ARTICLES RELATING TO MINING UNREST

Lonmin quells restructuring fears

2014-08-26 14:57

Platinum producer Lonmin has not made a decision on the size and shape of a business restructuring, adding that its immediate aim is to ramp up production.

Shabangu can’t account for Marikana statement

2014-08-26 12:47

Former mineral resources minister Susan Shabangu has failed to account for a statement about the strike-related unrest at Lonmin's platinum mine in Marikana in August 2012.

Lonmin to cut up to 5 700 jobs - sources

2014-08-25 18:52
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Lonmin aims to cut around 21% of its workforce and close up to 11 shafts, as part of a drive to restore profits after a protracted wage strike, sources say.

Charges dropped against Marikana miners

2014-08-20 17:43

Charges against 279 miners who were arrested during the August 2012 unrest at Lonmin's platinum mine in Marikana have been dropped in the Ga-Rankuwa Magistrate's Court.

Mineworker: Whites treated better at Lonmin

2014-08-18 18:56
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White employees at Lonmin mine got preferential treatment at the expense of their black counterparts, one of the striking mineworkers has told the Farlam Commission of Inquiry.

Northam Platinum set to snap up new mines

2014-08-14 15:43

Northam Platinum is looking at buying mines in the strike-hit industry after it made a full-year loss because of a protracted strike.

Ramaphosa's 2nd day at Marikana hearings - as it happened

2014-08-12 15:40
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There were more angry shouts of "he (Ramaphosa) killed them!" as the Farlam Commission came to a close on Tuesday.

Amplats sale not linked to strike - Amcu

2014-08-05 15:47

Amcu says Anglo American Platinum's plan to sell its mines was a long time coming and not related to its wage strike, adding that there is no need to panic.

Lonmin mulls Amplats mine buy-out

2014-07-25 13:30

Lonmin is considering buying out the rest of its joint venture in the Pandora mine, one of the operations Anglo American Platinum has put up for sale.

Lonmin exec at Marikana inquiry

2014-07-23 07:02

Lonmin executive Michael da Costa is expected to give evidence at the Farlam Commission of Inquiry into the deaths of 44 people during strike-related violence at Lonmin's mining operations in August 2012.

Bosses warn of metal sector jobs bloodbath

2014-07-22 14:32
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The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of South Africa says the pay deal it accepted to end the metalworkers' strike could lead to heavy job cuts.

Amcu lawyer: Reject Mr X’s evidence

2014-07-21 13:00

Evidence of a police witness, known only as Mr X, was false and should be rejected, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Platinum pain dominates Anglo results

2014-07-17 11:59

Anglo American, smarting from a five-month strike, has reported a sharp drop in quarterly platinum output which overshadowed higher copper and iron ore production.

Mthethwa asked about 'anarchists' remark

2014-07-15 14:46

Former police minister Nathi Mthethwa has been asked whether he had referred to striking miners as anarchists, at the Farlam Commission of Inquiry in Pretoria.

NUM denied access at Impala, says Cosatu

2014-07-14 16:07

National Union of Mineworkers members have been denied entry to Impala Platinum operations in the North West, according to Cosatu.

Mthethwa starts testifying at Marikana inquiry

2014-07-14 10:57

Former police minister Nathi Mthethwa has started testifying on the role of the SA Police Service during the Marikana strike, at the Farlam Commission of Inquiry.

Marula strike over, says NUM

2014-07-08 10:04

The National Union of Mineworkers has ended an unprotected strike Impala Platinum's Marula mine in Limpopo.

Wildcat strike at Implats mine continues

2014-07-07 09:30

Impala Platinum says workers are continuing with a wildcat strike over wages at its Marula mine.

Mining communities set for big changes

2014-06-27 20:47

A special committee will be tasked with strengthening co-operation between the government, communities and the industry in the North West, says the premier.

Lonmin employee dies as strikers return

2014-06-27 11:18

A Lonmin employee has died in Marikana as a result of epilepsy, as returning workers undergo medical tests and retraining before resuming their jobs.

Premier: Relations damaged in Marikana

2014-06-26 10:18

Relations in Marikana, near Rustenburg in the North West, have been damaged and need to be improved, Premier Supra Mahumapelo says.

Strike could cost Amplats R11bn in losses

2014-06-26 06:00

Anglo Platinum CEO Chris Griffith says the mine could end up losing R11bn due to the strike and expects it will take about two weeks to resume significant output.

Mines up and running again in a few weeks

2014-06-25 10:03

Returning mineworkers will have to undergo medicals and retraining before they resume their jobs, with full operations expected to resume in a few weeks.

Lonmin miners return to work

2014-06-25 07:30

Thousands of mine workers have returned to the Marikana operations of platinum producer Lonmin, after wage deals were signed to end a five-month strike.

