Mining Industry http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/22612/all en South Africa's perfect storm http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/south-africa/120817/south-africa-platinum-mine-labor-union-violence-zuma <p>JOHANNESBURG &mdash; What began as a straightforward protest over wages, a common grievance in South Africa, ended this week in an unexpected eruption of deadly violence. Reacting to the angry mob of striking mineworkers outside the Marikana platinum mine, police opened fire with automatic rifles and pistols on Thursday, killing 34 people and injuring 78 more. The violence could be a harbinger for a tumultuous year ahead.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/south-africa/120817/south-africa-platinum-mine-labor-union-violence-zuma" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mining Industry World Leaders Energy Global Economy Political Risk South Africa Sat, 18 Aug 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Erin Conway-Smith 5716407 at http://www.globalpost.com South Africa opens inquiry into Marikana mine tragedy http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/south-africa/121001/south-africa-opens-inquiry-marikana-mine-tragedy Proceedings began with the names of the dead being read out, followed by a moment of silence.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/south-africa/121001/south-africa-opens-inquiry-marikana-mine-tragedy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mining Industry South Africa Mon, 01 Oct 2012 11:54:00 +0000 Erin Conway-Smith 5721227 at http://www.globalpost.com South Africa: Marikana inquiry postponed http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/south-africa/121003/south-africa-marikana-inquiry-postponed Many of the miners are from villages in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa, hundreds of miles away. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/south-africa/121003/south-africa-marikana-inquiry-postponed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Labor Union Mining Industry South Africa Wed, 03 Oct 2012 15:40:44 +0000 Erin Conway-Smith 5721478 at http://www.globalpost.com South Africa: Amplats fires 12,000 miners on wildcat strike http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/south-africa/121005/south-africa-amplats-fires-12000-miners-wildcat-strike Amplats workers gathered Saturday morning at a stadium in Rustenburg to discuss how to respond to the mass dismissal.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/south-africa/121005/south-africa-amplats-fires-12000-miners-wildcat-strike" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Labor Union Mining Industry Business South Africa Fri, 05 Oct 2012 15:26:00 +0000 Erin Conway-Smith 5721675 at http://www.globalpost.com South Africa: AngloGold Ashanti fires 12,000 miners on wildcat strike http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/south-africa/121024/south-africa-anglogold-ashanti-fires-12000-miners-wildcat-strike On Tuesday, Gold Fields sacked 8,500 wildcat strikers at its KDC East mine who ignored an ultimatum to return to their jobs. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/south-africa/121024/south-africa-anglogold-ashanti-fires-12000-miners-wildcat-strike" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mining Industry Business South Africa Wed, 24 Oct 2012 21:16:41 +0000 Erin Conway-Smith 5723736 at http://www.globalpost.com South Africa: Two striking miners shot dead by security guards at coal mine http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/south-africa/121101/south-africa-two-striking-miners-shot-dead-security This is the latest incident of violence to hit South Africa's troubled mining industry.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/south-africa/121101/south-africa-two-striking-miners-shot-dead-security" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mining Industry Business South Africa Thu, 01 Nov 2012 08:40:00 +0000 Erin Conway-Smith 5724624 at http://www.globalpost.com This is what could drive platinum higher, very soon http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business/companies/130506/south-africa-platinum-mining <p>The likelihood of strikes this May and June by workers in South Africa&#39;s strategic mining sector may curb output from the world&#39;s largest supplier of platinum, presenting an upside risk for the precious metal, analysts said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business/companies/130506/south-africa-platinum-mining" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Companies Mining Industry Want to Know South Africa Mon, 06 May 2013 15:44:30 +0000 Sri Jegarajah, CNBC 5831840 at http://www.globalpost.com Going platinum: South Africa's miners in fresh strikes http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/south-africa/130516/south-africa-miners-strike-platinum-marikana-lonmin-anc <p>JOHANNESBURG &mdash; Fresh unrest in South Africa&rsquo;s troubled platinum belt has ignited fears of a return to the violence that last year left more than 50 people dead and roiled the country&rsquo;s mining industry.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/south-africa/130516/south-africa-miners-strike-platinum-marikana-lonmin-anc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Mining Industry Need to Know Emerging Markets Global Economy South Africa Thu, 16 May 2013 18:36:00 +0000 Erin Conway-Smith 5839595 at http://www.globalpost.com