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.

How long could the mines hold out?

Platinum stockpiles and a market surplus mean the mineworker strike is almost convenient for the mining companies.

Amcu, platinum firms back in mediation talks

The top three platinum producers have agreed to further court-mediated talks with Amcu in yet another attempt to reach agreement on wages.

Modise expresses concern over ?miners defaulting on ARV treatment

Thandi Modise says she is concerned over reports that intimidation has stopped miners from accessing health services in the platinum belt.

Dauntless striker solidarity in Wonderkop

To strike is to suffer through wageless months at the mines on the platinum belt in North West, but the alternative is unthinkable.

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.

Amcu resumes wage talks with platinum execs

The mineworkers' union is back at the table with platinum producers in an attempt to end the now two-week mineworker strike.

NUM: Even animals are treated better than us

NUM members from Northam Platinum have marched to their employer's offices demanding better wages and the resignation of CEO Glyn Lewis.

Miners stage sit-in at Amplats Dishaba mine

About 2 300 mineworkers have staged an underground sit-in at Anglo American Platinum's (Amplats) Dishaba mine.

Shabangu criticises trade unions for ‘decimating each other’

Minister Susan Shabangu has spotlighted rivalry between NUM and Amcu, and instructed them to join hands against a common enemy: "monopoly capital".

Labour unrest: Worker stabbed at AngloGold

Small groups of workers have stopped miners at two AngloGold mines from reporting for duty and a miner is in a critical condition after being stabbed.

Migrant workers owed billions in ‘unclaimed’ social security funds

People from SA's neighbouring countries flock here looking for work. Hundreds of thousands find it in the mining industry and in farming and tourism.


WATCH IT AGAIN: Ramaphosa addresses the nation on measures to contain Covid-19

President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed the nation on the continuing efforts to contain the spread of Covid-19. This included the extension of the national lockdown by another two weeks

More than 900 Americans to be evacuated from South Africa

Three flights are expected to leave South Africa over two days, embassy spokesperson says

Yeoville can police itself, thank you

In the Johannesburg suburb, neat queues are enforced, physical distances maintained and fights stopped by its community policing forum

Press Releases

Rahima Moosa Hospital nursing college introduces no-touch facial recognition access system

The new system allows the hospital to enrol people’s faces immediately, using artificial intelligence, and integrates easily with existing access control infrastructure, including card readers and biometrics

Everyone’s talking about it. Even Kentucky

Earlier this year South African fried chicken fast-food chain, Chicken Licken®, launched a campaign for their wallet-friendly EasyBucks® meals, based on the idea of ‘Everyone’s talking about it.’

New energy mix on the cards

REI4P already has and will continue to yield thousands of employment opportunities

The online value of executive education in a Covid-19 world

Executive education courses further develop the skills of leaders in the workplace

Sisa Ntshona urges everyone to stay home, and consider travelling later

Sisa Ntshona has urged everyone to limit their movements in line with government’s request

SAB Zenzele’s special AGM postponed until further notice

An arrangement has been announced for shareholders and retailers to receive a 77.5% cash payout

20th Edition of the National Teaching Awards

Teachers are seldom recognised but they are indispensable to the country's education system

Awards affirm the vital work that teachers do

Government is committed to empowering South Africa’s teachers with skills, knowledge and techniques for a changing world