PROCEEDINGS at the Farlam Commission of Inquiry were postponed today after police witness, known only as “Mr X”, fell ill.
FORMER police minister Nathi Mthethwa denied that police killing of 34 miners at Lonmin’s Marikana platinum mine on August 16 2012 happened because he brought undue influence on national police commissioner General Riah Phiyega.
Platinum producers and Amcu have signed a settlement agreement.
Platinum producers have welcomed a Labour Court decision to strike off the roll an Amcu application against companies directly approaching striking workers.
THE 17-week wage dispute in the platinum sector on Tuesday took an astounding turn when Judge Hilary Rabkin-Naicker of the Labour Court persuaded the parties to enter three days of mediation talks‚ beginning yesterday and supervised by the court.
INVESTMENT bank JP Morgan Cazenove has warned that unless South Africa’s platinum producers restructure the cheap-labour model‚ industrial strife will not abate and the industry will continue on a journey to “self-destruction”.
THE union behind a mass strike at South Africa’s top three platinum mines has agreed to state mediation.
MINERS from Lonmin’s Marikana mine have succeeded in their fight for state funding to cover the cost of their legal fees at the Farlam Commission of Inquiry.