SABC News - Lonmin


Fire Phiyega: DA

Sunday 2 August 2015 16:31

The DA on Sunday called on President Jacob Zuma to fire police commissioner Riah Phiyega for her conduct at Marikana.


Wage talks between the Chamber of Mines and unions started in June with rivals Amcu and NUM
Amcu to take final wage offer to members

Sunday 2 August 2015 08:21

Amcu will take a final wage offer in the gold mining industry to its members for discussion.


Lonmin’s plan to close cash-burning shafts and cut thousands of jobs is seen by many as a last attempt to buy time
Lonmin, victim of price falls and management wobbles

Thursday 30 July 2015 17:24

Lonmin is facing its deepest crisis to date, hurt by a downturn in the metal and haunted by a mixture of bad luck and debatable management choices that are putting its survival at risk.


Marikana widows heal wounds through art

Tuesday 28 July 2015 10:00

The horrific events at Marikana on 16 August, 2012, that led to the killing of 34 striking mineworkers, are now reflected in visual artworks by the widows of the deceased men.


Phiyega slams Farlam Commission

Tuesday 28 July 2015 06:20

Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega has again criticised the Farlam Commission of Inquiry.


It's unpatriotic for private companies to cut jobs: ANC

Tuesday 28 July 2015 06:20

The ANC says it is unpatriotic of private companies to simply cut jobs


Pick n Pay employs around 36 000 staff
Pick n Pay plans new stores, jobs

Monday 27 July 2015 19:36

South Africa's Pick n Pay plans to employ 5 000 people a year as it opens new stores in Africa's most advanced economy, the retailer said on Monday.


Economist warns of more mining sector's looming job cuts

Monday 27 July 2015 16:30

Economist Chris Hart has warned that more job losses are looming in the mining sector.


NUM will tackle Lonmin job cuts

Monday 27 July 2015 08:33

The National Union of Mineworkers says it is consulting its members on platinum producer Lonmin's plan to cut 6000 jobs.


Labour analyst Terry Bell says Lonmin’s plan to retrench mineworkers is a cause for concern.
SA steel, platinum industries on verge of collapse: Analyst

Saturday 25 July 2015 15:29

Labour expert Terry Bell has warned that South Africa's steel and platinum industries are on the verge of collapse.


Lonmin is planning to cut 6 000 jobs
NUM to challenge planned Lonmin job cuts

Friday 24 July 2015 14:25

NUM has vowed to challenge platinum producer Lonmin's plan to cut 6 000 jobs, expressing shock at the plan.


Marikana miners threaten to occupy houses illegally

Saturday 4 July 2015 15:10

Mineworkers in Marikana have threatened to forcefully occupy housing units in Marikana Extension 2, the North West portfolio committee on local government and human settlement heard on Friday.


Zuma lashes out at opposition parties for Marikana comments

Tuesday 30 June 2015 20:15

President Jacob Zuma has lashed out at some opposition parties for claiming that the Marikana Commission of Inquiry failed to hold the executive to account for the deaths of 34 miners.


Most Marikana mineworkers say an international court must probe the events of August 2012 during which 34 mineworkers died at the hands of the police
Marikana families want more accountability

Monday 29 June 2015 06:36

Affected families as well as the wounded and arrested Lonmin mineworkers are demanding more accountability on who ordered the killing of 34 miners on August 16, 2012, in Marikana.


Amcu leader Joseph Mathunjwa says he is surprise that the Commission didn't recommend some sort of compensation for the families.
Amcu cautiously welcomes Marikana report

Friday 26 June 2015 18:48

The main unions affected by the Marikana tragedy have welcomed the Farlam Commission's report.


Lawyers gag Marikana families

Friday 26 June 2015 14:43

Lawyers for the wounded Lonmin miners have gagged the families of their clients until next week.


ISS calls for the suspension of Riah Phiyega

Friday 26 June 2015 14:05

The ISS has called for the immediate suspension of Riah Phiyega, following the Marikana report's recommendation that, an inquiry into her fitness to hold office be instituted.


Police to be investigated for criminal liability in Marikana killings

Thursday 25 June 2015 20:54

President Jacob Zuma says SA Police Services (SAPS) members, who were involved in the Marikana shootings at scene one and two, will be investigated to determine criminal liability.


Zuma to release Marikana report on Thursday

Thursday 25 June 2015 14:58

President Jacob Zuma will release the report of the Marikana Commission of Inquiry on Thursday evening.


Mining sector foresees huge job cuts

Wednesday 24 June 2015 12:09

Anglo American is on the verge of retrenching 420 workers and it is estimated that mining companies will want to shed around 50 000 jobs.


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