Goldfield mineworkers strike from tonight

By Jurina Nkwazi
26 October 2010

About three-thousand mineworkers will go on strike at Goldfields from tonight at their South Deep Mine in Carletonville, Johannesburg.

The National Union of Mineworkers Workers says its members are unhappy at the lack of transformation at the mine.

Num spokesperson Lesiba Seshoka says senior managers in Goldfields are mainly white males.

He said, “We believe that this can’t be the case, 16 years after democracy.”

“We have approached the court for an interdict against Goldfields which is currently in session,” he said.

In the meantime, Goldfields spokesperson, Sven Lunche said the National Union of Mineworkers wants a say in who the mine buys its services from.

They also want to play a role in the management of the mine’s capital and tender procurement.


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