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.


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