Latest articles on Association For Mineworkers And Construction Union

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.

Mining minister says platinum industry ‘very close’ to strike solution

The mineral resources minister says parties are close to finding a solution to the platinum mining strike, although critics are skeptical of this.

New mining minister steps up strike intervention

Two days after taking up his post, Ngoako Ramathlodi has established an intergovernmental technical team to resolve the strike in the platinum belt.

Amcu rejects platinum firms’ wage offer

Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union president Joseph Mathunjwa says its members have rejected the mining companies' recent wage offer.

Platinum talks attempt to end two-week strike

The drawn out labour action in the platinum sector has been costing the mining companies while police continue to quell protests in the North West.

Amcu: Retrenchments aimed at stopping union’s growth

Amcu have claimed the planned retrenchments in the mining sector were an attempt to thwart their continued growth in former NUM strongholds.

Marikana: Amcu boss grilled for playing ‘high stakes game’

Amcu president Joseph Mathunjwa has come under scrutiny at the Farlam commission over his agenda on the day of the Marikana massacre.

Amcu: We are not party to the Lonmin violence

The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union does not see why it should be part of the Marikana peace pact, says Jimmy Gama.

Consensus on need for change

A week after the Marikana massacre, it is not yet clear what the long-term social, political and economic repercussions will be.

vital information

The Mail & Guardian’s essential coverage of the ongoing coronavirus crisis is free to read for everyone.

If you would like to support us, please consider taking out a subscription.


Luxor Paints loses CCMA case, must pay workers R40-m in back pay

Some of the 181 workers were dismissed for carrying sticks during a strike, others were dismissed even though they weren’t at the picket, but were deemed guilty by association

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

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

Press Releases