Former president Jacob Zuma was never going to remain the all-powerful and omnipresent political figure that he thought, writes Pieter du Toit.
Impala Platinum boss Terence Goodlace will step down in December this year after six years at the helm, the company announced, without immediately naming a successor.
The ANC was keener to avoid losing political points than resolve SA's worst strike.
The Labour Court has reserved judgment in an urgent interdict by Amcu to prevent Amplats and Implats from communicating wage settlement offers to mine workers.
Implats CEO Terence Goodlace says he spoke directly with Amcu president Joseph Mathunjwa, signalling a renewed drive to end the five-week stoppage over wages.
No agreement has been reached yet in talks aimed at ending a near month long crippling strike by Amcu members at three platinum mining companies.
Impala Platinum, the world's second largest platinum producer, says it is appointing former Metorex boss Terence Goodlace, as CEO to take over from David Brown.
National Union of Mineworkers members have been denied entry to Impala Platinum operations in the North West, according to Cosatu.
The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union and platinum firms have signed a settlement agreement following a crippling five-month wage strike.
Implats says Amcu's revised pay demand of a minimum monthly wage of R12 500 put into effect over four years will lead to job cuts and shaft closures.
Impala Platinum revenue of R16.5bn was 9.5% higher in the second half of last year compared to the same period in 2012, CEO Terence Goodlace
Amplats, Implats and Lonmin say they would not raise an already rejected wage offer to striking Amcu members and warned of impending job losses.
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