Tag Archives: Amcu

Platinum Strike: Where to Now? [Updated]

  Update: Late yesterday news broke of an “in principle” agreement on a new wage offer between Amcu and the platinum producers. According to www.platinumwagenegotiations.co.za, which is run by the platinum producers, Amcu will be taking this offer to striking mineworkers for a mandate to accept the offer. It is believed that this new offer consists of an […]

Platinum Strike: Who Oppresses Whom?

  “Some say they are fighting for economic freedom – who is oppressing them economically? Who do they want economic freedom from?” South African President Jacob Zuma uttered these words in October last year. He was addressing a crowd of 500 people at the Mdantsane’s Nonzwakazi Primary School in the Eastern Cape. Naturally, his disingenuous diss was […]

EFF Mining North West Votes

  One week before Julius Malema launched the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) in Marikana in October 2013, red berets were prominent on the streets of the small town. In the surrounding villages the atmosphere was electric, filled with excitement, expectation, impatience. It had been almost 14 months since 34 miners were killed and 78 injured […]