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Zimbabwe's Mines Minister Obert Mpofu has vowed that the government will not roll back on plans to obtain mine land because it is owned by the state.
Anglo Platinum will begin the formal process of cutting 6 000 mining jobs at the end of this week, the company says.
Miner Lonmin has not managed to reach a new union recognition agreement with the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union in talks via the CCMA.
Talks are under way with NUM to end an illegal strike at Lanxess chrome mine in Rustenburg after a confrontation with miners and security, the company says.
AngloGold Ashanti has appointed a new chief financial officer in place of Srinivasan Venkatakrishnan, the gold miner's new CEO.
The Chamber of Mines says it is gearing up for negotiations with mine unions to discuss wage demands for workers in the gold and coal mining sectors.
Tighter state control over the sale of minerals will not only hit Amplats and Implats, but also scare foreign investors, says Zimbabwe's mining chamber.
With the rivalry of the unions in the Rustenburg area and in the mining industry, we have a principle in that matter, says ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe.
Operations at Anglo Platinum's Tumela Mine in Limpopo, has returned to normal following an underground strike, the company says.
Trade union Solidarity, which represents mostly skilled workers, says it wants 10% pay increases for its members from gold and coal producers ahead of wage talks.
Work resumed at Lonmin's platinum mine in Rustenburg, in the North West, following a wildcat strike, the company says.
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The intention of the National Union of Mineworkers to seek pay hikes of between 15% and 60%, has reignited fears of last year's deadly mine strikes.
The National Union of Mineworkers says it will seek pay hikes of up to 60% from the country's gold and coal producers in upcoming wage talks.
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