[Jackwell Feris] The South African mining industry has, over the past few months, received a significant amount of bad publicity, inter alia, on the nationalisation of mineral resources, socio-economic concerns and the dangerous labour unrest, which all seems to have added to the fact that South Africa's ranking as an attractive mining investment destination has dropped even further according to the latest report released by the Canada-based Fraser Institute.
[John Capel] Women are still a minority in the mining sector and particularly in the lower paid categories. This imbalance creates conditions for sexual harassment and exploitation, and very little has been done to change the macho culture operating within the closed environment of a mine.
[Paddy Hartdegen] There is something completely absurd about the knee-jerk reaction that followed Anglo American Platinum's announcement that it planned to cut 14,000 jobs, put three mines onto a care and maintenance programme and close a fourth mine. The outburst from the workers, the unions and even the Minister of Mines, Susan Shabangu defies all our sensibilities.
| [Mining] is never an easy work to mine diamonds and gold bars, in the hard labouring with manual system,africans lives with the system in operation|
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| [Mining] Love your job but never fall in love with your company because you never know when its stops loving you...|
| [Mining] OCOE is an empowerment campaign that will equip entrepreneurs with necessary tools 2 compass & navigate business opportunities that can create value in their own communities.|
[Paddy Hartdegen] The more I read about the horrors of the Lonmin sagas at Marikana the more angry I get because of the enormous injustices that have occurred in those mining village over the years.
[Paddy Hartdegen] Just imagine if I walked into my boss's office at the end of the year, armed with a machete and a shotgun, and demand that he or she triple my salary from R4 000 a month to R12 500 a month. And then get uptight and aggressive because my boss called security, marched me off the premises and refused to have anything to do with me at all until, at least, I had laid down my arms.
| [Mining] I need a job from 2012 january|