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Marikana, North West - Thousands of striking miners armed with weapons. They are requesting triple their salary in a pay increase from Lonmin Mine in Rustenburg. 16/8/12. PHOTOGRAPH: ALON SKUY/THE TIMES

Marikana’s ‘Mr X’ off sick today, case postponed

PROCEEDINGS at the Farlam Commission of Inquiry were postponed today after police witness, known only as “Mr X”, fell ill.

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Mthethwa denies police collusion in Marikana killings

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.

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Platinum wage settlement signed

Platinum producers and Amcu have signed a settlement agreement.

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Platinum producers welcome court ruling

Platinum producers have welcomed a Labour Court decision to strike off the roll an Amcu application against companies directly approaching striking workers.

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Platinum parties agree to talk

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.

Miners on strike chant slogans as they march in Nkaneng township outside the Lonmin mine in Rustenburg May 14, 2014. About 1,000 stick-wielding strikers gathered outside Lonmin's Marikana platinum mine in South Africa on Wednesday, preventing workers from breaking the longest and costliest bout of industrial action the sector's history. Some of the protesting strikers, clad in the green shirts of the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU), told Reuters they were there to block anyone from reaching the shafts.   REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS CIVIL UNREST EMPLOYMENT)

Bleak future ahead for SA platinum producers

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”.

January 23, 2014Members of the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union  marched for a minimum wage of R12 500 a month.Workers began gathering at Impala Platinum mine at 6am, next to Rusternburg in the Shaft 8. PHOTOGRAPH: ALON SKUY/THE TIMES

Platinum sector set for mediation talks

THE union behind a mass strike at South Africa’s top three platinum mines has agreed to state mediation.

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Court victory on costs for Marikana victims

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.

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