Platinum Mining

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.

Northam expansion bets on a rise in platinum prices

The platinum miner seeks to up its production in expectation of a deficit on platinum supply from 2018 onward.

Mining minister’s platinum shares: A R20m ‘conflict of interest’

Mineral Resources Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi held shares in a platinum firm while mediating in the recent mineworkers' strike.

Solidarity urges Amcu to accept wage offer

The trade union says Amcu's latest counter proposal on behalf of mineworkers borders on negotiating in bad faith and "defeating the ends of justice".

Malema wants inquiry into affordability of Amcu wage demands

EFF leader Julius Malema has told striking mineworkers to stand firm on their demand, calling for an inquiry into claims that R12 500 is unaffordable.

Mathunjwa says Amcu accepts offer ‘in principle’

Amcu says it has accepted a new wage offer from platinum miners, but outstanding issues still need to be discussed with the employers.

SA credit rating downgrade looms

Ratings agency Fitch has downgraded its South African outlook to negative, and analysts expect Standard & Poor's to downgrade too.

SA platinum strike gives Zim a lift

The short-term benefit is likely to be higher prices – and investors will start looking elsewhere.

Amcu wage talks: Mantashe repeats thoughts on foreigners

ANC's Gwede Mantashe seems to have hardened his stance on the statements he made about foreigners' influence on the mining strike negotiations.

Amcu, platinum mines reach deal ‘in principle’

Amcu members have urged leader Joseph Mathunjwa to sign a wage deal with the platinum firms after they announced reaching "in principle undertakings".

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