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South Africa Police Fire Rubber Bullets At Striking Miners

AFRICANGLOBE - South African police have fired rubber bullets and stun grenades to disperse protesting miners, a police spokesman has said. About 3,000 workers were demonstrating outside an Anglo American platinum mine near Rustenburg, northwest of Johannesburg, on Tuesday.

South African Miners Shot Dead by Security

Mine security guards shot and killed two striking coal miners in KwaZulu-Natal on Wednesday, amid continuing tensions and clashes in South Africa’s mining sector. The...

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...

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...

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...

Marikana Strike Ends as Miners Accept Pay Rise

Striking platinum miners at Lonmin's Marikana mine accepted a pay offer on Tuesday, ending six weeks of violent unrest that claimed 45 lives and...

Jacob Zuma Uses Police to Block Julius Malema From Speaking to...

In a show of force, South African police blocked former ANC Youth League president Julius Malema from an event where striking miners were to...

South Africa’s Marikana Massacre: Who Is To Blame?

AFRICANGLOBE - Police who shot and killed 34 striking miners say they fired in self-defence. But what was behind this brutal Marikana massacre and how will it play out politically in South Africa?

Jacob Zuma Deploys Army Against Striking Miners

In an unprecedented move in post-Apartheid South Africa, hundreds of soldiers have been deployed in Marikana to assist police in cracking down on striking...

Zuma Govt Vows to Crack Down on Striking Miners

Put down your weapons and stop committing violence, or face the full might of the law, Justice Minister Jeff Radebe warned striking miners on...

South African Army Placed on High Alert as Julius Malema Meets...

South Africa is on the verge of a massive uprising, as former African National Congress youth leader Julius Malema continues to push for striking...

Julius Malema Calls for National Miners Strike In South Africa

Former ANC Youth League president Julius Malema ratcheted up the heat in South Africa's ongoing labor unrest on Tuesday, by calling for a national...

South Africa Charge Striking Miners With Murder Committed by Police

South Africa's justice minister on Friday rebuked prosecutors for charging 270 striking miners with the murder of 34 of their colleagues who were shot...

South African Miners Down Tools as Industrial Unrest Spreads

Unrest among South African miners is spreading, after strikes at a Lonmin mine last week resulted in the police massacre of 34 striking miners. About 500 workers at the nearby...

South African Govt Gives Lip Service to Striking Miners

In the wake of the shocking police massacre last week that left 34 striking miners, the Jacob Zuma's government has ordered the platinum mining...