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SADTU launches ' I am a school fan' Campaign 2019-06-15 [Polity]

Rape suspect who had his tongue bitten off by doctor appears in court 2019-06-09 [ANA/IOL]

Security increased at Pelonomi Hospital after attack on female doctor 2019-06-06 [TimesLIVE]

Kopanong municipality owes workers over R100m – Samwu 2019-04-25 [The Citizen]

AMCU denies involvement in killings of miners 2019-04-05 [SABC]

Female officer killed in prison hostage situation 2019-03-30 [eNCA]

NUM welcomes removal of Eskom provincial general manager 2019-01-07 [Engineering News]

SAFTU sends condolences to family of Zamile Booi 2018-12-19 [Eyewitness News]

SAFTU mourns the passing of Zamille Booi 2018-12-19 [SAFTU]

Scores injured when mineworkers clash with police 2018-12-12 [All4Women]

Cosatu concerned about workers’ safety in #Koffiefontein 2018-12-11 [OFM]

Masilonyana residents and workers take to the streets 2018-12-06 [OFM]

Samwu maintains Masilonyana workers are not on strike 2018-12-04 [OFM]

Shutdown operation initiated after attack on police officers 2018-12-03 [News24]

Samwu workers at Matjhabeng return to work following court instruction 2018-11-30 [OFM]

Sibanye to head to court as AMCU strike claims first life 2018-11-23 [Fin24]

Mines wage war with zama zamas 2018-11-18 [Sunday Times]

Samwu calls for action against “fraudulent” municipalities 2018-11-16 [SABC]

Asbestos at Centlec to be removed soon 2018-10-24 [OFM]

Workers at Mangaung electricity supplier down tools 
 2018-10-23 [The Citizen]

Striking NUMSA members accused of torching plastic factory 2018-10-23 [Eyewitness News]

Seven ‘zama-zamas’ nabbed with gold-bearing material in Welkom 2018-09-22 [ANA/The Citizen]

National Bargaining Council suspends Sasol's 'overtime licence' due to health, safety concerns 2018-09-18 [Fin24]

Sasol signs Solidarity's memorandum 2018-09-06 [Eyewitness News]

White unionised workers protest at Sasol plant over black share scheme 2018-09-06 [Reuters/Moneyweb]

NUM serves Harmony Phakisa mines with 48 hours strike notice 2018-08-31 [Business Report]

De Beers to close Voorspoed mine after failing to find a buyer 2018-08-02 [Business Day]

Pelonomi Hospital staff back at work after downing tools 2018-06-27 [News24]

600 cops to be hired by Mangaung metro 2018-05-29 [Afro Voice]

Labour conducts blitz inspection in Agricultural Sector 2018-05-10 [SA Government]

Saftu remembers victims of May Day 2003 bus tragedy 2018-05-02 [News24]

Bus company calls off services due to Saftu general strike 2018-04-25 [ANA/The Citizen]

AMCU: deaths of Harmony gold miners could have been avoided 2018-03-29 [Eyewitness News]

Two killed at Harmony Gold mine 2018-03-28 [News24]

Concerns over workers' health after authorities identify listeriosis source 2018-03-05 [Jacaranda FM]

Cosatu demands the total shutdown of Sibanye Stillwater following the death of two mine workers at Kloof Mine 2018-02-07 [COSATU]

Women-led Eskom team in rescue of trapped miners 2018-02-05 [News24]

'Do not harass miners for disclosing the truth' 2018-02-03 [ANA/IOL]

Beatrix rescue operation 'dealt with safely' - SA Chamber of Mines 2018-02-02 [ANA/IOL]

More than 950 gold miners trapped underground 2018-02-02 [The Guardian]

Employee dies in accident at Harmony’s Thsepong mine 2018-01-19 [Mining Weekly]

'There will be more arrests': Police crack down on slave trade syndicate 2018-01-16 [TimesLive]

Things fall apart in the ageing gold fields 2017-12-07 [TimesLive]

Miner dies at Harmony Gold mine 2017-11-21 [News24]

Development programme to equip Welkom residents with mining skills 2017-10-16 [Mining Weekly]

Harmony unclear that Kubekha murder linked to illegal mining 2017-10-16 [miningmx.com]

Samwu denies setting Bloemfontein City Hall alight 2017-06-22 [eNCA]

'Disgruntled workers' responsible for Mangaung City Hall fire - Arrive Alive 2017-06-22 [News24]

Workers back on duty 2017-06-21 [Express/News24]

Bloem strike is finally over 2017-06-18 [eNCA]

This month in labour history

6-06-1988 A general strike was declared by black unions and anti-apartheid groups. Up to 3 million took part in the stoppage, in protest at the 2-year-old state of emergency restrictions on the right to strike. They held out against police shootings. [more]

10-06-1918 African workers rallied in Johannesburg to protest the jailing of all 152 striking municipal workers. who had gone on strike for a shilling a day increase in pay. Radicals attempted to organise a general strike which was called off. [more]