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The ANC Survives South Africa’s ‘Arab Spring’

AFRICANGLOBE - Anglo American CEO, Mark Cutifani announced in a recent interview on April 11, 2014, in Johannesburg that they would “seek a buyer for our platinum operations in the North West Province and will move on to the opencast platinum mine, Mogalakwena in the Limpopo Province.”This also made front-page news of the daily business newspaper, Business Day, on April 14, 2014.

South African Police Fire Teargas, Rubber Bullets at Strikers

South African police fired rubber bullets and teargas to disperse a crowd of striking workers at the world’s top platinum miner Anglo American Platinum...

Labor Unrest Spreads Throughout South African Mining Industry

The labor unrest that has crippled the South African gold and platinum mining industry continues to spread, extending to a second operation of Gold...

South African Police Kill 2 More in Zuma Ordered Crackdown

Days after soldiers were deployed, South African President Jacob Zuma's office announced Thursday that he has ordered military forces to assist police trying to...

South African Billionaire Patrice Motsepe Eyes Embattled Lonmin Mine

South African mining billionaire Patrice Motsepe has indicated interest in British platinum producer Lonmin’s Marikana mine, which is facing a four week strike that has...

South African Miners Descend On Platinum Mine as Protests Spread

A large group of striking South African miners braved the scorching Rustenburg sun to protest at the entrance to Lonmin's Eastern Platinum mine on...

Life On a South African Mine, Decades of Squalor

From scrawny dogs wandering shanties to pit toilets, workers at South Africa's tragedy-hit Marikana platinum mine still live in miserable conditions 18 years after...

Mining Massacre in South Africa Brings Back Memories of Apartheid

South Africans are reeling from the massacre by police of more than 30 striking platinum miners, questioning how such a brutal massacre could happen in...

South African Government Invests in Platinum ‘Mega-Mine’

South Africa's state-owned Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) has made a R3.24-billion (US$420-million) investment in a public-private mining and beneficiation venture that aims to become...