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chrisgriffithMiningmx reports that according to Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) CEO Chris Griffith, foreign investors were concerned about labour in SA because there was this “never-ending threat of labour disruption.”  

Speaking in a panel discussion at the 2019 Joburg Mining Indaba on Wednesday, Griffith added that other major concerns such as crime, xenophobia and the debate around property rights in SA made it “very difficult to sell your company” to foreign investors.  Turning specifically to the labour unions, Griffith said the development of moving to a secret ballot “was one of the most important things to have happened”.  He said it would make sure a “proper balance” was established in the debate and it would also ensure that “employees get what they want and not what union leaders want.  They have a voice now and that’s a key tipping point.”  Griffith added that “the message labour needs to get is that they are their own worst enemies in many cases with labour disruption”.

  • Read the original of the above report by Brendan Ryan at Miningmx

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