Browsing All posts tagged under »Implats«

Who is doing what — and whom — at Amplats?

May 13, 2013


Did the management of Anglo Platinum (Amplats) and the government do a deal behind closed doors regarding retrenchments and shaft closures? Amid a swirl of rumour and innuendo and in an atmosphere of considerable distrust, this is an allegation heard across the union divide.

No angels in bloody SA mine clashes

August 15, 2012


The ongoing tension and violence at South Africa's Lonmin platinum mine is a much more complex and messy business than a simple turf war between unions in the Rustenburg region of the country. At this stage, all that seems clear is that there are no angels in this; no clear good guys and bad guys.

Confusing roots of the upheaval at Implats

February 19, 2012


It was money, historic distrust, poor communication by and between different parties and the intervention of a small criminal element that provided the volatile mix that exploded into violence at the Impala Platinum (Implats) Rustenberg operations in South Africa,leaving one miner dead and more than ten injured.