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NUM to begin wage negotiations with Kumba Iron Ore

24th May 2017 The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) said on Tuesday, it will this week start wage negotiations with Kumba Iron Ore as the three-year agreement comes to an end on June 30. The NUM said it will table the demands of its members in Kumba Iron Ore operations in the Northern Cape, in Kolomela and... 

Cosatu welcomes compensation for Lily mine victims’ families

17th May 2017 The Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) has welcomed payments to the families of Pretty Mabuza, Solomon Nyarenda and Yvonne Mnisi whose bodies are still trapped underground at the Lily Mine, in Mpumalanga, since a rockfall in February 2016. “We also welcome the payment of R10 000 to... 

13 more bodies pulled from Free State mine

17th May 2017 The search for more miners continues in a Welkom mine after 24 bodies were retrieved, Free State police said on Tuesday. “Thirteen more bodies have been retrieved, which brings the number to 24. The mine’s security company is busy retrieving the bodies. At this time we have no idea who the people... 

11 bodies pulled from Free State mine

16th May 2017 Police in the Free State are investigating the deaths of 11 people who were pulled from a mine in Welkom. Police spokesperson Colonel Thandi Mbambo said police were investigating a case of inquest following the retrieval of the 11 bodies from the mine. 

Eskom demands R6.2bn from Mpumalanga coal supplier

15th May 2017 Eskom is demanding R6.2-billion from Mpumalanga billionaire pastor and coal baron Ramesh Joe Singh after his firm Just Coal supplied the power utility’s Tutuka Power Station with sub-optimal coal worth R5.8-billion. The poor-quality coal put the operations of Tutuka Power Station at risk. 

Molefe goes back to Eskom as CEO

12th May 2017 It was widely reported on Friday morning that Eskom’s former chief executive, Brian Molefe, would return as head of the state-owned utility on Monday. The news was confirmed by Eskom spokesman Khulani Qoma in a radio interview: “Definitely‚ he is coming back on Monday.” 

Mineworker dies after fall of ground at Amplats’ Tumela mine in Limpopo

26th April 2017 Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) reported on Wednesday that a mineworker had died from injuries suffered in a fall of ground related incident at the company’s Tumela Mine in the Thabazimbi District in Limpopo. The world’s largest platinum producer said the incident occurred on April 8, but the... 

Africa urged to transform dependence on commodities

25th April 2017 Even as the world emerges from the worst of the global commodity price meltdown, African countries were urged on Tuesday to make the most of the next upward cycle to diversify and industrialise away from over-reliance on exports of raw materials. In a statement, Dr Martyn Davies, Deloitte... 

Wits to bestow honorary doctorate on Patrice Motsepe

31st March 2017 Philanthropist and business leader Patrice Motsepe will on Friday receive an Honorary Doctorate in Commerce from the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) for his achievements in business and contributions to society. “Motsepe graduated with an LLB from the University in 1988. He also holds a... 

DA to ask public protector to investigate Eskom acting CEO’s R1bn deals to stepdaughter

27th March 2017 The Democratic Alliance will ask Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane to launch an investigation into Eskom acting CEO Matshela Koko for allegedly awarding tenders worth R1-billion to Impulse International, a company of which his stepdaughter is a director, the party said on Sunday. “Impulse... 

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