Why is There Unrest in South Africa's Mining Industry?
As strike action ripples through the diamond, iron, chrome, platinum and gold mining sectors, it is not purely about wages but shows the level of unhappiness with working and living conditions, a non-profit group says.
File photo: Striking mineworkers carrying knobkerries, sharpened sticks and iron rods. A round of talks between the platinum industry and unions was expected to continue this week to resolve the widespread strike action in the country.
South Africa: Strikes About More Than Wages - NGO
South African Press Association, 7 October 2012
Unprotected strikes in the mining industry were about more than just wages, the Bench Mark Foundation said on Sunday.read more »
SAnews.gov.za, 7 October 2012
President Jacob Zuma has congratulated Cosatu, the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) and the Chamber of Mines on their successful meeting on Friday.read more »
South Africa: Oliphant Calls for Stability
South African Press Association, 5 October 2012
Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant called on Friday for stability to be restored in the platinum sector.read more »