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PLATINUM

AMCU will not buy Amplats mines – Gama

Amcu treasurer Jimmy Gama on Wednesday told MPs the union had no plans to buy two mines Amplats is selling off, while the rival NUM said it remained opposed to such a move. "Amcu is not interested in buying those mines," Gama told Parliament's...
20th August 2014
 
SHALE ENERGY

Anti-fracking lobby seeks new moratorium, keeps legal powder dry

Anti-fracking lobby group Treasure the Karoo Action Group (TKAG) and social rights group AfriForum hand delivered a letter to President Jacob Zuma this week calling on him to declare a fresh moratorium on hydraulic fracturing in South Africa, or...
22nd July 2014
 
LEADERSHIP

Mbeki questions current leadership

While thousands of South Africans grieved at the open coffin of former president Nelson Mandela on Thursday, a debate grew about discontent with the country's leadership. The sight of Mandela lying in state at the Union Buildings turned the mood...
12th December 2013
 
GOLD

Yellow metal’s upward trajectory expected to continue throughout 2013

Despite high gold prices, production of the yellow metal in South Africa has failed to respond meaningfully to worldwide demand, rising only 0.2% in 2012, according to Thomson Reuters GFMS’s Gold Survey 2012 – Update 2. Towards the end of last...
1st February 2013
 
GOLD

Yellow metal’s upward trajectory expected to continue throughout 2013

Despite high gold prices, production of the yellow metal in South Africa has failed to respond meaningfully to worldwide demand, rising only 0.2% in 2012, according to Thomson Reuters GFMS’s Gold Survey 2012 – Update 2.
1st February 2013
 
ANC ROAD TO MANGAUNG

ANCYL plans nationalisation proposal at conference

The African National Congress (ANC) Youth League will propose resolutions on the nationalisation of certain minerals and strategic mining companies at the party's 53rd national conference in Mangaung, it said on Friday. "...We shall be proposing...
14th December 2012
 
GOLD TALKS

Chamber of Mines set for gold sector talks

Gold mining companies and trade unions will meet at the Chamber of Mines on Thursday about labour turbulence in the mining sector. Three unions would attend – the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), Solidarity and Uasa, the chamber's...
24th October 2012
 
INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS

Mineworkers urged to be wary of opportunists

The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) expressed its concern that democracy is being taken too far, and urged its members to be vigilant against opportunists who do not have the workers’ interests at heart, at a press conference in Johannesburg...
14th September 2012
 
LABOUR

Amplats shuts Rustenburg mines, Gold Fields strike continues

Platinum major Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) on Wednesday shut down its Rustenburg operations as labour unrest enveloped the region. The world-number one platinum producer said it had suspended operations with immediate effect for an...
12th September 2012
 
WAGE DEMANDS

Malema calls for national mining strike

Expelled ANC Youth League president Julius Malema called for a national strike at all mines on Tuesday until the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) leadership steps down. "There must be a national strike at all the mines until Frans Baleni and...
11th September 2012
 
LABOUR DISPUTES

Don't hijack labour disputes – Zuma

President Jacob Zuma has called on "politicians" to resist the temptation to "hijack" labour disputes for their own purposes. In a lecture delivered in Kimberley in the Northern Cape at the weekend, Zuma spoke about attempts to restore peace at...
10th September 2012
 
LEGISLATIVE ENVIRONMENT

To whose mining tune will ANC policy conference dance?

The ultimate outcome of South African mining industry policy could be decided next week when the National Policy Conference of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) takes place from June 26 to 29. On the eve of the conference, Mineral...
22nd June 2012
 
 
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