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Agrizzi says Bosasa used union bosses to get contract at Gold Fields

16th January 2019 Angelo Agrizzi, the former marketing co-coordinator of Bosasa Facilities Management, on Wednesday spilled the beans about the inner workings and political links of the controversial consultancy company, also saying that at times he felt like he was in a cult-like organisation during his 17-year... 

South African faith communities back Xolobeni community's resistance against mining exploration

16th January 2019 The Southern African Faith Communities Environment Institute (Safcei) on Tuesday came out in support of the Amadiba Crisis Committee (ACC) action group and called on Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe to stay away from Xolobeni. Mantashe is set to visit the volatile Xolobeni community in... 

Project Halo refutes allegations of favoritism in bid to acquire Optimum, Koornfontein mines

16th January 2019 Project Halo – the consortium which came out as the preferred bidder in the highly-contested purchase of coal mine previously owned by the Gupta family – on Tuesday rejected allegations of impropriety in the way it secured the bid to acquire mine and other related assets.  Last year, Project Halo... 

We have never invited Mantashe to Xolobeni – Amadiba Crisis Committee

15th January 2019 The Amadiba Crisis Committee (ACC) action group on Tuesday contradicted the statement by Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe that he would be visiting the volatile Xolobeni community in the Eastern Cape once again on the invitation of the ACC. This comes as the situation continues to... 

Xolobeni youth distances itself from Mantashe ban, wants Minister to visit the village

10th January 2019 Xolobeni youths have distanced themselves from the Amadiba Crisis Committee's (ACC's) announcement that mineral resources minister, Gwede Mantashe, was not welcome at the volatile Eastern Cape village.  On Tuesday the ACC reiterated that Mantashe was not welcome in Xolobeni after the minister... 

Six illegal miners nabbed during gun battle in Ekurhuleni

9th January 2019 Gauteng police said on Wednesday that they had taken in for questioning a group of six men suspected to be involved in illegal mining gangsterism in Ekurhuleni areas of Benoni, Springs and Actonville.  Mining areas in Ekurhuleni have for years been plagued by illegal mining activities that go... 

Tensions rise again as Mantashe attempts to visit Xolobeni community

8th January 2019 Tensions between the Amadiba Crisis Committee (ACC) and South Africa's minister of mineral resources, Gwede Mantashe, escalated once again on Tuesday after Mantashe announced that he would be making a third attempt to visit the volatile Xolobeni community in the Eastern Cape next week.   This... 

AMCU strike continues at Sibanye as union verification process is adjourned

8th January 2019 Sibanye-Stillwater said on Monday that the mediator of the ongoing strike at its gold operations in South Africa would approach the Labour Court to seek guidance about the verification of union membership after it (Sibanye) did not agree with the striking union about terms of reference for the... 

Anglo American makes executive changes in base metals unit and Brazil

3rd January 2019 Global mining group Anglo American on Thursday announced a number of senior management changes following the decision to divide the management of its global base metals business from its strategy and business development activities.  The group said that Ruben Fernandes, currently chief executive... 

AMCU slams Sibanye for strike interdict at gold operations

19th December 2018 The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) on Wednesday accused Sibanye-Stillwater of trying to interdict its protected strike, saying the company had tried underhand tactics to discredit the labour action from the outset. This as Sibanye on Tuesday filed an application at the... 

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