Platinum Mining

Lest we forget: Marikana’s fallen

We must remember the 44 people killed and 78 injured in main part to prevent such actions being repeated

Kingdom of heaven’ is 47% increase for platinum miners

Amcu mulls widespread industrial action

Mine shakes homes and dreams

Residents say the world’s largest open-cast platinum mine on their doorstep is killing them; mine management disagrees

Nersa increase places 90 000 mining jobs at risk

Initially, when Eskom made its tariff application, it was estimated it would cause 150 000 job losses while hastening the demise of the gold sector

Mine’s safety record fatality-free for five years — until February

Besides Sibanye’s internal investigations, it has held two safety summits and has formed a task team to tackle the causes of the fatalities

Sibanye deaths cloud Lonmin deal

There would be major ramifications if the threats over the mine’s recent safety record scupper the takeover

​Weaker than expected mining results may drag GDP down

The mining sector recorded strong year-on-year growth in 2017, however its weak momentum may wear on South Africa’s GDP

Web archives open up the truth about Marikana

New web archives give the public access to the full range of evidence from the Farlam commission.

​Commodities back from the dead

Finally, analysts are prepared to vouch that the worst is over but some warnings persist.

Marikana’s literary afterlives

Excavating lesser-known stories of miners and unionists in the platinum belt not only sheds light on Marikana but also humanises the tragedy.

Union spat turns deadly in Northam as two people were killed in as many days

But the story behind their deaths goes back years – and the potential for further conflict is still very much palpable.

Limpopo’s Aubrey Langa fights to keep Ivanplats project out of town

The Mokopane shopkeeper has laid at least 7 environmental and anti-corruption charges against the platinum mine and the state to halt the project.

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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

South Africans stuck in China are desperate to escape coronavirus ‘prison’

But the department of international relations and co-operation claims they are comfortable and taken care of 

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