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NUM members end underground sit-in at Chinese mine in NW after five days

23rd May 2019 The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) confirmed on Wednesday night that all mineworkers who staged a sit-in underground at the Chinese African Precious Metal Company (CAPM) in Orkney, in the North West since last weekend, have resurfaced from underground after their salary demands were met.  At... 

Not all deals at Transnet went through prescribed processes – acting CEO

15th May 2019 Not all transactions at State-owned logistics company Transnet were handled in compliance with stipulated processes, acting CEO Mohammed Mahomedy told the commission probing graft on Wednesday. "What we found was that certain transactions were approved through normal processes and some of the... 

Abandoned gold mines a 'deadly panacea' for Zimbabwe's jobless

10th May 2019 At a small mining community in Battlefields near Kadoma, about 157 km south west of the capital, jobless people sit under trees to escape the burning sun. It is the same place where 26 artisanal gold miners perished underground when a dam upstream burst its walls and flooded tunnels. The tragedy... 

Marikana mineworkers case postponed again

7th May 2019 Seventeen Marikana mineworkers briefly appeared in the North West High Court, sitting in Mogwase, on Monday. Their case was postponed to October 18, due to an application they made at the High Court in Pretoria to review former National Director of Public Prosecution (NDPP) Shaun Abrahams'... 

International Kagem emerald promotion boosts Zambia’s revenue – Gemfields

2nd May 2019 Emeralds from Zambia’s Kagem mine have captured the eye of some of the foremost gemstone buyers and jewellers around the world, helping boost revenue for the southern African country, parent company Gemfields has said. “We are excited because appreciation of Zambian emeralds is gaining momentum... 

MC Mining says revenue per saleable tonne down 14% in third quarter

29th April 2019 MC Mining said on Monday its revenue per saleable tonne declined by 14% to $75/t in the three months to March 31, the third quarter of its financial year. MC Mining said its Uitkomst Colliery reported run-of-mine coal production of 113 190 t, down 2.2% from the same period last year. 

Attempt to deregister AMCU as union a 'political attack', says Mathunjwa

26th April 2019 President of the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU), Joseph Mathunjwa, said on Friday that the planned deregistration of the union by the Registrar of Labour Relations was a "political attack". "The deregistration is a political attack against AMCU. It is a political attack... 

Numsa dismayed by labour department's intention to de-register AMCU as a union

26th April 2019 The National Union of Mineworkers said on Friday it was shocked and dismayed by the department of labour's intention to deregister the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union. The department said earlier this week it had given notice to cancel AMCU's registration, accusing it of not... 

Mathunjwa to address imminent deregistration of AMCU

26th April 2019 The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union will on Friday address the planned deregistration of the union by the Registrar of Labour Relations. AMCU president Joseph Mathunjwa, whose union has just emerged from a protracted five-month long strike at Sibanye-Stillwater, is expected to... 

Mine Restoration Investment looks at chrome deal to return from JSE wilderness

25th April 2019 JSE-listed Mine Restoration Investment (MRI) said on Thursday that it had reached consensus on certain key terms with the owners of the chrome mine it wants to buy, but said thy were still in negotiations about the transaction. MRI, whose shares were voluntarily suspended from the JSE in July... 

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