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Kimberley Ekapa Mining Venture spokesperson, Gert Kloppers says the current strike is legally protected and wage negotiations will resume at a later stage with the National Union of Mineworkers
Striking KEMJV miners decry meagre wages

Wednesday 20 September 2017 15:15

Miners at the Kimberley Ekapa Joint Mining Venture (KEMJV) say it is difficult supporting their families with the minimum salary of R5 200.


158 mine workers have been underground since Friday.
NUM instructed to vacate Kimberley's KEM-JV mine

Sunday 17 September 2017 07:50

A court interdict has been issued against the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) to vacate Kimberley Ekapa Mining Joint Venture (KEM-JV) mine's premises for safety reasons.


Management says the retrenchments are a bid to achieve profitability.
Limpopo mine to retrench more than 2 600 workers

Tuesday 25 July 2017 12:19

The National Union of Mineworkers says it has received a notice from management of the Bokoni platinum mine in Limpopo to retrench more than 2 600 workers.


NUM up in arms over halting of mining charter

Saturday 15 July 2017 06:50

The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) says it is exploring its legal options in a bid to challenge the suspension of the new mining charter.


The company which employs 28 000 people, says the retrenchment is part of the restructuring of the company's production and cost base in its South African business.
AshantiGold readies to retrench 8500 workers

Thursday 29 June 2017 09:26

Africa's biggest gold miner AngloGold Ashanti is planning to retrench 8500 mine workers as part of its restructuring its South African business.


Ramaphosa is the only candidate fit to lead ruling party - Motshekga

Saturday 24 June 2017 21:30

ANC NEC member Mathole Motshekga says Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa is the only candidate fit to lead the ruling party in accordance with its tradition of succession.  


New mining charter highly flawed: Chamber

Saturday 17 June 2017 07:10

The South African Chamber of Mines has warned that elements of the new mining charter will scare away investors.


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.


Num calls for President Zuma’s resignation

Friday 9 June 2017 05:20

President of the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) Piet Matosa has called for President Jacob Zuma to step down.


The National Union of Mineworkers says thousands of jobs will be lost if government signs the new renewable energy contracts.
NUM threatens to strike against renewable energy contracts

Wednesday 29 March 2017 12:13

The National Union of Mineworkers has threatened to embark on a strike at state-run power utility Eskom over its plans to mothball five coal-powered stations.


ANC spokesperson Zizi Kodwa says this gives effect to the electoral mandate to the ANC government to introduce a national minimum wage.
ANC welcomes release of minimum wage panel report

Monday 21 November 2016 06:07

The African National Congress has welcomed the release of the report of the National Economic Development and Labour Council (Nedlac) advisory panel on a national minimum wage.


'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.


The miners had been underground for five days without food.
Miners staging sit in re-surface

Saturday 15 October 2016 06:59

The National Union of Mineworkers(NUM) says the 66 Rock Drill Operators who had staged a sit in underground resurfaced on Friday.


SA's mines ministry defends safety drive

Tuesday 23 August 2016 19:41

South Africa's government defended a renewed drive to reduce deaths and injuries in the mining industry on Tuesday, saying health and safety issues were "non- negotiable."


The NUM is the majority union representing 80% of the workforce.
NUM to march at Northam Platinum mine

Wednesday 17 August 2016 14:57

The NUM on Tuesday said more than 7 000 of its members were set to embark on a massive march at Northam Platinum in Limpopo on Wednesday.


More than 15 000 members employed at Eskom embarked on a full blown strike.
Operations not affected by strike: Eskom

Friday 12 August 2016 07:07

The strike by members of the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) at Eskom's power plants has had no effect on operations, the power utility said on Thursday.


A strike by 15 000 NUM members could disrupt power supply accross the country.
NUM ready to bring Eskom to it's knees

Wednesday 10 August 2016 21:05

It’s all systems go for a nationwide strike by the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) at Eskom on Thursday.


More that 15,000 National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) employees at Eskom are expected to embark on a full blown strike in all nine provinces, the union said on Tuesday.
More than 15 000 Eskom workers to strike: NUM

Tuesday 9 August 2016 17:14

More that 15 000 National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) members working at Eskom are expected to embark on a full blown strike in all nine provinces, the union said on Tuesday.


Eskom strike not affecting operations yet: Phasiwe

Monday 8 August 2016 12:04

Eskom says the current wage strike at three of its power stations is unprotected, and has not yet affected its operations.


Northam Platinum mine has suspended operations after two mineworkers, one from NUM and another from AMCU, were killed over the weekend
Events at Northam resemble beginning of Marikana, AMCU’s Mathunjwa

Thursday 9 June 2016 11:00

AMCU leader Joseph Mathunjwa says the events unfolding at the Northam Platinum mine in Limpopo resemble what led to the murders at Lonmin Mine in Marikana in 2012.


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