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Cyril Ramaphosa

Ramaphosa says miners' living conditions 'inhumane'

Cyril Ramaphosa South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Tuesday that living conditions for many miners were "inhumane" and that he wished that he had done more as an executive at the platinum producer Lonmin to improve them. His comments to an...
13th August 2014

Ramaphosa questioned about Marikana 'inaction'

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa was asked at the Farlam Commission of Inquiry on Tuesday why he did not intervene and initiate negotiations with striking Marikana miners in 2012. "Nothing was happening, as far as the wage dispute was concerned....
12th August 2014
Marikana inquiry

Ramaphosa says negotiation was Marikana panacea

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa should have used his position to influence warring parties at Marikana in 2012 to negotiate a settlement, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry heard on Monday. "Since it was your view on August 11, 2012 that the way...
11th August 2014

'I was trying to help at Marikana' – Ramaphosa

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa did not tell former police minister Nathi Mthethwa how to intervene in the 2012 Marikana strike, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry heard on Monday. "I felt duty bound to try and help, to see the extent to which one...
11th August 2014

Cutifani backs Cyril’s strike ballot, gold refinery gets financial help, Amplats backs mechanised mines

The enforcement of strike ballots is on the cards; gold mining companies have come the financial aid of the Rand Refinery; and Anglo American Platinum is entering a mechanised era.
1st August 2014

Anglo CEO backs Ramaphosa’s strike ballot comments

The introduction of a strike ballot process as suggested by Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa would be a great step forward for industrial relations in South Africa, Anglo American CEO Mark Cutifani said on Friday. Cutifani was responding to a...
25th July 2014
Strategic Framework

S African Cabinet approves five-year plan for NDP implementation

Jeff Radebe Cabinet approved the five-year Medium-Term Strategic Framework (MTSF) of government on Wednesday, which would serve as the “building block towards the 2030 vision in the National Development Plan (NDP)”. The MTSF, which covers the period 2014...
24th July 2014

Ramaphosa hints at labour reforms in wake of strikes

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa South Africa should adjust labour laws so union members have to vote before striking, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Thursday, suggesting the government may push ahead with reforms to curb damaging industrial action. The longest and...
24th July 2014
Mining Personality

James Motlatsi

Position: Executive chairperson of Teba Limited, nonexecutive chairperson of Shanduka, Platfields, Verimark Main Activity of the Company: Unlocking human potential and serving mines, mineworkers and community Date and Place of Birth: June 5, 1951,...
18th July 2014

Overcoming ‘trust deficit’ key to fast-tracking NDP delivery – Nene

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene gave a firm guarantee on Tuesday that the new Cabinet was fully behind the implementation of the National Development Plan (NDP) and even revealed that President Jacob Zuma was personally meeting with individual...
1st July 2014

SoNA gave ‘clear direction’ on resolving mining issues – CoM

President Jacob Zuma President Jacob Zuma’s State of the Nation Address (SoNA) on Tuesday evening gave “clear direction” on resolving issues afflicting South Africa’s strike-hit mining sector that was placing a drag on the economy. Zuma had “raised the...
18th June 2014

New Deputy President, ministers sworn in

The country’s Deputy President, including the 35 new ministers, were sworn in today. In a ceremony conducted at the Presidential Guesthouse, the new Cabinet members took an oath to serve the country. The proceedings got underway with President...
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