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Article
26 September 2011

Mine class action could start soon [So. Africa]

Author: Dineo Matomela, Business Report [So. Africa]

More than 300 000 retired gold mine workers, who contracted silicosis or tuberculosis (TB) during or after their employment in the industry, were pushing for the start of a multibillion-rand class action next year, lawyer Richard Spoor said on Friday....

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Article
6 June 2011
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Author: Khadija Sharife, Pambazuka News

…[Cette] « malédiction » [des ressources naturelles] va en fait bien au-delà des seuls « minerais de sang », et inclut une autre forme encore d’externalisation de coûts, bien plus répandue…: la pollution…[L]’or se trouve dans des roches contenant des...

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Company response
27 January 2010

Response by Rand Uranium: Union threatens legal action over Rand Uranium policy restricting workers' access to food & water.

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Article
20 January 2010

[PDF] Labour unrest averted at Rand Uranium

Author: Rand Uranium & United Association of South Africa union

Representatives of UASA and Rand Uranium met...to address the issue of illegal miners. The discussions were very constructive and the parties agreed to form a joint task team that will engage on the issues and find sustainable solutions to the issue...

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Article
18 January 2010

[PDF] Rand Uranium - Committed to staff welfare, firm on illegal mining

Author: Rand Uranium

Illegal miners are known to spend months at a time underground, and illegal trading in food underground is the one essential resource that sustains their illicit activities...Bans on food being taken underground have proven very successful in...

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Story
15 January 2010

So. Africa: Union threatens legal action over Rand Uranium's policy that restricts workers' access to food & water

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Article
15 January 2010

Union labels Rand Uranium’s food ban as ‘inhumane’ [So. Africa]

Author: Mining Weekly [So. Africa]

Trade union United Association of South Africa...threatened to take legal action against Rand Uranium (joint venture Harmony Gold, Pamodzi Resource Funds)...over what it called the uranium-miner’s “inhumane” practice of preventing workers from taking...

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