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SOUTH AFRICA: #MokopaneShutdown: ‘We will use force’ – Police

  • Date: 05-09-19
  • Category: SOUTH AFRICA
  • Source: Review Online

Protesters were informed by police this morning that the shutdown march could not go ahead as planned.

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SOUTH AFRICA: President Ramaphosa promises to visit Marikana after union engagement

  • Date: 02-09-19
  • Category: SOUTH AFRICA
  • Source: The South African

The South African National Civic Organisation (SANCO) said on Monday it welcomed a call by labour federation COSATU for President Cyril Ramaphosa to visit Marikana, where 44 people died seven years ago during a violent strike at a Lonmin mine, including 34 protesting workers shot by police.

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SOUTH AFRICA: Mathunjwa wants traditional authority to take mines

Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) president Joseph Mathunjwa has urged the Bapo Ba Mogale Traditional Authority to expropriate the land on which Sibanye’s Marikana mines are on.

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SOUTH AFRICA: Risk of platinum wage strike raised as AMCU’s Mathunjwa renews Sibanye-Stillwater hostilities

THE Association of Mineworkers & Construction Union (AMCU) president, Joseph Mathunjwa, waded into familiar territory today, raising the prospect of strike action in South Africa’s platinum sector.

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SOUTH AFRICA: Mathunjwa: SA needs dictator style of leadership

  • Date: 13-08-19
  • Category: SOUTH AFRICA
  • Source: Eye Witness News

JOHANNESBURG – Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) president Joseph Mathunjwa said a dictatorship style of leadership was needed in the country to chart the way out of the economic crisis and other challenges.

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SOUTH AFRICA: ‘Strike is illegal’: Mogalakwena calls on police to take action

  • Date: 13-08-19
  • Category: SOUTH AFRICA
  • Source: Review Online

The Mogalakwena Municipality has appealed to the police to take action against any person or civic organisation planning the shutdown in town scheduled for Wednesday, 14 August.

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SOUTH AFRICA: Mokopane braces for 2nd shutdown in 2 weeks

  • Date: 12-08-19
  • Category: SOUTH AFRICA
  • Source: Review Online

The shutdown, which will again affect the entire Mogalakwena region including the mines and surrounding villages, comes on the back of previous protests and a shutdown march that took place on 1 and 2 August.

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SOUTH AFRICA: It’s a done deal, Sibanye tells mining communities challenging R5bn Lonmin merger

  • Date: 05-08-19
  • Category: SOUTH AFRICA
  • Source: Daily Maverick

Sibanye-Stillwater is opposing a Constitutional Court application launched by six mining communities to have the company’s merger with Lonmin reversed. The mining communities said they were excluded from merger talks. However, Sibanye-Stillwater said the merger is ‘practically impossible’ to reverse as it has been implemented.

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