Just two weeks ago, Ngoako Ramatlhodi became new mining minister when President Jacob Zuma reshuffled his cabinet. Mr Ramatlhodi vowed to bring an end to the long standing platinum sector strike, which began on 23 January. But yesterday, the minister and his government team stood down from their roles as mediators in current talks. Let's take a closer look at what's going on…
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Finally it's looking hopeful that the strike in the platinum sector could be nearing an end. The new mining minister, who took his position last week, made it his number one priority to try and resolve the strike. The stoppage is now in its fifth month. And it's not just the mining minister who is hopeful, the striking union is also positive about recent talks. Let's take a closer look at what's g... ››› more
The platinum sector strike is now into its fifth month. Despite talks restarting last week between the platinum producers and the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU), the strike continues. Today, data showed that the strike had a severe impact on economic growth in the first three months of the year. With a new mining minister appointed, can Ngoako Ramatlhodi make any differen... ››› more
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