South Africa has some of the world’s biggest reserves of platinum, gold, iron ore and coal. But mining now makes up less than 7% of its economic output, a steep fall from 20% in the 1970s. Mining companies are blaming low prices and soaring production costs for their plans to cut thousands of jobs at a time the country is struggling with high unemployment rates. Mining is also intertwined with race relations in South Africa. The people who work deep underground in often dangerous conditions are overwhelmingly black, while the executives overseeing them are mainly white. Some of the firms have pushed back against government plans to make them bring on more black shareholders. So, is it a losing battle for the mining sector? And can South Africa move away from its dependence on commodities? Presenter: Mohammed Jamjoom Guests: Lebohang Pheko - Senior Research Fellow at Trade Collective - a non-profit think-tank. Moleko Phakedi - Deputy General Secretary, South African Federation of Trade Unions. Ralph Mathekga - Researcher and Lecturer at the University of the Western Cape. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/
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In South Africa, President Cyril Ramaphosa has a new challenge to face as he tries to rebuild the country’s stuttering economy. VOA’s Hayde Adams Fitzpatrick reports as a dispute between the government and trade unions over the minimum wage is becoming one of the biggest impending issues, highlighting the split in South Africa, today.
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English/Nat Searchers have now retrieved 56 bodies from the wreckage of a gold mine accident in Orkney, South Africa. The mine's owners, Anglo American, said no-one had survived the disaster and the country's most powerful union has accused them of gross negligence. By late Friday, searchers working 2,300 metres (1.4 miles) underground had pulled more than 56 bodies from a gold mine elevator that plunged down a shaft late on Wednesday night. The mine confirmed that there were no survivors among at least 100 gold miners in the two-floor elevator carriage that fell 500 yards (meters) after a locomotive dropped on it. The bodies of the miners had been recovered by rescue teams that cut into the smashed carriage. Almost 50 more were believed to still be in the wreckage. Workers wearing face masks and rubber gloves carried blanket-wrapped bodies on stretchers from a shaft elevator to waiting ambulances. Many workers at the mine came from neighboring countries or far away regions of South Africa, and the company said the switchboard was jammed with calls from relatives inquiring about their loved ones. Only a few of the 56 bodies recovered so far have been identified. The accident occurred when a mine locomotive went into a tunnel closed to locomotive traffic, broke through safety barriers and plunged down the shaft. It landed on an elevator carriage full of workers finishing the night shift, snapping the cable to send the carriage crashing to the bottom of the shaft. Officials said government investigators had questioned the driver of the locomotive, who was not in the vehicle when it fell into the shaft. President Nelson Mandela declared a day of mourning next week and promised speedy action on an upcoming government report on mine safety. Addressing a press conference later on Friday the most powerful trade union federation in South Africa slammed the mine's owners. SOUNDBITE: 'The blame should be placed before the mine bosses. And secondly we are saying that we don't believe that it was the first time that there has been a breach of health and safety. It's only that this time the result was tragic.' SUPER CAPTION: Sam Shilowa, General Secretary C.O.S.A.T.U. (Congress of South Africa Trade Union) South Africa is the world's leading gold producer and has some of the deepest mines. Accidents occur frequently and usually cause fatalities. SOUNDBITE: 'The key focus is that the sort of things were supposed to have been in place were not there and I think the mine bosses should be able to explain to us how come this sort of thing has been happening. SUPER CAPTION: Sam Shilowa, General Secretary C.O.S.A.T.U. (Congress of South Africa Trade Union) However, Anglo American has remained mum on possible causes of the tragedy. The driver of the deadly locomotive was apparently heavily sedated in hospital and the press were not allowed to speak to him. Anglo American regional manager Dick Fischer did speak to the press however - updating the progress being made with the rescue operation. SOUNDBITE: 'There is certainly no chance of any survivors. As we said yesterday, the bottom deck was most badly damaged. We have taken all of the remains of the people out of the top deck - it is completely empty and we have made the first cut into the bottom deck. We have taken four stretchers out of the bottom deck. ' SUPERCAPTION: Dick Fischer, Regional Manager, Anglo- American It is clear that the bodies in the lower deck of the cage have been mangled beyond recognition as grisly parcels not resembling any human form were brought to the surface. The nation's worst mining disaster occurred in 1960, when 437 workers were killed when trapped underground in a coal mine south of Johannesburg. