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MINE UNREST

Lonmin workers back on hilltop

Striking miners gathered on a hill in Wonderkop near Lonmin's Marikana mine on Wednesday while police helicopters circled overhead. Local residents said most of the men left the hill overnight and returned in the morning. On Tuesday afternoon,...
15th August 2012
 
ELECTRICITY

Energy-intensive users prepared to reduce demand

JOHANNESBURG (miningweekly.com) – Power utility Eskom’s biggest industrial customers, mainly mining and manufacturing companies, on Tuesday indicated that they would scale down demand to prevent rolling blackouts if the country’s electricity...
20th January 2012
 
ELECTRICITY

Energy intensive users prepared to reduce demand

Power utility Eskom’s biggest industrial customers, mainly mining and manufacturing companies, on Tuesday indicated that they would scale down demand to prevent rolling blackouts if the country’s electricity situation deteriorated. Eskom this...
10th January 2012
 
‘ECONOMIC FREEDOM’ MARCH

Chamber agrees with ANCYL objective, but not with mechanisms

The Chamber of Mines (CoM) of South Africa on Thursday said it agreed in principle with the African National Congress Youth League’s (ANCYL’s) objectives to reduce poverty, inequality and to create jobs for the youth, but said it did not believe...
27th October 2011
 
COAL STRIKE

Coal workers down tools in South Africa, gold miners to follow

As South African coal workers walked off the job this weekend to demand higher wages, power utility Eskom said on Monday that it had contingency plans in place, but that a protracted strike could risk power supply. Wage negotiations in the coal...
25th July 2011
 
GOLD

SA gold wage negotiations to resume on Wednesday

South African trade unions representing gold miners would resume wage negotiations with the Chamber of Mines (CoM) on Wednesday. CoM spokesperson Jabu Maphalala told Mining Weekly Online that negotiations in the gold sector were on track. Gold...
12th July 2011
 
WAGE NEGOTIATIONS

Unions accept SA gold miners’ request for more time in wage talks

Trade unions involved in the gold wage negotiations had accepted the Chamber of Mines’ (CoM’s) request for more time, after little progress was made in Monday’s deliberations. Solidarity spokesperson Reint Dykema said that the facilitators from...
29th June 2009
 
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Daily podcast – May 13, 2009 Audio Available

negotiations In today's podcast: South Africa's Chamber of Mines confirms that wage negotiations in the coal and gold sectors will start next week; and US metallurgical coal supplier Alpha Natural Resources agrees to buy Maryland-based rival Foundation Coal...
13th May 2009
 
WAGE TALKS

SA coal, gold wage negotiations to start next week

The Chamber of Mines (CoM) on Tuesday confirmed that wage negotiations in the coal and gold sectors would start on the May 20 and May 21, respectively. CoM spokesperson Jabu Maphalala said that the demands from all the unions involved in the...
12th May 2009
 
AFRICAN EXPLORATION MINING & FINANCE CORPORATION

South Africa’s State mining company gazetting ‘concerning’ – Chamber Audio Available

The government gazette notice relating to the new State mining company appeared to “negate the principle of equality before the law” and “we are concerned”, acting Chamber of Mines (CoM) of South Africa CE Frans Barker said on Thursday. Barker’s...
16th October 2008
 
LABOUR

SA mines hit by national labour strike

The national stayaway organised by the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu), ending a month-long protest action campaign against the rising cost of living and higher electricity tariffs, on Wednesday led to high absenteeism rates at a...
6th August 2008
 
GAUTENG VIOLENCE

ERPM output hit by attacks on foreigners, one miner confirmed dead

Gold producer DRDGold has suffered production setbacks at its ERPM operation near Primrose, in Johannesburg, because of the recent violent attacks on foreigners, and one employee’s death has been confirmed, CFO Craig Barnes told Mining...
21st May 2008
 
 
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