Tortuous public sector wage negotiations are underway, as another deadlock has been reached which could mean a damaging strike.
As Mugwena Maluleke, convenor of the Cosatu public sector unions has warned: “If the negotiations reach a breaking point, they will … Read the rest
On Thursday, Cosatu public service unions vowed to bring the country to its knees, saying the government seemed to want to plunge the country into crisis.
Pretoria’s central business district was brought to a standstill on Thursday as 11 000 … Read the rest
Police have clashed with striking workers at various hostels housing construction workers of Medupi Power Station in Limpopo.
The workers had barricaded the streets and entrances to the hostels preventing buses to pick up workers to the construction site.
They … 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
Diversified mining firm Anglo American might sell its platinum assets in South Africa, valued at $1.4 billion (R15bn), next year, Deutsche Bank speculated yesterday in a note.
A sale would increase fair value for Anglo’s stock by 13 percent to … Read the rest
The number of strikes last year in South Africa hit a five-year high, with the mining sector accounting for 82.4% of them, says the labour depratment.
A total of 99 strikes were recorded in 2012, close to half of them … Read the rest
A show down is looming between management of the Water Sisulu University and students in the Eastern Cape as the 12 o’clock deadline to vacate the premises nears.
The university says the move to vacate the residences is for the … Read the rest
A significant increase in the supply of platinum from recycling, a strong fall in demand for autocatalysts and price-elastic Chinese jewellery demand are combining to hobble the platinum mining industry.
(Amplats) CEO Chris Griffith tells Mining Weekly Online in the … Read the rest
SOUTH AFRICA TODAY: Farms in the Western Cape region are being burned, shops in small towns ransacked, people assaulted and intimidated. At least two people have been shot. Reports that a white farmer had been dragged from his vehicle and … Read the rest
South Africa’s rand sank this week to within sight of three-year lows against the dollar as a wave of strikes spread beyond the mining sector, threatening the biggest industrial crisis since the end of apartheid.
After two months of violent … Read the rest
South Africa’s president says the mining unrest that captured international attention following the police killing of 34 striking miners will be resolved through negotiation.
President Jacob Zuma told the Associated Press that the Aug. 16 killings at the Lonmin PLC … Read the rest
As outspoken supporter of striking miners in South Africa, Julius Malema, appeared in court on corruption charges, mining giant AngloGold was forced to stop operations due to work stoppages.
Malema was formally charged with money laundering on Wednesday.
Supporters of … Read the rest
If the unrest in the mining industry continues, it will undermine investment confidence and cut growth in the South African economy, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan warned on Friday.
Responding to a question at a media briefing in Pretoria — called … Read the rest