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South African Mineworkers Set To Go On Strike

The General-Secretary of South Africa’s National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) says members of the group will begin a strike Tuesday to press home their demands for better living conditions. “The strike ignited because the employers failed to respond to the reasonable demands submitted by the National Union of Mineworkers on behalf of its workers

South Africa’s Mineworkers Union Demand 100% Increase In Wages

AFRICANGLOBE - South Africa’s Associated Mineworkers & Construction Union (AMCU) has made demands of more than 100 percent for all unskilled and semi-skilled employees in the gold sector.

ANC, South African Mining Companies Seek to Crush New Round of...

AFRICANGLOBE - As strikes erupt in industries across South Africa, the country’s ruling elite is moving to solidify the military and legal framework for mass repression against South African workers.

South African Miners Demand 60% Pay Rise

AFRICANGLOBE - South African employers are bracing themselves for the mother of strike seasons this year. As the end of May beckons, the country is braced for a series of employment negotiations, as sectoral wage contracts come under the spotlight.

South Africa: Another Mine Strike Looms At Anglo-American

AFRICANGLOBE - Another wildcat strike is brewing at the world’s largest platinum producer, Anglo-American – an Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) committee member has revealed on Thursday.

Unrest Breaks Out Again In South Africa’s Mining Sector

AFRICANGLOBE - An attack by security guards on South African miners working for Amplats left 13 injured and provoked a one-day protest strike at Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) facilities. The conflict began as a stand-off between workers at Amplats Siphumelele mine in the Rustenburg area between the Workers Committee and shop stewards of the National Union of Mineworkers

Lonmin Nominated as World’s Worst Company

AFRICANGLOBE - Lonmin has been nominated as one of the world's worst companies of 2012, environmental organisation groundWork said on Friday. "This submission was based on the human rights violations and environmental destruction that the corporation has carried out since the establishment of its mine in the Marikana region..." said Bobby Peek, director at groundWork.

South Africa: Explosive Strikes, a Ticking Time Bomb

AFRICANGLOBE - Africa's largest trade union movement, the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) has warned that strikes in South Africa remain a ticking time bomb needing to be addressed urgently. Strikes were commonplace in South Africa in 2012 with the most explosive being in key sectors like mining, agriculture, and the transport industry.

More Miners Killed in South Africa

A second man died on Thursday in violent protests by striking miners at the Nkaneng informal settlement in Photsaneng near Rustenburg, police said. "He sustained...

South Africa: Union Accuses Anglo American of Racism

South Africa's National Union of Mineworkers has accused Anglo American Platinum on Monday of "racism" as the impasse between striking miners and the world's...

Thousands of South African Miners Evicted for Striking

A leading gold mine has started evicting thousands of striking South African miners from company dormitories on Tuesday as work stoppages spread to more...

Political and Historical Issues in the South African Miners Revolt

The August 16 massacre of 34 striking miners at the Lonmin platinum mine in Marikana and the spreading confrontation between miners and the Jacob...

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...

Marikana Strike Might Be Over, but the Struggle Continues

Striking workers at Marikana's Lonmin mine have accepted a pay offer from management and say they'll be back at work this Thursday, but the...

South African Miners Strike Spreads to Chrome Sector

A strike by South African miners for a livable R12,500 monthly wage by Rustenburg platinum mine workers spread to the chrome sector on Monday. Workers...

ANC Corruption: South African Miners Haven’t Been Paid in Four Years

As unrest spreads following the massacre of 36 mineworkers at Marikana on August 16, recent investigations into the bankrupt Aurora Empowerment Systems (AES), which...