South Africa's new mining minister pledges to take on strikers
Published: Tuesday, 27 May 2014
Just a day after being sworn in, new minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi is already getting his hands dirty and dealing with one of South Africa's largest problems - it's failing mining sector. This will be a difficult balancing act for the minister, who has already said that unions "deserve more respect" as official figures show just how badly the industrial action is affecting the nation's economy.
South African mining minister, Ngoako Ramatlhodi said today
that he would mediate in the much-publicised miners
strike, which is entering its fifth month, and said that the
government needed to start treating the AMCU union with
The platinum miners strike has heavily affected South