Platinum Mining

Platinum producers slate Amcu over wage demands

Amcu's refusal to revise its wage demands reflect little regard for potential job losses, says platinum producers.

Amcu gains a foothold at Kumba Iron Ore

Amcu, the dominant union in the platinum sector, looks likely to win recognition at Kumba Iron Ore, which announced an increased profit on Tuesday.

Amcu miner shot dead in Limpopo

The SABC has reported that police allegedly shot and killed a miner during protests at the Amplats plant near Northam in Limpopo.

Impasse in platinum negotiations

Negotiations between the world's three largest platinum producers and the majority union have stalled as protest actions ensue in the North West.

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.

Mediators make proposal to end platinum strike

Government mediators have placed an offer on the table that they hope will end the platinum strike.

Amcu resumes wage talks as platinum strike continues

Talks between Amcu and mine executives are scheduled to continue after the union rejected the latest wage offer.

Amcu members to reject wage offer, insist on R12.5k

Striking mine workers will reject the new wage offer by platinum mines, says union Amcu.

Platinum output slashed as Amcu begins strike

An Amcu strike on the platinum mines has kicked off and is set to disrupt operations accounting for about 70% of global output of the precious metal.

Platinum price surges on potential supply deficit

The platinum spot price has increased to a three-month high pushing the JSE platinum stock index to a nine-month high amid potential supply limits.

SA’s economic outlook dims after mining unrest

South Africa's economic growth will remain subdued in the medium term due to unrest in the platinum sector and a weak global economic environment.

Lonmin tragedy lays bare violent inter-union rivalry in SA

The killing of 44 people during the violent strike at Lonmin mines has highlighted the depth of internal politics between mining unions NUM and Amcu.


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

Worship during lockdown – in a different way

The bishop uses WhatsApp to share scripture readings, and prayers and comments with all his congregants during the lockdown

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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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