Motlanthe: SA grappling with mine challenges

2014-04-07 20:36

Inhumane working and living conditions and the migrant labour system are some of the problems in the mining sector, says Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe.

Harmony warns of lower gold output

2014-03-26 14:20

Harmony Gold Mining says it expects a drop of up to 25% in gold production for the quarter ended March 2014, sending its share price lower.

Delay in Amcu, gold miners case

2014-03-14 19:21

The court case regarding the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union's planned strike in the gold sector has been postponed until June.

Mathunjwa: Workers have last say on strike

2014-03-06 14:53

Members of the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union will themselves decide when the platinum mine strike will end, says president Joseph Mathunjwa.

Mine strike negotiations deadlock

2014-03-05 14:29

Mediation talks to end the strike in the platinum mining sector have been adjourned until parties indicate a willingness to return to the negotiating table.

Talks to end Amcu strike to resume

2014-02-28 19:00

Negotiations aimed at resolving the Amcu strike at Lonmin, Impala Platinum and Anglo American Platinum will resume on Monday, the companies say.

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.

Anglo American revamp to gather pace

2014-02-14 19:34

Anglo American boss Mark Cutifani says an overhaul of its business should gather pace, but warned of strikes and a rising supply of metals weighing on prices.

Mines submit plans for Zim refinery

2014-01-19 20:00

Major platinum miners in Zimbabwe have met a government deadline to agree and submit plans to build a major refinery by the end of 2016, a report says.

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.

Mine royalties to bankroll Zim wealth fund

2014-01-13 22:36

A portion of royalties from minerals such as diamonds, gold and platinum would be paid into Zimbabwe's proposed sovereign wealth fund, according to a draft bill.

Cedric Gina quits as Numsa president

2013-11-25 20:12

National Union of Metalworkers of SA president Cedric Gina says he has tendered his resignation, but the union is remaining mum on the matter.

Shabangu confident about mining sector

2013-11-14 20:41

Mining Minister Susan Shabangu says she is confident that the mining sector will continue to boost the country's economy.

Findings on N West royalties known soon

2013-11-05 18:15

North West premier Thandi Modise will expedite the findings of a commission of inquiry into mining royalties for a Brits community, her office says.

Amcu says members vote for Implats strike

2013-10-28 19:12

Amcu says its members have voted to go on strike at Impala Platinum, but hinted that a stoppage may still be averted.

Strikes threaten top platinum producers

2013-10-25 22:06

The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union has threatened more protests at Amplats and Implats, just weeks after ending a strike over job cuts.

De Beers starts construction in Limpopo

2013-10-22 19:37

De Beers has started with the construction of a new underground mine under its open pit Venetia mine in Limpopo that would support over 8000 jobs.

Amplats scales down job cuts, strike ends

2013-10-10 20:29

Anglo Platinum says it will not retrench employees after reaching a deal with Amcu, bringing an end to protest action that lasted almost two weeks.

Amplats set for more talks with Amcu

2013-10-02 19:45

Anglo Platinum with continue negotiations with Amcu to seek an end to a strike that has brought to a standstill most of the mine's operations.

SA academic patents acid mine water treatment

2013-09-13 14:29

Rand Water's Professor Jannie Maree has received a US patent for a process that can solve the acid mine water crisis and generate income.

Union hopes for changes at Lonmin

2013-09-09 20:00

Solidarity is hoping for an improvement in labour relations at Lonmin after the appointment of Glencore Xtrata Alloys CEO Gary Nagle as a non-executive director.

SA gets mining transformation roadmap

2013-08-29 16:00

The mining charter was developed to guide transformation in the mining industry and involves multiple role players, the 2013 Mining Lekgotla has heard.

Soldarity only union still in pay talks

2013-08-26 11:39

Trade union Solidarity is now the sole remaining union in the gold sector to continue wage increase negotiations with the Chamber of Mines.

Job cuts ahead as Rio delays expansion

2013-08-14 18:05

Rio Tinto says it has to cut up to 1 700 jobs in its Mongolian operation, after a more than $5bn underground expansion of the Oyu Tolgoi mine was suspended.

New Anglo CEO to cut costs as profit dips

2013-07-26 11:30

Anglo American has vowed to slash spending and boost cash flow by $1.3bn a year by 2016 as it reported a 15% drop in first-half profit, says CEO Mark Cutifani.


Miners get service centre

2014-04-07 18:30

Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe has opened a one-stop service centre for mineworkers and the community of Mthatha.

