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Union pushes for truth and justice on Marikana

Thursday 17 August 2017 07:27

Trade union Amcu says the families of the victims of the Marikana tragedy are furious that no one has been charged for the shooting and killing of 34 mineworkers five years ago.

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Joseph Mathunjwa addressed thousands of mineworkers and political leaders, gathered at the infamous koppie at Marikana.
Amcu vows to end exploitation of mine workers

Thursday 17 August 2017 07:15

Amcu President Joseph Mathunjwa, says no mine worker will ever earn below a minimum wage of R10 000.

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Thousands gathered on the koppie to commemorate the fatal day on 16 August 2012.
Bitter taste of loss lingers in Marikana as justice remains evasive

Wednesday 16 August 2017 21:50

Five years since the Marikana massacre and the bitter taste of loss still lingers among those who remain.

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Wednesday marks five years since the Marikana tragedy.
Calls for justice for Marikana victims mount

Wednesday 16 August 2017 15:35

Calls are mounting for justice to be fast-tracked for victims of the Marikana tragedy.

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The majority of workers in Marikana live in informal settlements without access to water, sanitation and electricity.
Marikana a land of contrasts

Monday 14 August 2017 19:44

Five years since the infamous Marikana killings, the platinum-endowed area remains poor and forsaken.

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In August 2012, police shot and killed 34 Lonmin mineworkers belonging to AMCU.
Marikana strike was justified: Joseph Mathunjwa

Saturday 12 August 2017 11:23

The two organisations that were at the centre of the Marikana tragedy say enough measures have been put in place to ensure that the tragedy does not repeat.

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Widows of mineworkers who were killed during the Marikana shootings lost a source of income following the deaths.
R1 billion in compensation for Marikana widows

Wednesday 2 August 2017 19:55

Lawyers representing the injured mine-workers and 34 widows of slain miners who were shot and killed by police in Marikana in August 2012 say over R1 billion of compensation has been agreed on

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NUM lost members and its status as the majority union in the platinum belt following the violent wildcat strike in August 2012.
NUM regaining lost members: Matosa

Sunday 11 June 2017 09:40

The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) is regaining lost members in the Rustenburg platinum mines, NUM president Thamsanqa Matosa said on Saturday.

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Lonmin had intended re-opening its E2 and E3 shaft operations on Sunday.
Lonmin's E2, E3 N West shafts to remain closed for now

Sunday 14 May 2017 17:55

Lonmin will not re-open its operations at its E2 and E3 shafts near Bapong in the North West as planned on Sunday after the community failed to sign an agreement reached.

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Lonmin is between a rock and a hard place.
Bapo-Ba-Mogale residents demand employment from Lonmin

Friday 12 May 2017 18:39

Platinum producer Lonmin says it is loosing billions of rand in production after two of its shafts were forced to close by the Bapo-Ba-Mogale community near Marikana in the North West.

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Ramaphosa denies involvement in Marikana killings

Monday 8 May 2017 05:42

Cyril Ramaphosa has apologised for the way in which the Marikana shootings unfolded, but denied any involvement in the killing of 34 Lonmin miners in 2012.

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Eskom is pleading with communities to report  cable theft.
Cable theft costing businesses in Rustenburg

Wednesday 8 February 2017 21:09

Rampant cable theft in Rustenburg, North West, is burdening local industries and communities.

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Government ready to pay Marikana compensation: Presidency

Sunday 11 December 2016 15:53

Government is ready to pay compensation for the victims of the August 2012 violence at Lonmin’s platinum mine at Marikana near Rustenburg in North West, the Presidency said on Sunday.

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'Our members need to survive a tough economy' - AMCU

Thursday 27 October 2016 20:54

The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) says Anglo American Platinum's (Amplats) wage offer of 7% will enable its members to survive a tough economy.

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Public Protector Thuli Madonsela  gave the Bapo ba Mogale community a progress report at Bapong near Brits.
N West community calls for completion of Public Protector's report

Saturday 8 October 2016 21:46

The Bapo ba Mogale community in the North West have called for the swift completion of the Public Protector's report into missing mining royalties worth millions.

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Lonmin, N West govt partner to develop informal settlements

Saturday 17 September 2016 14:58

Platinum mining giant Lonmin says it's in the process of developing informal settlements in partnership with the North West government.

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Lonmin creates space for small businesses in Rustenburg

Wednesday 14 September 2016 16:50

Platinum mining giant Lonmin says it hopes that small businesses can assist it in creating jobs for the people of Rustenburg and surrounding areas.

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The strike in 2014 hit the industry hard, costing it more than R20 billion rand in lost output and forcing the companies to cut jobs, shed mines and in some cases seek cash from investors.
Economist worried about possible platinum sector strike

Tuesday 6 September 2016 06:19

Economists are concerned about a prospect of industrial action in the platinum sector.

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AMCU president, Joseph Mathunjwa is expected to give the keynote address.
Formal Marikana commemoration underway

Tuesday 16 August 2016 14:45

The formal Marikana commemoration programme is underway at the famous koppie at Marikana near Rustenburg in the North West, where 34 striking mineworkers were shot dead by police four years ago.

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Four years ago a tragic incident took place at Lonmin mine in the Marikana area.
Marikana houses uninhabitable: Amnesty International

Tuesday 16 August 2016 10:39

Amnesty International's Deputy Regional Director in Southern Africa Muleya Mwananyanda says the Lonmin miners live in appalling conditions in Nkaneng informal settlement.

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