The South African economy grew by two percent in the third quarter of 2017, thanks largely to a bumper harvest in the agricultural sector.
Amcu’s commitment to non-violence has been questioned by a group of miners who have gone into hiding, saying that someone at the union wants to kill them.
Miners at precious metals producer Sibanye-Stillwater are facing a bleak Christmas after the mine announced that it would be retrenching staff.
Bench Marks Foundation has called on mines entering a state of suspension to establish a system of social grants to support the mineworkers being retrenched.
NUM has denounced proposals of expected retrenchments in the mining sector and called on government to intensify efforts to prevent job losses.
Secretary-General of the African National Congress (ANC), Gwede Mantashe, said transformation in the mining sector would remain a priority for the governing party, despite the hiccups that have been encountered with the implementation of the controversial Mining Charter.
South Africa’s Gross Domestic Product decreased by 0.7 percent during the firs quarter of 2017, which was a continuation of the poor performance of the economy late last year.
The poster, which decorates the statue of Cecil John Rhodes, reads: “Cecil Rhodes: architect of the migrant labour system responsible for silicosis.”
The 2016 economic climate demanded that there be greater production, but regional director of DuPoint Sustainable Solutions, Johan van der Westhuyzen said that increase came at a price.
The sector affected by this dispute is coal, whose representatives were supposed to sit down with workers in a centralised bargaining forum.