mining sector

 
Mining is in decline and SA must find renewable options
Mining is in decline and SA must find renewable options
MINING For many years now, even during the economic “boom” years of the Mbeki administration with its promises of trickle-down...
[Slideshow]The price of gold: A fight for survival
[Slideshow]The price of gold: A fight for survival
Thousands of former mineworkers are seeking compensation for allegedly being exposed to conditions that caused them to contract TB and silicosis.
Scramble to avoid jobs bloodbath
Scramble to avoid jobs bloodbath
In the face of one of the worst commodity downturns in years, the Chamber of Mines, trade unions and the department of mineral resources have held...
The bright side of industrial action
The bright side of industrial action
Strikes in the mining ­sector and the resultant drop in production took pressure off the electricity grid, helping to avoid the feared outages...
Bill could hit petroleum sector hard
Bill could hit petroleum sector hard
The changes proposed in amendments to South Africa's minerals and petroleum legislation have set big industry's teeth on edge.
Threats to peace in shackland
Threats to peace in shackland
For most of those involved in last year’s strikes, the perceived militancy of workers in the mining sector, particularly in the platinum...
Rand reacts to mining wage dispute
Rand reacts to mining wage dispute
The rand declined for the first time in three days on Tuesday as gold-mine workers rejected a proposal at the start of wage negotiations in the...
Motlanthe urges mining sector to do away with violence
Motlanthe urges mining sector to do away with violence
"The first thing that we need to eliminate is the acts of violence, intimidation and lawlessness. Once you have that situation, time and...
Motlanthe vows to resolve 'every' mining-sector problem
Motlanthe vows to resolve 'every' mining-sector problem
"We will leave no stone unturned to ensure every problem identified is resolved," Motlanthe said on Friday.
Marikana not Ramaphosa's finest moment
Marikana not Ramaphosa's finest moment
Cyril Ramaphosa, elected last month as ANC deputy president, enjoys a reputation that is in many ways untarnished. One important case in which...
Lack of political leadership leaves SA at mining turmoil's mercy
Lack of political leadership leaves SA at mining turmoil's mercy
The crisis unfolding in the mining sector can only be resolved through strong political leadership – of which there has been little so far, say...
Kumba axes over 100 protesting workers
Kumba axes over 100 protesting workers
Mine spokesperson Gert Schoeman said the illegal strikers, who had occupied the mine since October 3, had not left the mine or reported for their...

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