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South African Farmworkers Resume Strike

AFRICANGLOBE - South African farmworkers began gathering across the Boland in the Western Cape on Tuesday morning to resume their strike over labour issues. Farmworkers'...

South Africa: Economic Shock A Result of Bad Labour Relations, Inequality

The South African economy has recently taken a major blow due to a much-reported epidemic of labour disputes in the mining industry. Approximately 50,000...

Unions Collude in Repression as South Africa’s Strike Wave Fizzles

The South African Police Service is waging a brutal campaign of intimidation facilitated by the suffocation of strikes in the mining sector by the...

South Africa: Massive Dismissals of Miners Continue

The end in the strife in the mining industry in South Africa is not over, as employers are now putting their foot down after...

South Africa: Mine Strikes Showdown Looms

Gold Fields said miners striking at its Free State operations would be sacked this week if they don't report for work. The miners remain...

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...

Unions Failing to Properly Represent South African Workers

The National Union of Mineworkers has a rich history, from ending the job reservation system to producing South African leaders. But it's been dealt...

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...

Strikes Crippling South Africa, Creating Shortages

A strike that began in the platinum and gold mines of South Africa has spread across the economy to other South African industries, such...

South Africa: Strikes Spreading Manufacturing Sector Now Affected

South Africa’s economy continues to be tormented, as strikes spread to other sectors – Kumba Iron Ore and Toyota being the latest victims of...

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...

Labour Unrest Spreads to South Africa’s Gold Mining Sector

Production was interrupted at six AngloGold Ashanti mines on Wednesday when more workers joined a strike, the mine said. Operations at the company's mines West...

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 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...

South Africa: A Possible Way Out of the Marikana Stand-Off?

Lonmin management and the striking Marikana workers agreed Wednesday to sit down and negotiate. Not a moment too soon either, as the strikes have...