Lonmin, pollution and the Marikana massacre

Marikana Massacre: the truth is coming out The justification given by SAPS, that they opened fire on mineworkers at the first killing scene on 16th August 2012 because they were under attack, has been blown out of the water. This follows discovery of a SAPs hard drive...

News about Lonmin and the Marikana massacre

Marikana inquiry’s mistakes call for a rethink ON October 1 last year, the Marikana Commission of Inquiry held its first day of hearings into the events of and before August 16 of that year, during which 45 people were killed. The commission’s chairman, Judge Ian...

South Africa: little sign of end to mine labour strife

South Africa’s gold mining companies have offered a derisory 4% wage increase to their workers – one coming nowhere close to meeting trade unionists’ demands. Meanwhile, threatened with further strikes by the “dissident” Association of...

Lonmin will seek court order against strike by AMCU

Lonmin Plc, the world’s third- largest platinum producer, said it will seek a court order to prevent a possible strike by the biggest union at its operations. The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union said earlier it will serve Lonmin a 48-hour strike...

Disputes continue in South African platinum belt

Amcu set to defy Motlanthe The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) looks set to ignore Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe’s efforts to bring stability to the mining sector by embarking on yet another wildcat strike, despite a meeting with him this...

South Africa's militant mine union shows new focus

The bloody first round of South Africa’s mine union turf war is over and the clear winner on the platinum belt is the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU). From this position of strength, AMCU is signalling a radical departure from tactics...