Struggling NUM cosies up to old rival AMCU

A joint demonstration by striking NUM and AMCU members at Kloof mine, Johannesburg, on 25 March.
A joint demonstration by striking NUM and AMCU members at Kloof mine, Johannesburg, on 25 March. © Siphiwe Sibeko / Reuters
Ever since the Marikana massacre in the platinum belt in 2012, the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) has been losing ground to its rival, the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU). To secure its future, its new leadership is pushing for a rapprochement and making a conscious effort to steer clear of politics. [...] (710 words)
Issue dated 22/04/2022 Reading time 3 minutes
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