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Committee worried about budget size for safety, health in mines

10th July 2019 Parliament's committee on land reform, environment, mineral resources and energy said on Wednesday it was concerned at the budget allocated to safety and health in South Africa's mines, given ongoing fatalities. "The size of the allocation gives the impression that the department does not take... 

Joburg forced to close road due to illegal mining in Roodepoort – Mashaba

2nd July 2019 Joburg Mayor Herman Mashaba on Tuesday said that the City has been forced to urgently close Iridium Street between Randfontein Road and Penny Road in Roodepoort from traffic for 12 months, due to illegal mining activities in the area. Mashaba said that illegal mining activities in the vicinity... 

Former workers demand reopening of Dilokong chrome mine – NUM

1st July 2019 Workers affiliated to the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) were due to stage a protest march in Polokwane on Monday and hand over a memorandum to the department of mineral resources and energy, among others, demanding the reopening of the Dilokong chrome mine, the union said. Dilokong has been... 

Lanxess Mine strike: Mineworkers' health at risk, two more taken to hospital

26th June 2019 The health of some of the hundreds of mine workers who are staging a sit-in underground at Lanxess mine outside Rustenburg was deteriorating, said a worker who spoke to a union representative using a two-way radio on Wednesday. The worker was speaking from underground to National Union of... 

Numsa underground strike at Lanxess in Rustenburg is 'illegal'

25th June 2019 The ongoing underground strike by members of the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) at Lanxess Chrome Mine (LCM) in Rustenburg was illegal, the mine said on Monday. "The strike has been declared illegal by a Johannesburg court but is ongoing. The main focus of LCM is currently... 

Solidarity says court's ruling against AMCU agency fee at Lonmin is victory for workers

25th June 2019 Solidarity said in a statement on Thursday it was pleased that the courts had ruled against AMCU’s agency fee agreement with Lonmin at its Marikana operations. Solidarity said that a coalition between itself, UASA and the NUM succeeded to obtain an urgent interdict against AMCU’s agreement with... 

Resgen says final member confirms participation in lending syndicate for Boikarabelo

24th June 2019 Energy resources firm Resource Generation (Resgen), which is listed on the ASX and the JSE, on Monday said the third and final member of the proposed lending syndicate for the construction of its Boikarabelo mine in South Africa had confirmed its participation in writing. It said the combined... 

South African mining companies to seek export opportunities in DRC

18th June 2019 The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) said on Tuesday it would lead a delegation of 40 South African mining companies to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to participate in that country's Mining Week event in Lubumbashi. The event is the DRC's largest mining and industrial platform,... 

Defence blasts Ipid for shoddy investigation after Marikana shooting in 2012

14th June 2019 The police watchdog, Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) did not properly followed its mandate in its investigations of the Marikana 2012 massacre, the North West High Court heard on Thursday.  "I put to you that Ipid did not do its job as prescribed in the act, if you did your... 

Rights groups demand police accountability for Marikana massacre

11th June 2019 Rights' groups with interests in the 2012 Marikana massacre continue to ask why it took seven years to bring the police officers accused of killing mineworkers before the courts. The Socio Economic Rights Institutions (SERI) and Right to Know (R2K) made the statements on Monday during a protest... 

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