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  1. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    South African police call off rescue effort after cave-in at illegal gold mine

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 09:28pm by AFP

    ... and have created a free passageway," he said. "It's for them to decide when to come out." Municipal officials said the workers went down into the mine on Saturday using a shaft ... workers who are familiar with the geography of the mines and can walk for several kilometres underground and possibly come out through other exit points. Illegal mining in the bowels of South ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1429793/south-african-police-call-rescue-effort-after-cave-illegal-gold-mine
  2. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    Striking South African miners open talks with platinum firms

    Posted Jan 24th 2014, 04:17pm by Reuters in Rustenburg

    ... Implats said on Friday striking workers were blocking miners who wanted to report for work at its operations near Rustenburg, 120 kilometres northwest of Johannesburg. “Never a good situation ... The AMCU-affiliated workers say they will not call off the strike until their demand for a 12,500 rand (HK$8,860) a month minimum basic wage are met. Basic wages for miners are currently about 5,000 rand. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1412519/striking-south-african-miners-open-talks-platinum-firms
  3. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    Ordeal of 75 Indonesian fishermen forced into 'slavery at sea'

    Posted Dec 02nd 2013, 05:30am by AFP

    ... again," one worker said. After local media began covering the men's story, immigration officials took them ashore. But the men said they were determined to wait for payment, saying they could ... of their vessel five times a day to evade fishing authorities. Cassiem Augustus, a ship inspector for the International Transport Workers' Federation, said the trawlers were like "floating ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1370351/ordeal-75-indonesian-fishermen-forced-slavery-sea
  4. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    Search for survivors suspended at collapsed South Africa mall

    Posted Nov 20th 2013, 04:12pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tongaat, South Africa One dead, 29 hurt after vast shopping mall collapses South African emergency workers said hope was fading on Wednesday of finding survivors ... at the scene, while others were treated for broken bones, multiple fractures and crush injuries. Under emergency lighting rescue workers toiled through the night with sniffer dogs and specialist ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1361137/search-survivors-suspended-collapsed-south-africa-mall
  5. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    Black workers, families live in squalor near platinum mines in South Africa

    Posted Aug 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Reuters in Marikana Living conditions for black workers and their families outside a mine- where labour violence erupted last week- are the worst in South Africa Miners live in squalor ... living costs and a demand for better pay, led to the violent strike by Marikana workers which culminated in the police shooting of 34 miners on Thursday of last week. They died in a hail ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1021999/black-workers-families-live-squalor-near-platinum-mines-south-africa
  6. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    Police minister defends killing of more than 30 workers at South African mine

    Posted Aug 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Reuters in Marikana Media asks if anything has changed in South Africa after killing by police of more than 30 striking miners Massacre evokes apartheid brutality The killing by police of more than 30 striking platinum miners in the bloodiest security ope ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1017340/police-minister-defends-killing-more-30-workers-south-african-mine
  7. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    Up to 300 injured in South Africa rail crash

    Posted Jan 31st 2013, 08:30pm by AFP

    ... track. Medical workers said up to 300 people had been treated for various degrees of injury. “We do have 20 seriously injured,” said Johan Pieterse of Tshwane Emergency Services. “Both ... At least one person was airlifted to the nearby Milpark Hospital, others were taken by ambulance and many were treated at the scene. Rescue workers struggled to cut away the tangled wreckage ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1140406/300-injured-south-africa-rail-crash
  8. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    South Africa drop charges against protesting miners

    Posted Sep 03rd 2012, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Johannesburg Officials defend using the apartheid-era law but say the 270 workers held for the deaths of 34 colleagues shot by police will be released Prosecutors drop murder ... for the deaths of 34 fellow workers shot by police. The mine workers will be released from prison and the case postponed until a judicial commission of inquiry completes its work, acting national ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1028517/south-africa-drop-charges-against-protesting-miners
  9. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    Lonmin deal stirs more South Africa mine strife

    Posted Sep 19th 2012, 08:21pm by Reuters in Marikana

    ... of unrest spreading after strikers at smaller rival Lonmin won big pay rises. Within hours of Lonmin agreeing to a pay increase of 11 to 22 per cent, workers at neighbouring mines were calling ... fired tear gas, stun grenades and rubber bullets to disperse an “illegal gathering”. He had no information on any casualties. A labour activist said workers who have stayed off the job ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1040835/lonmin-deal-stirs-more-south-africa-mine-strife
  10. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    Thousands of South African truckers end strike

    Posted Oct 09th 2012, 05:47pm by Reuters in Johannesburg

    ... Workers Union (SATAWU), which represents about 28,000 workers, to reach a deal and suspend its calls to widen the strike to ports and rails. It also eased investors’ concerns about widening ... a local government workers’ union said it also planned a protest in the next few days in a first sign of the labour unrest spreading into the public sector. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1057049/striking-s-africa-truck-drivers-hold-new-wage-talks

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