SABC News - Lonmin


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.


'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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Members of the SAPS opened fire on a crowd of striking Lonmin mineworkers at Marikana.
AMCU to commemorate Marikana killings

Tuesday 16 August 2016 05:37

Trade union AMCU is set to hold a commemorative event on Tuesday at the infamous koppie in Wonderkop near Marikana.


The Public Protector is expected to release the final report in a few weeks.
Madonsela orders NW government to account for missing millions

Friday 29 July 2016 20:23

The Public Protector says the North West Provincial government must account for the millions of rand of royalties owed to the Bapo Ba Mogale Community in Bapong near Brits.


The Public Protector, Thuli Madondela.
Madonsela to release findings on mining royalties

Friday 29 July 2016 11:50

Public Protector Thuli Madondela will on Friday morning release her findings of her investigations into the looting of over R300 million of mining royalties.


Platinum industry wage negotiations underway

Tuesday 19 July 2016 20:50

The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) has formally tabled its traditional demand of R12 500 a month to Lonmin and Impala.


Amcu waged the longest and a crippling strike in the platinum sector in 2014 after wage negotiations with mining companies failed.
Amcu tables wage demand in the platinum sector

Tuesday 12 July 2016 15:44

Amcu is this week expected to start wage talks in the platinum sector.


Platinum industry wage talks start Tuesday

Tuesday 12 July 2016 06:30

The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union says it will demand R12 500 as a minimum wage for its lowest paid members.


The mining sector alone has shed more than 35 000 jobs since 2012 as commodity prices have slid over the last few years, caused largely by declining demand from China.
Cosatu's call to 'balance pay with job security' applauded

Monday 4 July 2016 15:26

The Reward Association on Monday applauded Cosatu's call to balance pay with job security.


NUM members refuse to resume work at Northam until demands met

Wednesday 8 June 2016 21:19

Workers belonging to the major union at South Africa's Northam Platinum said on Wednesday they would not resume work at its Zondereinde Mine until arrests were made for a spate of murders.


AMCU to set wage demands for platinum sector

Monday 16 May 2016 19:15

Members of South Africa's Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) will on Thursday begin meetings to decide on pay demands for platinum companies as wage talks loom.


Lonmin says over 5,000 workers leave after restructuring

Thursday 3 March 2016 13:21

South African-focused platinum producer Lonmin says on Thursday it had trimmed its workforce by more than 5,000 in a restructuring triggered by depressed prices.


Minister Mosebenzi Zwane says other countries are also facing job cuts in the mining industry.
“SA better at managing job losses in mining sector”

Thursday 3 March 2016 07:01

Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane says the situation in the mining sector remains desperate.


Lonmin has announced that about 6000 miners need to exit their system.
War brews over looming mine mass retrenchments

Saturday 30 January 2016 08:00

A fierce battle is on the cards at the mining industry, as stakeholders, including mining unions, are gearing to challenge the looming mass retrenchments.


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