Wildcat Strikes

Sibanye Gold won’t pay above-inflation wage increase

Sibanye Gold says it will refuse to raise wages above the rate of inflation as gold producers and unions remain locked in talks over pay.

Amplats workers embark on wildcat strike

Anglo American Platinum says 11% of its workers have gone on strike.

Glencore Xstrata chrome mines disrupted by strikes

An alleged assault on an AMCU member has sparked unrest and led to the dismissal of 200 workers.

Zuma warns about wildcat strikes

President Jacob Zuma has warned that that wildcat strikes have the potential to wreck the South African economy and impoverish the country.

Lonmin strike: What drove workers back to Marikana?

An unplanned strike at the Lonmin mine in Marikana has left everyone unsettled as reasons for the protest remain unclear.

Sasria unsettled as strikes lead to worst loss in history

The past financial year has caused Sasria to experience a loss ratio worse than that experienced in the most turbulent days of apartheid.

Miners return to work at Amplats

Employees of Anglo American Platinum in Rustenburg and Pilanesberg north have returned to work.

Miner found dead in veld at Amplats

The body of a Mozambican miner was found in a veld at Amplats' Amandelbult mine after a number of other miners were assaulted.

Wildcat strikers reject Amplats’ offer

Thousands of workers gathered at a rally in Rustenburg have vowed to continue striking after a once-off payment of R4 500 by Amplats was rejected.

Mine workers in N West to unify for mass strike

A workers' representative has confirmed that workers from several mining companies in the North West will unify in a mass strike in the new year.

Amplats miners: Give us what we need

Hundreds of striking Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) workers have gathered at a mass rally at the Olympia Park Stadium in Rustenburg.

Wildcat strikes have left a bitter legacy

The battles for higher wages by angry striking miners must be chosen carefully to avoid setbacks for the workers, writes Ebrahim Harvey.


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

Press Releases

Rahima Moosa Hospital nursing college introduces no-touch facial recognition access system

The new system allows the hospital to enrol people’s faces immediately, using artificial intelligence, and integrates easily with existing access control infrastructure, including card readers and biometrics

Everyone’s talking about it. Even Kentucky

Earlier this year South African fried chicken fast-food chain, Chicken Licken®, launched a campaign for their wallet-friendly EasyBucks® meals, based on the idea of ‘Everyone’s talking about it.’

New energy mix on the cards

REI4P already has and will continue to yield thousands of employment opportunities

The online value of executive education in a Covid-19 world

Executive education courses further develop the skills of leaders in the workplace

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