Platinum Mining

Is the EFF the calm before a real leftist storm?

The red berets have won over a large number of former ANC supporters in North West, despite the party being less than a year old.

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.

Protesters block roads as platinum mining strike breaks

Miners burnt tyres, barricaded roads and set roadside stalls alight near Lonmin's platinum mine to stop fellow strikers from returning to work.

Malema calls on platinum miners to intensify strike

EFF leader Julius Malema has told mineworkers in Rustenburg to intensify their strike for a better wage.

Amcu’s decision to continue strike ‘is disappointing’

Platinum mining companies have expressed their disappointment following news that Amcu's marathon strike will enter its 15th week.

Amplats Rustenburg mine not in good financial position

As a three-month long strike by miners affects the platinum belt, Amplats says its Rustenburg operations are in a marginal financial standing.

Elections 2014: Dusty divisions, empty promises

Marikana has scarred villagers in the Eastern Cape, where the ANC is losing further ground.

Platinum sector: Longest strike eases the way for layoffs

Far from hurting the platinum miner, protracted labour action could put the firm on a better footing.

Small businesses in Rustenburg feel the burn

Businesses in the platinum belt are floundering as the mass Amcu strike enters its tenth week.

Talks to end Amcu miners’ strike collapse

Talks aimed at ending a six-week platinum miners' strike has fallen apart after producers rejected a revised wage demand.

Workers’ Association Union launched in Rustenburg

A new union for platinum miners in Rustenburg, the Workers' Association Union, plans to meet mining companies to end the strike immediately.

CCMA set on ending Amcu strikes

The CCMA has met the platinum producers' mediators in talks aimed at ending Amcu's strike at three platinum mining companies.


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Slice of life: ‘People have more compassion’

You know, this coronavirus thing, I just feel, if South Africans can stick together, we’ll get through this

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