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Local news for Rustenburg, South Africa continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.

Monday | Mail & Guardian

Marikana commission: Farlam to rule on police witness Mr X

Marikana commission chairperson Ian Farlam says his decision on allowing Mr X to testify in camera will be made public on Tuesday.

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Monday | Mail & Guardian

Striking Amcu miners fall behind on ARV treatment

In a letter explaining benefits the company offers miners, Lonmin says striking Amcu members are falling behind on their antiretroviral treatments.

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Monday | Iol.co.za

Anglo mulls sale of strike-hit mines

Anglo American's chief executive has hinted that the mining titan is looking to offload its strike-hit South African platinum mines to concentrate on open-cast extraction.

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Sat Apr 12, 2014

Market Wire

Platinum Group Reports Q2 2014 Financial and Operating Results

Platinum Group Metals Ltd. reports the Company's financial results for the six months ended February 28, 2014.

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Fri Apr 11, 2014

Market Wire

Platinum Group Reports Q2 2014 Financial and Operating Results

Platinum Group Metals Ltd. reports the Company's financial results for the six months ended February 28, 2014.

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News24

ANC 'chose NUM members for Parliament'

There seems to be a lot of "noise" about NUM members appearing on the ANC's list for the National Assembly, the union's deputy president Piet Matosa said on Friday.

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Thu Apr 10, 2014

Mail & Guardian

Editorial: Strikes need impartial mediation

The strikes that have paralysed the platinum mines in the Rustenburg area and Limpopo are entering their third month and all the indications are that positions on both sides of the dispute are hardening.

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Mail & Guardian

Miners dig deep as strike wears on

Kanana's miners are being hounded by creditors and their childrens' school fees are unpaid, but breaking the strike is out of the question.

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Tue Apr 08, 2014

Globe and Mail

South Africa's platinum strike will hasten restructuring

As a strike by South African platinum miners enters its eleventh week, the likelihood that employers will bow to demands for better pay is receding and a drastic overhaul of the loss-making industry is looking more inevitable.

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Sun Apr 06, 2014

Mail & Guardian

Platinum town gripped by fear and hunger

"Our lives are in danger. It is peaceful during the day but when the sun sets we wonder who will be next," says Agrippa Phiri.

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Thu Apr 03, 2014

Mail & Guardian

Platinum sector: Longest strike eases the way for layoffs

As the longest strike in South Africa's history continues on the troubled platinum belt, it may have presented Anglo American Platinum with an opportunity to finish what it started last year and retrench a further 25000 employees at its Rustenburg operations half its workforce.

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Iol.co.za

Demagogues fuel strike - Gordhan

"We have had people who have been out of work for three months, families are suffering - we must ask who is going to benefit from an extended strike like this, where neither of the sides is actually moving," Gordhan said.

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Wed Apr 02, 2014

Iol.co.za

Strike ups pressure for Amplats to exit mines

Anglo American Platinum is considering whether it should keep its mines in South Africa's Rustenburg area, where a strike that's in its third month has crippled output by the world's three biggest producers.

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Tue Apr 01, 2014

Iol.co.za

Impala may buy platinum

Impala Platinum said it may buy metal on the open market to meet customer deliveries as a strike at the world's largest producers of the metal is in its third month.

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Mon Mar 31, 2014

Mail & Guardian

Marikana commission holds first public seminar

The Farlam commission has held the first of three public seminars to investigate the underlying causes of the August 16 2012 massacre.

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Fri Mar 28, 2014

Iol.co.za

Amplats sees job cuts as strike bites

Job cuts are a certainty in South Africa's platinum belt because of losses stemming from a 10-week strike in the industry, the chief executive of world No.

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Tue Mar 25, 2014

Globe and Mail

S.Africa platinum strike causing 'irreparable' damage: producers

A miner gestures as they gather at Wonderkop stadium outside the Lonmin mine in Rustenburg, northwest of Johannesburg January 30, 2014.

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Sat Mar 22, 2014

AllAfrica.com

South Africa: Premier Modise Saddened By Railway Crossing Crash Deaths

North West Premier Thandi Modise has conveyed her condolences to the families of three children, who were killed after the vehicle they were travelling in was involved in a crash at a railway crossing in Rustenburg.

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Thu Mar 20, 2014

Iol.co.za

Mine strike hits both ends of economy

As South Africa's biggest post-apartheid mine strike marks its eighth week on Thursday, it is already denting growth and export earnings, and many of those affected are having to sell their most prized possessions to make ends meet.

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