Mineworkers

Mandela said I could, so I got my doctorate

My mother was a domestic worker and my father a miner, and I went to school in the townships

Miners speak out against Sibanye

Not a year into buying Lonmin, Sibanye is accused of mistreating the mineworkers who were injured eight years ago during the Marikana massacre. But the platinum giant says it is a miscommunication. Athandiwe Saba and Paul Botes visit Marikana to find out the truth

Miners can register for silicosis, TB claims online

Potential claimants and their dependents are encouraged to also contact the call centre

Letters to the editor: May 18 to 24

A reader writes in about the silicosis class action

Silicosis: Too late for some as gold mines pay up

Impoverished families will have some relief after a class action against 29 mining firms succeeds

Asbestos curse continues to kill as ex-miners fight for compensation

In the Northern Cape, former mineworkers and their families live with lung-destroying diseases and barely survive financially.

​Almost five years after the massacre, the battle for Marikana justice continues

Another BASF shareholder meeting has come and gone without resolution on reparations.

A minimum wage must restore the dignity of black people

We must address the legacy of apartheid and abolish the slave wage economy we have inherited.

‘You can’t pin silicosis on all of us’

This week it was the mining companies' turn to tell the court why they can't be held responsible for the suffering of thousands of former mineworkers.

Silicosis case poised to rewrite law books

The historic class-action suit brought by gravely ill former gold miners and their families will push the boundaries of the country's court system.

Silicosis class action: A question of manageability

The high court in Johannesburg has to decide how to process a case of this size, which mining companies say is impossible.

Marikana miners blast Farlam Commission report

Mineworkers in Marikana have blasted the Farlam Commission of Inquiry report for its findings against Amcu.

Latest

Stranded commuters say Ramaphosa’s rail promises ring hollow

Cape Town’s largest passenger rail line has been closed for months, hitting people’s pockets and adding to road traffic congestion

Focus on FW de Klerk distracted attention from the troubling state of the nation

Some political analysts say President Cyril Ramaphosa is taking too long to mend the country, others says it is the ANC itself that must be fixed

Eastern Cape MEC orders graft investigation after two workers killed at troubled district municipality

The killing of two council workers at the Amathole district municipality appears to be linked to tender fraud and corruption

Press Releases

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs

Looking inwards

Businesses are finding tangible ways to give back – but only because consumers demand it