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/99577a3eff8900a450910173bbc78f24 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Trade is better than aid for Africa. They say. In a journey through copper thieves and mine barons in the north of Zambia, Bram Vermeulen investigates the truth behind that slogan. From a distance they look like ants, the hundreds of men digging holes in the rubble slopes of an old copper mine in Zambia. They are looking for copper ore in the walls of the enormous pit, without wearing helmets and without reinforcing the walls of their caves. Life-threatening, of course. But they find enough to live on. Is it legal, Bram asks. They laugh about it. No of course not. But the Chinese buyer does not really ask where they get their ore from. You just have to leave when the guards of the mine come. How different is it in a huge copper mine in full operation. Huge machines drive off and on. Sirens sound regularly, followed by explosions. Here, 300,000 tons of stone are moved every day, and the copper ore from it yields a profit of hundreds of millions of dollars a year. But it is a foreign company that raises that money. And if the productivity gets too low after about twenty years, the investors will move on. From the air it is easy to see how far-reaching it all is. The mine takes big chores out of the country and turns huge plains into a kind of lunar landscape. But other changes are also visible. Houses, schools, a golf course. Prosperity, therefore, emphasizes a mine boss. Seven years ago this was still a dull provincial town, and now look! A little further on the big changes are about to begin. There is a giant copper mine here, and for that an area of no less than four hundred square kilometers is expropriated. The new owners promise economic prosperity. Did not a city like Johannesburg also start out as a simple mine? Naturally, people living in the area can not stay. They have worked the land for generations, but they can not show ownership documents. They have not been asked anything. They do get compensation for their houses, chickens and fruit trees, but not for the ground. "Everything under the ground is state property," says a representative of the mining company, "and that is what the state can rent out to us." Residents who do not want to leave are squatters who violate the law from that moment on. Even though they were born and lived there all their lives. Those former residents are moved to neat new houses outside the area. With toilet, and bigger than the previous house, but without land to grow food. Some of them seem satisfied with that. Most do not. 'In Africa, land has sentimental value. You are no one without land, 'says one of them. "So you're destroying these people. They will not pass on anything to the next generation. " Episode 6. Copper fever For Africa, trade is better than aid, or so they say. On a journey to copper thieves and mine bosses, Bram Vermeulen investigates the truth behind the slogan. Director: Doke Romeijn and Stefanie de Brouwer © VPRO October 2014 On VPRO broadcast you will find nonfiction videos with English subtitles, French subtitles and Spanish subtitles, such as documentaries, short interviews and documentary series. This channel offers some of the best travel series from the Dutch broadcaster VPRO. Our series explore cultures from all over the world. VPRO storytellers have lived abroad for years with an open mind and endless curiosity, allowing them to become one with their new country. Thanks to these qualities, they are the perfect guides to let you experience a place and culture through the eyes of a local. Uncovering the soul of a country, through an intrinsic and honest connection, is what VPRO and its presenters do best. So subscribe to our channel and we will be delighted to share our adventures with you! more information at www.VPRObroadcast.com Visit additional youtube channels bij VPRO broadcast: VPRO Broadcast: https://www.youtube.com/VPRObroadcast VPRO Metropolis: https://www.youtube.com/user/VPROmetropolis VPRO Documentary: https://www.youtube.com/VPROdocumentary VPRO World Stories: https://www.youtube.com/VPROworldstories VPRO Extra: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTLrhK07g6LP-JtT0VVE56A VPRO VG (world music): https://www.youtube.com/vrijegeluiden VPRO 3voor12 (alternative music): https://www.youtube.com/3voor12 VPRO 3voor12 extra (music stories): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtgVYRLGraeL9rGMiM3rBHA www.VPRObroadcast.com English, French and Spanish subtitles by Ericsson and co-funded by the European Union.
