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Bafokeng extends credit to work force
Royal Bafokeng Platinum is extending credit to help more than 3,500 employees own homes as South Africa's mine owners face a year-end deadline to improve the living conditions of their workers. The 2.8 billion rand project involves the provision of financing to assist workers who previously lived in single-sex hostels or shanty towns, Collin Alexander, the company's head of human resources, said today in Rustenburg, about 100 miles northwest of Johannesburg.
Thu Aug 28, 2014
Impala plunges as review casts doubt
Impala Platinum declined to the lowest in more than a year after a five-month strike prompted a review of the second-biggest producer's capital projects, raising scepticism over future returns.
Implats FY'14 income hit by South Africa strike, omits dividend
"The results for the year were significantly impacted by the five-month industrial action at Impala Rustenburg's operations," Implats said Aug. 28. "The operations outside the Rustenburg area, specifically Total comprehensive income for the year ended June 30, 2014 reached 540 million South African rand, down from the 2.39 billion rand it posted a ... (more)
Wed Aug 27, 2014
Orchids: Gold in the Green Age
"Dubbed the Orchid Olympics, this show promises to be one of the most extraordinary botanical events and floral extravaganzas ever held in South Africa, and we encourage the public to attend," says Anthony Grohovaz, who led the initiative to bring the conference back to South Africa and win the bid for Joburg.
Sun Aug 24, 2014
South Africa: Govt Honours Women in Water
Fifty women, who risk life and limb to pick up litter on the banks of the Swartkops River in the Eastern Cape, have been recognised for their efforts to improve their community.
Thu Aug 21, 2014
Mail & Guardian
Marikana: Surrender spelt death at 'scene two'
Members of the Marikana commission inspect the smaller koppie known as Scene Two, where several miners were killed by the police.
Wed Aug 20, 2014
Malaysian National News Agency
Union Asks South African Government To Intervene In Planned Shutdowns Of Mines
JOHANNESBURG, Aug 20 -- The National Union of Mine Workers is calling on the South African government to intervene and stop what it calls yet another jobs bloodbath in the mining industry.
Mon Aug 18, 2014
South Africa: Marikana Dead Remembered at Two-Year Commemoration
The second anniversary of the shooting at Lonmin's Marikana mine, near Rustenburg in the North West was commemorated on Saturday at the koppie where miners were shot.
Sun Aug 17, 2014
Profit bloodbath at Implats after protracted strike
PROFIT at Impala Platinum was expected to slump by up to 75 percent in the year to June following a five-month wage strike at its Rustenburg operations, the company said on Friday.