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25 May 2017
                       
 
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22 May 2017
 
 
 
 
Saftu warms up to Amcu
POLITICS
The new South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) and the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) are cooperating through campaigns to fight unemployment and a commemoration...
 
 
19 May 2017
 
PAC: Party funding transparency's timing is suspicious but a solution to corruption
STATEMENT
It is very important to note the pronouncement by comrade Jackson Mthembu on party funds are welcomed by the PAC. We demand the equitable redistribution from parliament because when we go to polls...
 
 
12 May 2017
 
Cyril Ramaphosa's Marikana massacre "apology" is disingenuous and dishonest
THE CONVERSATION
South Africa’s Deputy President, Cyril Ramaphosa, has “apologised” for his actions in the run up the Marikana massacre when police killed 34 striking mineworkers on August 16, 2012. His supposed...
 
 
Ramaphosa prepared to meet Marikana widows
POLITICS
Deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa is prepared to meet the widows of the 44 people who died at Marikana. The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) chief whip Floyd Shivambu awoke the National Assembly from...
 
 
11 May 2017
 
 
 
Violent protestors demand 1 500 new jobs from struggling Lonmin
PLATINUM
Platinum company Lonmin on Thursday expressed deep concern about ongoing violence, damage to property and intimidation of employees by the near-mine Bapo Ba Mogale community, which is demanding 1...
 
 
08 May 2017
 
 
 
Ramaphosa Marikana apology 'opportunistic'
POLITICS
Survivors of the Marikana massacre have rejected Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa's apology for calling for "concomitant action" days before 34 miners were shot dead by police. Attorney Andries...
 
 
We reject Ramaphosa's Marikana apology – Azapo
POLITICS
The Azanian People's Organisation (Azapo) has called on families of the deceased Marikana miners not to allow Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa to "use this shameful, regrettable and painful matter...
 
 
 
 
Daily Podcast – May 08, 2017
podcast
Making headlines: Ramaphosa apologises for role in Marikana massacre Sisulu says race must give way to a shared SA identity And, Tsvangirai says Mugabe and Zanu-PF 'are finished'
 
 
Ramaphosa apologises for role in Marikana massacre
POLITICS
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has apologised for the manner in which the Marikana massacre unfolded, saying he was sorry for the type of language he used at the time. Speaking at Rhodes...
 
 
05 May 2017
 
 
 
Precipitous platinum price plunge putting industry at risk
PLATINUM
This week’s precipitous platinum price plunge to as low as $893/oz is putting the entire platinum industry at risk, making it essential that steady hands are placed on the tiller to ensure that a...
 
 
30 Mar 2017
 
 
 
Big boost for platinum as world's mayors tackle urban air pollution
PLATINUM
The plans of the mayors of the world’s biggest cities to tackle urban air pollution head-on are a major plus for platinum, which catalyses the exhaust systems of vehicles and is the key metal in...
 
 
17 Mar 2017
 
NUM: NUM disappointed with DRD Gold on BEE transaction
STATEMENT
The NUM has noted with disappointment media reports on the pending shareholder's approval of the "hedging arrangements" of Khumo's DRD Gold shares, the Mining Right Holder (DRD Gold) backs this as...
 
 
13 Mar 2017
 
 
 
Magara seizes Lonmin COO opportunity as he grasps low-price nettle
PLATINUM
It’s 7 am. Ben Magara walks in bang on time for our interview. He left home at 4.15 am to be in the gym at 5 am and the office at 6 am. He has a nice spring in his step as he tells me that he has...
 
 
21 Feb 2017
 
AMCU: The working class needs a living wage not a poverty wage
STATEMENT
In 2012, mineworkers in the platinum belt went on a strike, marching against exploitation and oppression, demanding a living wage of R12 500. August 16 2012 evokes iconic images of killed mine...
 
 
16 Feb 2017
 
 
 
Diamonds and All That – The Contribution of Mining to South Africa
RECOMMENDATION
This year, 2017, is the 150th anniversary of the discovery of diamonds in South Africa. Actually, that is probably not strictly true, as diamonds might have been discovered earlier by people who...
 
 
 
                       
 
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