Behind the strike madness

2014-04-17 07:58

Peter Montalto looks at the underlying issues around Amcu's platinum strike.

Teach DA, EFF a lesson, says Nzimande

2014-04-12 17:00

The DA and EFF must be taught a powerful lesson, SA Communist Party general secretary Blade Nzimande says.

NUM member's house torched

2014-04-11 17:56

North West police are investigating a case of arson following the torching of a house belonging to a National Union of Mineworkers member in Luka Village.

ANC 'chose NUM members for Parliament'

2014-04-11 12:40

There seems to be a lot of "noise" about NUM members appearing on the ANC’s list for the National Assembly, the union’s deputy president Piet Matosa says.

Non-striking miners under attack

2014-04-08 11:17

Premier Thandi Modise has vowed that police will leave no stone unturned to track down people waging a terror campaign against non-striking miners in Rustenburg.

NUM regaining members: official

2014-04-03 18:39

The National Union of Mineworkers is reclaiming its members in Rustenburg, says an official, but many potential members fear Amcu.

Motlanthe bids tearful farewell to Parliament

2014-03-11 22:27

A visibly emotional Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe has bid farewell to MPs in the National Assembly.

Mineworkers rally to form new union

2014-02-27 17:57

The National Union of Mineworkers says some members have been approached by people aiming to start a new mining labour union in the platinum belt in Rustenburg.

Union warns of illegal mining disaster

2014-02-22 20:33

A major tragedy is looming in disused mines if government does not take decisive action to curb thriving illegal mining, the National Union of Mineworkers says.

Kumba full-year earnings up

2014-02-11 11:14

Kumba Iron Ore has reported a rise in full-year earnings due to higher export prices and a weaker rand.

NUM members march over Rio Tinto miners

2014-02-06 16:34

About 200 NUM members have marched to the Mining Indaba in Cape Town to protest against the alleged ill-treatment of Rio Tinto miners in other countries.

Why Amcu shunned mine peace pact

2014-02-05 20:30

Amcu claims state apparatus is being used to purge the union, which has fuelled distrust in the agreement brokered last year by Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe.

Race on to rescue missing miners

2014-02-05 14:16

Emergency workers are racing to rescue nine miners still missing deep underground in a burning gold mine west of Johannesburg.

Crunch time for Amcu talks

2014-01-29 07:55

Government-brokered talks between the world's top three platinum producers and union Amcu enter their last day with no resolution in sight.

Crucial three days for platinum mines

2014-01-24 23:05

Urgent negotiations aimed at ending a crippling strike on the platinum belt are expected to last another three days, the department of labour says.

Amcu falls short of signing mining peace pact

2014-01-22 21:00

Amcu says it is party to a framework agreement that was brokered last year by Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe, but is not satisfied with certain aspects of it.

Gold mining strike on hold

2014-01-22 17:47

A planned strike by Amcu in the gold sector has been delayed when the ruling on an application to prevent it was postponed by the Johannesburg Labour Court.

Northam miners to resume work

2014-01-21 20:19

Members of the National Union of Mineworkers, who had been on strike, will return to work after a wage settlement agreement was reach, the mining firm says.

Amcu votes to down tools at Amplats

2014-01-20 07:54

Amcu has voted overwhelmingly to strike at Anglo American Platinum, with its president saying the mine would be served notice of the strike action on Monday.

NUM rejects Northam wage offer

2014-01-15 20:00

The National Union of Mineworkers has rejected a 0.5% increase in Northam Platinum's wage offer, the union says.

NUM vows to continue platinum sector strikes

2014-01-14 11:21

The National Union of Mineworkers will continue with "peaceful, bloodless and effective legal" striking in the platinum sector, according to the union.

Gauteng premier congratulates matrics of 2013

2014-01-07 19:11

Gauteng Premier Nomvula Mokonyane has congratulated the matric class of 2013 for improving the province's matric pass rate.

SA set for downgrade

2014-01-02 13:49

Peter Attard Montalto anticipates the economic twists and turns of 2014.

NUM remembers former member

2013-12-23 16:51

ANC MP and former SACP member Crosby Moni was a humble man who was loyal to the country and its workers, the National Union of Mineworkers says.

Trio held for Marikana murders

2013-12-18 18:43

Three men have been arrested for the same number of murders linked to violence at mines in Marikana, the North West premier's office says.


