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Source: News 24

Rustenburg :: South Africa | updated 2014-04-20 07:18:12 -0700 | sports-news

An incredible humanitarian and economic tragedy is flowing from the strike of about 80000 workers in the platinum industry, which has now continued for an unprecedented 12 weeks, reported Rapport on Sunday. Retailers and food distributers are reporting a dramatic...
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Source: Mail and Guardian

Rustenburg :: South Africa | updated 2014-03-31 12:08:55 -0700 | political-news

On August 16 2012, 34 miners were shot and killed in Marikana. (AP) At the first of three public seminars held at Wits University on Monday, the department of labour said workers often bypass the union representatives, which leads to...
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Source: The Globe & Mail

Rustenburg :: South Africa | updated 2014-04-08 12:57:37 -0700 | political-news

As the biggest mining strike in South Africa's history enters its 11th week Hayley Platt looks at the impact it's having on local people and local businesses. Reuters Mining Anglo American Platinum, the world's top platinum producer, swings back to...
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Source: Daily Mail & Guardian

Rustenburg :: South Africa | updated 2014-03-22 13:01:17 -0700 | sports-news

Papy Faty of Bidvest Wits celebrates his goal. (Gallo) Papy Faty bagged a brace as a 10-man Bidvest Wits team thrashed AmaZulu 4-1 in their Nedbank Cup last-16 encounter at the Princess Magogo Stadium in KwaMashu, north of Durban, on...
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Source: New Zealand Infotech Weekly

Rustenburg :: South Africa | updated 2014-04-08 03:56:27 -0700 | sports-news

New Zealand Football has announced that the All Whites will host South Africa at Mt Smart Stadium on Friday 30 May to play an international friendly.  After meeting Australia in Sydney on May 26, Bafana Bafana will make the short trip across...
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Source: News 24

Rustenburg :: South Africa | updated 2014-03-16 12:36:24 -0700 | sports-news

Johannesburg -  A total of 703 people have been arrested in the North West over the last week for various crimes, police said on Sunday. Of the arrests made, 11 were for murder, 18 for rape, 105 for assault with...
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Source: Mail and Guardian

Rustenburg :: South Africa | updated 2014-03-26 23:17:52 -0700 | political-news

The figure of R12 500 is widely believed to be a symbolic figure that may have come from the deadly Marikana strike. (Gallo) Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) workers were still talking tough ahead of the union's march...
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Source: News 24

Rustenburg :: South Africa | updated 2014-04-04 17:56:35 -0700 | sports-news

Post mortem results showed that slain Marikana miner Phumzile Sokhanyile was shot while fleeing, not attacking, counsel for the families of dead Lonmin mineworkers told the Farlam Commission of Inquiry on Friday. "We will argue that it is unlikely that...
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Source: News 24

Rustenburg :: South Africa | updated 2014-03-26 03:01:27 -0700 | sports-news

Mamelodi Sundowns closed the gap behind South African Premiership leaders Kaizer Chiefs to three points with a 3-1 win at Platinum Stars Tuesday. Surprise Moriri put the visitors ahead midway through the opening half and Liberian Anthony Laffor added a...
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Source: News 24

Rustenburg :: South Africa | updated 2014-03-26 11:28:55 -0700 | sports-news

Police have declined to comment on testimony at the Farlam Commission of Inquiry that a police air wing commander was asked to take the blame for the deaths of 34 people in the 2012 Marikana shooting. "We are not commenting...
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Source: Daily Mail & Guardian

Rustenburg :: South Africa | updated 2014-04-02 12:19:27 -0700 | business-news

Small businesses in Rustenburg are taking strain as the 70 000 strong platinum strike enters its tenth week. (Madelene Cronje, M&G) Doreen Joubert sits at her Mega Pawn shop and complains that a 10-week wage strike in the world's biggest...
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Source: News 24

Rustenburg :: South Africa | updated 2014-03-28 10:15:54 -0700 | sports-news

Leeuwkop mine near Brits in North West could become mechanised if Impala Platinum [JSE:IMP] (Implats) finds it is more profitable that way. "Mechanisation is one of the options we are looking at," Implats corporate relations group executive Johan Theron told...
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Source: News 24

Rustenburg :: South Africa | updated 2014-03-29 01:06:14 -0700 | travel-news

Mystery still surrounds the identity of a police officer who ordered the firing of tear gas at Marikana that led to a fatal clash on 13 August 2012. On Friday, chairperson of the Farlam Commission of Inquiry, retired Judge Ian...
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Source: News 24

Rustenburg :: South Africa | updated 2014-03-18 10:58:48 -0700 | sports-news

Protesting Marikana miners were not told why they were being arrested in August 2012, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry heard on Tuesday. Advocate Dali Mpofu for arrested and wounded miners, put it to North West deputy police chief Major General...
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Source: News 24

Rustenburg :: South Africa | updated 2014-03-18 10:58:12 -0700 | sports-news

Platinum mining companies are reverting to involving traditional leaders to end the wage dispute, the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) said on Tuesday. "That trick will never be successful. Traditional leaders cannot mediate in the wage dispute," union...
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