Articles containing the tag ‘platinum
By Oliver Ngwenya On Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

Unemployment Rate Increases to 25.5%

Statistic South Africa has released their analysis of the unemployment figures of the second quarter of 2014 and they indicate that the unemployment rate has increased by 0.03%, up from the figure of the first ... Read more »
By Oliver Ngwenya On Sunday, July 27th, 2014

Numsa Consulting Members on New Wage Deal

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) said on Sunday it is consulting its members on the wage offer in the metal sector. Speaking after the national executive committee (NEC) special meetin... Read more »
By Oliver Ngwenya On Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

The Platinum Strike is Over But it’s Not a Bed of Roses

The usually obscure town of Marikana in the Rustenburg area of Mpumalanga Province was a huge hive of activity as early as 5:00 am on Wednesday as workers trekked to work for the first time in many months after... Read more »
By Oliver Ngwenya On Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

Platinum Strike Ends, But At What Cost?

The South African business community and the world at large is now breathing a sigh of relief as it emerged on Tuesday that the warring parties in the more than five month strike in the platinum industry was of... Read more »
By Oliver Ngwenya On Thursday, June 12th, 2014

Platinum Strike: End in Sight

After a number of protracted negotiations, walk outs and many hungry tummies, the longest strike in the history of South Africa appears to be nearing its end. This was made abundantly clear on Thursday when the... Read more »
By Oliver Ngwenya On Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

Platinum Strike Affects Economy but No Recession: Governor Marcus

The wage related strike by the platinum workers in the North West is set to continue amid revelations that government-led wage talks have collapsed, it was reported on Monday. The talks, in which the government... Read more »
By Robert Wiggill On Monday, June 9th, 2014

Platinum Strike Continues as Ramatlhodi Pulls Out of Wage Negotiations

Newly appointed South African Minister of Mines, Ngoako Ramatlhodi, has pulled out of his wage talks which were currently underway between AMCU and the platinum mining companies, Lonmin, Anglo American Platinum... Read more »
By Mvusi Ngubane On Tuesday, June 4th, 2013

Chrome Mine Strikes Undermine Zuma

Protests led by the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) have erupted within South Africa’s chrome sector in spite of President Jacob Zuma’s appeal for stability to be re-establi... Read more »
By Mvusi Ngubane On Monday, May 13th, 2013

6000 Amplats Workers Face Retrenchment

World-leading platinum group, Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) has given in to political pressure, resulting in a delay in its announcement of a restructuring plan that aims to leave 6000 miners jobless. Ampla... Read more »
By Thandi On Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

Another Chance for Orlando Pirates to Catch up with Kaizer Chiefs

Orlando Pirates have been led by Kaizer Chiefs with a wide point gap for a while this season. On Saturday Chiefs had a chance to extend the gap from 7 points to 10 points when they faced Lamontville Golden Arro... Read more »