Amplats miners striking for R16 070 per month

Striking Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) mineworkers demanded pay of R16,070 a month at a meeting at the Blesbok stadium in Rustenburg on Thursday.

This was according to Gaddafi Ndoda, who described himself as a member of a newly formed workers’ … Read the rest

South African police shoot and kill striking Lonmin miners

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South African police opened fire on Thursday against thousands of striking miners armed with machetes and sticks at Lonmin’s Marikana platinum mine, leaving several bloodied corpses lying on the ground.

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Strikers set Johannesburg trains on fire

Several train carriages were on fire in Soweto and Braamfontein on Wednesday night, Johannesburg emergency services said.

“Around 9pm we got a call that three moving train carriages caught fire at the New Canada railway station in Soweto,” spokesman Robert … Read the rest