Today's Labour News

newsThis news aggregator site highlights South African labour news from a wide range of internet and print sources. Each posting has a synopsis of the source article, together with a link or reference to the original. Postings cover the range of labour related matters from industrial relations to generalist human resources.

VantageGoldfieldsBusiness Report writes that miners at Vantage Goldfields’ Lily Gold Mine in Mpumalanga have been forced to live on handouts after the cash-strapped company, struggling to secure funds from investors, failed to pay salaries.  

A shaft collapse in February halted operations, leaving three workers are still unaccounted for.  Solidarity’s Gideon du Plessis said 500 mineworkers had received R750 food vouchers each from the SA Social Security Agency following negotiations with the mine’s business rescue practitioners.  Humanitarian organisation Gift of the Givers has been involved in distributing food parcels, hygiene packs and disposable nappies.  About 900 employees of the mine, which applied for business rescue in April, have not been paid their salaries for April and May. As soon as the company receives funding it will apparently be able to offer employees voluntary severance packages.

  • Read this report by Dineo Faku in full at Business Report
  • Read too, Lily Mine close to clinching R200m deal to resume operations, at City Press

Get other news reports at the SA Labour News home page