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South African President Blames Striking Mine Workers

AFRICANGLOBE - South African President Jacob Zuma yesterday voiced concern over frequent violence during the ongoing strikes at the platinum sector. “We think we need to be very emphatic to everybody that there should be no strike, no protest with people armed with dangerous weapons, that’s where we should stop it.”

Massive Platinum Mine Strike In South Africa Continues

AFRICANGLOBE - A major South African platinum miner says it is losing 14 million rand a day due to a strike by over 7,000 workers and now fears for its survival. The strike at Northam Platinum is in its third week and on Monday the company resorted to a publishing an open letter in two leading South African daily papers appealing for an end to the industrial action.

Police Injure 7 Striking Coal Miners In More South African Conflict

AFRICANGLOBE - After months of brutal violence last year surrounding worker strikes at South African mines, labor conflict was back in the news Wednesday as nine striking workers were arrested and seven had to be hospitalized after police fired rubber bullets at them.

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 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...

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...

New Strike Hits South African Gold Mine

Operators of a South African gold mine negotiated with about 15,000 striking workers Monday after they walked off the job the night before, a...