ARTICLES RELATING TO MINERS

Eastern Cape miners get service centre

2014-04-08 16:30

Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe opened a one-stop service centre for former and present miners in Mthatha, Eastern Cape.

Mines must act now over silicosis - lawyers

2013-09-25 19:17

Gold mines need to establish an industry-wide settlement scheme for silicosis victims following a deal with Anglo American, say the mineworkers' lawyers.

Silicosis suit: Anglo not yet off hook

2013-07-25 14:45

Gold miners have vowed to take their silicosis lawsuit against Anglo American to South Africa's courts, after a UK court refused to hear their case.

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Anglo American miners block shaft

2012-10-08 16:28

Striking miners briefly blocked Anglo American Platinum's only working shaft after the firm sacked 12 000 workers, says a spokesperson said.

Lonmin: Witness sees seven bodies

2012-08-16 16:20

Police have reportedly opened fire on thousands of striking miners and a Reuters witness said he saw at least seven bodies lying on the ground.

Three die in Boitekong mine strike

2012-08-02 09:27

A clash between striking miners and security guards following the dismissal of 250 mineworkers at K5 Khwezi mine has left three protesters dead and 15 injured.

Implats strike drags on despite layoffs

2012-02-06 12:45

Impala Platinum says production is at a standstill at its Rustenburg mine as 17 000 workers who were fired for illegal stoppages did not return to work.

Implats fires 17 200 for illegal strikes

2012-02-02 13:48

Implats says it has fired almost all workers at its Rustenburg operations after unlawful stoppages.

Stricken Aurora miners plead for help

2011-12-12 07:34

Penniless Aurora miners have issued an appeal for help as one of the company's politically connected directors faces criminal charges for snubbing a court inquiry.

Num: Xstrata may cancel share scheme

2011-10-19 09:40

The National Union of Mineworkers says global miner Xstrata is threatening to withdraw a share ownership scheme that is at the centre of a strike action at its mines.

Mine workers refuse to surface

2010-09-15 19:05

Workers at a Rustenburg mine are refusing to come out from underground.

Workers trapped in gold mine

2009-06-20 17:30

About 10 miners have been trapped underground after a tunnel caved in at Driefontein mine, Africa’s biggest gold mine, the National Union of Mineworkers says.

 

Eastern Cape miners get one-stop service centre

2014-04-07 19:10

Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe has opened a one-stop service centre in Mthatha, Eastern Cape, for former and present miners.

Anglo: Sick miners' settlement a win for all

2013-09-25 14:11

A settlement between Anglo American and former miners who had contracted silicosis while working for the company benefited all parties, the miner says.

Lonmin rebuilding employee relations

2013-01-31 17:03

Lonmin Platinum says it is rebuilding trust with its employees and worker representatives after the Marikana massacre.

Numsa marches for miners

2012-10-26 15:23

Members of the National Union of Metalworkers will march through Johannesburg's city centre in a show of solidarity with other unions.

Gold Fields strikers gather on koppie

2012-10-03 16:12

Hundreds of striking workers at Gold Fields KDC West Mine in Carletonville have started gathering on a koppie outside the mine property.

Miners 'earn less than farmworkers'

2012-08-07 12:47

Hundreds of workers at the Syferfontein magnesite mine in Folovhodwe, Limpopo, have downed tools, claiming they are being paid less than farmworkers and taxi drivers.

Implats caused Rustenburg chaos - Num

2012-02-27 11:12

Impala Platinum did not follow proper procedure and is responsible for the five-week strike at its Rustenburg mine, the National Union of Mineworkers says.

DRDGold to axe 1 800

2012-02-06 10:35

Gold producer DRDGold could cut up to 1 800 jobs when it stops mining two shafts at the embattled Blyvoor operation, the company says.

Miners rally as strike cuts exports

2012-01-22 11:43

Hundreds of miners from Bulgarian coal giant Maritza East Mines rallied in the southeastern town of Radnevo as their week-long strike cut electricity exports.

SA stocks end bumper month on weak note

2011-10-31 18:24

The JSE followed global bourses down as faltering commodity prices weighed on miners.

JSE extends losses on risk aversion

2011-08-02 14:00

The JSE extended losses in midday trade in line with the main global markets, with general mining counters leading the downside amid risk aversion.

6 miners rescued

2009-06-20 19:21

Six workers have been rescued while four others are still trapped after a tunnel caved in at a gold mine in Gauteng, the National Union of Mineworkers says.

 
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