In addition to shedding large numbers of members, the union is in dire financial straits.
The bottom end of the commodities cycle continues to inflict pain on mining companies and Anglo Gold Ashanti announced even greater losses on Monday.
The Chamber of Mines and National Union of Mineworkers have a case to answer about Ubank's reckless lending.
New National Union of Mineworkers general secretary David Sipunzi wants to rebuild bridges within the fractured trade union federation.
Regional leader Mpho Phakedi wants Cyril Ramaphosa and Gwede Mantashe to become the next president and deputy president of the ANC and the country.
New National Union of Mineworkers general secretary David Sipunzi says his priority will be to return the union to its former glory.
The platinum miner is in "constructive, transparent and progressive" talks with unions and says business's long-term fundamentals are intact.
If minister Lynne Brown doesn't fire Eskom chair Tsotsi and he doesn't voluntarily step down either, the mineworkers' union will remove him by force.
Noting a decline of members in Amcu, NUM's Frans Baleni says some workers are not happy with the wage agreement that ended the platinum strike.
A Lonmin security officer has told the Farlam commission that security forces had been frustrated by the lack of police ahead of the Marikana strike.
A member of Lonmin's tactical response unit has told the Farlam commission that stopping the approximately 3 000 protesters was impossible.
Following wage negotiations in the platinum sector, which ended in June, the trade federation says NUM members are being denied access to Impala.
Confident after its success on the platinum belt, the union wants to consolidate its gains in the platinum industry.
While Amcu workers prepare to return to work on Wednesday after a successful strike, mine bosses have warned of a difficult rebuilding phase ahead.
The Labour Court has handed down a final order preventing Amcu, a minority union on the gold mines, from embarking on a strike.
In the face of SA's longest-running strike, organisations mull rumours of government contemplating regulating the duration of industrial action.
Members of Amcu have turned up in droves as the Labour Court was to hear the Chamber of Mines's bid to prevent an Amcu strike in the gold sector.
Supra Mahumapelo has called on communities in Sefikile, in the platinum belt, to exercise restraint after two houses were allegedly petrol bombed.
A team of officials from various departments will meet mining bosses and Amcu over strikes in the platinum belt.