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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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SOUTH AFRICA: Platinum 3D printing to be first project of new Platinum Valley SEZ

  • Date: 29-07-19
  • Category: SOUTH AFRICA
  • Source: Mining Weekly

Platinum three dimensional (3D) printing will be the first project finalised at South Africa’s new Platinum Valley Special Economic Zone (SEZ) that is being launched to add value to platinum group metals (PGMs) locally.

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SOUTH AFRICA: ANC councillors gunned down in Mokopane

The victims were apparently seated in a vehicle when a gunman approached and shot at them at point-blank range.

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SOUTH AFRICA: Two more ANC leaders shot dead in Limpopo

Two ANC leaders have been shot dead in Limpopo in what is believed to be part of the continuous in-fighting which has claimed several lives of party members in the past 12 months.

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