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At a joint media briefing on Tuesday, South Africa's National Union of Mineworkers and metalworkers' union NUMSA have vowed to go on strike -- but only if the law permits it. The two trade unions earlier threatened a one-day shutdown at power giant Eskom over 0% salary increases. But many workers are restricted from striking as they render essential services. Some of the unions' demands are a 15% wage increase across the board and a housing allowance increase of $150. Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://ow.ly/Zvqj30aIsgY Follow us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cgtnafrica/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/cgtnafrica
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Miners gunned down by police, wildcat strikes as workers demand better treatment, and unions fighting sometimes violent turf wars. Many observers say South Africa's mining industry is in crisis. It's one of the world's most lucrative, with gold, platinum and diamonds among the minerals that bring in some $12bn annually. Our correspondents are standing by: Tania Page at a courthouse near Pretoria, and Haru Mutasa at a gold mine where thousands of workers are on strike. We also talk to Patrick Craven, the spokesman for South Africa's top trade union body in Johannesburg.
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Wage negotiations continued today, with the gold producers tabling their opening offer in response to the unions' demands.
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(17 Sep 2012) 1. Wide pan of delegates at the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) annual general meeting 2. Wide of union delegates singing and dancing in front of the stage 3. Close of South African president Jacob Zuma smiling on stage 4. Close two women wearing COSATU t-shirts reading (English) "Strengthen COSATU for total emancipation" 5. Wide of Zuma at the speakers podium 6. Wide union delegates singing and clapping in support of Zuma 7. SOUNDBITE (English) Jacob Zuma, President of South Africa: "Given the levels of violence and intimidation in Marikana, government deployed law-enforcement agencies to stabilise the situation. This does not take away the rights of miners and residents to protest peacefully and unarmed as provided for, in the laws of the land. The agencies have been told to be firm but to respect the rights of residents and strikers." 8. Cutaway delegate falling asleep 9. SOUNDBITE (English) Jacob Zuma, President of South Africa: "The National Treasury estimates that through its indirect impact on the economy, the strike actions in addition to other stoppages, have subtracted close to 3.1 (b) billion rand (388 (m) million US dollars) already from the national fiscus." 10. Wide Zuma singing from the stage 11. Close Zuma singing 12. Mid delegates singing and clapping STORYLINE South African President Jacob Zuma called on Monday for a speedy resolution to the mining strikes which have cost his country billions of rand in lost gold and platinum production this year. Zuma, speaking to a trade union congress in Johannesburg, said that this year's work stoppages have subtracted nearly 3.1 (b) billion rand (388 million US dollars) from the national treasury. He blamed poor living and working conditions of miners on the apartheid past and the failures of mining companies to honour a charter to improve the lives of miners. Zuma also said that heavy-handed police tactics on striking miners should not prevent the miners' right to protest. "Government deployed law-enforcement agencies to stabilise the situation. This does not take away the rights of miners and residents to protest peacefully and unarmed as provided for, in the laws of the land. The agencies have been told to be firm but to respect the rights of residents and strikers," Zuma said. Union rivalries and demands for better pay have stopped work at one gold and seven platinum mines. Aquarius Platinum said work resumed at its mine on Monday, and Anglo American Platinum said it would restart operations on Tuesday at its four mines under police security. London-registered Lonmin PLC told The Associated Press the company is losing production of 2,500 ounces each day the strike continues. Lonmin said Monday it is halting work on a new shaft and will not require 1,200 contract workers, among some 10,000 contract workers employed at the mine along with 28,000 employees. It is unclear how many miners are on strike in the different stoppages. Mining companies claim it is a minority with tens of thousands of workers not reporting for duty because of violent threats and intimidation. Previous marches by strikers brandishing machetes, spears and clubs have numbered several thousand. Lonmin said negotiations would continue on Monday after strikers last week rejected an offer of 16 to 21 percent pay increases that fell far short of the demands of striking rock drill operators for a minimum monthly take-home pay of 12,500 rand (1,560 US dollars). On Saturday, police fired rubber bullets and tear gas at a shantytown neighbouring Lonmin mine, where officers killed 34 miners on August 16 in attacks that shocked the nation of 48 (m) million. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/3c5f107b43eb28e1efd7f1596d1c8296 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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As a migrant mine worker from Swaziland, Mduduzi Thabethe says he has fewer workplace rights than his South African co-workers. Although all mine workers pay the same amount into the health fund, migrant workers get inferior care and pensions are rare. “If you are a citizen of South Africa, you see you are building your country and you have something, but we have nothing.” His union, the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union, is working to improve conditions for migrant workers.
