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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.

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