SABC News - Lonmin


Campaign for Marikana Holiday: Report

Friday 16 January 2015 09:36

A formal application will be made by Anglican Bishop Jo Seoka and the Marikana Support Group to have August 16, the day 34 mineworkers were killed in Marikana, to be declared a public holiday.


Ramathlodi warns of job losses as talks hit snag

Tuesday 10 June 2014 16:55

The Minister of Mineral Resources Ngoako Ramatlhodi has warned that the country may suffer job losses as a result of the strike by Amcu in the platinum belt.


'Platinum strike not good for investor confidence': Marcus

Tuesday 10 June 2014 15:12

SA Reserve Bank governor Gill Marcus warned on Tuesday that export figures will be affected if the almost five-month-old platinum mining sector strike continues.


Ramatlhodi denies 'abandoning' talks

Tuesday 10 June 2014 10:45

Mineral Resources Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi denied on Tuesday that he "abandoned" wage negotiations in the platinum mining sector.


Amcu workers are demanding for a R 12 500 basic monthly salary.
Mining companies can’t afford union's demands: Economist

Tuesday 10 June 2014 09:20

Investment Solutions chief strategist, Chris Hart says South Africa’s reputation has been wrecked by the strike in the platinum sector.


Ngoako Ramatlhodi said he would pull out of negotiations if parties did not come to an agreement by Monday.
Ramatlhodi to brief media after collapse of strike talks

Tuesday 10 June 2014 05:36

Mineral Resources Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi will hold a press briefing Tuesday, following his withdrawal of the inter-governmental task team from the platinum talks.


Government in last ditch effort to end platinum strike

Monday 9 June 2014 07:15

Government's intervention in the platinum strike comes to an end on Monday.


Platinum belt community seek Concourt's help to end Amcu strike

Saturday 7 June 2014 08:16

Members of the community where the Lonmin platinum mine is situated in Rustenburg have gone to the Constitutional Court to have the marathon Amcu strike declared unconstitutional.


Mr. X will testify at Marikana Commission of Inquiry about how the striking mine workers used muti.
Marikana Inquiry adjourned until Tuesday

Friday 6 June 2014 15:54

The Marikana Commission of Inquiry has adjourned until next week Tuesday.


Amcu members in the platinum sector downed tools at Anglo American Platinum, Lonmin, and Impala Platinum on January 23, demanding a basic monthly salary of R12,500.
Amcu strike a social crisis: Solidarity

Friday 6 June 2014 12:31

The Amcu strike in the platinum mining sector should be abandoned for the good of all South Africans, trade union Solidarity said on Friday.


Hopes for quick end to platinum strike fading

Thursday 5 June 2014 20:50

Hopes for a quick end to the five-month-long strike in the platinum industry are fading.


Ramatlhodi pushes to reach platinum wage deal

Thursday 5 June 2014 06:00

Mineral Resources Minister of Ngoako Ramatlhodi will on Thursday continue to engage platinum producers.


Mineworkers affiliated to Amcu downed tools on January 23 demanding a R 12 500 basic monthly salary.
Government-sponsored talks push to end Amcu strike

Wednesday 4 June 2014 05:45

Government-sponsored talks to try to end the longest strike in South Africa's mining history will continue on Wednesday.


Amcu members have been on a five-month strike in the platinum sector.
Strike talks encouraging: Ramatlhodi

Tuesday 3 June 2014 20:34

Mineral Resources Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi says he is encouraged by progress in talks to end the longest strike in South African mining history.


Talks to end the strike have fallen apart a number of times.
Striking Amcu union considers govt wage proposal

Tuesday 3 June 2014 15:30

Amcu is considering a government proposal to resolve a five-month platinum strike and will table it to its members this week, union president Joseph Mathunjwa said on Tuesday.


Amcu members at Amplats, Implats and Lonmin have been striking since January.
Platinum companies are under selling metals: AIDC

Tuesday 3 June 2014 10:15

The Alternative Information and Development Centre (AIDC) says platinum mining companies have been under selling their metals for the past 10 years


Police behaviour scrutinise at Marikana hearing

Monday 2 June 2014 15:36

Police officers were standing around the bodies of the dead striking miners, laughing, making jokes and using foul language to brag about what they did.


Mine workers have been on strike for over five months demanding a wage increase.
Amcu interdict case struck off the roll

Monday 2 June 2014 12:26

The labour court has struck Amcu's application for an interdict to stop platinum producers from communicating directly with employees off the roll.


SACP calls for harsh action against non-complying mining companies

Sunday 1 June 2014 20:15

The SACP has called on government to suspend the licences of mining companies that do not comply.


Govt must call mining indaba: SACP

Sunday 1 June 2014 16:07

The SACP has accused the three platinum producers, Lonmin, Implats and Amplats of avoiding centralised bargaining and competing among themselves on payments of workers.


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