The National Union of Mine Workers (NUM) says the country’s mining sector is still far lagging behind in implementing the required health and safety measures.
The union concedes that, although strides are being made by mining houses to improve safety, … Read the rest
“We took some of the flesh of the security [officer]. It was to make our muti strong.”
This was one of the confessions made by Mr X during his first day of testifying at the Marikana commission on Thursday.
Mr … Read the rest
Thousands of workers have been protesting outside the Medupi power site at Lephalale in Limpopo.
The action is part of the nationwide strike in the construction sector where workers are demanding 12% salary increase across the board.
The site is, … Read the rest
President Jacob Zuma called for reflection to restore peace in South Africa’s mining industry Wednesday, days before the first anniversary of police shooting dead strikers in the Marikana tragedy.
Friday marks a year after police opened fire on thousands of … Read the rest
The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) would not comment on rape allegations against Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi until it heard from the trade union federation, it said on Monday.
“It will be irresponsible to make statements at this stage,” … Read the rest
A poor showing by the ruling party at next year’s general election will likely cost President Jacob Zuma his job, political analyst Nic Borain said on Thursday.
Speaking at a Cape Town Press Club lunch, he said the signs were … Read the rest
Activist Liv Shange arrived back in South Africa yesterday and vowed to continue her fight for workers’ rights in the mines, in the platinum belt and beyond.
She and her political party had expressed concern that she would be denied
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The violent crisis that has shaken South Africa’s mines shows workers’ distrust for traditional trade unions, up to now the guardians of social peace despite the country’s deep inequality.
Miners this week clawed record salary increases of 22 percent from … Read the rest
The bloodbath that claimed the lives of over 30 people in Marikana in the North West has made international headlines.
The Guardian, New York Times, Sky News, Denver Post, BBC, Washington Post, CNN, and several other media reported on the … Read the rest
The situation at the Lonmin’s Marikana mine in the North West was stable on Tuesday morning following the deaths of nine people, police said.
Captain Dennis Adriao said police had been monitoring the situation at the mine where violence had … Read the rest