Women in construction, mining still face discrimination

Women in construction, mining still face discrimination

Cape Town - Men working in the male-dominated mining and construction sectors continue to use abusive and discriminatory language against their female colleagues, research released by the Sam Tambani Research Institute (Satri) on Monday showed. Satri, founded by the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) and Mineworkers Investment Trust (MIT), released a a book on survey findings on challenges facing women at the workplace in the mining, energy and construction sectors of South Africa. Satri researcher...
Union and business efforts to increase productivity in the mining sector: A critical Reflection

Union and business efforts to increase productivity in the mining sector: A critical Reflection

The aim of this paper is to examine the practicality of how mineworkers, organised under a trade union, can participate in employers’ productivity-increasing initiatives in a mutually beneficial way in South Africa. A critical analysis of the concept of productivity and its practical application in the mining business environment, including the aspect of relationship dynamics between mineworkers and employers is done. It is highlighted that defining productivity in the sector is subjective and characterised by...