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Strike halts work at Implats mine

Impala Platinum said on Tuesday a strike by workers had halted its largest operation in South Africa.

Implats expects union to accept deal

Impala Platinum said on Monday its operations were running normally a day after the National Union of Mineworkers said it had suspended a strike.

NUM suspends strike at platinum miner

The National Union of Mineworkers said on Sunday it had suspended an indefinite strike set to start on Monday at Impala Platinum.

Zuma: ‘There is no pandering to the unions’

President Jacob Zuma took a tough line on unions on Tuesday, saying there was no ''pandering'' to labour after the threat of a strike appeared to fade.

Eskom, union meet in effort to avert strike

Eskom voiced hope ahead of talks on Friday of averting a strike that could paralyse Africa's biggest economy.

Anglo chairperson list includes Ramaphosa

South Africa has put together a list of proposed black candidates for a new chairperson of Anglo American, including Cyril Ramaphosa.

ANC rejects call to nationalise mines

The ANC dismissed a call from the party's youth wing on Thursday to nationalise the country's mining and manufacturing industries.

Union strike to affect World Cup stadiums

NUM said on Tuesday that 50 000 construction workers would launch a strike over pay from next Wednesday, halting work across the economy.

More than 60 illegal miners killed at SA gold mine

The death toll from an underground fire that killed illegal miners at a disused gold mine rose to least 61 on Tuesday, Harmony Gold Mining said.

SA unions reject wage offer from gold firms

South Africa's gold producers made an opening offer on Thursday of a 5% wage increase, which was rejected by workers who threatened to strike.

China to fuel Africa mining growth despite crisis

China, Africa's biggest emerging market partner, will overcome the economic crisis and resume its march into mining and infrastructure investments.

Metals prices to fall further, hit jobs

South Africa expects the metal price downturn to get worse and affect the economy further through capital flight and job losses.

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