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South Africa's Impala Platinum shut its Rustenburg operations on Wednesday, a day before a planned strike over wages across the country's platinum belt by the hardline Association of Mineworkers and Construction union. AMCU, the platinum industry's main trade union, plans to strike from Thursday at Implats, Anglo American Platinum and Lonmin, the top three producers of the metal used in emissions-capping catalytic converters in cars. The union had also planned to strike in the gold sector but a court ruled that the strike be suspended pending a review of its legality. Around 100,000 workers or a fifth of South Africa's mining labor force could put down tools or be prevented from crossing picket lines in a stoppage that would hit over half of global platinum production. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/businessNews/~3/eyB1VsWvQbI/story01.htm http://www.wochit.com
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President Jacob Zuma says urgent intervention is needed to save South Africa's mining industry. He's holding a high level meeting with mine bosses and all mining trade unions to discuss progress in bringing about lasting stability and sustainability in the mining sector. President Zuma says the meeting takes place under very difficult conditions. For more News visit: http://www.sabc.co.za/news Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/SABCNewsOnline?lang=en Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SABCNewsOnline
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Trade Union COSATU is calling for the decriminalisation and regulation of independent small scale mining. The call comes as several illegal miners remain trapped underground at a disused mine in Langlaagte, south of Johannesburg. COSATU has expressed concern at the escalating deaths of illegal miners, also known as Zama Zamas and has called on government and the mining sector to immediately address this. There approximate 140 000 Zama Zamas operating in a billion rand industry. Hundreds have lost their lives in the trade - described as the vulture that feeds off the carcass of South Africa's Mining industry. Christopher Rutledge of the human rights group ActionAid has been tracking, researching and debating trends in illegal mining in South Africa. For more news, visit: http://www.sabc.co.za/news
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The microscope is on South Africa's biggest mining industry this week over the growing number of tragic deaths in the some of the world's deepest mines. A rock fall caused by underground seismic activity, declared as 2.2 on the Richter scale, killed seven mine workers underground at Stillwater Sibanye's Driefontein operation in Carltonville, 17km west of Johannesburg. Trade union federation COSATU is calling for Stillwater, Africa's biggest gold producer to be shut down. Peter Bailey, Safety Head of Africa's biggest Union, National Union of Mineworkers joins CNBC Africa for more.
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Moeletsi Mbeki says that trade unions in South Africa no longer represent the workers but are instead agents of the state and the ruling African National Congress.
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South Africa's trade union federation, COSATU and its affiliate the National Union of Mineworkers staged a picket and a sit-in at the Chamber of Mines offices in Johannesburg on Thursday. Union members were protesting after seven miners died in a seismic accident at Sibanye-Stillwaters' Dreefonteyn operations last week. CGTN's Angelo Coppola has more. Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://ow.ly/Zvqj30aIsgY Follow us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cgtnafrica/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/cgtnafrica
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For more stories visit http://www.enca.com/ July 2 -- South Africa appears to be a step closer to achieving stability in the mining sector. Government, the Chamber of Mines and some trade unions have signed an accord, aimed at normalising operations nationwide. But the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union have failed to sign the agreement.
