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Amplats latest offer hope for hard hit economy: Economist

Saturday 19 April 2014 16:44

Economic expert Dawie Roodt says the latest offer by the major platinum mines to AMCU is good news for the country's economy.

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Amcu, Amplats talks deadlock

Thursday 17 April 2014 17:37

The leaders of striking Amcu union and the world's three biggest platinum producers will resume talks next week after they failed again on Thursday to reach an agreement.

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SA stocks end in positive territory

Thursday 17 April 2014 17:36

South African stocks ended in positive territory on Thursday ahead of the four-day Easter long weekend.

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Amcu members have been on strike since January.
Lonmin miners default on ARV treatment as strike drags on

Wednesday 16 April 2014 21:02

Miners in the platinum belt around Rustenburg have defaulted on their Anti-Retroviral (ARV) treatment as the Amcu strike drags on.

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Rand set to snap losing streak before long weekend

Wednesday 16 April 2014 20:32

South Africa's rand looked set to snap a four-session losing streak against the dollar on Wednesday.

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Strikes, China slowdown weigh on South Africa's economic outlook

Wednesday 16 April 2014 16:43

Mining strikes and more subdued appetite for commodities from China will weigh on South Africa's economy this year although growth will be faster than last year, a Reuters poll showed on Wednesday.

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Mystery witness, Mr X, will testify in camera at the Marikana Commission
Mpofu welcomes Marikana ruling on Mr X

Wednesday 16 April 2014 08:05

Lawyer for the injured and arrested miners at the Marikana Commission of Inquiry, advocate Dali Mpofu, has welcomed the ruling that the police's mysterious witness, Mr "X" will testify in camera.

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Mr X to testify on camera at Marikana inquiry

Tuesday 15 April 2014 15:09

A much awaited mineworker witness at the Marikana Commission of Inquiry, dubbed Mr X, will give his evidence before the commission in camera.

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Marikana commission chairperson Ian Farlam (M) to make a decision on Mr X.
Police lawyers await Marikana ruling on Mr X

Tuesday 15 April 2014 06:00

Police lawyers at the Marikana Commission of Inquiry will on Tuesday know whether their application for their witness, known as Mr X, to testify in camera and by video link is successful or not.

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Ruling for Mr X to testify on camera expected on Tuesday

Monday 14 April 2014 17:23

Police lawyers at the Marikana Commission of Inquiry will know on Tuesday whether their application for their witness, known as Mr X, to testify in camera and by video link is successful or not.

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End in sight to platinum strike

Monday 14 April 2014 12:30

Economists predict that the strike by trade union Amcu in the platinum belt will soon end.

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Amcu members embarked on a strike on January 23 at Amplats, Implats and Lonmin, demanding an entry level monthly wage of R12 500
Amcu strike will end soon: Analyst

Saturday 12 April 2014 16:29

Analysts say that the strike by the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) miners in the platinum belt will soon come to an end.

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Economist Mike Schussler says the full impact of the strike in the platinum sector will be seen in the March figures
Platinum strike partly to blame for plunge in output

Friday 11 April 2014 10:45

The strike in the platinum sector is partially responsible for a drop in the country's platinum group metals output.

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SA stocks rebound, led by Kumba and Assore

Tuesday 8 April 2014 18:16

South African stocks rebounded on Tuesday.

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Platinum strikes continue

Sunday 6 April 2014 19:53

The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) continued its campaign for higher wages by marching to the Lonmin head office in Johannesburg, on Thursday.

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Amcu has rejected a 9% revised offer by Impala, Lonmin and Anglo American Platinum Mines
Motlanthe urges end to Amcu strike

Saturday 5 April 2014 12:15

Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe has urged stakeholders in the platinum sector to return to the negotiating table and seek an urgent end to the three-month-long wage strike.

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No visible end to Amcu strike: Economist

Friday 4 April 2014 09:06

Senior Economist at the Bureau for Economic Research, Hugo Pienaar says it is difficult to see an end to the strike in the platinum mining sector.

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Amcu downed tools on January 23 at Amplants
Amcu digging its heels

Thursday 3 April 2014 16:49

Amcu will not abandon its pay demand of at least R12 500 a month, the trade union's leader Joseph Mathunjwa said on Thursday.

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Hundreds gather for Amcu protest

Thursday 3 April 2014 12:59

Hundreds of members of labour union Amcu, wearing green shirts, have descended on Melrose Arch in Johannesburg on Thursday for a protest.

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Amcu will take to the streets again on Thursday as part of their ongoing strike for high salaries in the mines.
Amcu to establish strike fund: Mathunjwa

Thursday 3 April 2014 09:01

The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) president Joseph Mathunjwa says they are going to establish a strike fund.

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