Wage Strike

DUT students’ dreams in limbo

Students are being forced to beg as they wait for classes to start and funds to be released

NUM members down tools at Eskom despite the illegal strike putting their jobs at risk

The union rejected a wage hike offer but its main demand is for certain workers to be declared non-essential and to have the right to strike.

Ramatlhodi: Platinum talks can’t go on forever

Mineral Resources Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi says "pulling back" from the negotiations may "exercise the minds ... of the negotiators".

Amcu, platinum miners to meet over revised wage offer

Impala Platinum, Anglo American Platinum and Lonmin are due to meet with Amcu workers over a revised offer submitted last week.

Platinum miners reject Amcu’s revised wage demand

In the first sign of compromise by the union during wage strikes this year, Amcu has revised its demand. But firms say it is still too high.

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.

Union wars complicate Northam strike deal

The NUM is battling for survival – and its leaders are deferring to their members' expectations.

NUM: Even animals are treated better than us

NUM members from Northam Platinum have marched to their employer's offices demanding better wages and the resignation of CEO Glyn Lewis.

Northam Platinum wage strike is on, says NUM

Members of the NUM are set to march to Northam Platinum in Limpopo to hand over a memorandum of grievances to management, says the union.

Numsa to address claims of intimidation towards non-strikers

Reports of striking Numsa members intimidating non-striking petrol attendants are being discussed with the union, says a motor industry organisation.

Wage dispute divides employers

Pay deals reached by the bargaining council are criticised for threatening small business, writes Teigue Payne.

Strikers’ use of violence ‘deplorable’

The Steel and Engineering Industries' Federation of South Africa says acts of violence and intimidation were allegedly committed by striking workers.


South African tourism to be hit hard by coronavirus

The stream of about 100 000 Chinese tourists to South Africa each year has dried up for now, MPs told

Public transport inequality

The Competition Commission’s market inquiry reveals that South Africa’s public transport system remains skewed by class, advantaging middle- and high-income earners

Court date finally set for death in detention Haffejee inquest

Another apartheid-era death will be investigated after NPA pressured to finally act

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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.