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AMCU members have threatened a prolonged strike in the platinum mining sector. This if Sibanye Stillwater does not accede to the demands of their counterparts in the gold sector. They've embarked on a sympathy strike. It started with a march to the offices of the Minerals Council of South Africa in Johannesburg. For more news, visit: sabcnews.com
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CEO's of Platinum Mining Companies are scheduled to hold crucial talks with mining trade union AMCU on Monday. The meeting is being facilitated by the Chamber of Mines and is aimed at trying to convince NUM's bitter rival to join the process of setting up a Centralised Bargaining Forum for the Platinum Mining sector which is seen as key to bringing about labour stability in the sector.
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Thousands of mineworkers marched on the Department of Mineral and Energy Affairs in Johannesburg on Saturday morning (16/7), demanding an improvement in safety conditions at work. At the front of the march, organised by the National Union of Mineworkers, were scores of disabled miners in wheelchairs. They were pushed by colleagues in central Johannesburg, to the department offices in Braamfontein. Most had been paralysed in mining accidents and several had lost one or more limbs. Others hobbled on crutches and walking sticks. The march took place on the eve of a Government-appointed commission of inquiry into the health and safety regulations in the mining industry. According to union figures, black mineworkers who spend 20 years underground face a 1 in 30 chance of being killed in a mining accident, and a 1 in 2 chance of being permanently disabled. Last year, 578 mineworkers died in mine accidents. A total of 8532 were seriously injured last year. Meanwhile, South Africa's largest labour federation demanded on Saturday that President Nelson Mandela's government back workers in disputes with employers acording to a Sunday Times report. Sam Shilowa, leader of the 1.2 million-strong Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU), made his plea as the country faces its largest strike since the all-race elections in April. More than 15,000 workers at retail giant Pick 'n Pay will stop work Tuesday following the breakdown of wage negotiations and outbreaks of violence between strikers and police at stores in the Johannesburg region. SHOWS: SOUTH AFRICA 16/7: JOHANNESBURG marchers and zoom-out to reveal a statue of mineworkers wheelchair-bound miners leading the march onlookers and marchers mine officials standing by protesters in a bus with posters reading "the right to refuse dangerous work" miners mine officials advancing to podium accepting memo and signing it mine official addressing the gathered group "as you all know, the question of safety and health in the mines is being addressed by a commission sitting in this building as of monday." cheering shouts of mandela! filling the air 2.55 You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/0c24efa90949bb502336f9a1afc7bd0b Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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On April 25, hundreds of thousands of workers across South Africa took part in a strike called by the South African Federation of Trade Unions. The workers were protesting against a series of laws proposed by the government, including a paltry minimum wage provision and restrictions on organising. Here are some of the key demands of the strike. -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Please watch: "The Kanwars : Infamous Shiv Bhakts of North India, Bharat Ek Mauj, Season 2 E1 " https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=01w0jBWPu3Q -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
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Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe Miners in South Africa are continuing their strike and while many have blamed union rivalry and the main union's disconnect from its members, its parent union federation, the Congress of South Africa's Trade Unions (Cosatu) is about to begin its national conference. Cosatu represents more than two million workers, from various sectors, and was formed during the fight against apartheid. It is also a cornerstone alliance partner to the country's ruling African National Congress, which also faces its tightly contested party elections later this year. In an exclusive report, Al Jazeera's Mike Hanna reporting from Johannesburg, speaks to a founding member of the organisation, Jay Naidoo. At Al Jazeera English, we focus on people and events that affect people's lives. We bring topics to light that often go under-reported, listening to all sides of the story and giving a 'voice to the voiceless.' Reaching more than 270 million households in over 140 countries across the globe, our viewers trust Al Jazeera English to keep them informed, inspired, and entertained. Our impartial, fact-based reporting wins worldwide praise and respect. It is our unique brand of journalism that the world has come to rely on. We are reshaping global media and constantly working to strengthen our reputation as one of the world's most respected news and current affairs channels. Social Media links: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera Instagram: https://instagram.com/aljazeera/?ref=... Twitter: https://twitter.com/ajenglish Website: http://www.aljazeera.com/ google+: https://plus.google.com/+aljazeera/posts
