National Union of Mineworkers

By IAfrica
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Apr 16th, 2014
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Udo W Froese Anglo American CEO, Mark Cutifani announced in a Business Day TV 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 als...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jan 29th, 2014
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Tuesday was a befuddling day in politics. The Democratic Alliance leadership, led by Helen Zille (still the DA’s ELECTED leader) gave South Africans the impression that they could vote directly for their next president, whom they believe should be their new recruit, Mamphela Ramphele. (We can’t...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 14th, 2013
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The lawyer for the National Union of Mineworkers at the Marikana Commission, Karel Tip, cross-examined a survivor of the 16 August massacre on Tuesday and Wednesday to discover why he, too, wanted R12,500 even though he was not a rock-drill operator. What emerged instead was the depth of the trauma s...
By IndepthAfrica
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Sep 17th, 2012
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Khadija Patel, dailymaverick SA’s beleaguered government continues its security crackdown in Marikana, with the South African National Defence Force announcing that it deployed 1,000 soldiers to the restive mining town in the North West. But even as President Zuma attempted – not very successfu...
By IndepthAfrica
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Sep 13th, 2012
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South Africa is a land where any bizarre conspiracy theory can flourish with the help of state intelligence agents at the behest of their political masters. Instead of trying to stave off crime and social unrest, police intelligence agents are trying to mop up the scene of the massacre at Marikana an...
By IndepthAfrica
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Sep 12th, 2012
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A body was found near the Lonmin’s platinum mine in Marikana on Tuesday, North West police said. “I can confirm that a body of a man was found 300m away from where the miners usually meet, on the western side of the koppie,” said Brigadier Thulani Ngubane. Ngubane said the man, wear...
By IndepthAfrica
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Sep 12th, 2012
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The striking workers’ representatives yesterday flatly refused to join the negotiations, facilitated by the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA). The National Union of Mineworkers, United Association of SA, Solidarity and the employer, Lonmin, who all signed a peace acc...
By IndepthAfrica
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Sep 12th, 2012
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Expelled ANC Youth League president Julius Malema called for a national strike at all mines on Tuesday until the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) leadership steps down. “There must be a national strike at all the mines until Frans Baleni and the NUM leadership step down with immediate effect...
By IndepthAfrica
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Sep 10th, 2012
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President Jacob Zuma has called on “politicians” to resist the temptation to “hijack” labour disputes for their own purposes. In a lecture delivered in Kimberley in the Northern Cape at the weekend, Zuma spoke about attempts to restore peace at Lonmin’s platinum mine in ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Sep 9th, 2012
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South Africa should question why no whites were among those killed in the Marikana shootout, the ANC Youth League (ANCYL) said on Saturday. “We must be worried that 100 percent of those shot were black,” ANC Youth League president Ronald Lamola said. He was speaking at the 21st anniversar...