Articles containing the tag ‘NUM
By Oliver Ngwenya On Sunday, November 9th, 2014

COSATU and NUMSA Split: A Real Change in South African Politics

In what has been described as a tragic event by the ANC, the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU), on Friday voted to oust the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) from the powerful... Read more »
By Nicolette Chinomona On Sunday, July 28th, 2013

Mexican “Mining” Standoff South African Style

The classic Mexican standoff requires three opponents, all with guns aimed at each other. Each side wants something, that will require a concession to be made, but what they offer is considered by the other sid... Read more »
By Mvusi Ngubane On Monday, June 3rd, 2013

Rand Will Recover: Pravin Gordhan

Despite a dwindling economy and a weakened rand, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has assured those concerned about the rand’s performance that the currency, which reached a four-year low last Thursday, wi... Read more »
By Mvusi Ngubane On Friday, May 24th, 2013

Zuma Finally Addresses Labour Unrest Crisis

Following almost three weeks of silence, President Jacob Zuma finally addressed the country’s labour unrest issue yesterday, urging labourers, companies and unions to act with the nation’s best interests in... Read more »
By Mvusi Ngubane On Saturday, May 18th, 2013

SA Government to Blame for Platinum Crisis

The South African government’s lack of leadership skills, accompanied by its failure to understand the social and political activities currently underway in the mining sector are to blame for the brewin... Read more »
By Smanga Kumalo On Monday, October 15th, 2012

Miners hit the dust

About 120 striking workers at Kumba Iron Ore’s Sishen mine, in the Northern Cape, have been dismissed, the company said. Mine spokesman Gert Schoeman said the illegal strikers, who had occupied the mine s... Read more »
By Sinethemba Mandyoli On Friday, August 17th, 2012

PAYCO declares a day of mourning for Marikana massacre

Sinethemba Mandyoli— The PAYCO in the Western Cape would like to send our deepest and sincerest condolences to the families of the mine workers that died yesterday 16 August 2012. It is our obligations as a m... Read more »