Wild Cat Mine Strikes Spread in South Africa

Strike action continues at platinum, chrome and gold mining operations where disgruntled workers are demanding better salaries.


  • South Africa:   Amplats Workers Granted Permission to Meet

    SAPA, 21 September 2012

    Striking Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) workers have been granted permission to hold a public meeting, their leaders said on Friday. Read more »

  • South Africa:   19 Arrested as Mine Unrest Spread

    SAPA, 19 September 2012

    Police arrested 19 people near Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) in Rustenburg on Wednesday, after using rubber bullets and teargas to disperse a gathering, said a spokesman. Read more »

  • South Africa:   Mine Strike Spreads to Chrome Sector

    SAPA, 17 September 2012

    A strike for a R12,500 monthly wage by Rustenburg platinum mine workers spread to the chrome sector on Monday. Read more »

  • South Africa:   Another Day of Mines Unrest

    SAPA, 14 September 2012

    Hundreds of protesting Anglo Platinum (Amplats) mineworkers gathered outside Bleskop stadium in Rustenburg on Friday morning, as their industrial action entered a third day. Read more »

  • South Africa:   Gold Fields Strike Continues

    SAPA, 14 September 2012

    Gold Fields tossed a pile of pamphlets out of a moving bakkie at its KDC west mine on Friday, telling striking workers how much money they had lost for being on strike so far this… Read more »

  • South Africa:   Strike Fever Hits Anglo Platinum's Bleskop Mine

    Daily Maverick, 14 September 2012

    Workers of Anglo Platinum Ltd and other companies have gathered outside the Bleskop mine to demand a R16,000 wage package from the company. If it can't give it to them, they say,… Read more »

Striking miners erect burning barricades (file photo): A series of mining strikes that began at Lonmin's platinum mine has spread to other mining operations where disgruntled workers are demanding better salaries.

  • South Africa:   Gold Fields Protesters March

    SAPA, 12 September 2012

    Striking miners at Gold Fields' KDC West mine, near Carletonville, started marching to hostels and shafts on Thursday morning to prevent non-strikers from working. Read more »

  • South Africa:   Wage Strike Spreads to Second Mine

    SAPA, 11 September 2012

    There was a production standstill at shafts owned by two of the biggest mining companies operating in South Africa on Tuesday as the call for miners' pay to be increased to R12,500… Read more »

  • South Africa:   In Brief - Probe into Mine Clash at Gold One

    Daily Maverick, 4 September 2012

    A round-up of the day's news from South Africa. Read more »

  • South Africa:   Mining Salary Protests Spreads

    Daily Maverick, 23 August 2012

    On Wednesday, miners have laid down their tools at the Royal Bafokeng Platinum company mine near Rustenburg. Like the disgruntled employees of Lonmin, they too want R12,500 pay.… Read more »