Andre Janse

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Stricken platinum workers seek strike end, say producers

Platinum companies have claimed to be in touch with employees who want to come back to work but fear being killed by protesters if they do.

Amcu strike could see Amplats reverse gains as top platinum stock

Anglo American Platinum could see its rally in stocks reversing once the effects of the Amcu strike are calculated, says Imara SP Reid.

Chamber of Mines has jeopardised wage talks, says CCMA

The CCMA has objected to the Chamber of Mines's chief negotiator saying the commission was making it "incredibly frustrating" to reach a settlement.

Implats profit climbs 11% as sales rise and the rand drops

The second biggest platinum producer is reporting good earnings despite a wage strike entering its sixth week.

Platinum producers take strike pain for cost-control gain

Platinum miners would rather endure the "short-term pain" of losing millions each day than give up ground on a wage settlement.

Amplats CEO paid more than double his Impala peer

The head of Anglo Platinum - the world's largest platinum producer - has earned R17.6-million while the company struggles with wage negotiations.

Amcu gains a foothold at Kumba Iron Ore

Amcu, the dominant union in the platinum sector, looks likely to win recognition at Kumba Iron Ore, which announced an increased profit on Tuesday.

Platinum wage talks set to resume

Wage negotiations between major platinum producers and Amcu collapsed last week but are expected to begin again on Tuesday as the strike continues.

Amplats to cut up to 1 400 jobs as strike shrinks output

The world's largest platinum miner says job cuts are in store to reverse losses as pressure mounts at the mines which can least afford it.

Strike begins at the world’s biggest platinum mines

Amcu members demanding a R12 500 minimum wage, have downed tools at Amplats, Implats and Lonmin mine in the North West.

South African wheat futures reach 13-month high

As the rand has weakened, imports of wheat have become more expensive and prices in the US have risen.

Anglo American, Kumba to fund Gabon iron ore project

Anglo American and Kumba have agreed to bankroll an exploratory project in Gabon and have an option to move to full-ownership.

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