|Non-fatal underground incident at RBPlat’s Styldrift||Three-year deal accepted by NUMSA & Solidarity|
|North West – Seven employees at the Royal Bafokeng Platinum Limited Styldrift project were admitted to hospital with minor injuries after an underground incident at the mine on Friday, 25 July.
In a statement released after the incident, the miner says an acetylene bottle transported down the services shaft dislodged and dropped, resulting in the valve on the bottle ...Read more
|The four week-long work stoppage which halted production at automakers and affected construction at new power plants in a country already struggling with electricity supply and reeling from the recent five-month strike in the platinum sector, is finally over.
National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) general secretary, Irvin Jim, announced on Monday, 28 July, that the union had accepted the ...Read more
|20 000 Anglo jobs on the line – all thanks to AMCU?||Ramaphosa wants unionised workers to vote on strike action, via Strike Ballots
|Anglo divestment encouraging, say analysts Rustenburg and North West – Confirmation of the long awaited sale of Anglo American’s loss-making platinum assets in South Africa has been welcomed by market analysts who attribute the rise of the Amplats share price on Monday by 4.69 percent to R478.74 at the JSE’s closing, to the announcement. Sharief Pansarey with the Old mutual Investment Group said ...Read more||Deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday, 24 July, in Cape Town said, “Strike ballots should be the norm to signify the intention and the determination of workers to strike”. As a former unionist, Ramaphosa believes both unions and businesses would benefit from strike ballots as an accurate measure of support for a strike proposal, and the Department of Labour would soon consider making such ballots as well as arbitration in e ...Read more|
|Lonmin appoints Brian Beamish as Chairman of the Company||Marikana Miner, named by Mr. X, shot & killed this week|
|Lonmin Plc (Lonmin) announced that the Board of Directors took the decision Monday afternoon, 21 July, to confirm the appointment, with immediate effect, of Brian Beamish as Chairman of the Company. “Lonmin holds rights over a suite of exceptional PGM assets, has unmatched technical strengths and good people with the drive and skills to restore the business to profitability. ...Read more||Marikana / Rustenburg – Mineworkers in Marikana fear for their lives after yet another colleague was shot dead in the area, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry heard on Wednesday, 23 July.Bongani “Bhayi” Mehlonkomo was shot and killed in cold blood in Marikana on Tuesday, 22 July 2014. According to Colonel Sabata Mokgwabone, Mehlonkomo (38) was walking home on Tuesday afternoon, when the assailants opened fire and killed him. ...Read more|
|George Anthony Louw, Child pornographer under scrutiny||Christmas in July- If Santa was a daredevil!|
|Rustenburg – A 35-year-old suspect, George Anthony Louw, was arrested at his home on 24 June in connection with the possession of child pornography, in what the Family Violence and Child Protection Unit (FCS) termed as “highly disturbing”.
According to Captain Elsabè Augoustidus, commander of the SAPS Communication Services in Rustenburg, the suspect befriended divorced ...Read more
|Rustenburg – Last weekend, 19-20 July, saw the highly anticipated Christmas in July Boogie, hosted by Skydive Rustenburg at the Rustenburg Airfield. All told it was a very successful weekend. Skydiver fans from across the entire country drove (or flew) to Rustenburg for the annual boogie with a total of over 250 jumps made. Among the weekend’s highlights were the specialist instructors ...Read more|
|Women’s Day Soiree 2014||Calls for extended moratorium on fracking|
|Rustenburg – Women are invited to treat themselves to an array of prominent speakers, pampering, a lucky draw, prizes, goodie bags and a fashion show in celebrating empowering women to claim and own their rightful place in our developing economy and communities.
The Platinum Weekly is one of the sponsors of this event during Women’s Month which celebrates one of the largest marches ever in the country when more than 50 000 ...Read more
|President Jacob Zuma has been hand delivered a letter from the anti-fracking lobby group Treasure the Karoo Action Group (TKAG) and social rights group AfriForum calling for an extension of the moratorium on hydraulic fracking for shale gas in the Karoo, or face possible legal action. The organisation’s CEO, Jonathan Deal, claims that “The new scientific evidence that we have placed before President Zuma and the Cabinet, when read in context of the debate ...Read more|
|Public Execution in Kroondal||Doused with Petrol & set alight… with victim inside|
|Kroondal – The quiet little town of Kroondal (just outside Rustenburg) became the scene of a gruesome and public murder on Wednesday evening, 23 July. A 47-year-old man was shot and killed and his pregnant companion is in a critical condition after a shooting in front of the Kroondal Shopping Centre’s Liquor Store (Aug Behrens Spar). According to witnesses, the incident occurred at approximately 17:00 ...Read more||Rustenburg – A man was high-jacked and his vehicle set ablaze on Wednesday evening, 16 July, with him still inside. According to early reports, the incident took place at approximately 18:30 when a man (who wishes to remain anonymous) was stopped at a traffic light near the Waterfall Mall. It is believed that two men then jumped into his car and forced him to drive out on the N4 heading towards Swartruggens. ...Read more|