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Thousands of workers from the public sector in South Africa took to the streets of Johannesburg Wednesday as part of a nationwide strike demanding higher wages and better work practices. The general strike was organised by the South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU). Some rival unions called on their members not to participate but there was still a massive turnout. Workers marched peacefully without incident and handed over memorandums to the Department of Health, Labour and to the Chamber of Mines. Sumitra Nydoo was at the march. Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://ow.ly/Zvqj30aIsgY Follow us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cgtnafrica/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/cgtnafrica
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South Africa's coal sector is about to be rocked to its core following a decision by two of it's biggest labour unions to declare a dispute against the chamber of mines and some of its members. This is all because coal producers don't want to negotiate centrally any longer, but individually. Unions have relied on centralized bargaining during wage negotiations to get the same deal for all of their members. CGTN's Angelo Coppola has more
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The South African mining sector came together to sign a 10 point declaration undertaking to look at minimizing job losses in the country, as the coal and gold mining sectors prepare for arbitration in their eight week wage negotiations. Mineral Resources Minister Ngoako Ramatlodi had called industry players to their offices in Pretoria to sign the declaration on Monday. The stakeholders met at the beginning of the month to find solutions that will avert a job crisis in the sector. Employers were represented by the Chamber of Mines and the South African Mining Development Association, while union leaders from National Union of Mineworkers, Solidarity, UASA were also there. Association of Mining and Construction Workers Union AMCU was on hand. But they didn't sign the declaration.
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Solidarity rally with the massacred Marikana mine workers at the South African Embassy, Dublin, Ireland, 20th August 2012 Like Trade Union TV on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/tradeuniontv Video © Paula Geraghty 2012 All Rights Reserved Moral Rights Asserted
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Thousands of South Africans marched across the country in protest against corruption. The protest action led by Congress of South African Trade Unions - COSATU handed memorandums to various offices. For more news, visit: http://www.sabc.co.za/news
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South Africa's mining sector has again been hit by unrest. ... euronews, the most watched news channel in Europe Subscribe for your daily dose of international news, curated and explained:http://eurone.ws/10ZCK4a Euronews is available in 13 other languages: http://eurone.ws/17moBCU http://www.euronews.com/2013/06/14/thousands-strike-as-trouble-flares-at-south-african-mine South Africa's mining sector has again been hit by unrest. Up to 4,000 workers have staged a sit-in strike underground in protest at the firing of four union leaders. The workers at the Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) mine near Rustenburg in Pretoria say they won't leave the mine until the four are reinstated. The leaders of the AMCU union were suspended after allegations they submitted fraudulent membership applications in a bid to inflate union numbers. There has been bitter rivalry between the AMCU and NUM unions, resulting in strikes and assassinations. Vice president of the ANC, Kgalema Mothlante announced on Friday that the unions had reached an agreement. Find us on: Youtube http://bit.ly/zr3upY Facebook http://www.facebook.com/euronews.fans Twitter http://twitter.com/euronews
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There is growing concern of possible strike action in South Africa’s Gold mining sector. The National Union of Mineworkers and two other unions today rejected the offer put forward by the Chamber of Mines. It comes just two days after the Associated Mineworkers and Construction Union also rejected the proposed wage hike. The Chamber tabled its final offer agreeing to wage increases of between 13 and 17%. Sumitra Nydoo reports
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South Africa's labour volatility and international tax regulations are seen as future risks beyond depreciating commodity prices. At a briefing on the sidelines of the Africa Mining Indaba in Cape Town, DRD Gold Mining executives raised concerns about the mushrooming of new trade union federations and their impact on the labour front. For more News visit: http://www.sabc.co.za/news
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Johannesburg workers have marched to the Chamber of Mines. For more news, visit: sabcnews.com
