2, 000 Gold Miners Evicted, Stranded

[Monitor] Mubende -At least 2,000 artisanal gold miners were last evening still stranded at mining sites in Kitumbi in Bukuya Sub-county, Mubende District following their eviction at the weekend by police and army.

[Monitor] Mubende -At least 2,000 artisanal gold miners were last evening still stranded at mining sites in Kitumbi in Bukuya Sub-county, Mubende District following their eviction at the weekend by police and army.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

44 Sex Workers Fined

[Monitor] Entebbe -The Entebbe Grade One Magistrate’s Court has sentenced 43 women to three months imprisonment or a fine of Shs150, 000 each, after pleading guilty of being a public nuisance.

[Monitor] Entebbe -The Entebbe Grade One Magistrate's Court has sentenced 43 women to three months imprisonment or a fine of Shs150, 000 each, after pleading guilty of being a public nuisance.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Kachikwu – Nigeria Lost U.S.$60 Billion to Non-Enforcement of PSCs With Oil Majors

[This Day] Nigeria lost close to $60 billion to the non-enforcement of the terms of the Production Sharing Contracts (PSCs) signed between the federal government and the international oil companies (IOCs) in 1993, the Minister of State for Petroleum, D…

[This Day] Nigeria lost close to $60 billion to the non-enforcement of the terms of the Production Sharing Contracts (PSCs) signed between the federal government and the international oil companies (IOCs) in 1993, the Minister of State for Petroleum, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, has said.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Jacob Zuma – the President Who Would Be Chief

[Africa In Fact] President Jacob Zuma’s presidential style has undermined the South African constitution, the rule of law and rational policymaking. It has undermined the democratic idea of separation of powers between different spheres of government -…

[Africa In Fact] President Jacob Zuma's presidential style has undermined the South African constitution, the rule of law and rational policymaking. It has undermined the democratic idea of separation of powers between different spheres of government - the executive, legislature and judiciary. All this is because Zuma's personal, family and factional interests have overridden the public interest.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Massive mining job cuts leave SA on the edge

by SAVIOUS KWINIKA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – SOUTH Africa is sitting on a ticking time bomb with the loss of thousands of jobs in the mining sector due to the economic recession. Recently, 21 000 miners lost their jobs in a country whose credit status has been rated as junk. During the period, Sibanye Gold has […]

South African mine workers face bleak future

by SAVIOUS KWINIKA
JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – SOUTH Africa is sitting on a ticking time bomb with the loss of thousands of jobs in the mining sector due to the economic recession.

Recently, 21 000 miners lost their jobs in a country whose credit status has been rated as junk.

During the period, Sibanye Gold has confirmed its desire to retrench 7 400 permanent mine employees at its Beatrix West and Cooke operations.

The job losses come on the back of a whopping 70 000 job cuts in the mining industry since 2012.

The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), with more than 300 000 affiliate members, has expressed grave concern over this upheaval in the mining sector.

“NUM is shocked and disgusted after it received Section 189 notice from Sibanye Gold to retrench 7 400 permanent employees at Beatrix West and Cooke Operations,” said NUM spokesman, Livhuwani Mammburu.

He said the number excludes close to 3 000 contractors who are also facing retrenchment.

AngloGold Ashanti and Bokoni Platinum mine are also retrenching.

Mammburu described these retrenchments as “irresponsible.”

“The jobs bloodbath is a clear attack on the working class, communities and the poor, a direct attack on mine workers in particular,” he said.

Unions have also criticized the handling of the issue by Mines Minister, Mosebenzi Zwane, who has also been implicated among government officials allegedly “captured” by the beleaguered Gupta family.

Nevertheless, the Chamber of Mines said it was not campaigning for the minister to step down.

“However, as you are aware, we have very serious objections to a number of things he has done. The levels and quality of consultation are less satisfactory than the industry had with ministers Ngoako Ramatlhodi, Susan Shabangu and Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka,” said a spokesperson.
The mining sector, a key contributor to the country’s gross domestic product, has suffered turmoil in recent years, most fatally in 2012 when police opened fire on striking workers at a mine owned by Lonmin.

Some 34 miners were killed on the day but in total, 47 people died including two police officers and two security guards during weeks of tension.

– CAJ News

 

 

 

source: CAJ News Africa » Engineering

President Jacob Zuma Concludes His Working Visit to Zambia

[Govt of SA] President Jacob Zuma has concluded his successful Working Visit to the Republic of Zambia where he officially opened the 91st Agricultural and Commercial Show, as a Guest of Honour, at the invitation of His Excellency, President Edgar Lung…

[Govt of SA] President Jacob Zuma has concluded his successful Working Visit to the Republic of Zambia where he officially opened the 91st Agricultural and Commercial Show, as a Guest of Honour, at the invitation of His Excellency, President Edgar Lungu of Zambia.

source: AllAfrica News: Zambia

President Jacob Zuma Visits First President of Zambia Dr Kenneth Kaunda

[Govt of SA] President Jacob Zuma has this morning, 05 August 2017, visited the first President of the Republic of Zambia after independence, Dr Kenneth Kaunda at his home in Lusaka.

[Govt of SA] President Jacob Zuma has this morning, 05 August 2017, visited the first President of the Republic of Zambia after independence, Dr Kenneth Kaunda at his home in Lusaka.

source: AllAfrica News: Zambia