Frans Baleni

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.

Press Releases

New-style star accretion bursts dazzle astronomers

Associate Professor James O Chibueze and Dr SP van den Heever are part of an international team of astronomers studying the G358-MM1 high-mass protostar.

2020 risk outlook: Use GRC to build resilience

GRC activities can be used profitably to develop an integrated risk picture and response, says ContinuitySA.

MTN voted best mobile network

An independent report found MTN to be the best mobile network in SA in the fourth quarter of 2019.

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Is your tertiary institution accredited?

Rosebank College is an educational brand of The Independent Institute of Education, which is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training.

VUT chancellor, Dr Xolani Mkhwanazi, dies

The university conferred the degree of Doctor of Science Honoris Causa on Dr Xolani Mkhwanazi for his outstanding leadership contributions to maths and science education development.

Innovate4AMR now in second year

SA's Team pill-Alert aims to tackle antimicrobial resistance by implementing their strategic intervention that ensures patients comply with treatment.

Medical students present solution in Geneva

Kapil Narain and Mohamed Hoosen Suleman were selected to present their strategic intervention to tackle antimicrobial resistance to an international panel of experts.