SOUTH AFRICA’S National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) called for all victims of the 2012 Marikana killing, in which 34 striking miners were gunned down by police, to be treated equally yesterday.
On the fifth anniversary of the massacre near the platinum mine — then owned by...
Monday 14th Aug 2017
posted by Morning Star in World
ANC supporters celebrate defeat of no-confidence motion
Wednesday 9th Aug 2017
South African athlete won bronze on Monday in the 1,500m
posted by Morning Star in Sport
SOUTH AFRICA’S parliamentary speaker said yesterday that she would allow an unprecedented secret ballot in today’s no-confidence vote on President Jacob Zuma.
Baleka Mbete decided the vote could be held in secret after opposition parties took the case to the constitutional...
Tuesday 8th Aug 2017
SOUTH AFRICAN miners will march today to the AngloGold Ashanti headquarters in Johannesburg in protest at thousands of job losses.
The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) said the march was against the firm’s announcement earlier this year of 8,500 redundancies at its operations...
Saturday 5th Aug 2017
posted by James Tweedie in World
SOUTH AFRICAN miners will march today to urge government action to prevent almost 20,000 job losses.
The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) announced the protest in Matlosana near Klerksdorp in North West Province in a statement yesterday.
Earlier this year Anglo-Gold Ashanti...
Tuesday 1st Aug 2017
THE inquest into the 1971 death of South African communist Ahmed Timol heard evidence of his apparent torture yesterday.
Dr Shakeera Holland provided evidence at the recently reopened inquiry into the death of the young liberation campaigner.
His testimony, that Mr Timol had...
Thursday 27th Jul 2017
SACP brings 14th national congress to a close
Monday 17th Jul 2017
posted by John Haylett in World
THE South African Communist Party (SACP) congress took another twist on Wednesday evening during its leadership elections.Solly Mapaila, who had earlier ruled himself out of all leadership positions, was elected unopposed as first deputy general secretary to replace Jeremy Cronin,...
Friday 14th Jul 2017
PROTESTS broke out at a mine in South Africa’s North West Province yesterday after bosses locked workers out at short notice.
Photos sent to the Morning Star appeared to show miners gathered in the road outside the Maseve mine between Rustenburg and Sun City.
It lies near...
Thursday 13th Jul 2017