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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.

Behind community protests in the platinum belt

Who is responsible for the backlash? A research paper unravels the nexus of land ownership, traditional authority and mining elite interests.

No mining in our backyard, villagers say

Limpopo locals are standing their ground in their fight to halt a new platinum mine that Platreef wants to establish on their land.

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.

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