control after two policemen were killed at Marikana, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Cattle and caravans sold as strike bites

2014-03-20 13:49

As South Africa's biggest post-apartheid mine strike marks its eighth week, it is already denting growth and export earnings.

Miners didn't know reason for arrest - Mpofu

2014-03-18 18:18

Protesting Marikana miners were not told why they were being arrested in August 2012, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Marikana Mr X a murderer - Mpofu

2014-03-17 21:01

An SAPS protected witness, identified as Mr X, is a murderer, liar and habitual criminal, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Marikana 'shooter' comes under fire

2014-03-13 14:50

Counsel for Marikana miners wounded and arrested in August 2012 got the opportunity to question a police officer who fired shots during the strike-related unrest.

 

Strict cover for Marikana's Mr X

2014-04-15 16:23

Stringent process will have to be followed at the Marikana Commission of Inquiry when a key police witness, dubbed Mr X, testifies, retired Judge Ian Farlam has ruled.

Farlam to rule on Marikana's Mr X

2014-04-14 20:05

Clarity will be given on whether a Marikana police witness, dubbed Mr X, will be allowed to testify in camera, from an undisclosed location.

My input was ignored - Marikana cop

2014-04-10 14:45

Senior police officers in charge at Marikana in August 2012 should have stopped the intervention much sooner, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Fears grow of mine job cuts

2014-04-08 21:00

It is looking more inevitable that a strike on the platinum mines could lead to a painful restructuring process that could result in tens of thousands of job cuts.

Mineworkers buying food on credit

2014-04-04 21:00
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As a strike in the platinum mining sector rumbles on, people are finding it difficult to put food on the table.

Amcu warns mines against closures

2014-04-03 18:56

Any shaft closures by Lonmin, Implats and Amplats will result in strikes , says Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union president Joseph Mathunjwa.

Workers want out, but Amcu stands firm

2014-04-03 16:43

Amcu will not abandon its pay demand, says the trade union's leader Joseph Mathunjwa, while Lonmin's CEO says striking workers want to return to work.

Lonmin workers want to return to work - CEO

2014-04-03 11:47
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A survey by Lonmin, which has declared force majeure with some suppliers, shows that "most" of its striking workers want to return to work, says CEO Ben Magara.

Non-striking miners attacked

2014-04-02 19:32

A non-striking mineworker has been attacked at his home and another had his car set alight in villages near Rustenburg, North West.

JSE hits record highs, Amplats surges

2014-04-01 18:12

South African stocks scaled record peaks, with Anglo Platinum blazing the uphill trail after sending force majeure notices to some suppliers.

I will expose Marikana's Mr X - Mpofu

2014-04-01 14:36

Photographs and details of a protected Marikana witness, dubbed Mr X, will be widely distributed among mineworkers, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Lonmin chair to retire

2014-03-31 10:48

Mining company Lonmin has announced that board chair Roger Phillimore, who is also a director at the company, is to retire at the end of April.

New agreement on the cards for Amcu

2014-03-28 22:32

A complex deal will be on the table when the Commission for Conciliation Mediation and Arbitration makes another attempt to resolve the platinum sector strike.

Marikana widow demands justice

2014-03-27 19:13

The wife of a policeman who was killed in Marikana in 2012, and critically wounded Lieutenant Shitumo Solomon Baloyi await justice, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Amcu march disrupts traffic

2014-03-27 13:13

Lunch time traffic came to a standstill on Jan Smuts Avenue in Johannesburg as hundreds of Amcu-affiliated mineworkers marched to the Impala Platinum head office in Sandton.

Amcu miners gather for march to Implats

2014-03-27 12:16

Several buses carrying Amcu members have arrived ahead of a planned protest march to the head offices of Impala Platinum in Sandton.

Marikana, Sharpeville same strategy - Bizos

2014-03-27 05:30

Similarities are evident between the way police shot citizens at Sharpeville and the shooting of Marikana miners, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Marikana commanders not experienced - cop

2014-03-26 13:13

Police commanders at the Marikana labour unrest were not experienced in crowd management and unrest scenarios, North West police air wing commander Lieutenant Colonel Salmon Vermaak says.

Amcu is being irresponsible - Cosatu

2014-03-25 16:36

The striking Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union is simply being irresponsible, according to Cosatu.

Cops-in-training at Marikana

2014-03-24 22:07

Police officers assigned to manage the 2012 labour unrest at Marikana, North West, lacked critical experience, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

North West attack linked to Amcu strike

2014-03-20 14:36

Four men have assaulted a mineworker and his girlfriend before setting their shack alight in Thekwana outside Rustenburg, North West.

Mining firms playing games - Amcu

2014-03-18 19:05

Platinum sector talks to end the wage dispute which involve traditional leaders will only result in ethnic violence in the platinum belt, warns the union Amcu.

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.

Marikana cop quizzed on 'tampering'

2014-03-13 17:53

Police evidence suggesting traditional weapons were removed from dead and injured Marikana miners at the request of paramedics has come under scrutiny.

Shot Marikana miners were running away - lawyer

2014-03-12 17:04

Protesting Marikana miners were shot by police while they were fleeing on 16 August 2012, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

 
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