Harmony Gold Mining said eight workers were found dead after a blaze at its Doornkop mine in South Africa that halted operations this week.  “The search continues for the ninth employee,” the Johannesburg-based company said in an e-mailed statement today.  Click here to read the full story: http://www.iol.co.za/business/companies/eight-miners-killed-at-harmony-mine-1.1642795#.UvONMR3wClg

Eight of the nine missing miners who were trapped at Doornkop Gold Mine on the West Rand have been found dead.

Nine miners were unaccounted for after a fire broke out at Harmony's Doornkop gold mine to the west of Johannesburg, the company said on Wednesday.  Click here to read the full story: http://www.iol.co.za/business/companies/nine-miners-missing-after-harmony-fire-1.1642068#.UvHq79LO7Zs

Eight of the nine missing miners who were trapped at Doornkop Gold Mine on the West Rand have been found dead.

South Africa’s labour union movement is damaging industrial relations that have exacerbated widespread strikes in the continent’s largest economy, according to Trevor Manuel, a minister in President Jacob Zuma’s office.  Click here to read the full story: http://www.iol.co.za/business/news/manuel-unions-damaging-labour-market-1.1637038

South Africa’s labour union movement is damaging industrial relations that have exacerbated widespread strikes in the continent’s largest economy, according to Trevor Manuel, a minister in President Jacob Zuma’s office. Click here to read the full story: http://www.iol.co.za/business/news/manuel-unions-damaging-labour-market-1.1637038

The latest Business Report weekly cartoon contrasts the deal that the National Union Mineworkers (NUM) struck with Royal Bafokeng Platinum with the deal that the  Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) entered into with Anglo American Platinum, Impala Platinum and Lonmin.  To read more about this click here: http://www.iol.co.za/business

The latest Business Report weekly cartoon contrasts the deal that the National Union Mineworkers (NUM) struck with Royal Bafokeng Platinum with the deal that the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) entered into with Anglo American Platinum, Impala Platinum and Lonmin. To read more about this click here: http://www.iol.co.za/business

Anglo American Platinum, the world’s largest producer of the metal, said it will seek buyers for some mines after first-half profit dropped 88 percent because a five-month strike in South Africa disrupted mining.  Click here for the full story: http://www.iol.co.za/business/companies/amplats-puts-mines-up-for-sale-1.1723031#.U80XC6JN-lg

Anglo American Platinum, the world’s largest producer of the metal, said it will seek buyers for some mines after first-half profit dropped 88 percent because a five-month strike in South Africa disrupted mining. Click here for the full story: http://www.iol.co.za/business/companies/amplats-puts-mines-up-for-sale-1.1723031#.U80XC6JN-lg

The latest Business Report cartoon highlights the ongoing strike by the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) at Anglo American Platinum, Impala Platinum and Lonmin.

The latest Business Report cartoon highlights the ongoing strike by the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) at Anglo American Platinum, Impala Platinum and Lonmin.

Mining giant Anglo American Platinum is losing about R100 million a day because of a strike by Amcu which entered its fourth week on Monday.  “The company is losing 4000oz amounting to R100m in revenue daily,” said Amplats spokeswoman Mpumi Sithole in an e-mail.  Click here for the full story: http://www.iol.co.za/business/companies/strike-costing-anglo-platinum-r100m-a-day-1.1648068#.UwHMrqJN-lh

The world's biggest platinum producers and the union leading a strike resumed wage talks.

Transnet, South Africa’s ports and rail operator, said it’s battling mining companies for influence over coal export port access as their dominance shuts out small black-owned producers.  Click here to read the full story: http://www.iol.co.za/business/companies/transnet-fights-for-black-coal-miners-1.1645157#.Uvn4dKJN_Zs

Sierra Leone: Furious Over Destruction of Country’s Economy by London Mining, Journalists Write Pres.

