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SOUTH AFRICA: NUM condemns ‘barbaric’ decision of some mines to remain open

  • Date: 01-04-20
  • Category: SOUTH AFRICA
  • Source: Daily Maverick

The NUM union is angry that some mines will operate during the 21-day lockdown. Meanwhile, some mining companies are paying basic salaries during this period and others are not. Flashpoints for conflict between capital and labour are emerging, as are tensions between the ANC-led government and its political base. And Saftu is also seeing red.

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SOUTH AFRICA: South Africa mines to shut in nation-wide lockdown

  • Date: 24-03-20
  • Category: SOUTH AFRICA
  • Source: Mining Journal

South Africa president Cyril Ramaphosa has declared a 21-day, nationwide lockdown which is set to impact the mining sector as the country moves to stem the COVID-19 pandemic.

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SOUTH AFRICA: Minerals Council, Sibanye condemn false Covid-19 reports

  • Date: 23-03-20
  • Category: SOUTH AFRICA
  • Source: Mining Weekly

The Minerals Council South Africa says it will provide a daily update on its website if and when incidents of Covid-19 are confirmed at its members’ operations.

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SOUTH AFRICA: State is considering 21-day lockdown to halt spread of Covid-19

  • Date: 23-03-20
  • Category: SOUTH AFRICA
  • Source: Business Live

Individuals would only be allowed to leave their homes under strictly controlled circumstances, such as buying food, seeking medical care or visiting a pharmacy

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SOUTH AFRICA: Minerals Council OF South Africa response to Covid-19

  • Date: 18-03-20
  • Category: SOUTH AFRICA
  • Source: Minerals Council

Johannesburg, 18 March 2020: The Minerals Council South Africa yesterday held a special board meeting on the COVID-19 challenges facing the mining industry, with a view to further developing strategies and responses to minimise the virus’s impact on the industry and its employees. Minerals Council CEO, Roger Baxter, notes that: “The mining industry’s preparedness plans are very far advanced, based on established risk-management principles, and are currently being implemented and amended as this

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SOUTH AFRICA: Implats boss describes AMCU’s under-fire Mathunjwa “extraordinary business partner”

IMPALA Platinum (Implats) CEO, Nico Muller, was the latest platinum group metal (PGM) executive to strike a conciliatory note in respect of Joseph Mathunjwa, president of the Association of Mineworkers & Construction Union (AMCU) which has long duelled with gold and PGM companies on wages and working conditions.

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SOUTH AFRICA: Amcu asked to explain salaries and services in financial statements

  • Date: 09-03-20
  • Category: SOUTH AFRICA
  • Source: Daily Maverick

The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union is once again under regulatory scrutiny. In a letter to the union from the labour department obtained by Business Maverick, it has been asked to clarify some eye-opening items in its 2018 financial statement.

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SOUTH AFRICA: Amcu finds itself in trouble once again and could be deregistered

Labour department questions union’s finances and the legitimacy of office bearers – it could face being deregistered if it does not shape up

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