The platinum mining giant was able to fulfill its contracts despite a devastating five-month long strike which wiped out its profits.
The Amcu leader's speech to members at the end of the historic strike became an exercise in obfuscation, omission and, at times, pure fabrication.
The Labour Court has handed down a final order preventing Amcu, a minority union on the gold mines, from embarking on a strike.
The platinum strike's final kick and data releases from the US and Europe will head this week's economic news.
Julius Malema has announced the EFF will give more money to Amcu's strike fund, criticising Gwede Mantashe for lambasting the party's involvement.
No date has been set for miners' return to work at Lonmin's platinum mine while workers wait for "unconditional" agreements to be made by the firm.
Amcu says it has accepted a new wage offer from platinum miners, but outstanding issues still need to be discussed with the employers.
ANC's Gwede Mantashe seems to have hardened his stance on the statements he made about foreigners' influence on the mining strike negotiations.
Ngoako Ramatlhodi's softer stance towards Amcu, in comparison to other government officials, could be the reason for his hasty exit from wage talks.
Mineral Resources Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi says "pulling back" from the negotiations may "exercise the minds ... of the negotiators".
SA's economic slowdown is "domestically driven", says Reserve Bank governor Gill Marcus, adding that the country holds the solutions to the problems.
Wage talks between Amcu and platinum producers were deadlocked, which has prompted Mining Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi to abandon his mediation role.
The Anglican bishop has rushed to the EFF's defence after the ANC's Gwede Mantashe said its involvement in the platinum strike was problematic.
SA's new mining minister will sit down with company and union officials in a last-ditch attempt to end the platinum sector's long-running strike.
Strike talks between government, platinum miners and Amcu are due to resume after reports the mineworkers' union rejected a pay offer by government.
Amcu is considering a government proposal to resolve a five-month platinum strike and will put it to its members this week.
The Labour Court has rejected an application by Amcu to prevent platinum mining companies from contacting employees directly during current strikes.
Impala Platinum has rejected claims that the platinum mining companies have been involved in tax evasion activities.
A negotiator says the firms involved in a dispute with the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union may be guilty of tax and wage evasion.