ARTICLES RELATING TO MINES

Up to 50 000 miners could lose jobs in two years

2015-06-23 14:39

Plans by mine owners to shed jobs to make their businesses more profitable should be dealt with quickly at the most senior level of government, says Terry Bell.

5 miners still missing, but 20 rescued

2014-08-30 10:03

Rescuers in Nicaragua have brought 20 miners to the surface who had been trapped underground after a cave-in at a mine, but five more are still missing.

Quake injures 34 AngloGold miners

2014-08-06 11:23

AngloGold Ashanti has confirmed that 3 300 miners were brought to safety, while 34 were treated with minor injuries after a 5.5 magnitude earthquake struck SA.

ANC prefers local buyer for Amplats mines

2014-07-29 22:00

The ANC would like a local company to buy mines being sold by Anglo American Platinum, but says it will not try to influence the deal.

Anglo to shed mines, cut 20 000 jobs - report

2014-07-21 07:54

Anglo American is set to unveil its plan to dispose of its oldest South African platinum mines, a move that would reduce the global miner's staff count by 20 000.

5 miners killed, dozens trapped in Memba

2014-05-15 17:48

Mozambique police say at least a dozen people are trapped underground after an illegal mine collapsed in Memba, killing five miners.

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.

 

India says coal reforms to continue

2015-01-09 08:45

India says it will stick to its plans to open up the coal industry to private firms and sell a stake in the state-run company.

13 Nicaraguan miners trapped in mine

2014-08-30 07:30

Rescue crews in Nicaragua are battling to reach at least 13 gold miners trapped after collapsing earth blocked a shaft.

Quake: Cosatu warns mines over safety

2014-08-06 10:42

Cosatu has called on mining bosses to ensure safety measures are in place before allowing miners to return to work after the 5.5 quake.

Platinum mine evacuated after explosion

2014-07-25 17:50

Two Royal Bafokeng Platinum employees have been injured in an explosion at its Styldrift excavation project in North West.

SA mines gripped in the jaws of TB

2014-06-20 05:00

For every worker who dies each year as a result of an accident on a South African mine, nine more die of tuberculosis, says Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi.

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.

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