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Labour law not to blame for turbulent industrial relations – Oliphant

Labour legislation was not to blame for the prolonged and often violent strikes hitting various industries across South Africa and opting for a “quick fix” or an “emotional” solution to the country’s bitter labour relations would not be...
15th August 2014

Marikana incident provided key lessons for unions, Lonmin

South Africa’s labour unions, as well as platinum miner Lonmin, learnt several lessons as a result of the events that took place at Marikana last year, Advocate Dali Mpofu stressed at labour law firm Werksmans Attorneys’ labour and employment...
13th September 2013

Several labour lessons learnt from Marikana tragedy – Mpofu

A number of lessons were learnt by South Africa’s labour unions, as well as by platinum miner Lonmin, as a result of the events that took place at Marikana last year, Advocate Dali Mpofu stressed at labour law firm Werksmans Attorneys’ labour and...
4th September 2013

Changing SA’s labour law not the answer, says DDG

Despite calls for a review of South Africa’s labour legislation to resolve the country’s labour issues, Department of Labour deputy director-general for labour policy and industrial relations, Les Kettledas, said on Tuesday that the answer was not...
31st July 2013

Lonmin consults unions

Plans to review Lonmin PLC's operating structure were being discussed with unions, the platinum mining company said on Thursday. The company said in a statement the new structure, which would probably affect 150 management positions, was part of...
1st March 2013

Resources Watch Video Available

Resources Watch This week: Discounted prices for iron-ore will give local manufacturing the edge. And, labour law and the JSE regulations narrowed consultation with government, says Amplats.
31st January 2013
Indaba Roundup

Trust aims to enhance lives of union members

The Elijah Barayi Memorial Training Centre, a Mineworkers Investment Trust (MIT) beneficiary, is in the process of receiving full accreditation as a further education and training (FET) college, which will enable the trust to equip its members...
25th January 2013
Editorial Insight

Labour law must be reviewed, migrant labour and unrest, ‘mine of future’ launch soon

South Africa’s Labour Relations Act needs radical reform; migrant labour systemmust conform to global best practice; and Exxaro plans to lauch a 'mine-of-the-future'concept next month.
19th October 2012

One Marikana after the other unless underlying causes tackled, says labour doyen

There is a sense that Marikana will be a turning point. Questions are being asked whether this is a failure of government, business and the labour unions, the labour law system, or a failure of South African society as a whole. Top labour...
19th October 2012

Court rulings may alter way in which unions exercise right to strike Video Available

Eversheds South Africa employment law head Imraan Mahomed Several recent court judgements may alter the way in which South African trade unions exercise the right to strike, following the determination that a union can be held liable for damages caused during a union-organised protest action or workplace...
14th September 2012

Roiled platinum industry mulling centralised bargaining model

Bafokeng leader Leruo Molotlegi and Xhosa leader Mpendulo Calvin Sigcawu  South Africa’s labour-ravaged platinum sector, which is taking steps to rid itself of legacy issues, is considering the adoption of centralised bargaining arrangements. The Chamber of Mines of South Africa facilitates a centralised bargaining...
27th August 2012

Union fight threatens biggest platinum producers

A clash between unions is threatening to spread across South Africa’s platinum-mining belt and disrupt production in a region accounting for three-quarters of world supplies of the precious metal. Already this year fighting between the...
22nd June 2012
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