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South Africa's gold mining sector is bracing for potential industrial action by Friday. Gold mining companies and unions have been locked in negotiations but talks have hit a stalemate. The Amku union will meet with an arbitrator and three mining firms later on Wednesday in a bid to seek common ground. Amku argues that senior management receive annual increases but are not prepared to afford mine workers the same benefits. Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://ow.ly/Zvqj30aIsgY Follow us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cgtnafrica/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/cgtnafrica
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South Africa's Minister of Mineral Resources on Tuesday said he was hopeful that talks between mining unions and platinum producers could lead to the end of an almost five-month long strike by platinum workers. "I strongly believe we have done enough work over the past two weeks, through the technical task team and the meetings which have been taking place almost on a daily basis since then, for the parties to be able to move forward and encourage them to move on on their own," Ngoako Ramatlhodi said at a news conference in Pretoria. The minister set up an intergovernmental technical task team two weeks ago to intervene in talks between the Allied Metal and Construction Workers Union (AMCU) and the mining companies Anglo American Platinum, Impala Platinum, and Lonmin. On Tuesday he said he was withdrawing from the talks, insisting he was not giving up on negotiations but that his role had been that of a facilitator to get the parties talking again and that had been achieved. The miners have been on strike for the past five months demanding a basic salary of 12,500 rand (1,250 US dollars) a month. "As of Friday the parties had agreed on the final demand - that is 12,500 (South African rand) - but they are going to speak for themselves beyond this," Ramatlhodi told reporters. South Africa is the world's leading producer of platinum, which is used in medical, electronic and other industries. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/0d418254b1bd1e3ac8f381be286c14a4 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Gold mining companies have told unions that accepting a 5 percent wage increase fixed for the next 10 years will go a long way towards ensuring the sustainability of the struggling industry and saving jobs. This happened on the second day of the crucial wage negotiations between gold miners and trade unions NUM, AMCU, UASA and Solidarity in Johannesburg today. For more News visit: http://www.sabc.co.za/news Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/SABCNewsOnline?lang=en Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SABCNewsOnline
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Trade union Amcu is threatening a secondary strike across the platinum belt. Amcu president Joseph Mathunjwa made the announcement this morning. He's also lashed out at the National Union of Mineworkers, saying it's no longer representing the plight of the working class. He says NUM officials have joined in eating the fruits of black labour, with white monopolists. To respond to these claims, we're joined by Frans Baleni, NUM's former general secretary. Courtesy #DStv403
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COSATU and its affiliate - the National Union of Mineworkers - have held a lunch hour picket outside the Chamber of Mines head office in Johannesburg to protest the death of mineworkers underground. This follows the death of 7 mineworkers at Sibanye's Driefontein mine last week. For more news, visit: sabcnews.com
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Unions to picket at chamber of mines over industry fatalities Close Unions to picket at chamber of mines over industry fatalities JOHANNESBURG – Labour federation Congress of South African Trade Unions and the National Union of Mineworkers will picket at the chamber of mines on Thursday to demand action against what they call deteriorating safety standards in the industry. In a statement, NUM said more than 33 people had been killed in the mining sector since the start of the year. "The NUM invites all workers to join this picket and make it clear to the c...
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South Africa's labour volatility and international tax regulations are seen as future risks beyond depreciating commodity prices. At a briefing on the sidelines of the Africa Mining Indaba in Cape Town, DRD Gold Mining executives raised concerns about the mushrooming of new trade union federations and their impact on the labour front. For more News visit: http://www.sabc.co.za/news
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The platinum sector in South Africa is once again on knife edge as wage negotiations stall. Unions have declared a dispute with a unit of Anglo American, setting the stage for a potential strike. Angelo Coppola has this update.
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The violent crisis that has shaken South Africa's mines shows workers' distrust for traditional trade unions, up to now the guardians of social peace despite the country's deep inequality. Miners this week clawed record salary increases of 22 percent from the Lonmin platinum mine operators after a near six-week wildcat strike that killed 46. Duration: 02:54
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