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6th June 2013
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Welcome to Creamer Media’s Resources Watch, a weekly video round-up of the events and people making and shaping the news in the mining industry.

This week:
President Jacob Zuma draws the line on wildcat strikes.
Labour trafficking rears its ugly head in South African mining.
And, there’s a new South African base for an Australian technology firm’s mining innovation surge into Africa.

President Jacob Zuma has drawn the line on wildcat strikes, implicitly declaring unequivocal zero tolerance on future industrial action that is outside of the law. He announced a new programme of action for the troubled South African mining sector, with Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe and three Cabinet Ministers being tasked with restoring stability and certainty to the mining sector, which Zuma described as an essential “cornerstone of the South African economy”.

President Jacob Zuma

Social scientist Dr Philip Frankel says labour trafficking has reared its ugly head in South Africa’s mining sector, fuelled by the migrant labour system, mining’s short-term contracting trend and corrupt elements.

Social scientist and author Dr Philip Frankel

An exploration and mining software solutions provider, with a spread of offices across the world, has officially opened a new office in South Africa, which will be used as a base for the launch of a new suite of products into the continent.

Micromine CEO Kevin Fitzpatrick

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