South Africa looks ill-prepared for a time when the ruling party no longer has credibility as a stabilising force, writes Rapule Tabane.
Amcu members demanding a R12 500 minimum wage, have downed tools at Amplats, Implats and Lonmin mine in the North West.
The Workers and Socialist Party says Joseph Mathunjwa's planned protest action will give the ANC exactly what it wants - another violent strike.
NUM members from Northam Platinum have marched to their employer's offices demanding better wages and the resignation of CEO Glyn Lewis.
The company has issued a letter warning workers and the union it may have to cut jobs as it continues to lose millions to industrial action each day.
Cosatu will hold a special congress with its executives, but whether Zwelinzima Vavi's fate will be on its agenda is yet to be decided.
Members of the NUM are set to march to Northam Platinum in Limpopo to hand over a memorandum of grievances to management, says the union.
Following strikes over the weekend, the National Union of Mineworkers says it will meet to discuss a revised wage offer tabled by Northam mine.
Attackers have gunned down a former NUM official at Lonmin, stoking political and industrial tensions on South Africa's volatile platinum belt.
Over 7 000 NUM members representing approximately 80% of the workers at the Northam platinum mine have gone on strike, says the union.
The police in Marikana have arrested three suspects in connection with the murder of an NUM branch chairperson, say officials.
Over 21 000 National Union of Mineworkers members are still on strike, despite the acceptance of an 8% offer by the majority of gold mineworkers.
Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant has called for a swift end to strikes over wage increases, saying talks need not always result in industrial action.
The NUM says reports that it dropped its demands are not true, adding that its strike in the gold sector has had an "overwhelming" response.
SA flights could be disrupted after SAA's technical staff have vowed to go on strike over wages, adding to SA's already sticky labour situation.
Gold producers and labour groups appear too far apart in pay talks to reach a settlement, according to the majority union.
As the anniversary of the Marikana massacre draws closer, President Jacob Zuma has urged miners to remain calm and reflect on the "sad loss of life".
The NUM and Solidarity have laughed off the wage and living allowance increase put forward, adding to fears over strike action in the sector.
Sibanye Gold says it will refuse to raise wages above the rate of inflation as gold producers and unions remain locked in talks over pay.
The National Union of Mineworkers has expressed outrage at the murder of one of its shop stewards at Lonmin's Rowland shaft.