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Wild swings in Sasol’s fortunes

The company’s shares have seesawed madly – largely because of the volatility of the oil price and the rand

At least R255m in mine workers’ cash lost in Amplats pension scam

Investment company claims to own properties it has no rights on in attempt to cover up loss.

Debt administrator ‘pockets’ nearly half of miners’ repayments

Amplats has gone to court over "unconstitutional" debt administration, with one administrator pocketing 44% of miners' debt repayments.

Platinum mines push for automation, despite costs

Three years of labour upheaval and a political push for safety and better wages have set in motion a drive to mechanise platinum mines.

Amcu claims victory, sombre mine bosses count the costs

While Amcu workers prepare to return to work on Wednesday after a successful strike, mine bosses have warned of a difficult rebuilding phase ahead.

Sibanye Gold mulls over platinum mines acquisition

Gold producer Sibanye is considering buying embattled platinum mines which have been crippled by a five-month labour dispute.

Mathunjwa says Amcu accepts offer ‘in principle’

Amcu says it has accepted a new wage offer from platinum miners, but outstanding issues still need to be discussed with the employers.

Government task team, Amcu to hold final meeting

Government says Monday's talks with Amcu and mining bosses will determine whether it continues with it's intervention in the platinum wage dispute.

NW premier condemns petrol bombing incident in platinum belt

Supra Mahumapelo has called on communities in Sefikile, in the platinum belt, to exercise restraint after two houses were allegedly petrol bombed.

Inter-ministerial team expected to meet Amcu, mining bosses

A team of officials from various departments will meet mining bosses and Amcu over strikes in the platinum belt.

NUM pleads for end to platinum strike

The National Union of Mineworkers says it is concerned by the economic impact of the lengthy platinum sector wage dispute.

Still no agreement in platinum strike

Three major platinum producers have dismissed reports of an agreement in the long-standing wage dispute with mining union Amcu.

Numsa considers solidarity strike with Amcu

As tensions run high in Marikana, Numsa says it might strike with Amcu - whose members are demanding a R12 500 salary from Lonmin, Amplats and Impala.

Amcu takes Lonmin, Amplats to court over SMS campaign

Amcu president Joseph Mathunjwa is taking the mining giants to labour court, saying their SMS campaign violated an agreement with the union.

Protesters block roads as platinum mining strike breaks

Miners burnt tyres, barricaded roads and set roadside stalls alight near Lonmin's platinum mine to stop fellow strikers from returning to work.

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Pay-TV inquiry probes the Multichoice monopoly

Africa’s largest subscription television operator says it is under threat amid the emerging popularity of global platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime

​No apology or comfort as another Marikana mother dies without justice

Nomawethu Ma’Bhengu Sompeta, whose funeral will be held this weekend, was unequivocal in calling out the government for its response to the Marikana massacre

Covid-overflow hospital in ruins as SIU investigates

A high-level probe has begun into hundreds of millions of rand spent by the Gauteng health department to refurbish a hospital that is now seven months behind schedule – and lying empty

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