The details behind the news that the managing director of a mining company faces a possible prison sentence for the environmental degradation caused by his company highlights the extent to which communities are obliged to rely on their own resources to enforce laws aimed at protecting their rights.  Click here to read the full story: http://www.iol.co.za/business/news/mine-boss-s-sentence-brings-concerns-to-fore-1.1644923#.Uvn2oKJN_Zs

The details behind the news that the managing director of a mining company faces a possible prison sentence for the environmental degradation caused by his company highlights the extent to which communities are obliged to rely on their own resources to enforce laws aimed at protecting their rights. Click here to read the full story: http://www.iol.co.za/business/news/mine-boss-s-sentence-brings-concerns-to-fore-1.1644923#.Uvn2oKJN_Zs

This Business Report cartoon highlights the poor state of South African mine safety following the death of eight workers after a blaze at Harmony's Doornkop mine.

This Business Report cartoon highlights the poor state of South African mine safety following the death of eight workers after a blaze at Harmony's Doornkop mine.

Anglo American Platinum, the biggest producer of the metal, said one person died after a “disruptive protest” by striking workers in South Africa.  Strikers clashed with security guards and police between a worker settlement and a mine shaft, according to Franz Stehring, an organiser for the UASA union, which didn’t join the walkout.  Click here to read the full story: http://www.iol.co.za/business/companies/one-killed-during-anglo-platinum-protest-1.1643800#.UvUPDdLO7Zs

Anglo American Platinum, the biggest producer of the metal, said one person died after a “disruptive protest” by striking workers in South Africa. Strikers clashed with security guards and police between a worker settlement and a mine shaft, according to Franz Stehring, an organiser for the UASA union, which didn’t join the walkout. Click here to read the full story: http://www.iol.co.za/business/companies/one-killed-during-anglo-platinum-protest-1.1643800#.UvUPDdLO7Zs

The latest Business Report cartoon highlights the impact that the strike by Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union in the platinum sector is having on the rand exchange rate.

The latest Business Report cartoon highlights the impact that the strike by Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union in the platinum sector is having on the rand exchange rate.

Impala Platinum has cancelled its Wednesday night shift at its Rustenburg operations and would continue to do so for the duration of Amcu's planned strike, the company said.  This was to mitigate the risk of violence and to ensure the safety of their employees, said spokeswoman Alice Lourens.  Click here to read the full story: http://www.iol.co.za/business/companies/impala-stops-night-shifts-ahead-of-strike-1.1635377#.Ut_q5h38IfY

Impala Platinum has cancelled its Wednesday night shift at its Rustenburg operations and would continue to do so for the duration of Amcu's planned strike, the company said. This was to mitigate the risk of violence and to ensure the safety of their employees, said spokeswoman Alice Lourens. Click here to read the full story: http://www.iol.co.za/business/companies/impala-stops-night-shifts-ahead-of-strike-1.1635377#.Ut_q5h38IfY

A planned Amcu strike in the gold sector was delayed when the ruling on an application to prevent it was postponed by the Johannesburg Labour Court on Wednesday.  Click here for the full story: http://www.iol.co.za/business/companies/amcu-strike-delayed-1.1635379#.Ut_qYx38IfY

A planned Amcu strike in the gold sector was delayed when the ruling on an application to prevent it was postponed by the Johannesburg Labour Court on Wednesday. Click here for the full story: http://www.iol.co.za/business/companies/amcu-strike-delayed-1.1635379#.Ut_qYx38IfY

The world’s largest platinum miners are bracing for the most severe labour turmoil since 44 people died during a strike at Lonmin in August 2012.  About 70,000 members of the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union plan to walk out over pay on January 23 at mines in South Africa’s platinum belt run by Anglo American Platinum, Impala Platinum and Lonmin.  Click here for the full story…

The world’s largest platinum miners are bracing for the most severe labour turmoil since 44 people died during a strike at Lonmin in August 2012. About 70,000 members of the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union plan to walk out over pay on January 23 at mines in South Africa’s platinum belt run by Anglo American Platinum, Impala Platinum and Lonmin. Click here for the full story…

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