Numsa signs Amplats wage offer

2014-03-20 19:02

Amplats chief executive Chris Griffith has welcomed the move by the National Union of Metalworkers of SA to sign its wage offer with increases of up to 8.5%.

New spat emerges in platinum strike

2014-03-10 19:35

The Chamber of Mines and the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration are engaged in a tense standoff over negotiations to end Amcu's pay strike.

Crippling Amcu strike rumbles on

2014-03-05 16:27

The stage is set for a protracted and grinding showdown between platinum mines and Amcu workers, following collapsed talks and rejected revised wage demands.

Another mineworker dies underground

2014-03-03 19:55

An electrical worker was fatally injured at an AngloGold Ashanti mine, following the deaths of at least 26 people in the sector in February.

Deadly blow for mineworkers

2014-02-27 21:00

The mining industry is well known for its protracted and violent strikes, but now it is also proving to be fatal with at least 26 people found dead in February.

Northam Platinum gets new CEO

2014-02-19 19:10

The board of Northam Platinum has appointed Paul Dunne as the new CEO to replace Glyn Lewis.


The government says planned strikes in the platinum and gold mining sectors should not cause foreign investors any concern, reports the SABC.

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Struggle for better pay to continue - Amcu

2014-01-19 15:14

The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union president Joseph Mathunjwa has called on miners to intensify the struggle for wages ahead of rolling strikes.

Mine royalties to bankroll Zim wealth fund

2014-01-13 22:37

A portion royalties from minerals such as diamonds, gold and platinum would be paid into Zimbabwe's proposed sovereign wealth fund, according to a draft bill.

Lonmin mineworker shot dead

2013-12-19 19:00

A 47-year-old Lonmin mineworker has been shot six times near Bethanie, while on his way to work, North West police say.

NUM refuses to budge over Northam pay strike

2013-11-19 19:58

A wage strike at the Northam Platinum mine in Limpopo will continue until an agreement is reached, says the National Union of Mineworkers.

Zambia warns miners over job cuts

2013-11-13 17:45

Zambia has warned mining companies that any moves to lay off workers without consulting the government would be seen as a violation of their investment licences.

Mines set to dominate JSE

2013-11-03 18:45

Investors will be watching the markets closely as mining firms will publish their quarterly results, while mining data from StatsSA is expected to be worrisome.

Russia's diamond mining company sells stake

2013-10-28 17:36

Russia has sold a 16% stake in its diamond miner Alrosa, highlighting the lack of progress in a state privatisation drive that was supposed to net $13bn.

Zuma: SA's diamond mining set to glitter

2013-10-22 20:47

The country's diamond mining industry is poised for growth, says President Jacob Zuma as De Beers launched the construction phase of an underground mine.

Lonmin is unsustainable - report

2013-10-15 19:33

Lonmin is not a leader in executive pay, but it would take an average worker 325 years to earn the value of the CEO’s remuneration, according to a report.

Baphumeleli aims big in coal market

2013-10-07 20:46

Black economically empowered miner Baphumeleli Resources has its sights set on producing 3 million tonnes of coal by end-2014.

Mine sparkles after monster diamond finds

2013-09-19 20:28

The share price of Rockwell Diamonds has surged nearly 70%, after four large gems weighing more than 100 carats each were uncovered.

Gold mining pay dispute not yet over

2013-09-10 19:14

While some unions in the gold industry have signed the two-year wage agreement with producers, Amcu has failed to come to the table, says the Chamber of Mines.

Bosnian miners strike underground over pay

2013-09-03 15:32

Around 140 miners have barricaded themselves 250m below ground at a mine in northern Bosnia and threaten to go on hunger strike.

Amcu was invited to lekgotla - chamber

2013-08-27 19:30

Organisers of a three-day mining lekgotla in Johannesburg have denied that the Association of Mineworkers and Construction has been excluded.

We are demanding R12 500 - Amcu

2013-08-16 22:41

The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union says it will demand a monthly pay of R12 500 for mineworkers in the gold and platinum sectors.

Union declares wage dispute

2013-08-12 19:38

Coal sector wage talks have hit a snag when Solidarity declared a dispute with the Chamber of Mines after talks reached a deadlock over housing allowance.

Lonmin urged to pay legal fees

2013-07-26 10:59

Lonmin should pay the legal aid fees of miners taking part in the Farlam Commission of Inquiry, the HBR Foundation says.

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