Archive for October, 2012
Richard Rooney, Swazi Media Commentary Leaders of Swaziland’s business community have demanded the government abide by a no-confidence vote and quit office. ‘This cabinet has no mandate to govern, is not fit for purpose,
Staff fired by text and email after three-week strike while two deaths reported amid latest unrest Simon Neville, The Guardian The world’s biggest platinum producer has sacked 12,000 workers by text message and email at its largest South African platinum mine following three weeks of strikes over pay and working conditions.
Reuters Anglo American Plc’s South African unit will face a hearing next year to determine if it is liable for miners who contracted the lung disease silicosis while working in its gold shafts, lawyers for the plaintiffs said on Monday. Anglo American no longer has gold assets in South Africa, but the proceedings, initiated by [...]
A judicial commission of inquiry into the fatal shootings of 44 people at a Marikana mine has opened. The inquiry was set up by South African President Jacob Zuma. The investigation will determine the roles played by the police, the management of the platinum mine, Lonmin, the unions and government.