A month ago, in the wake of the Marikana massacre,¬†Mines and Communities¬†commented on the failure of South Africa’s National Mineworkers’ Union, to reconcile with a rival union, the AMCU.
Not only has such conciliation not taken place, but nearly 20% of the country’s total mining workforce is currently on strike.
And, as accusations grow of its political corruption and dubious alliances with the corporate sector, the NUM itself seems to be losing control of the situation.
See http://www.minesandcommunities.org/article.php?a=11961.