Today's Labour News

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Last Update: 18-08-2017

gavel thumb100 ANA reports that the fifth anniversary of the Marikana tragedy when 34 striking mineworkers were shot dead by police is being commemorated by mineworkers at a time when other workers are facing criminal cases in the North West High Court relating to the upheaval in the platinum mining belt in 2012.  

lonminlogo thumb medium90 90Mining Weekly reports that platinum producer Lonmin on Tuesday unveiled its proposed design for a Marikana memorial park and announced the occupation of its infill apartments a day before the fifth anniversary of the Marikana massacre.  

mosebenzizwaneDaily Maverick reports that illegal miners (zama zamas), organised under the banner of Mining Affected Communities United in Action (Macua), took to the streets of Pretoria on Tuesday and marched on the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) to deliver a memorandum of demands.  

ZululandUniversityThe Citizen reports that whistleblowers allege that hundreds of nurses who graduated from the University of Zululand over the past three years failed to meet the minimum requirements to qualify as nurses as set by the SA Nursing Council (SANC).  

lonminlogo thumb medium90 90TMG Digital writes that mineworker Nelson Zansi, a rock drill operator at Lonmin’s Saffy shaft, is bubbling with hope of a better life‚ on the backdrop of the bloodiest history of post-apartheid South Africa.