Platinum Miners

Platinum miners ‘will pay for their sins’ by André Janse van Vuuren LONMIN and the other major platinum producers of North West will bear the brunt of more violent community protests for as long as discontent over employment, poor service delivery and the...

Violence could have been foreseen | by Stuart Theobald

SIX weeks ago I went on a tour of Lonmin’s operations in the Bushveld Complex near Rustenburg. It was a PR exercise. I was shown the Marikana clinic where the company had invested millions in impressive facilities. With a group of journalists, we saw schools it...

South African mining unrest spreads | by Helen Thomas

Labour unrest engulfing the South African platinum industry spread on Wednesday, prompting fears of a broader mining crisis in one of the main commodity-producing countries. Platinum and gold prices continued to soar as investors braced for supply disruptions after 44...
Michael Moseki, strike leader

Michael Moseki, strike leader

Michael Moseki, an elected strike leader at Samancor Western Chrome Mine, sits inside his tin shack and talks about the challenges of raising his five children on R4,700 a month. Just like other mine workers, strike leaders at various mines in the North West province...