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Eskom obtains court interdict against workers pickets at power stations

JOHANNESBURG, June 15 – Eskom on Friday obtained a court interdict prohibiting the intimidation of workers and contractors who are not part of an ongoing wage strike, as well as the high jacking of coal trucks and the sabotaging of the power utility’s electricity infrastructure. On Thursday, generation and distribution of electricity across Eskom’s network was constrained […]

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NUM, Numsa reject Eskom wage offer, want Ramaphosa to intervene

KEMPTON PARK, June 12 – The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) and National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) on Tuesday officially rejected Eskom’s zero percent wage offer, saying that the state-owned power utility cannot plead poverty because it was “dealing with a self-imposed crisis”. Last week, wage negotiations at Eskom collapsed after unions walked […]

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Minerals department urges Sibanye-Stilwater to prioritise safety after workers killed

JOHANNESBURG, May 4 – South Africa’s mineral resources department on Friday urged Sibanye-Stillwater to pay greater attention to health and safety after four workers died following a seismic event at the company’s Masakhane mine in Driefontein. “The gold sector has seen an increase in fatalities this year, with Sibanye-Stilwater as one of the main contributors,” the […]

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Eskom’s engineered privatisation at the hand of forced Renewable Energy IPPS!

Phapano Pasha Where are the black intellectuals and black businesspeople when White minority and foreign capital including the politically connected within the ANC  are about to benefit from another self-invented social grant scheme worth over R1.4 trillion in the form of IPPs that will see dividends flowing out of this country for the next 15 […]

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SA union NUM says another mineworker killed at Sibanye-Stillwater

JOHANNESBURG, March 26 (ANA) – The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM)  said on Monday it was deeply concerned that another worker had died at Sibanye-Stillwater’s Khuseleka operation in Rustenburg last Friday. “Since January this year, 16 mineworkers have died so far in the mining industry and five fatalities happened at Sibanye Stillwater,” the union’s health […]

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Mineral resources department officials’ dismissal must be probed, says Sanco

JOHANNESBURG, February 18 – The South African National Civic Organisation (Sanco) has called for a full investigation into the circumstances surrounding the dismissal of the mineral resources department’s Mpumalanga regional manager Aubrey Tshivhandekano on Thursday. The official was allegedly fired at the gates of the Koornfontein Colliery‚ owned by the Gupta-linked Tegeta Resources‚ as he […]