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Mantashing his way to the top

Gwede may tout himself as ‘a solution looking for problems’ but has his own ambitions, insiders say

It’s NUM vs NUM as leadership scuffle hits branches

Mines in the North West have become contested ground for National Union of Mineworkers.

New NUM leaders ‘have a mountain to climb’

New National Union of Mineworkers general secretary David Sipunzi says his priority will be to return the union to its former glory.

NUM: Platinum workers dissatisfied with wage agreement

Noting a decline of members in Amcu, NUM's Frans Baleni says some workers are not happy with the wage agreement that ended the platinum strike.

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.

Strike at Northam Platinum may lead to job losses

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.

Baleni denies planting Vavi’s rape accuser

National Union of Mineworkers boss Frans Baleni has dismissed claims that he planted the woman who has accused Zwelinzima Vavi of rape.

Cosatu face-off: Frans Baleni versus Irvin Jim

The M&G spoke to NUM's general secretary Frans Baleni and Numsa's general secretary Irvin Jim about the ongoing tensions within the federation.

Motlanthe: ‘Journey towards Aids-free world has begun’

Kgalema Motlanthe has lauded antiretroviral programmes and HIV counselling and testing campaigns, saying the country is "on the right path".

NUM stands fast on shifting ground

Despite the negativity about it among miners, the National Union of Mineworkers still believes that it can win them back, writes Kwanele Sosibo.

Strike until NUM leaders step down, Malema tells SA’s miners

Expelled ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema has called for workers at all SA's mines to strike until the leaders of the NUM step down.

NUM plans disciplinary action over Baleni salary leak

National Union of Mineworkers is investigating the source of leaks to the M&G, which revealed the R1.4-million salary of its general secretary.

Uproar over unionist’s huge salary hike just ‘a campaign’

National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) general secretary Frans Baleni has come under fire for a whopping R40000 increase in his salary.

Gloves off as union heads for elections

A qualified audit is playing into the hands of a mineworkers' union faction vying for control.

Bitter battle to control the news agenda

Factional spats in the ANC and tripartite alliance are behind the latest turmoil at the SABC, with the head of news being placed on "special leave".

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