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.com | Lonmin responsible for Marikana deaths - Mpofu
South Africa should be 'at war' with Mozambique because they doing nothing to stop its criminal citizens from plundering our wild natural resources, says Ron Thomson .
Tue Jul 29, 2014
Amplats sales 'can test nationalisation'
THE DISPOSAL of key assets by Anglo American Platinum was likely to be highly politically sensitive, a test of what "mineral resource nationalism" really meant as a policy, Peter Attard Montalto, a London-based executive director and emerging markets economist at Japanese investment bank Nomura, said yesterday.
Sibling rivalry with a hilarious twist
MARCH 12: Reneilwe Letsholonyane of Kaizer Chiefs during the Absa Premiership match between Platinum Stars and Kaizer Chiefs at Royal Bafokeng Stadium on March 12, 2014 in Rustenburg, South Africa.
Mon Jul 28, 2014
Big Workers' Strike Disrupts Construction Activities in South Africa
More than 200,000 engineers, manufacturing and construction workers in South Africa's largest mine-and-metals union agreed July 28 to end an almost month-long strike that has starved construction contractors of needed materials and disrupted work at two of Africa's largest coal-fired powerplants.
Wed Jul 23, 2014
Anglo American Platinum Limited reports reduced profitability due to industrial action
Headline earnings decreased to R157 million compared to R1.3 billion in 2013; profit attributable to shareholders was R429 million or R1.64 per share and headline earnings was R0.60 per share.
Should workers be worried as Amplats sells assets?
FOLLOWING Anglo American Platinum's decision to sell its Rustenburg and Union mines as well as exit from its Pandora joint venture on Monday, the big question is: who will be the suitable buyer? The company announced plans to sell the Union mine and concentrators north of Rustenburg in January last year.
Mon Jul 21, 2014
Num, Aquarius ink wage deal
"It was excruciating in the sense that Aquarius Platinum is a low-grade platinum producer in South Africa.
Amplats to sell strike-hit South Africa mines
The mines account for over half of the company's workforce but only a quarter of production and their viability was dealt a blow when miners won pay increases of up to 20 percent.
Deals of the day- Mergers and acquisitions
** Russia's Severstal said it had agreed to sell its two U.S. steel plants for $2.3 billion, withdrawing from the U.S. market at a time of rising tension between Russia and the West and turning its focus to its domestic business.
Sun Jul 20, 2014
Air & Space
Moments and Milestones: A Day at the Races
The words "recreational flying" are rarely, if ever, found in the same sentence with "Boeing 737," but while two South African aviation enthusiasts, Gavin Branson and Menno Parsons, were having a few beers last August, the combination became strangely plausible.
South Africa union war follows old pattern on new turf
When a wildcat strike hit Impala Platinum's Marula mine in South Africa's Limpopo province this month, union leaders there had no idea it was coming.
Sat Jul 19, 2014
.com | Labour's shaky future in South Africa
The South African labour environment is characterized by massive unemployment and a low level of education.
Fri Jul 18, 2014
Two held for forced prostitution
Colonel Sabata Mokgwabone said the men, aged 29 and 30, were arrested on Thursday after a 24-year-old Cape Town woman told the police she had been forced into prostitution.
Thu Jul 17, 2014
Anglo Platinum meets sales contracts
Anglo American Platinum, the world's largest producer of the metal, said it met all deliveries in the second quarter even as a strike cut output by 40 percent.
Anglo American output rises in second quarter
Anglo American reported a rise in production of iron ore, copper, nickel, diamonds and export metallurgical coal in the second quarter.
Wed Jul 16, 2014
Redrawing of court limits to start soon
An extensive redrawing of court jurisdictional boundaries will get under way shortly in an effort to broaden access to justice and court services, it emerged in a briefing on Tuesday's justice budget vote.
Tue Jul 15, 2014
.com | Miners want Mr X at Marikana hearings
SA needs to draw up a multi-dimensional strategy on how to follow up on BRICS outreach - one which focuses on diversifying economic ties, says Dr Siphamandla Zondi .
Mon Jul 14, 2014
.com | Marikana was a tragedy, says Mthethwa
Anglican Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu's strong support of assisted dying for the terminally ill dominated today's national newspaper headlines.
Strike causes Amplats' profits to fall
South Africa's Anglo American Platinum said on Monday its first-half earnings would fall by as much as 96 percent after a five-month strike - the longest and most damaging in the country's history - crippled its operations.
Fri Jul 11, 2014
Platinum Group Reports Q3 2014 Financial and Operating Results
For details of the consolidated financial report and Management's Discussion and Analysis for the nine months ended May 31, 2014 please see the Company's filings on SEDAR or on EDGAR .