23 July 2013
Makhanya is a platinum miner at Amplats mine in Rustenburg and an AMCU union steward. He spoke to Ken Olende about the struggle in the pits
25 June 2013
Nelson Mandela was critically ill in hospital as Socialist Worker went to press.
04 June 2013
Two men walked into the National Union of Mineworkers office at the Lonmin platinum mine in Marikana, South Africa, and shot two officials on Monday of this week.
14 May 2013
Tensions between unions in South African mines have grown since last year’s massacre of striking miners, writes Rehad Desai
30 April 2013
A battle is underway over the leadership of South Africa’s two million-strong union federation Cosatu.
15 March 2013
Shocking new footage of the Marikana massacre in South Africa backs the miners’ version of events against police claims. Police shot 112 miners—killing 34—during a strike at Lonmin’s platinum mine last August.
31 December 2012
Some miners at Marikana were shot after being taken into custody by police, new evidence suggests. The evidence was given at South Africa’s Farlam Commission into the massacre.
27 November 2012
Tumi Moloi is a miner working at Amplats mine near Rustenburg. He describes what life is like for miners there—and why they struck for eight weeks
20 November 2012
‘Long live workers. Away with capitalism’
For many a highlight of the Unite the Resistance conference was hearing striking South African miner Tumi Moloi speak.
13 November 2012
Jim Nichol, who represents miners’ families at the inquiry into South Africa’s Marikana massacre, reports on developments
12 November 2012
More than 30,000 striking miners at the Amplats platinum mine near Rustenberg in South Africa rejected the firm’s latest pay offer last Saturday.
30 October 2012
South Africa’s largest platinum mining company Amplats agreed to reinstate 12,000 miners last week.
30 October 2012
The official commission resumed last week into the police shooting of 112 striking Lonmin platinum miners—killing 34—at Marikana on 16 August.
09 October 2012
Retired judge Ian Farlam opened the commission last week into the police shooting of 112 striking Lonmin platinum miners—killing 34—at Marikana on 16 August.
02 October 2012
The Marikana miners at the British-owned Lonmin platinum mine won a pay rise of up to 22 percent. Now others are taking up this demand.
25 September 2012
Elated platinum miners at the Marikana mine in South Africa returned to work on Thursday of last week, ending a bitter six-week wildcat strike.
19 September 2012
Striking miners at the Marikana platinum mine in South Africa say they will return to work on Thursday morning after accepting a new offer from British-owned mining company Lonmin.
18 September 2012
Platinum miners in Marikana, South Africa, protested outside Lonmin’s mine compound on Monday of this week, despite a police crackdown the previous weekend.
13 September 2012
Striking Lonmin platinum miners from Marikana in South Africa have picketed out workers at Anglo American Platinum (Amplats), South Africa’s largest platinum mining company.
05 September 2012
Some 3,000 striking platinum miners at Marikana in South Africa have marched back to the mine today, Wednesday, and are currently confronting management.