South Africa's Lonmin Miners Reject Wage Offer
Lonmin miners rejected a wage offer terming it as "very far" from worker demands. As strike action spreads in the mining sector, the government has warned strikers to stop violent protests, or face the full might of the law.
Striking mineworkers at Gold Fields on Thursday, 13 September 2012.
South Africa: Govt Issues Explicit Warning to Miners
South African Press Association, 14 September 2012
Put down your weapons and stop committing violence, or face the full might of the law, Justice Minister Jeff Radebe warned striking miners on Friday. read more »
South Africa: A Possible Way Out of the Marikana Stand-Off? (analysis)
Daily Maverick, 13 September 2012
Lonmin management and the striking Marikana workers agreed Wednesday to sit down and negotiate. Not a moment too soon either, as the strikes have spread to Anglo Platinum and the ... read more »
South Africa: Marikana, Malema, Rebellion, Revolution (analysis)
Daily Maverick, 12 September 2012
South Africa is a land where any bizarre conspiracy theory can flourish with the help of state intelligence agents at the behest of their political masters. Instead of trying to ... read more »