Anti-ANC vote betrays workers - NUM

2014-04-15 21:45

The National Union of Mineworkers has condemned a call for the deliberate spoiling of ballots, adding that it betrayed the workers' struggle for a better life.

Empty promises given to miners - Nzimande

2014-04-12 13:51

Miners in the North West platinum belt were given the false promise of a R12 500 salary, SACP general secretary Blade Nzimande says.

Cosatu pleads for 'ceasefire'

2014-04-11 16:21

Cosatu president Sidumo Dlamini has pleaded for a "ceasefire" between union affiliates to give the ANC's plan to help the troubled trade union federation a chance to work.

NUM regaining members in platinum belt

2014-04-10 11:01

NUM says it is winning back members on the platinum belt from rival Amcu and is poised to regain recognition status at one of Anglo American Platinum's mines.

Mining community hungry, living in fear

2014-04-04 15:46

People staying near platinum mines in Rustenburg in the North West are hungry and living in fear.

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.

NUM shocked at attack on Limpopo member

2014-03-03 18:18

The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) says it is shocked by another attack on one of its members at Union Mine in Limpopo.

Baleni: Numsa working for the enemy

2014-02-23 14:06

The National Union of Mineworkers has hit out at metalworkers' union Numsa for "attacking and making threats" against Cosatu.

Inside Labour: Murk and misinformation

2014-02-14 11:30

Fundamental issues are getting lost in a welter of confusion, says Terry Bell.

Miners' deaths unacceptable - Nehawu

2014-02-07 22:35

Nehawu says the high rate of mineworker fatalities in the country is unacceptable and has called for a thorough investigation.

Miner still missing at Harmony

2014-02-06 15:30

One miner is still missing after a fire broke out at Harmony Gold's Doornkop gold mine, west of Johannesburg, the National Union of Mineworkers says.

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.

Ramphele is a political tourist, says NUM

2014-01-29 11:00

Mamphela Rampheleis trying to project herself as a “messiah” who is above everyone else by joining the Democratic Alliance, NUM says.

Strikes remain a risk, warns Moody's

2014-01-27 19:56

Talks in the platinum sector could lead to unions playing mining firms off against each other to push wages higher, which could spark more strikes, says Moody's.

Marikana weapons were illegal - cop

2014-01-24 14:26

Protesting Lonmin mineworkers in Marikana, near Rustenburg, were illegally carrying dangerous weapons despite interventions by police, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Implats shuts mines ahead of strike

2014-01-22 17:50

Impala Platinum has shut all its operations ahead of a planned pay strike across the platinum belt by the Association of Mineworkers and Construction union.

Amplats' hard-fought return to profit under threat

2014-01-22 12:25

Anglo American Platinum has swung back into profit in 2013 as it rebounded from a wave of wildcat strikes, but its recovery is threatened by a new bout of strikes.

Amcu issues gold, platinum strike notices

2014-01-20 13:17

Union Amcu says it is to embark on a strike later this week in both the platinum and gold sectors, after issuing employers of both sectors with strike notices.

New wave of strikes to hit platinum mines

2014-01-19 13:06

The platinum industry is set for a second reckoning with the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union gearing up for protest action.

Amcu threatens platinum strike

2014-01-15 10:48

The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union says it won't hesitate to call a strike if its members vote in favour of a walk-out.

NUM wants justice for Marikana bloodshed

2014-01-13 17:18

The Farlam Commission of Inquiry into the deaths of the slain mineworkers in Marikana must be speedily completed, says the National Union of Mineworkers.

Northam seeks meeting with NUM to end strike

2014-01-06 13:10

Northam Platinum says it has requested a meeting with NUM to end the strike at its Limpopo mine, which has already cost R500m in lost revenue.

E-tolls, strikes dominate business news

2013-12-27 15:41

Here is your round-up of the top three business news events that sparked debate in the year that was.

Numsa's ANC boycott a serious blow - analyst

2013-12-21 06:30

Numsa’s boycott of the ANC in the 2014 elections is a serious blow to the ruling party, a political analyst says.

Seshoka leaves NUM

2013-12-18 16:14

National Union of Mineworkers' spokesperson Lesiba Seshoka is leaving the union to join an institution of higher education.

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