Economy set to face more labour strife

2014-06-25 05:00

Platinum miners will return to work after a bruising strike, but there is little sense of relief among investors because more industrial action is looming.

 

Shabangu: I didn’t call Marikana unrest criminal

2014-08-26 13:57

Former mineral resources minister Susan Shabangu did not call the Marikana unrest a "criminal act", she has told the Farlam Commission of Inquiry.

Jobs bloodbath: Lonmin, unions in the dark

2014-08-26 07:00

Lonmin boss Ben Magara has denied reports of plans to slash the workforce and close shafts, while trade unions say they are not aware of any lay-offs.

Shot mineworkers compile affidavits

2014-08-25 13:08

Three Lonmin mineworkers reportedly shot by police while surrendering have compiled affidavits to attest to this, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

NUM to fight Petra retrenchments

2014-08-19 19:43

The National Union of Mineworkers has vowed to fight tooth and nail to avoid retrenchments at Petra Diamonds' Helam mine in North West.

Cop: Marikana protesters were peaceful

2014-08-14 16:17

An "excited" Lonmin security manager instructed police to confront a peaceful group of protesters on 10 August 2012, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Most families of Marikana 44 'struggling'

2014-08-13 17:59

Most families of 44 people who died during the August 2012 Marikana unrest are struggling financially, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Give hit-squad info to cops, says NUM

2014-08-05 21:00

The National Union of Mineworkers says the Amcu must forward information on hit squads to the police and stop what is calls "public posturing".

Police 'given food parcels' at Marikana

2014-07-31 18:39

An entry showing that police officers deployed to Marikana in August 2012 were supplied with food parcels by Lonmin was deleted from an occurrence book, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Too risky to meet striking miners - Lonmin

2014-07-23 18:00

It would have been risky for Lonmin to visit the hill where thousands of miners were gathered in Marikana, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Inquiry postponed over ill Mr X

2014-07-22 16:35

Proceedings at the Farlam Commission of Inquiry have been postponed after police witness, known only as "Mr X", fell ill.

Amplats mines 'not in fire sale'

2014-07-21 14:27

If Anglo American Platinum does not get the right price for the mines it wants to sell, it would consider listing them as a separate company, says its CEO.

NUM lauds Royal Bafokeng settlement

2014-07-18 10:59

The three-year wage settlement the National Union of Mineworkers signed with Royal Bafokeng Platinum represents a genuine victory for mineworkers, says NUM.

Platinum belt: Work return going smoothly

2014-07-15 19:32

Miners returning to work after the protracted platinum strike are going through their check-ups and training updates by the mines, says Amcu.

Impala meets unions at Marula

2014-07-15 12:20

Impala Platinum is meeting trade unions at its Marula mine outside Burgersfort in Limpopo over organisational issues.

Mthethwa: No political pressure over Marikana

2014-07-14 12:18

Former police minister Nathi Mthethwa has denied he was under political pressure to intervene in the deadly mining strike at Marikana in Rustenburg two years ago.

Behind the Amcu deal

2014-07-08 10:53

The ANC was keener to avoid losing political points than resolve SA's worst strike.

Marula strikers to return to work

2014-07-08 07:32

Impala Platinum says wildcat strikers at its Marula mine have indicated they would return to work and press their demands through "formal channels".

Nzimande: Amcu strike was disastrous

2014-07-03 14:23

The protracted platinum strike was disastrous and workers will never recover from the five months lost, says SA Communist Party general secretary Blade Nzimande.

Level of force at Marikana under spotlight

2014-06-27 14:25

Factors influencing the level of force used by the police during the Marikana shootings have come under the spotlight at the Farlam Commission of Inquiry.

Expert: Marikana was dangerous for cops

2014-06-26 14:28

Intervention at Marikana during a violent strike in 2012 was complicated and dangerous for the police, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Strike winners and losers

2014-06-26 07:46

Amcu achieved victory - but at the cost of its own members, says Leopold Scholtz.

Expert: Police didn't plan well enough

2014-06-25 17:00

The police have been criticised for a lack of planning in dealing with strikers during the August 2012 platinum miners' strike at Marikana, near Rustenburg, North West.

Miners back at work as more labour strife looms

2014-06-25 08:00

Thousands of strikers have returned to Lonmin and Anglo American Platinum mines, but more industrial action looms as unions retain their economic stranglehold.

ANC wants prosperous platinum sector

2014-06-25 06:00

The African National Congress has called on labour and mining companies to work together to restore stability and prosperity to the platinum industry.

Battle for R12 500 not over, says Mathunjwa

2014-06-24 19:01
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No platinum worker will earn less than R8 000 as a basic salary, says Amcu president Joseph Mathunjwa, adding that the union would continue the fight for R12 500.

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