ARTICLES RELATING TO LONMIN UNREST

Lonmin still tense after Marikana deaths

2013-01-31 18:28

Lonmin says that it would take time for its 28 000 employees to heal from the Marikana killings, but it vows to rebuild trust with miners, unions and investors.

ANC official dies after protest shooting - claim

2012-09-19 20:05

Friends of the Youth League say an ANC councillor has died after being struck by a rubber bullet fired by police at Marikana.

CCMA confirms: Lonmin strike over

2012-09-18 22:34

The Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration has confirmed the end of the Lonmin strike, saying negotiations had been tough but "worth it".

Only mineworkers allowed in stadium - cops

2012-09-18 19:21

Expelled ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema was barred from entering Wonderkop stadium in Marikana because he was not a mineworker involved in the labour dispute, the SA Police Service says.

Nzimande hits out at middle class, 'elitist' blacks

2012-09-17 22:37
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Instead of joining workers in protest of SA's "capital crisis", the middle class, especially its whites, as well as the "often elitist" black middle class, have turned on the government, says Blade Nzimande.

Marikana: Malema won't be silenced

2012-09-17 16:54
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Economic Freedom Fighters spokesperson Floyd Shivambu says Julius Malema is adamant to address mineworkers at Marikana.

Lonmin workers ask journos to leave

2012-09-17 15:51

Journalists have been asked to leave Wonderkop Stadium, where striking Lonmin workers in North West were discussing their wage demands.

Lonmin tables new wage offer

2012-09-14 20:15
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Platinum producer Lonmin has tabled a second wage offer to striking workers.

Economic outlook subdued by mining unrest

2012-09-07 08:57

SA’s economic growth will remain subdued in the medium term due to unrest in the platinum sector and a weak global economic environment, a poll shows.

Labour laws 'not cause of economic ills'

2012-09-04 09:54

The Marikana shooting showed relaxed labour laws are not the answer to SA's economic problems, says Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies.

Marikana: NPA must explain

2012-09-02 09:45

What lies behind the seemingly callous and hardegat treatment of the vulnerable Marikana miners, asks Mathatha Tsedu.

Mine unrest to hit investment

2012-08-30 07:50

Minister Susan Shabangu has warned that the wave of unrest in the mining sector that saw 44 people killed this month will have an impact on potential investments.

Responsibilities of the black elite

2012-08-29 11:56

Singing the rhetoric of the evils of white capital from our 7-series BMWs won’t fool anyone, writes Zama Ndlovu.

Shabangu reassures foreign investors

2012-08-29 07:59

SA institutions provide protection for foreign investors in the mining sector, says Mines Minister Susan Shabangu in a bid to soothe jangled investor nerves.

DA wants laws changed after Lonmin

2012-08-23 16:27

The DA has proposed a slew of policy and legislative reforms to guard against another Lonmin tragedy.

Labour minister meets with Amcu

2012-08-23 09:44

Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant says she has met with the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union in Rustenburg in a bid to diffuse tensions in Marikana.

 

Marikana death toll rises to 46

2012-09-19 20:57

An ANC ward councillor has confirmed the death of a woman allegedly hit by a police rubber bullet while buying food from a spaza shop in Marikana.

Vavi rushes off 'to prevent another Marikana'

2012-09-19 15:57

Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi has rushed out of the Cosatu congress to intervene in a wildcat strike at a Carletonville gold mine to try and prevent "another Marikana".

ANC MP withdraws Marikana remark

2012-09-18 21:07

ANC MP Rose Sonto has withdrawn a remark that Parliament's portfolio committee on mineral resources did not dare visit the troubled Lonmin platinum mine in North West.

Lonmin strikers accept pay offer

2012-09-18 18:02
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Striking miners at Lonmin's Marikana platinum have accepted an offer of a 22% overall pay rise to end over five weeks of crippling and bloody industrial action.

Don't underestimate enemies - Dlamini

2012-09-17 19:36

Do not underestimate "enemies" seeking to create divisions before the ANC's December elective conference in Mangaung, Cosatu President Sidumo Dlamini says.

Zuma defends Marikana raids

2012-09-17 16:25

President Jacob Zuma has hit back at opposition parties for comparing a strong police presence in Marikana, North West, to apartheid tactics.

We fear for our lives, miners claim

2012-09-14 22:15
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Striking mineworkers have gone underground, saying they fear for their lives, as government warned it would no longer tolerate their illegal gatherings.

Mantashe warns of anarchy

2012-09-14 19:04

ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe has warned of anarchy if incitement to violence is tolerated.

World Bank: Africa top priority

2012-09-06 18:30

Africa is top priority for the World Bank, says the group's new president Jim Yong Kim.

SA needs 'authentic' mining industry

2012-09-03 10:53

The South African mining industry needs to achieve transformation goals faster to achieve authenticity, Mineral Resources Minister Susan Shabangu says.

Malema's mining solution 'destructive'

2012-08-31 14:36

Threats by expelled ANC Youth League president Julius Malema to make mines ungovernable will result in job losses, the Democratic Alliance says.

Marikana - A major red flag overseas and at home

2012-08-29 15:06

Clem Sunter assesses the impact of Marikana and the things that should be done in its immediate aftermath.

JSE breaks records despite mine strikes

2012-08-29 07:46

The JSE has reached record highs despite forecasts of a fall amid the global crisis and deadly strikes at a Lonmin platinum mine.

Lonmin: Minister soothes foreign fears

2012-08-23 10:08

Trade Minister Rob Davies has reassured foreign investors that the Lonmin mine tragedy should not be over-read as something South Africa cannot handle.

Platinum price jumps on SA tensions

2012-08-22 13:45

Platinum has touched its highest since early May after signs of spreading unrest in top producer South Africa ignited concern among investors over supply.

Rand steady in quiet trade

2012-08-20 10:39

The rand is steady despite concern that fallout from the violence at Lonmin’s Marikana mine could spill over into other mining companies‚ dealers said.

Role of AMCU 'must be probed'

2012-08-19 15:24

The SACP has called for the inquiry into the shooting of 34 miners in Marikana to investigate the role played by trade union AMCU.

Zuma declares week of mourning

2012-08-19 06:34

President Jacob Zuma has declared a week of national mourning in the wake of violence at a platinum mine where police gunned down 34 striking workers.

 
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